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READING AND WRITING

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1951

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 896
Across
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Albert Schweitzer's missionary field. : AFRICA
7
Rheo or thermo. : STAT
11
Iowa city. : AMES
15
Largest fish-shipping port in U. S. : BOSTON
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Historic city on the Weser. : BREMEN
22
Silver coin of Manila. : PESO
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Part. : ROLE
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The screen's Miss Judge. : ARLINE
25
Knocked. : RAPPED
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Not sharp. : UNPOINTED
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___ rights. : STATES
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Burden. : ONUS
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"The Importance of Being ___." : EARNEST
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Footballs: Colloq. : OVALS
34
Iota. : WHIT
35
Judgment. : ACT
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Feigns not to see. : OSTRICHES
38
Editor of the "Five-foot Shelf." : ELIOT
40
45 Inches. : ELL
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Middle name of composer Taylor. : DEEMS
43
Examination. : TEST
44
"The Girl of the Golden West." : MINNIE
46
Passage. : AISLE
48
Pungent. : ACRID
50
Game fish. : CERO
51
Maugham's "British ___." : AGENT
53
City in New Jersey. : PASSAIC
56
Rose or Sugar Bowl. : STADIUM
59
Registered. : ENTERED
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Concede. : ACCORD
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First name of 146 Across. : PAUL
65
Sharp rebuke. : SNUB
67
Adjunct to a country home. : GARAGE
68
Descriptive of Don Quixote. : THIN
69
Relatives of the Roosevelts. : DELANOS
72
Gentlemen. : SIRS
74
Thin plate. : LAMIN
75
Mother of Humpty Dumpty? : HEN
76
Parted company. : SEPARATED
78
Aleutian island group. : RAT
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"Quo Vadis" country. : ITALY
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Top heavyweight, 1926–28. : TUNNEY
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Settled. : STAID
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"Old Soak." : BOOZER
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Edinburgh: Poet. : EDINA
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Subside. : EBB
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Overbearing pride. : ARROGANCE
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Mont Blanc. : ALP
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Cheekbone. : MALAR
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Small rail. : SORA
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Tennessee village. : SEWANEE
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Port on an island in Formosa strait. : AMOY
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Fungoid mold. : MILDEW
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River flowing into Yellow Sea. : YALU
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Hat. : FELT
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Screen star. : LAMARR
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He marries Badroulboudour. : ALADDIN
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Expressive motion. : GESTURE
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Extra payments. : BONUSES
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Eagles. : ERNES
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Unfeigned. : REAL
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Fruit. : DATES
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Blended, as colors. : FONDU
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Sunday school room. : VESTRY
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Cousin of the lyre. : ASOR
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Co-inventor of the cyclotron. : LEWIS
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Medics' group. : AMA
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Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
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Obliquely. : SLANTWISE
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India ___. : INK
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I forbid: Lat. : VETO
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Young wrestler of Arden. : ORLANDO
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Edison's middle name. : ALVA
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Part of U. N. flag symbol. : OLIVES
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Reciprocal. : ALTERNATE
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Public enemy. : BANDIT
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He made plates for Old Ironsides. : REVERE
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Pseudonym of Louis Viaud. : LOTI
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Froster. : ICER
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Headstrong: Fr. : ENTETE
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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It draws Lohengrin's boat. : SWAN
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___ sana in corpore sano. : MENS
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Fostered. : REARED
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Where Mark Twain's "Innocents" sojourned. : ABROAD
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He wrote "Thaïs." : FRANCE
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Fame. : REPUTE
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Satan's helpers. : IMPS
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A letter. : CEE
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Cradle of Lake Titicaca. : ANDES
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Stimulated. : SPURRED
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Flam's forte. : TENNIS
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Look. : ASPECT
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Nightgown: Scot. : TOOSH
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Governor of Kansas. : ARN
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Marquand's sleuth. : MOTO
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Ends, backs, etc. : ELEVEN
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Jack Oakie's home town. : SEDALIA
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Voice of Siepi. : BASSO
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A leaving. : ORT
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Smorgasbord item. : SLAW
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Tenth parts. : TITHES
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Creator of Yank, Nina Leeds, etc. : ONEILL
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Cuddle up. : NESTLE
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Noted down in detail. : ITEMED
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Athenian. : ATTIC
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Belgian city. : LIEGE
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___ Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. : OSCAR
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Babylonian god. : SIRIS
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Harass. : TANTALIZE
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Actor and aelurophile. : MASON
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1, 11, 15 Across, etc. : NOUNS
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Say again. : ITERATE
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Dominated. : RIDDEN
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Skullcap: Ital. : CALOTTA
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Joyce Cary's land: Abbr. : ENG
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Primrose ___. : PATH
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Yearn. : ACHE
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Particle. : SCINTILLA
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European river. : SAAR
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Food fish. : TUNAS
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Scottish poet. : MUIR
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New Zealand myrtles. : RAMARAMAS
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Norse counterpart of William Tell. : EGIL
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Gainsay. : DENY
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Synge's "___ of the Western World." : PLAYBOY
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Home of Princess Elsa. : BRABANT
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Swords. : EPEES
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Chars. : SEARS
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Chronicler of Rachel and Andy Jackson. : STONE
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Percussion instrument. : SNAREDRUM
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Calamitous. : DIREFUL
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Not totaled. : UNADDED
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Dot. : DOWER
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Spotted cat. : OCELOT
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Fictional Miss Woodhouse. : EMMA
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House of Eire. : DAIL
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Theodore Hook's novel, "Jack ___." : BRAG
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She wrote "Miss Lulu Bett." : GALE
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Units of light intensity. : PYRS
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On guard. : ALERT
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Entertain. : AMUSE
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Triumph. : WIN
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Availers. : USERS
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Anoint. : ANELE
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Composer of "Narcissus." : NEVIN
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"Old Rough-and-Ready." : TAYLOR
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Twelve miles in Arabia. : BARID
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Thus Dickens' novels were published. : SERIALS
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Clever tacklers. : DOWNERS
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Benefits. : FAVORS
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Folded eggs. : OMELET
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Hardy's Clym Yeobright. : NATIVE
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European willow. : SALLOW
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Medieval dagger. : ANLACE
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Island S of Manhattan. : STATEN
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He wrote "The Ides of March." : WILDER
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Act so as to render probable. : INVITE
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Emulated Hans Brinker. : SKATED
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Spots on the planet Mars. : OASES
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German poet. : ARNIM
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Abstinent. : SOBER
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More than enough. : OVER
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Before. : ERE
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One: German. : EIN
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One: Scot. : ANE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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