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PAGING MR. BULFINCH

New York Times, Sunday, November 5, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 628 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 504
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So died Priam. : SPEARED
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Chief of the Gorgons. : MEDUSA
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What Aeneas glimpsed in Hades. : SHAPES
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Slayer of the Nemean lion. : HERCULES
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Resemblance. : ANALOGY
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Obvious. : PATENT
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Girl's name. : ANGELINA
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Gaps; breaks. : LACUNAE
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What Electra urged Orestes to. : AVENGE
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Poseidon's realm. : SEA
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Appraises. : ESTIMATES
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Billiard shot. : MASSE
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Before. : ERE
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City near ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
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The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux. : ANACES
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Embryo. : GERM
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Kind of deity Ra is. : SOLAR
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Enzymes. : ASES
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Xenophon, the ___ Muse. : ATTIC
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Doomed. : DAMNED
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Ramble. : ROVE
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Bail, as water. : LADE
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He struck the Trojan Horse—and serpents destroyed him. : LAOCOON
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Envelope. : WRAPPER
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Soft: Music. : PIANO
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Using five languages. : PENTAGLOT
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From which rises phoenix. : ASHES
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Jason's rank on the Argo. : COMMANDER
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Cling to. : HUG
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Brown coati. : NARICA
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Fourth Arabian caliph. : ALI
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Manner. : MIEN
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Phrygian fabulist. : AESOP
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Nun-like woman. : CANONESS
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Rests. : SITS
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An attribute of Pluto. : SCEPTRE
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Latin poet in Augustan age. : OVID
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Charlotte Corday's victim. : MARAT
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Trumpeter. : AGAMI
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Ideal element in art. : ETHOS
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Rare violin. : AMATI
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Nimble. : AGILE
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Relay-race tube. : BATON
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Genus of herbs. : ARUM
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Chaperons. : DUENNAS
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Brother of Volund. : EGIL
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Artemis changed her into a stream. : ARETHUSA
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Deer. : STAGS
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Here, legend says, Pluto seized Proserpine. : ENNA
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Polyphemus had ___ eye. : ONE
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Sister of Castor and Pollux. : HELENE
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Suffix: Chem. : INE
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Light fabrics. : ESTAMENES
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In that place. : THERE
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Deserters. : TURNTAILS
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Cabbages. : KALES
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Ancient galley. : TRIREME
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Government. : REGENCY
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Olympian queen of heaven. : HERA
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Hoar frost. : RIME
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Palamon's rival. : ARCITE
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Letters. : ESSES
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Horse's canine. : TUSH
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Elude. : EVADE
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Plant juices. : SAPS
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Dealer in sox. : HOSIER
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Ancient city of Macedonia. : BEREA
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River islet. : AIT
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Achille ___, Pius XI. : RATTI
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The "Shrew." : KATHARINA
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Swiss river. : AAR
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Of a clan. : TRIBAL
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A hornblende. : EDENITE
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She wounded the Calydonian boar. : ATALANTA
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Solipsism. : EGOISM
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Retreated. : RETIRED
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Aristophanes' forte. : COMEDIES
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Wanders. : RANGES
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The silent. : SATYRS
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Peruses anew. : REREADS
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Mountain in California. : SHASTA
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Father of Daphne; god of a river diverted by Hercules. : PENEUS
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Athena ___, patroness of weaving. : ERGANE
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A Roman as. : ACE
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Reigns. : RULES
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Kingdom of Augeas. : ELIS
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Having teeth. : DENTATE
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Of a Malayan port. : MALACCAN
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Small fishes. : DACES
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Eskimo knives. : ULUS
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What Achilles was to Thetis. : SON
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He led the Greeks at Troy. : AGAMEMNON
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Springs. : SPAS
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People of means. : HAVES
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Goddess of infatuation. : ATE
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Faithful wife of Odysseus. : PENELOPE
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Imprints. : ENGRAVES
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Tiphys' duty on the Argo. : STEERER
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Holy person. : SAINT
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Long for. : YEARN
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Post boat. : MAILER
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Merganser. : SMEW
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Moslem countries. : ISLAM
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British jail. : GAOL
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Home for children. : ORPHANAGE
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Myrrh's son beloved of Venus. : ADONIS
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Perdu: Slang. : DOGGO
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What Hercules made by diverting two rivers. : DRAIN
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Land of Indo-China. : ANAM
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Ones remaining. : OTHERS
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Reason. : CAUSE
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Ascocarp. : ASCOMA
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In India, a feudal chief. : POLIGAR
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Mimic. : IMITATE
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Sharp; subtle. : PENETRANT
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Silence. : TACITNESS
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Winter melon. : CASABA
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Demise. : DECEASE
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Glowing. : RADIANT
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Particles. : ATOMS
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Apples. : POMES
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Ill-fated daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
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Salt springs. : SALINES
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Ancient Greek gravestones. : STELES
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Suppressed. : SMOTHERED
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The Cretan spikenard. : PHU
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Front of an army. : VAN
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Belong. : INHERE
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Stables drained by Hercules. : AUGEAN
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Author of the "Commedia." : DANTE
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Medusa's hair. : SNAKES
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Body of Moslem scholars. : ULEMA
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Stain. : TINGE
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Swedish liquid measures. : AMAR
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The Racine of antiquity. : EURIPIDES
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The sea slugs. : ELYSIA
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Puff up. : ELATE
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Three acute-accent neumes: Med. Music. : TRIVIRGA
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Ancient Greek garment. : HIMATION
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Soaks. : RETS
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Glacial divides. : ICESHEDS
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Negotiator. : TREATER
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First: Arch. : ERST
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An heir. : HERITOR
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Furnish food. : CATER
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
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The Muse with staff and globe. : URANIA
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Settled. : SEATED
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Perplex. : HARASS
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Efface. : ERASE
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Descriptive of grim Cerberus. : HAIRY
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Aquatic mammal. : OTTER
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Cotton press. : BALER
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Charity. : ALMS
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Join closely. : KNIT
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Title. : NAME
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Describes the Cyclops' sheep. : BIG
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The Greek 8. : ETA
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Author of "Fables in Slang." : ADE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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