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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1946

Author:
Willard Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 21-Across had "Queen"; changed to "Queene." Original 122-Across had "Soliel"; changed to "Soleil."

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 243
Across
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Mrs. Richard Wagner. : COSIMA
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Necrologue. : OBIT
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___ go brath. : ERIN
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Name meaning fortunate. : EVADNE
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Lady Scudamore in "Faerie Queene." : AMORET
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Powder keg of Middle East. : PALESTINE
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Land of Promise. : CANAAN
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Man of learning. : SAVANT
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Scene of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." : HELSINGOR
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Pen name of Katherine Philips (1631–64). : ORINDA
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The nearer. : THIS
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Genus of box elders. : ACER
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Meadow. : LEA
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Turbid. : ROILY
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Play hooky in England: Slang. : TIB
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New Guinea base on Huon Gulf. : LAE
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Great Red Lake. : ARAL
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Carriage. : GIG
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
39
European blackbird. : MERL
40
Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
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Invigorate: Colloq. : LIVEN
44
Fishing boat. : SMACK
45
Billiard stroke. : MASSE
46
Hero of Farquhar's "Constant Couple." : WILDAIR
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Padlock. : SHUT
49
Ladd of Hollywood. : ALAN
51
Treasure State's retiring Senator. : WHEELER
54
Squirrel monkey. : MARMOSET
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Gov. Snell's State. : OREGON
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Light gray. : HOAR
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Inventor of printing press (1812–86). : HOE
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St. Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
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Birthright. : HERITAGE
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The Democrats. : INS
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Gov. Dewey. : CANDIDATE
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She inspired Thomas Carew's poetry. : CELIA
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Arikara. : REE
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Shooting star. : METEOR
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Natives of Banba. : IRISH
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Musical opposite of thesis. : ARSIS
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Senectuous. : AGED
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Tokyo's former name. : YEDO
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Frugality. : STINTEDNESS
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Oriental adder. : ABAC
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Post opposite Haifa. : ACRE
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Swarm. : HORDE
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Gaucho's rope. : REATA
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Negotiator of Peru-Ecuador border agreement. : ARANHA
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___ Chaney, Jr. : LON
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Venditions. : SALES
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Moronic. : SENSELESS
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Social gathering. : TEA
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Gems. : EMERALDS
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Popular poet. : GUEST
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Bowwow's lament: Colloq. : YIP
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Suitor. : SUER
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Irritate. : ABRADE
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Native of ancient Izmir. : SMYRNEAN
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Dissolution. : DECEASE
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Spin whirringly. : BIRL
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Grapes. : UVAS
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Word of similar meaning. : SYNONYM
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Queen of Rumania (1875–1938). : MARIE
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Capsizal. : UPSET
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E. I. cotton tree. : SIMAL
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Strength. : MIGHT
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Alleged hypnotic force. : ELOD
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Sacred Olympian grove. : ALTIS
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Wickard's agency. : REA
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Greek I. : IOTA
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Le ___ Soleil, Louis XIV. : ROI
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What intimates call Secretary Schwellenbach. : LEW
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Prophet of ancient Gaul. : DRUID
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Heavy calamity. : WOE
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Cubitus. : ULNA
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Secretary of War, 1933–36. : DERN
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Bride of Palamon in "Knight's Tale." : EMELYE
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College student. : SOPHOMORE
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Coverlet. : SPREAD
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Tom o' Bedlam. : MANIAC
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It determines specific gravities. : AREOMETER
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Spook conclave. : SEANCE
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King Aduldet's late brother. : ANANDA
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Novel by Zola. : NANA
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Optimistic. : ROSY
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New York's "Dick Whittington." : ODWYER
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Irene, of bobbed hair fame. : CASTLE
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Red men of Nebraska. : OMAHAS
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Council of U.S.S.R. : SOVIET
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Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
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Homines. : MEN
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Flower essence. : ATTAR
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Daughter of Polonius. : OPHELIA
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Heavyweight champion, 1934. : BAER
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Misfortune. : ILL
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Lake source of Yukon river. : TESLIN
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Alcohol burner. : ETNA
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Outfit. : RIG
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Plain. : INORNATE
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Like Agrippina's son. : NEROIC
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___ des beaux-arts. : ECOLE
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Diversify. : VARY
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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The Count of Monte Cristo. : DANTES
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Lowest points. : NADIRS
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Render capable. : ENABLE
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Nazi war cry. : SIEG
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Large kettle. : CALDRON
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Authoress ___ Chase. : ILKA
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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The famous Farrar. : GERALDINE
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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French impressionist. : MANET
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Energy. : VIM
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Songstress Dinah. : SHORE
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Olivia's witty maid in "Twelfth Night." : MARIA
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Composer of "The Merry Widow." : LEHAR
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Fragments. : SMITHEREENS
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Bashful Billy. : LORIS
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Boutade. : WHIM
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Basket-weave pattern. : HONEYCOMB
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"Furriner" in the West. : EASTERNER
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Good buy at the rotisserie. : ROAST
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Legendary home of Argonauts. : THESSALY
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Father of Pantagruel. : GARGANTUA
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Lime trees in Dixie. : OGEECHEES
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Poverty. : NEED
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Autocratrix of the copy room. : EDITRESS
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Where ancient Olympians dwelt. : ELIS
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Talk amorously. : COO
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Gladioluses. : IRIDS
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Daedalus built the labyrinth here. : CRETE
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British Home Secretary. : EDE
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Youngest daughter of Nicholas II. : ANASTASIA
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Goat's hair fabric. : ABA
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Betrayed. : SOLD
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Thickheaded. : DENSE
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Arsenic: Comb. form. : ARS
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Athena as a war goddess. : ALEA
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Coercer. : HALER
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Tremulous. : ASPEN
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Swiss tributary of Rhine river. : AARE
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Heroine of "Rain." : SADIE
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First British settlement in India. : SURAT
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Phantom. : EIDOLON
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Fanatical. : RABID
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Shackles. : GYVES
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Partial. : SEMI
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Character in Thompson's "Seasons." : MUSIDORA
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Corporal in Falstaff's "army." : NYM
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Molding. : CYMA
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Zona Gale's heroine, 1920. : LULU
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Where spikes are made. : NAILERY
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Romola's husband, Tito ___. : MELEMA
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He succeeds President Camacho. : ALEMAN
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Mrs. Ivanhoe. : ROWENA
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Barley drink. : PTISAN
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Fraud. : SEEMER
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Inexperienced person. : GREENY
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Quintus H. Flaccus. : HORACE
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Touchwood. : TINDER
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Betel palm. : ARECA
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Lodgings. : ROOM
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Author of "Jerusalem Delivered." : TASSO
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Pair. : DYAD
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Stop. : WHOA
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Ounces: Orkney Isl. : URES
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Attract. : DRAW
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___ Yutang. : LIN
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Mightier than the sword. : PEN
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Redskin. : OTO
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Child: Comb. form. : PED

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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