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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 1945

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 95-Across clue had "Postoffice"; changed to "Post office."

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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 201
Across
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Guest of the Sages of Greece. : AESOP
6
"Du Bist wie Eine ___." Heine. : BLUME
11
The Lord: Arabic. : RABB
15
Secy. of the Treasury, 1841. : EWING
20
Author of "War Is Kind." : CRANE
21
Authority on public-opinion surveys. : ROPER
22
Porous cup used in assaying. : CUPEL
23
"Radio Direction and Ranging." : RADAR
24
Message received and understood: Aviation. : ROGER
25
Where Pacific fighting took place. : AUSTRALASIA
27
Choicest. : ELITE
28
Carp-like fish. : IDE
29
Japanese Premier. : SHIDEHARA
31
___ XIV, Swedish suitor of Queen Bess. : ERIC
33
Lotus: Arch. : LOTE
34
Pillage. : DESPOIL
36
Gobioid fish. : TETARD
38
Not admitted to trading on the Exchange. : UNLISTED
40
Hamlet's bête noire. : UNCLE
42
Composer of "Melody in F." : RUBINSTEIN
44
Sharers. : PARTAKERS
48
Frenzy. : MANIA
49
Honshu city. : NAGANO
54
FBI men. : AGENTS
55
Thick and piquant sauce. : SOY
57
Looking. : SEEMING
60
Plenty: Poet. : ENOW
61
Trifles: Latin. : NUGAE
62
City on Little Cuyahoga River, Ohio. : AKRON
64
Guard used on Japanese swords. : TSUBA
65
What Hiawatha was member of. : TRIBE
66
Layer of skin. : DERM
67
Where Mme. du Barry resided. : TRIANON
69
Set of players. : TEAM
70
Theme of Clare Luce play. : WOMEN
71
"Death of ___." Grieg. : ASE
72
Money: Slang. : BEANS
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Lithuanian port. : MEMEL
75
Characters in Aesop's fables. : ANIMALS
77
Metallic salt. : SALINE
79
More mellow. : RIPER
80
Designated for nomination. : SLATED
81
Where Isabella I ruled. : CASTILE
83
Rot. : DECAY
84
Author of "Abe and Mawruss" (1877–1934). : GLASS
85
Frankie's rival. : VAN
88
Skips. : OMITS
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What the "golden calf" was. : IDOL
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Indulgent. : LENIENT
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Written reminder. : MEMO
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Textile materials. : WOOLS
95
Post office stamp. : DATER
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Demolished. : RAZED
98
French landscape painter (1796–1875). : COROT
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River emptying into Donegal Bay, Eire. : ERNE
100
Large Turkish ship of war. : CARAVEL
102
Further. : YET
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Against: French. : CONTRE
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Kyushu naval base. : SASEBO
106
Town in Mindoro Island. : GASAN
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Pursuers of pleasure. : HEDONISTS
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Self-centered. : EGOCENTRIC
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Bureaux: Abbr. : DEBTS
115
The Great Lover (1725–98). : CASANOVA
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Idle saunter: Slang. : TODDLE
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Soviet Ambassador to U. S. A. : GROMYKO
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Parched. : ARID
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Alpes-Maritimes capital. : NICE
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College secret'y. : REGISTRAR
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Ever. : EER
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Strong man of "Colonels' clique." : PERON
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Distinguishing mark. : DIFFERENTIA
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Domesticated. : TAMED
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Have effect. : ENURE
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Player. : ACTOR
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Tithes collectively: Scots. : TIEND
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Mother of Prince Humbert. : ELENE
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Bound with strips. : TAPED
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"Mr. Midshipman ___." Marryat. : EASY
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Heap of stones: Gr. Britain. : SCREE
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Railway car. : DINER
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Harshly pungent. : ACRID
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Herbs. : SAGES
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Undivided. : ONE
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Pass for. : PERSONATE
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Professor revered by blind. : BRAILLE
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Ostentatious. : LOUD
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Disconcert. : UPSET
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Cup used in drinking mead. : METHER
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Mistake. : ERRATUM
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Bantu of the Belgian Congo. : RUA
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Building wing. : APSE
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Capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
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Presidential aspirant of the Eighties. : BLAINE
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Before. : ERE
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"Woods have tongues as ___ have ears."—Tennyson. : WALLS
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Booby. : IDIOT
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Platted fabric. : NATTE
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Avarice. : GREED
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Instrument. : CLARINET
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Springless ox-carts. : ARABAS
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He caused a schism among Quakers. : HICKS
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Adhere. : CLING
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Amelia Earhart's married name. : PUTNAM
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River between Rumania and Ukraine. : DNIESTER
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Feminine suffix. : INA
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Author of "Private Life of Helen of Troy." : ERSKINE
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First Prophet. : SAMUEL
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Raccoon-like animal. : PANDA
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Malarial symptoms. : AGUES
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Backward courses. : REGRESSIONS
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American rails. : SORAS
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"Greek Cockfight" painter (1824–1904). : GEROME
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Makes censorious remarks. : ANIMADVERTS
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Smokeless powder producer. : NOBEL
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Jesse ___, champion runner. : OWENS
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At a distance. : YON
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Luzon mountain. : IBA
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Coast region of South Africa. : NAMALAND
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The spiders. : ARANEIDA
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Customary English spelling. : NOMIC
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Teases. : TWITS
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European lime. : TEIL
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Katmandu is its capital. : NEPAL
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Tasker Howard ___, American general (1853–1930). : BLISS
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Pres. Taft's Secy. of Navy. : MEYER
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Illustrator Lincoln styled "our best recruiting sergeant." : NAST
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British Premier. : ATTLEE
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Pertinent. : RELEVANT
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Precipitated winter moisture. : SLEETED
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Where Osborne House is. : COWES
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Hebraic interpreter. : AMORA
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Senility. : DOTAGE
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Pyramid site. : GIZEH
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Lifeless. : AMORT
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Billets. : NOTES
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Owners of Constitution Hall, Washington. : DAR
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Dissenting vote. : NAY
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What Giordano Bruno believed. : MONISM
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Healer. : RESTORER
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Bent in curves. : CONTORTED
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Philippine thatching-grass. : COGON
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Buttery. : LARDER
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Dried coconut. : COBRA
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___ Nevis. : BEN
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Horse hoes. : NIDGETS
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Reduce in rank. : DEGRADE
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Sheep family. : OVIDAE
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Wife of a New Spain Indian chief. : CACICA
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Main attraction of Rochester, Minn. : CLINIC
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King of France, 987–996. : CAPET
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Circus. : ARENA
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Ice-cream soda ingredient. : SIRUP
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Idolize. : ADORE
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Girl's name: Span. : ESTER
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State in SW Arabia. : YEMEN
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Actress performing at time of Lincoln's slaying. : KEENE
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Public quiet. : ORDER
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Newts. : EFTS
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Prong. : TINE
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Mr. Sparks. : NED
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"Red Mill" star. : FOY
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Fourth Arabian Caliph. : ALI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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