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BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, November 14, 1948

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 353
Across
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Originator of varieties of field corn. : WALLACE
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Meat prepared in sticks. : SALAMI
14
Latin America's "George Washington." : BOLIVAR
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Mother of Richard Coeur de Lion. : ELEANOR
22
Bullion Stater, born May 8, 1884. : TRUMAN
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Dixie Lander. : ALABAMAN
25
Overwhelming flood. : NIAGARA
26
King that espoused Aerope. : ATREUS
27
Natives of Beirut. : LEBANESE
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Quizzical. : ODD
29
Leader of Israelites to Canaan. : MOSES
31
Assailant. : INVADER
33
Gentleman of Madrid. : SENOR
34
Pure Hottentot. : NAMA
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High-strung. : TENSE
38
Member of major league baseball team. : SENATOR
40
Garb of Hindu woman. : SARI
41
F. P. A. : ADAMS
43
Staggers. : REELS
45
Spenser's Hibernia. : IRENA
46
Duplicate. : BIS
47
Black hoarhound. : HENBIT
49
Oil-yielding tree of Brazil. : ANDA
50
Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
51
Stringed instruments. : VIOLAS
54
The sturgeon's former name. : ELOPS
56
Germ. : EMBRYO
58
Familiar name of Bizet's gypsy heroine. : CARMELA
59
Associate. : COMRADE
62
Tolerant. : BROAD
63
Ben ___, golfing ace. : HOGAN
64
Glacial. : ICY
65
Tall Cape Verde natives. : SERER
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District. : AREA
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Candlelight time. : EVENING
72
Aerie. : NEST
74
Crosses used in lieu of endorsement. : SIGNA
76
Vineyard in France. : CRU
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Disease caused by vitamin deficiency. : BERIBERI
79
Thunderhead. : CLOUD
81
Empire State's third city. : ROCHESTER
84
Native of Santa Clara. : CUBAN
85
Mother of Napoleon III. : HORTENSE
88
Spitchcock. : EEL
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Scented. : OLENT
92
Drain. : SUCK
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They solved Sitting Bull's housing problem: Var. : TEEPEES
94
Bluebonnet. : SCOT
96
Country gallant. : SWAIN
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Fish story. : LIE
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Clayey soil in Mississippi basin. : LOESS
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Positive battery terminal. : ANODE
102
Advance. : PROCEED
104
A Cuban rum. : BACARDI
107
Lustrous ribbed cloth made in India. : SATARA
109
Worn out. : SEEDY
110
Two-handed French card game. : ECARTE
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Pay one's part. : ANTE
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Compulsion. : DURESS
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Military rank: Abbr. : GEN
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Apportion again. : RELOT
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More rational. : SANER
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Where Moses spent forty days and forty nights. : SINAI
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What Pollyanna was. : GLAD
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Vestryman. : SACRIST
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Appointed. : NAMED
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Overdue. : LATE
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Diminutive of Adelaide. : ADDIE
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Given to giggling. : TITTERY
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Delayed: Poet. : LATED
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Persian chief. : MIR
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The Trans-Siberian. : RAILROAD
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Whereness. : UBIETY
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Adjudicator. : AWARDER
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Wild form of celery. : SMALLAGE
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French Communist leader. : DUCLOS
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Tennyson heroine of the "moated grange." : MARIANA
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Suborder of geese. : ANSERES
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Prize of Arcite and Palamon duel, in "Knight's Tale." : EMELYE
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Blackmails. : EXTORTS
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Minnehaha's mother-in-law. : WENONAH
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Instrument for locating forest fires. : ALIDADE
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Miner of plumbum. : LEADMAN
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Fall behind. : LAG
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Coastal area east of Laos. : ANAM
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Painter of "La Danse des Nymphes." : COROT
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Mistake eliminator. : ERASER
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Pennsylvania U.'s new prexy. : STASSEN
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Surrealism, to surrealists. : ART
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Cattle-breeding people of Africa. : LURI
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Sanctions. : AMENS
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Color first obtained in 1856. : MAUVE
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Affliction of Edward Rochester's wife. : INSANITY
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Philippine figs with aerial roots. : BALETES
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Island near La Rochelle. : OLERON
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Student term for chemistry. : LAB
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Philippine fruit trees. : IBAS
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Weathercocks. : VANES
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Responsive. : AMENABLE
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Fowl-like. : RASORIAL
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Wife of Gratiano. : NERISSA
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Man's name: Sp. : ENEAS
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Nicaraguan poet. : DARIO
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What the tears of Phaeton's sisters turned into. : AMBER
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Forefather. : ELDER
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Destroyer. : RAVAGER
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The Weaver of Raveloe. : SILAS
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Stevenson lived here. : SAMOA
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Logging sleds. : TODES
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Brotherhoods. : ORDERS
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Persian. : IRANIC
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The general public. : OMNIBUS
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Beautiful woman. : PERI
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Spain's largest city. : BARCELONA
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Fellow: Slang, from gypsy word "that man." : COVE
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Girth. : CINCH
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Panther cat. : OCELOT
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Bangalore is its capital. : MYSORE
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Capital of Moravia. : BRNO
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Israeli. : HEBREW
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Outlet. : EGRESS
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Horseless carriage. : AUTO
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Molding with undulating lower edge. : NEBULE
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Miss Allen. : GRACIE
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Guardian. : TUTELAR
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Outstanders. : ACES
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Blackened. : INKED
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Banish. : DEPORT
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Underworld goddess. : HECATE
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Those in want. : NEEDERS
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Black-fin snapper. : SESI
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Scruff. : NAPE
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Blown or shod. : TIRED
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E. African hartebeests. : TORAS
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Knot. : NODUS
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Cony of Old Testament. : DAMAN
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Name meaning lordly. : CYRIL
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Almsmen. : BEGGARS
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Where Judas committed suicide. : ACELDAMA
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What Louis St. Laurent is. : CANADIAN
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Explosive nasal sound. : SNORT
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Posture. : ATTITUDE
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Hear: Hebrew. : SHEMA
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Heracles' patronymic. : ALCIDES
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Study in detail. : ANALYSE
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Holder of Hindu land grant. : ENAMDAR
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Causing gratification. : SATIENT
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Mountains in Golden State. : SIERRAS
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Grazing right. : EATAGE
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Quell again. : RETAME
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The wild carrot, fennel, etc. : DILLS
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Fatty secretion. : SEBUM
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Instant. : TRICE
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Free of ceraceous matter. : DEWAX
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___ Stanley Gardner. : ERLE
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Hurrah. : YELL
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Javelin. : DART
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Rower. : OAR
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Knick-knack. : TOY
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___ Grande. : RIO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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