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New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1949

109-Down : Captain Cook.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 410
Across
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This bankruptcy was to Sir Walter Scott. : SETBACK
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King's steward, in Lombardy. : GASTALDO
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Tense of Greek verb. : AORIST
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Calling of the author of "We." : AVIATOR
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Athos' beard. : IMPERIAL
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Role of Donna Rodriguez in "Don Quixote." : DUENNA
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Inimical. : HOSTILE
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Mournful widow of Protesilaus. : LAODAMIA
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Tom Thumb. : MIDGET
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Woody vine of N. Z. : AKA
29
Radiant. : LAMBENT
31
Miss Douce's job in Joyce's "Ulysses." : BARMAID
33
Former hair-do accessory. : RAT
34
Catch again : RENET
36
Burden. : LOAD
37
Port ___. : SAID
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Call to Little Bo Peep. : AWAKE
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Soft drinks. : ADES
41
Of a Greeek lyric poet. : PINDARIC
45
Robert Burns was one. : SCOT
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Roman road. : ITER
48
"Oil for the Lamps of ___." : CHINA
50
Bulging pot. : OLLA
52
Trucks. : BARTERS
54
Secure. : OBTAIN
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Character of Eastern myth, hero of poem by Southey. : THALABA
60
___ the Red. : ERIC
61
Airy carrier in the "Arabian Nights." : CARPET
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"___ We Were Very Young." : WHEN
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One-fourth of a shekel. : REBA
65
Ottoman emperor, 1703-30. : ACHMET
69
Joyce Kilmer's popular lyric. : TREES
70
Last trace of the Cheshire cat. : GRIN
71
Tanker. : OILER
72
Girl in Ervine's "Changing Winds." : SHEILA
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Arab garments. : ABAS
74
Rank of the Sleeping Beauty. : PRINCESS
76
French chalk. : TALC
78
Part of Jacob's ladder. : STEP
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D. V. M. : VET
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Wheel track. : RUT
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Elizabeth: Fr. : ELISA
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Raphael's papal patron. : LEO
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Herb eve. : IVA
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___ tea. : ICED
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Bird sacred to Thoth. : IBIS
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Headdress of the Old Guard. : BEARSKIN
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Compound of gold: Chem. : AURIDE
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Kind of lamp Aladdin's mother got. : NEWER
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Nautical ropes. : GUYS
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Winged. : ALATE
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Centaur in Cabell's "Jurgen." : NESSUS
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Sand. : GRIT
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Baffle. : FOIL
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Cicero was one. : ORATOR
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Latvian. : LETT
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Infidel. : ATHEIST
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___ obscura. : CAMERA
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Home of Caron's witty barber. : SEVILLE
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Scene of first part of "Divine Comedy." : HELL
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City on Biscayne Bay. : MIAMI
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Possessed with frenzy. : AMOK
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Derisive calls. : YAHS
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Pots of oil with wicks. : LAMPIONS
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A place in Poe's "Ulalume." : TOMB
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Nora ___. : BAYES
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___ opera. : SOAP
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Punitive. : PENAL
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Miss Lulu Bett's sister. : INA
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What our banners make tyranny do. : TREMBLE
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Short air: Music. : ARIETTA
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Able was I ___ I saw Elba. : ERE
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Kettledrum of India. : NAGARA
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Promenades. : ALAMEDAS
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Mother of twins in "Comedy of Errors." : AEMILIA
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Traffic sign. : ONEWAY
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Produce. : GENERATE
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Ler's symbol. : TRIDENT
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Scatters. : STREWS
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Platforms. : ESTRADES
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Maddens. : ENRAGES
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Setting of "Beau Geste." : SAHARA
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Called forth. : EVOKED
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Medicinal tea. : TISANE
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Swung by Casey. : BAT
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Tipped up. : ATILT
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Rienzi's first name. : COLA
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Headquarters of White Army, 1917. : KREMLIN
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Balm of ___. : GILEAD
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Mandy. : AMANDA
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"Out, damned ___." : SPOT
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Scatter. : TED
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Bedouin. : ARAB
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Beans. : LIMAS
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Tambourines of Arabia. : DAIRAS
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Ageless. : OLAMIC
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African gazelle. : ADMI
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Creator of Lady Dolly in "Moths." : OUIDA
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___ Rover. : RED
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Applicable to Charles Grandet. : INGRATE
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Gym shoe. : SNEAKER
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Rags. : TATTERS
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___ fide. : BONA
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Crude brick. : ADOBE
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What Edmund Dantès does, from Chateau d'If. : ESCAPES
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Characters in "Macbeth." : WITCHES
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"The Half ___ Flask." : PINT
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Yellowish-red. : ROAN
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Unlucky. : ILL
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Samuel Richardson's Miss Harlowe. : CLARISSA
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Home of Daudet's Tartarin. : TARASCON
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Hurries. : HIES
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Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
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Croesus was. : RICH
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___ Library, burned 79 A. D. : OCTAVIAN
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Outdoor feast. : BARBECUE
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Negotiators. : TREATERS
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"The ___ Man." : THIN
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In the future. : HENCE
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Countenance. : ABET
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Earliest art. : WRITING
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Aryl derivative of an alkyl radical. : ARALKYL
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Alleviate. : MITIGATE
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Device in "Grand Hotel." : ELEVATOR
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Stirrup hood of a Mexican saddle. : TAPADERA
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"New ___ Street," by George Gissing. : GRUB
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Willow. : OSIER
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Sacerdotal. : PRIESTLY
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Jacob's altar. : ELBETHEL
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Garlands. : LEIS
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Odysseus' dog. : ARGOS
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Feeling against Dr. Fell. : DISLIKE
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Thin fluids. : SERA
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Bardell vs. Pickwick. : SUIT
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Susian. : ELAMITE
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Fought by Cyrano de Bergerac. : DUEL
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"___ Fire and Sword." : WITH
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Eugene ___. : ARAM
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Motion picture. : FILM
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Wood sorrels. : OCAS
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Word for Dolly Varden. : TEASE
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Musical note. : ELA
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Bald cypresses. : SABINOS
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Flowing forth. : EMANANT
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Captain Cook. : VOYAGER
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Donkey: Slang. : MOKE
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Install. : INSTATE
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All that Laura accepted from Petrarch. : HOMAGE
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Valuable furs. : SABLES
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Captain Hook in "Peter Pan." : PIRATE
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Rainbows. : IRISES
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Possessed by John Silver. : ONELEG
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Nautical. : MARINE
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This Mary's lamb does. : BLEATS
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Scarecrow's innards. : STRAW
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Century ___. : PLANT
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Steeps climbed by Marco Polo. : PAMIR
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H. G. Wells' Martians' weapon. : RAYS
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Cuchulainn's wife. : EMER
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Babylonian god of wind. : ADAD
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Sea bird. : TERN
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Windmill sail. : AWE
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Epoch. : ERA
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Tennyson's princess. : IDA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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