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New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 1947

25-Across : Figurative language.

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
P. J. Lamanna is an alias for P. Joseph Lamanna.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 295
Across
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Pennant winners. : DODGERS
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Mr. Stanky of Brooklyn. : EDWARD
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Healers who produce vacua at body surface. : CUPPERS
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Attire. : ARRAYAL
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Editorial article. : LEADER
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Homes in zoos. : AVIARIES
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Figurative language. : IMAGERY
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Where Hannibal and Scipio fought. : AFRICA
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Outspoken opponent of disk jockeys. : PETRILLO
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Spread abroad. : SOW
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Delegate. : DEPUTE
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Vessels. : TUGBOATS
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Day house of the sun: Astrol. : LEO
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Extensions often seen in farm buildings. : ELLS
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What asafetida and galbanum are. : RESINS
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Wrongful act: Law. : TORT
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Contest in program of sports. : EVENT
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___ Glaspell, novelist. : SUSAN
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Multitudes. : HOSTS
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Close sib. : NIECE
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Excelled in military skill. : OUTGENERALED
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Central line of the vertebrate body. : AXON
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Sigmate object. : ESS
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Rude person. : BOOR
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Choice part. : ELITE
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Noted Russian novelist, recent visitor to U. S. : SIMONOV
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Beverages. : POTABLES
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"Bluejillets." : WAVES
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Indian chief. : SAGAMORE
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Actor recently knighted. : OLIVIER
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Buffoons. : MIMES
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Pole used in Gaelic games. : CABER
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Capuchin monkey. : SAI
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Wiseacre. : SOLON
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Extravasation in orbital region: Slang. : SHINER
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Mortal. : HUMAN
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Become glutinous: Colloq. : JELL
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Heel. : LIST
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Roman road. : ITER
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Hernando De___. : SOTO
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Dull sound. : THUD
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Unvarnished. : BALD
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Moss and Kitty (Carlisle), playwright and actress. : HARTS
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Person of violent temper. : TARTAR
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Suppose. : OPINE
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___ Pasha. : ALI
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Snow goose. : WAVEY
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Gay. : SUNNY
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Where Dartmouth College is. : HANOVER
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Ebbed. : REFLOWED
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Habitat of water lilies. : PONDS
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Ominousness. : DIRENESS
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Next after V. P. in line of succession to President. : SPEAKER
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European's title in India. : SAHIB
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Fuegian Indians. : ONAS
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Compass point. : SSE
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___ libre. : VERS
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Acquisitions. : PROCUREMENTS
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Metal band on runner of sled. : SHOE
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Yellowish red-yellow. : SEPIA
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Place of contest. : ARENA
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Sharp cries. : YELPS
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Catty sounds. : PURRS
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Russian saint. : OLGA
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Punishment by confinement to school grounds: Eng. : GATING
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Missile weapon used by Gauchos. : BOLA
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Urge. : EGG
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What the new skirts are. : OVERLONG
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Hereditary. : LINEAL
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"So few." : RAF
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Paltriest. : CHEAPEST
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Of a metallic element. : NIOBIC
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Cupidity. : AVARICE
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What Nereus drove. : SEAHORSE
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Feminine name. : ELOISE
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Fruits crushed by grinding. : POMACES
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Official at track meet. : STARTER
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Rail stations. : DEPOTS
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Noted actor and aviator. : STEWART
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Podia. : DAISES
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Brass that looks like gold. : ORMOLU
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Talks like typical cowboy. : DRAWLS
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Silence by authority. : GAG
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Ocellated. : EYED
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More infrequent. : RARER
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Cathedral passage: Arch. : SLYPE
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Joy. : ELATION
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Forrestal's herculean task. : DEFENSE
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Secy. Royall's field. : WAR
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Access. : ADIT
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Trim again. : RECUT
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Fabulous lizards, pocket size. : DRAGONETS
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Long cloak. : CAPOTE
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Part of eye. : UVEA
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He effected union of Ireland with Great Britain, 1800. : PITT
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Analyze grammatically. : PARSE
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Much: Comb. form. : ERI
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Little brook. : RILLET
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Moon goddess. : SELENA
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Soils with carbonic powder. : SOOTS
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"Big brass" at the theatre. : USHERS
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Elizabeth in November. : BRIDE
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___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
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Page-wide newspaper headline. : STREAMER
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Spite. : VENOM
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Small projecting bits. : NUBBINS
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Tray. : SALVER
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Winter melon. : CASABA
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Critical. : EXIGENT
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Informed: Dial. : TOLE
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Departers. : GOERS
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White ___. : LIES
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Gen. ___ Bradley. : OMAR
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Kind of narrative poetry. : EPOS
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What Odom's record global flight was. : SOLO
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Jean Chardin's subject in painting. : STILLLIFE
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Descends sharply and suddenly. : NOSEDIVES
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Curtain. : VEIL
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Abstain from. : AVOID
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What oenologists study. : WINES
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Where Stevenson lived. : SAMOA
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James Thurber's daydreamer. : MITTY
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Something short: Scot. : CUTTY
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Let. : HIRED
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Ends of crescent. : HORNS
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Doublet worn over armor. : JUPON
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Melters. : THAWERS
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Poet now studying new data on Lincoln. : SANDBURG
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What Brutus was "arm'd so strong in." : HONESTY
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Rules out. : BARS
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French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
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Reluctant. : AVERSE
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Enveloping membrane: Anat. : TUNICA
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___ Province, where Coblenz is. : RHINE
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Cape. : NESS
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Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
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Revived. : WOKE
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Movie center in London. : SOHO
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___ Isles, in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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Purple seaweed. : LAVER
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Served as a model of. : PARAGONED
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Sphere of influence. : DOMAIN
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Allow to become known, as news. : SPILL
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Person with "feet on the ground." : REALIST
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Tempts. : ENTICES
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Father of Osiris. : SEB
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Glasses: Colloq. : SPECS
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His huge cargo plane will soon be tested. : HUGHES
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Flavoring sirup. : ORGEAT
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O. Henry's real name. : PORTER
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Roman cuirass. : LORICA
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Arranger. : PLACER
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Most trustworthy. : SAFEST
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Lethargy. : SOPOR
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Infirm. : ANILE
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Poles of team-drawn vehicles. : NEAPS
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French dance. : GAVOT
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Green: Her. : VERT
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___ quam videri: motto of North Carolina. : ESSE
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One of Gelett Burgess' gremlins. : GOOP
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___ duck. : LAME
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Eureka! : AHA
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Life: Comb. form. : BIO
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Untrained. : RAW

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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