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BRAIN TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1950

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 673 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 51
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 539
Across
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Newly elected Brazilian president. : VARGAS
7
U. S. Attorney General. : MCGRATH
14
Recipient of U. S. loan aid. : FRANCO
20
Indefinite feeling of discomfort. : MALAISE
21
Name for a golden girl. : AURELIA
22
Necktie fabric. : FOULARD
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Adjusts. : ATTUNES
24
Archbishop of Canterbury, executed 1556. : CRANMER
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Wroth. : ANGERED
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His U. N. job is extended for three years. : LIE
27
Miss Brush. : KATHARINE
29
Low stony ridges. : RANDS
31
Fordham's mascot. : RAM
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Fields. : ACRES
34
Goddess of peace. : EIRENE
35
About, in dates. : CIRCA
36
Gorge. : SATE
37
Scot. : GAEL
38
Radio-tube suffix. : TRON
39
Dependable. : TRUSTY
41
A wand for Beecham. : BATON
42
Of a range of mountains. : ANDEAN
45
Savings bank item: Abbr. : INT
46
Careless archer. : EROS
47
Hidden. : COVERT
48
Sings low. : CROONS
50
With might. : AMAIN
52
"Mens sana in corpore ___."—Juvenal. : SANO
53
Batting flies. : SWATTING
56
Smooth of manner. : SUAVE
57
Pre–World-War-I ragtime dance. : BUNNYHUG
61
Jean Baptiste Poquelin (1622–73). : MOLIERE
62
Philipp Etter's capital. : BERNE
63
No longer amusing. : TRITE
64
Roof-apex finial. : EPI
65
Hardware for Sir Tristram. : ARMOR
66
Jam on the air. : STATIC
68
Lasso's capital. : QUITO
69
Immense. : VAST
70
Jessica Tandy's director-husband. : CRONYN
72
Hue-and-cry for political victims. : WITCHHUNT
74
Land of stoic Greeks. : SPARTA
76
Related families. : KINS
77
Mine passages. : ADITS
79
German pig boats. : UBOATS
81
Trojan. : ILIAN
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At any time: Poetic. : EER
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Touches upon. : ABUTS
84
Stirs to motion. : PRODS
85
Napoleon's victory over Austria, June 14, 1800. : MARENGO
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Textile fabrics. : DRYGOODS
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Cripples. : MAIMS
90
Unbalances. : DERANGES
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A city: Lat. : URBS
92
Meat on a skewer: Var. : KEBAB
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Clinton on the tobacco stamp. : DEWITT
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Wonted actions. : HABITS
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Lanky. : TALL
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Bachelor of Pediatrics: Abbr. : PEB
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Unfreezes plane wings. : DEICES
103
Soft palate. : UVULA
104
Of a sickly hue. : SALLOW
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Baking pits: Hawaii. : IMUS
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Not any. : NONE
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Nellie Tayloe Ross' Bureau. : MINT
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The world's on his shoulders. : ATLAS
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Ascetic of ancient Palestine. : ESSENE
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The "d" in l.s.d. : PENCE
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Shelled oval. : EGG
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Span. : REACH
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Chancellor of the Exchequer. : GAITSKELL
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Male clothes horse. : FOP
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Epitome of a gentleman. : RALEIGH
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Leave in the lurch. : ABANDON
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Try for size. : MEASURE
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Pot. : UTENSIL
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Town near Elizabeth, N. J. : ROSELLE
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Enwrapped. : ENCASED
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Blue suits. : SERGES
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Dent. : IMPRESS
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Considered. : DEEMED
Down
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A Roman capitol. : VATICAN
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Converted. : ALTERED
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Sir Benegal of India. : RAU
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Blokes. : GINKS
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At a loss. : ASEA
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Last six lines of a sonnet. : SESTET
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French almond cookies. : MACARONS
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Topical. : CURRENT
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Drug measure. : GRAIN
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Junket ingredient. : RENNET
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Egyptian singing and dancing girl. : ALME
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Draw. : TIE
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He died one month after inauguration, 1841. : HARRISON
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Stage and screen star. : FONDA
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Carpets. : RUGS
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Fill for a tankard. : ALE
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Recount. : NARRATE
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The Almighty. : CREATOR
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A leftover. : ODDMENT
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Sweet white grape. : MALAGA
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Well, well! : FANCY
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Giving a job. : HIRING
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Calculated charms. : ARTS
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Polls of democracy. : ELECTIONS
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Pierre, Marie or Eve. : CURIE
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Famous London theatre. : SAVOY
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Plunder, tear away: Archaic. : REAVE
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Maidservant: Fr. : BONNE
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Channel of communication. : ARTERY
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Rouge et ___. : NOIR
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Books. : CANTOS
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Individuals. : ONES
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Like gold. : AURIC
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Country north of Korea. : MANCHURIA
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A wooing. : SUIT
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Kissed. : SMACKED
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One uneasy about the future. : WORRIER
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Place where charity is given. : ALMONRY
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Paving stones. : SETTS
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Food for whales. : BRITT
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Preliminary examinations. : HEARING
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Snobbish. : UPSTAGE
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Spanish gypsies. : GITANOS
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Dry flies. : BAITS
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Large game fishes. : TUNAS
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Teases. : TWITS
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Prisons: Slang. : QUODS
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Head of Economic Stabilization. : VALENTINE
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Men of great wealth. : NABOBS
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The big question mark. : HBOMB
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Captain Hook. : PIRATE
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Togs. : DUDS
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Crested fish-eating duck. : SMEW
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Heart artery. : AORTA
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Cellist Casals. : PABLO
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Athirst. : ARID
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Culpability. : GUILT
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Mallets: Scot. : MELLS
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Strip of false sentiments: Slang. : DEBUNK
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Vast South African desert region between Orange and Zambesi Rivers. : KALAHARI
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Domains. : DEMESNES
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Funnybone. : HUMERUS
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Navigate aerially. : AVIGATE
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Botcher. : BUNGLER
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Powder. : TALC
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Hopalong Cassidy totes them. : PISTOLS
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Muddle. : CONFUSE
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Yielded graciously to applause. : ENCORED
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Oozed through. : SEEPED
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Steel: Ger. : STAHL
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Young lamb. : WEANER
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Appeared. : SEEMED
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Auspices. : AEGIS
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Edge toward. : SIDLE
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Location. : PLACE
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Mount. : RISE
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Strangle for air. : GASP
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Smooth: Phon. : LENE
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Part of G. B. : ENG
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Aboma snake. : BOM
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Mr. Goldwyn. : SAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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