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HEROES AND HEROINES

New York Times, Sunday, December 22, 1946

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 59, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Unfixable grid mistake at 6-Down—NANNETTE should be NANETTE. In 97-Down clue, added period after "Secy."

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 254
Across
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Thomas' elf-like heroine. : MIGNON
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The cigarette girl. : CARMEN
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Son of Zeus. : BACCHUS
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Girl's name. : ARIANA
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Salt of oleic acid. : OLEATE
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Set free. : UNLOOSE
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___ Row, famous drive, Hyde Park, London. : ROTTEN
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Dutch painter of cattle (1625–54). : POTTER
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Possible GOP candidate. : STASSEN
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High explosives. : TNTS
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Insect origins. : NITS
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Builded. : ERECTED
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Iranian Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
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Hurry. : HIE
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Radio antenna. : AERIAL
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Van Buren's Postmaster General (1787–1856). : NILES
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Dill. : ANET
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"Cabal" is one. : ACROSTIC
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Henry Watterson's profession. : EDITOR
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Perception. : SENSE
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Coal mine shafts. : PITS
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Alarmed: Colloq. : FEEZED
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Material for making ersatz gems. : STRASS
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Front. : FACADE
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Name. : TITLE
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Decayed: Comb. form. : SAPRO
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Roman magistrate. : EDILE
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Grave: Music. : SERIOSO
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State of complete idleness. : DRONAGE
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Symbol of fidelity. : DOG
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Small spores. : SPORIDS
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If her nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. : CLEOPATRA
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Verbal. : ORAL
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___ MacMahon, of stage, screen and radio. : ALINE
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Nipa palms. : ATAPS
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The Eohippus had four. : TOES
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Yielding. : RELENTING
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Engendered. : PLANTED
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Broadway and 39th Street. : MET
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Like a gland. : ADENOID
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Beaches. : STRANDS
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Suppose. : OPINE
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Refuse. : DROSS
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Branches: Rare. : RAMES
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Alluvial deposit containing gold. : PLACER
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Memorials. : TOTEMS
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Displays fervency. : EMOTES
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Prison. : GAOL
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Works. : OPERA
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Longed. : CRAVED
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He heals Amfortas' wound. : PARSIFAL
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Edges. : RIMS
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District of Ayrshire, immortalized by Burns. : COILA
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Slowly: Music. : ADAGIO
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City near Asuncion, Paraguay. : ITA
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Drain. : SAP
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Symbol of endurance. : GRANITE
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Showing eager interest. : AGOG
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Studio. : ATELIER
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Teachers' college. : NORMAL
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Embody by impanation: Eccl. : IMPANE
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Wants. : DESIRES
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Verdi's bandit hero. : ERNANI
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Closer. : NEARER
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Name meaning star. : ESTELLE
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Arbitrarily placed in the draw. : SEEDED
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Over. : ACROSS
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Flotow's disguised heroine. : MARTHA
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Satiric. : IRONIC
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Grating: Ger. : GITTER
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Nationalists: Abbr. : NATS
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Vincent Youmans' heroine. : NANNETTE
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National church of Egypt. : COPTIC
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Shad genus. : ALOSA
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Steep, as flax. : RET
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What Lord Jim was on board the Patua. : MATE
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Makes endless. : ETERNIZES
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Fossil worm track. : NEREITE
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Outcault's famous Brown boy. : BUSTER
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Stakes. : ANTES
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Decked. : CLAD
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Lettuce. : COS
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Exclamation of praise. : HOSANNA
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Ineffectual. : USELESS
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Toga-wearing bodies. : SENATES
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Mercury's substitute. : IRIS
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Bumpkins. : CLODS
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Audible whispers. : ASIDES
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Tide, away from windward. : LEETIDE
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Airship. : AERONAT
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Symbol of bad luck. : OPAL
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Supposed birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. : DELOS
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Sharpener. : STROP
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Kiln bakings: Ceramics. : FIRINGS
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Swagger: Scot. : SPROSE
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Sardou's tragic heroine. : FEDORA
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Greatly loved. : ADORED
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Grasshopper: Fr. : CIGALE
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European siskin: Var. : TERIN
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Proficient ones. : ADEPTS
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Non-fluids. : SOLIDS
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High explosive constituents of gasoline. : OCTANES
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Nature of U. N.'s touchiest problem. : ATOMIC
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Hero of Eutaw Springs (1742–86). : GREENE
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Time to present Parsifal. : EASTER
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Courtyards. : PATIOS
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Lights. : LANDS
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Pawnbrokers. : LENDERS
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Suburb of San Francisco. : ALAMEDA
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Bellini's Druid priestess. : NORMA
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Spout platitudes. : PRATE
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Deceitful: Spanish. : DOLOSO
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Verdi's Manrico. : TROVATORE
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Language. : PALI
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Canarylike finch. : SERIN
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Byron's heroine, who talked in her sleep. : PARISINA
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Twisted strand. : TORSADE
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Poppy derivatives. : OPIATES
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Cause of a first act shipwreck. : TEMPEST
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Belgian city of linens and laces. : MALINES
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Greenish-yellow plum. : GAGE
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Gross. : COARSE
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Wan. : PALLID
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He shaves Count Almaviva. : FIGARO
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Expiates. : ATONES
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Malt beverages. : LAGERS
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Elmer Davis of World War I. : CREEL
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Jackson's Secy. of Treasury (1780–1865). : DUANE
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Arline, the Bohemian ___. : GIRL
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Two lakes and a river, Eire. : ERNE
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Three-banded armadillo. : APAR
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Secretary General, U. N. : LIE
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Lucy Ashton's final state of mind. : MAD
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Length: Comb. form. : MEC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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