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TO SPEAK OF MANY THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1949

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 42
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 411
Across
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Abode of the Muses. : HELICON
8
Statehouse. : CAPITOL
15
King David's favorite son. : ABSALOM
22
Fashionably. : ALAMODE
23
Element having same atomic number as another. : ISOTOPE
24
Girl's name. : LEONORA
25
Infant set adrift with Prospero. : MIRANDA
26
Type of pavement. : MACADAM
27
Faith ___, popular novelist. : BALDWIN
28
Dutch cheese. : EDAM
29
Vulcan's smithy. : ETNA
31
Husband of Fatima. : ALI
32
Prize. : AWARD
34
Refrain of the Whiffenpoof song. : BAA
35
___ and Abner. : LUM
36
Flat plinth. : ORLO
37
Creepmousy. : SHY
38
Quarry of simba hunters. : LIONS
39
Prohibition. : DONT
40
Of the eye's diaphragm. : IRIAN
42
Gulliver brute ruled by Houyhnhnms. : YAHOO
44
Ellen ___, English actress. : TERRY
45
Army of Genghis Khan. : HORDE
46
Couturier's accessory. : NEEDLE
48
Cape ___. : HORN
49
Hastened. : HIED
50
Where Hannibal defeated Romans, 216 B. C. : CANNAE
51
River islet. : EYOT
53
Members of U. M. W. : PITMEN
55
Famous Belgian violinist (1858–1931). : YSAYE
57
Grain. : CORN
60
Britten Hadden's partner. : LUCE
62
His rod became a serpent. : AARON
64
Forester. : TREEMAN
68
Anthropoid. : APE
69
Whirring sound. : BIRR
70
Domestic slave. : ESNE
71
Handwritings on the wall. : OMENS
73
Taproom drink. : ALE
74
Usurious moneylending. : SHYLOCKISM
77
Clarissa ___. : HARLOWE
79
Wife: Ger. : FRAU
80
Mortise insert. : TENON
81
Hobby of our thirty-second President. : PHILATELY
83
Dabby. : MOIST
84
Palm leaves. : OLAS
85
Short pelerine. : CAPELET
87
Intentional. : DELIBERATE
90
Douglas ___. : FIR
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Billiard stroke. : MASSE
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Oklahoma reds. : OTOS
94
College on the Thames. : ETON
95
And not. : NOR
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Follower of crazes. : FADDIST
98
Pertaining to His Holiness, Pius XII. : PAPAL
100
Elbe tributary. : ISER
101
Where the Mavortians live. : MARS
102
United States Ambassador to the Philippines. : ONEAL
104
City of Masts. : LONDON
106
South of France. : MIDI
108
Utilize. : EMPLOY
111
The Norse Wilhelm Tell. : EGIL
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Pass, as time. : FLIT
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Rarely. : SELDOM
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Nostrils. : NARES
120
Ventured. : DARED
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Henry ___ Wallace. : AGARD
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One's strong point. : FORTE
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Wildebeests. : GNUS
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Little Russian. : RUSIN
126
Greek weight unit. : MNA
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Spherical. : ORBY
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Long, long time. : EON
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Shaveling. : LAD
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Tennyson, Shelley, Keats, etc. : POETS
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Importune. : BEG
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Mary ___, Quaker martyr. : DYER
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Famous dog. : FALA
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Suitor of Penelope. : AGELAUS
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Cover. : OVERLIE
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Forceful. : DYNAMIC
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Rears. : NURSLES
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Late Tertiary period. : NEOCENE
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Third Sunday in Advent. : GAUDETE
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___ Beach, Fla. : DAYTONA
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Harsh noise. : STRIDOR
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Bookkeeper. : ENTERER
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Town whose children were encaved for debt. : HAMELIN
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Legendary British king. : ELIDURE
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Where University of Wyoming is. : LARAMIE
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Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
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Read. : CON
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Stranger. : ODDER
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In clever manner. : NEATLY
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Any mountain peak in Italy. : CIMA
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Father of Jehoshaphat. : ASA
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She married John Rolfe. : POCAHONTAS
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De Nicola's country. : ITALY
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Highest of North Swiss Alps. : TODI
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Executor of Napoleon's statue at Lille. : LEMAIRE
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City on the Hudson. : ALBANY
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California's "Golden ___." : BEARS
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Betrayed. : SOLD
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Conjunction. : AND
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Of humble parentage. : LOWBORN
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Fairy that reared Malagigi. : ORIANDA
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Water cow. : MANATEE
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Flood survivor. : NOAH
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Verbose. : WORDY
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Pre-eminent. : ONLY
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Fruit dots. : SORI
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Finland's Communist leader. : LEINO
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Recipient. : DONEE
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Port at Red Sea gateway. : ADEN
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Only thing left in Pandora's box. : HOPE
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In the place mentioned. : THEREAT
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United States President, elected by one electoral vote. : HAYES
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Language of Sappho. : EOLIC
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Chile con ___. : CARNE
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Native of Ankara. : TURK
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Name meaning hill island. : MANHATTAN
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Swelter. : STEW
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Discarded one. : CASTOFF
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Heroine of classic tragedy. : OPHELIA
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Fox. : REYNARD
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Britain's "Apostle of Austerity." : CRIPPS
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Lady forsaken by Angelo. : MARIANA
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Epithet of Zeus. : ALASTOR
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Insect workers. : NEUTERS
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Good: French. : BON
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Mr. Ludwig, biographer. : EMIL
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Slippers. : MOYLES
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___ Angeles. : LOS
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Black ___. : SHEEP
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Rhode Island ___. : REDS
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In behalf of. : FOR
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Jobless European king. : LEOPOLD
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Individuals. : MEN
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John Luther Jones. : CASEY
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Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
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Thing. : ITEM
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Former king of Bulgaria. : BORIS
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Father of Ariadne. : MINOS
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Behind the times. : OLDFANGLED
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Gifts of charity. : DOLES
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Outlander. : ALIEN
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Amazon cetacean. : INIA
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Venus of ___. : MILO
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Slightest. : LEAST
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Queen of Greece (1851–1926). : OLGA
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Challenge. : DEFY
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Land of the Rose. : ENGLAND
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President Román y Reyes' capital. : MANAGUA
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Primness. : PRUDERY
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South American monkeys. : GRISONS
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City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Castle-builder. : DREAMER
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Ear stone. : OTOLITE
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Intimidator. : MENACER
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She deceived the Redcross Knight. : DUESSA
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Excavator. : DREDGE
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Scene of La Pucelle's martyrdom. : ROUEN
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Thank you. : MERCI
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United States Secretary of State, 1913–15. : BRYAN
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___ Alto. : PALO
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Father of Bela. : BEOR
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Cervids. : DEER
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Dissolve. : FADE
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Invasion vessel. : LST
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Serviceman. : VET
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Wife of Athamas. : INO
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Mother of Nephthys. : NUT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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