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New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1946

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 198, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 70
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 29-Across clue had "Dicken's"; changed to "Dickens'." Original 70-Down clue had "Promoter."; changed to "Promoters."

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 247
Across
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Giant in Pilgrim's Progress. : DESPAIR
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Shroud of Dumas' Camille. : CHEMISE
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Cross of four arrowheads. : MALTESE
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Designating Emma Calve. : ARTISTE
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Ghostly cries heard by Old Scrooge. : LAMENTS
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Of one of these George Meredith wrote. : EGOISTS
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A being in H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. : MARTIAN
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Stoats. : ERMINES
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Banquets. : DINNERS
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King of Judah. : ASA
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Mr. Cute's title: Dickens' The Chimes. : ALDERMAN
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The Fat Boy's forte: Pickwick Papers. : EATING
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Arikara. : REE
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Fired in Zola's Attack on the Mill. : GUNS
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Safebreakers. : YEGGS
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Thus Oliver Twist begins life. : CRYING
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The ___ Piper of Hamelin. : PIED
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Wheat fungus. : ERGOT
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___ Bolger. : RAY
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The great Patti. : ADELINA
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"A right jolly old elf." : SANTA
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Grew profound. : DEEPENED
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What the lady doth too much—Hamlet. : PROTEST
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Touch lovingly. : CARESS
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McGuffey teaches you to. : READ
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The Importance of Being ___. : EARNEST
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Auction. : SALE
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Dyak short sword. : PARANG
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Protections. : SCREENS
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Felt regret. : REPENTED
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Legal claims. : LIENS
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Transgress. : VIOLATE
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Describes the Black Knight's manner: Ivanhoe. : DECEPTIVE
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"They ___ serve."—Milton. : ALSO
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Preservers. : CANNERS
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Applicable to Doyle's White Company. : ROVERS
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Clock shaped like a ship. : NEF
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Assortments. : SETS
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Teases. : ANNOYS
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Happen. : BETIDE
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Poison. : BANE
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20d sterling in Domesday Book. : ORA
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Bejewels. : ENGEMS
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Wearing a tournure. : BUSTLED
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What Sienkiewicz called the comet: With Fire and Sword. : OMEN
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The ___, by Sir Walter Scott. : MONASTERY
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Cloaked. : MANTLED
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Othello's people. : MOORS
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Gives a name to. : ENTITLES
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"Apple ___." Dickens. : PASTIES
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Buck resents this: London's Call of the Wild. : MISUSE
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Observes. : SEES
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Men of David Harum's business. : BANKERS
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Author of Critique of Pure Reason. : KANT
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Pins for oars. : THOLES
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Commercial combinations. : MERGERS
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Louis XVI sofas. : BERGERES
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Scheherazade's apartment. : HAREM
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Brown apples. : RUSSETS
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Emblem on Varden's house: Barnaby Rudge. : KEY
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Fanon. : ORALE
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Yniol's daughter. : ENID
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Part of a circle. : SECTOR
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This Paul Revere does. : WARNS
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Let it stand. : STET
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One of Kipling's famous trio. : RAG
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Tube for drawing off liquids. : SIPHON
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Pagan group of N. Luzon. : ILONGOTS
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Iris March's green ___. : HAT
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Two reels of The Perils of Pauline. : EPISODE
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Salvers. : WAITERS
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Tugboat Annie's hawser. : TOWLINE
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Inez's title: Lever's Charles O'Malley. : SENHORA
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Genus of herons. : EGRETTA
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Player. : ENACTOR
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The ___ at Springfield.—Longfellow. : ARSENAL
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Famines. : DEARTHS
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Lessees. : RENTERS
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Condition of Don Quixote's lance. : DAMAGED
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That effaced. : ERASURE
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How things seem to Alice in Wonderland. : STRANGE
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The ___ and the Pendulum—Poe. : PIT
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Where Sir Edwin Arnold traveled. : ASIA
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Where Hawthorne began The Marble Faun. : ITALY
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Melted, as fat. : RENDERED
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Brotherhood of Barrie's Little Minister. : CLERGY
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Injures. : HARMS
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Jane Austen heroine. : EMMA
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Chinese noodles. : MEIN
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Kept by Boniface: Farquhar's Beaux' Stratagem. : INN
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Rudderless. : STEERLESS
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Charles Lamb's calling. : ESSAYIST
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Where Mahomet died, 632. : MEDINA
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So Babalatchi sees himself: Conrad's Almayer's Folly. : AGING
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___ John Silver. : LONG
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White metal. : TIN
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An alkaloid. : ESERINE
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A Lion in the ___. : STREETS
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Ancient chariots. : ESSEDAS
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Color. : TINT
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Singing voices. : SOPRANOS
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Product of cetyl alcohol. : CETENE
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Tony Weller's kinship to Sam. : PARENT
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Bobby-socks years. : TEENS
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Unpaid dues. : ARREARS
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Russian river. : DONETS
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Varieties of dried tubers. : SALEPS
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What Xanthippe did. : NAG
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Talks with the Hurons: The Deerslayer. : PARLEYS
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Frolicked. : CAPERED
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Thrift. : ECONOMY
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What the South did in 1861. : SECEDED
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A biophore. : PLASOME
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Airplane part. : AILERON
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Persistent: Bot. : RESTANT
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Status of Bret Harte's Outcasts of Poker Flat. : SINNERS
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Vilifies. : REVILES
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Quail-like bird. : TINAMOU
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Equalizers. : EVENERS
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___ of Poetry—Shelley. : DEFENSE
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Ship-pumping devices: Rare. : VANGEES
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Tobacco leavings in pipes. : DOTTLES
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Parts of saddles. : CANTLES
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Agitates again. : RESTIRS
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Short infield hitters: Baseball. : BUNTERS
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Promoters. : BOOSTERS
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Honor. : ESTEEM
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Little Red Riding Hood's burden. : BASKET
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Provided with passageways. : AISLED
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Trough. : MANGER
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A savage in Cooper's Pathfinder. : MINGO
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Abode of Parson Adams: Fielding's Joseph Andrews. : PARSONAGE
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Spoil. : MAR
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Presented. : BESTOWED
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Convention speaker. : KEYNOTER
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George Moore heroine. : THERESA
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Receptacle for documents. : HANAPER
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Beginnings. : ORIGINS
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___ Ado About Nothing. : MUCH
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Floating ice mass. : BERG
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A mineral compound. : RATHITE
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Mother of King John. : ELEANOR
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Hunting dogs. : SETTERS
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Revocation. : REPEAL
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Sunflower State. : KANSAS
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Gulf in Tripoli. : SIDRA
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Meriting. : WORTH
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David's missile. : STONE
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Anon. : SOON
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Roman road. : ITER
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Latvian. : LETT
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What the Ugly Duckling is. : SWAN
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Ayesha. : SHE
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Man's name meaning watchful. : IRA
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War craft: Abbr. : LCT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 61 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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