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OF PEOPLE AND THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1949

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 407
Across
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He was born Aug. 28, 1849. : GOETHE
7
Pulitzer Prize biographer. : SHERWOOD
15
What a pressure cooker does to food. : STEAMS
21
Invest with sacerdotal functions. : ORDAIN
22
Gaiety. : HILARITY
23
Have reference. : PERTAIN
25
Combines. : UNITES
26
Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
27
Memorable forest in France. : ARGONNE
28
Cartoonist Thomas ___ (1840–1902). : NAST
29
Warehouses: Chinese. : HONGS
31
Notches. : NICKS
33
Works of Capp, Fisher, Caniff, etc. : COMICS
34
Sioux. : OTO
35
Obsolute plane. : CRATE
36
Golden ___. : AGE
37
The sunnier ___. : SIDE
39
Let it stand. : STET
40
What certain courts try to do in Germany. : DENAZIFY
42
Frankfurt an der ___. : ODER
43
Common fish dish in Italy. : EELS
45
Danish coin. : ORE
46
___ sana in corpore sano. : MENS
47
Allen of the Alley. : FRED
48
Man's name. : MARC
50
Boxed. : CASED
52
Douglas fir. : SPRUCE
55
Breakfast food. : BRAN
56
Ambassador for ECA. : HARRIMAN
58
What GBS is. : IRISH
59
Lend. : LOAN
60
Bract. : PALEA
61
Last syllable of a word. : ULTIMA
65
Present state of business. : RECESSION
67
Choir boys wear them. : COTTAS
68
Defense of the porcupine. : SPINES
69
Noted publisher (1855–1935). : OCHS
70
County homes. : WORKHOUSES
72
Rest periods. : SIESTAS
73
U. ___. : CLA
74
Rooms. : DENS
75
Manhattan Island's neighbor. : ELLIS
76
Karachi is its capital. : SIND
77
Summer: Fr. : ETE
78
Spicy dishes. : CURRIES
80
Opponent of Chiang Kai-shek. : MAOTZETUNG
82
Ancient Spartan Kings. : AGIS
83
Most bizarre. : ODDEST
84
Victor ___. : MATURE
85
Restored confidence. : REASSURES
87
Open ___. : SESAME
88
British statesman in Cabinet, 1922–24. : AMERY
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Seaport of S. Italy. : BARI
90
Wipe out. : ERASE
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Lobster's claws. : PINCHERS
93
Former officer of State Department. : HISS
94
Long-legged birds of snipe family. : STILTS
95
___ roots. : GRASS
98
Movie czar, 1922–45. : HAYS
99
Brother of Cain. : SETH
100
Exclamations. : OHOS
101
Coll. of Int. ___. : REV
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Slovenly woman. : SLUT
104
Monkeys. : APES
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Bakelite, lucite, etc. : PLASTICS
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Wife of Osiris. : ISIS
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Mother of Queen Wilhelmina. : EMMA
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One of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. : GAD
114
"Father of the ___." : BRIDE
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Soak. : RET
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Section of a library. : STACKS
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Where Orlando, Rosalind, Audrey and Touchstone performed. : ARDEN
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Good: Spanish. : BUENO
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Girl's name. : LORA
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Political phenomenon in Yugoslavia. : TITOISM
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Head of Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : CONNALLY
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Sausage. : WIENER
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High wind: Slang. : SNORTER
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Too young. : UNDERAGE
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Make beloved. : ENDEAR
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Grass plats. : GREENS
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Scrutinized. : SEARCHED
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Seven ___ sins. : DEADLY
Down
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Composer of "Faust." : GOUNOD
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Showy. : ORNATE
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Inventor of the talkies. : EDISON
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Make lace: Var. : TATT
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Speed. : HIE
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Cherish as sacred. : ENSHRINE
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___ town. : SHANTY
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Depend upon. : HINGE
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Greek resistance group. : ELAS
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Subject for Hans Zinsser. : RAT
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Treated unjustly. : WRONGED
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More unctuous. : OILIER
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Head hunters of Borneo. : DYAKS
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Baden-Baden is a famous one. : SPA
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Falconry hawk. : TERCEL
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Nuclear physicists study them. : ATOMS
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Good or evil spirits of the Algonquians. : MANITOS
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Without guile. : SINCERE
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Settled down. : NESTED
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Louts. : OAFS
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Mountains of California. : SIERRAS
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Natives of Brno. : CZECHS
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Gulf between Arabia and Africa. : ADEN
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Ten: Comb. form. : DECI
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Diverts. : AMUSES
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Worked as a ticket speculator. : SCALPED
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F. D. R. : FRANK
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People of Valletta. : MALTESE
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Regions. : AREAS
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Those opposed. : ANTIS
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Hot. dusty winds of N. Africa. : SIROCCOS
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Make impossible. : PRECLUDE
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"Poor ___ Almanack." : RICHARDS
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Clowns. : BOORS
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Important measurement. : HATSIZE
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Meditations. : MUSINGS
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Gulf south of France. : LIONS
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Turkeys. : POULTRY
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Complete. : INTEGRAL
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Pithiest. : MEATIEST
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Taxes. : ASSESSES
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Make more palatable. : SWEETEN
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Hues. : COLOURS
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Furnaces. : HEATERS
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Where Moses found the Ten Commandments. : SINAI
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Discharge. : DISMISS
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Pleaders. : SUERS
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Gets as a return. : REAPS
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Tropical tree. : MAMEY
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Worthless folk. : TRASH
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Otologist. : AURIST
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"Adept." : MAHATMA
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Bristly. : SETOSE
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Two of them make a quarter. : BITS
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Pal. : CHUM
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Careful attention. : HEED
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Followed secretly. : SHADOWED
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Amounts of grain for grinding. : GRISTS
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Dormant. : RESTING
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Sky writer. : AVIATOR
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Tool for turning nuts. : SPANNER
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Mr. Downes. : OLIN
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Diminish. : LESSEN
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United Nations business. : AGENDA
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Plundered. : PREYED
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Pressed. : IRONED
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Mush. : CEREAL
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Like the sky on a clear night. : STARRY
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Twenty. : SCORE
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Rainbow: Latin. : ARCUS
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Battle of the ___. : BULGE
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Box ___. : KITE
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In conformity with fashion. : DONE
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Bunk: Slang. : BLAH
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Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
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Mistress. : MRS
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Joan of ___. : ARC
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Feminine suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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