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PRESENT FOR PUZZLERS

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1944

Author:
C. E. Noel
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
C. E. Noel has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

C. E. Noel may have been Charles Erlenkotter (given that the puzzle was published on Christmas Eve and that Erlenkotter was prolific around that time).

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© 1944, The New York TimesNo. 150
Across
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City liberated in July. : CAEN
5
Sand-lot team. : SCRUB
10
Suffered. : ACHED
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Hey! : HIST
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Canal, Albany to Buffalo. : ERIE
20
Presided at impeachment of Johnson, 1868. : CHASE
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City on the Irrawaddy. : PROME
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City in Nevada. : ELKO
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U. S.'s gift to Allied Nations. : EISENHOWER
25
Sir Alexander Fleming's gift to the world. : PENICILLIN
27
Posed. : SAT
28
Green land. : EIRE
29
Without a chaser. : NEAT
31
Naming. : TERMING
32
Presents for solvers. : ERASERS
35
Asked earnestly. : PLED
37
Bearing. : MIEN
38
Hypnotizes. : ENDORMS
40
Scene of German mutiny, 1918. : KIEL
42
Instrument sharpener. : RUBSTONE
46
Norman Bel ___, scenic artist. : GEDDES
47
Cry of an elephant. : BARR
48
Title of respect. : SIRE
49
Where Anna ruled the king. : SIAM
50
Presents. : GIVES
51
Island off Luzon. : BATAN
52
"Vamp" of silent pictures. : NEGRI
54
Absorb slowly. : SIP
55
Self. : EGO
56
Native of Izmir. : TURK
58
What Mark Twain was master of. : SATIRE
60
Handed out. : DEALT
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0.69 in. in Spain. : DEDO
64
City captured by Reds, Nov. 6, 1943. : KIEF
66
Still. : YET
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Biggest U. S. railroad: Colloq. : PENNSY
68
Governed. : STEERED
71
What Evangeline was. : ACADIAN
74
King of Portugal, crowned 1889. : CARLOS
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Letter in England. : ZED
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Admiral. : HART
80
Frightens. : AWES
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Distant. : ALOOF
85
More inactive. : LAZIER
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Marianas island. : ROTA
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Brew. : ALE
91
Pronoun. : ITS
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Miss McFlimsey of Madison Square. : FLORA
94
Kettle used in sugar-making. : SIROP
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City on the Rhine. : BASLE
98
Leaders of the flock. : RAMS
100
Similar to. : AKIN
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Diplomat and author (1852–1924). : EGAN
102
Thin slice. : RASHER
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Handel's opus. : ORATORIO
105
Invasion point, 1942. : ORAN
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Aments. : CATKINS
107
Branches. : RAMI
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Nucha. : NAPE
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Intricate. : GORDIAN
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Resting-place for cattle. : LAIRAGE
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Network. : RETE
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Bootless. : VAIN
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Sailor of 1917. : GOB
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Act of overlooking. : IGNORATION
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Diffuser. : PROPAGATOR
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Prosecutes. : SUES
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Icelandic. : NORSE
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Loophole. : OILET
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Catnap. : DOZE
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Try. : TEST
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Gibe. : SNEER
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Pottery. : SPODE
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Once more. : ANEW
Down
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Letters. : CEES
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Feature of "Micaela" role in "Carmen." : ARIA
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Welsh Chautauqua. : EISTEDDVOD
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Born. : NEE
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Divisions. : SCHISMS
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Regular light work. : CHORES
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Colder and damper. : RAWER
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Function. : USE
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Celio's capital. : BERN
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Dismay. : APPALL
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Nazis are cornered here. : CRETE
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Term of endearment. : HON
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Throw out. : EMIT
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Present time. : DECEMBER
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GI equipment. : HELMETS
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What Abraham Lincoln voted as. : ILLINOISAN
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Hide. : SKIN
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Chinese secret society. : TONG
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Shortest. : NEAREST
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Flag. : IRIS
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Where France's best champagne is produced. : EPERNAY
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Traveled. : RODE
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Card game. : SKAT
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Laundry apparatus. : DRIER
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Sicked. : EGGED
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Snow: French. : NEIGE
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Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
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Animate. : URGE
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Sixteenths of a yard. : NAILS
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Hollow. : EMPTY
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Wilson's Secretary of War. : BAKER
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Pilfer. : SNITCH
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Seine-et-Marne dept. : BRIE
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Wrinkle. : IDEA
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Waikiki music makers. : UKES
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Collation. : TEA
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Where Terboven rules. : OSLO
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Region of Libya. : FEZZAN
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Orator of 1783. : PITT
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English dandy. : TOFF
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Agnus ___. : DEI
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Owner of magic rod. : AARON
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Modicum. : DROP
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Conference city. : CAIRO
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Southern star group. : ALTAR
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Fabled walruses. : ROSMARINES
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Name proposed for Utah. : DESERET
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He made a famous Christmas trip. : WASHINGTON
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Scott heroine. : ELLEN
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Prophets. : SEERS
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Troublemaker in Aesir. : LOKI
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Poet saved by a dolphin. : ARION
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Gulf in the Baltic. : RIGA
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Lessening. : ABATING
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Lumbermen's moccasins. : LARIGANS
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Pealed. : RANG
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Russian peasant's cap. : ASKA
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Polish nobleman. : STAROST
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Extend in all directions. : RADIATE
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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Two jacks. : OPENER
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Covered with a fabric. : CRAPED
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Originated. : AROSE
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Quarter round molding. : OVOLO
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Nazi Field Marshal. : LIST
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Febrile illness. : AGUE
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Thames town. : ETON
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Series of high events. : EPOS
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Bog. : OOZE
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Contrive. : BREW
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Heat. : IRE
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Saw lengthwise. : RIP
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One of the Jarndyce wards. : ADA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 41 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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