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VISITING THE NEIGHBORS

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1947

119-Across : Armpit.

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 151, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60 Grid has duplicate clues.
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Alice Cook is an alias for Alice H. Cook.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 128-Across clue had "affection"; changed to "affliction." Also changed "Ursanus" to "Uranus" in the 39-Down clue.

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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 307
Across
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Oldest city of Brazil. : BAHIA
6
Man's name. : ALVAH
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President of Brazil. : DUTRA
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City of Colombia. : CALI
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Prophetic signs. : OMENS
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Harbor guarded by Sugar Loaf. : RIODEJANEIRO
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Port of Algeria. : ORAN
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Coatings of gold. : GILTS
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Western Hemisphere, south of U. S. A. : LATINAMERICA
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British movie magnate. : RANK
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Amorous look. : OGLE
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Author of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
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Low, mournful sounds. : MOANS
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Therefore. : THENCE
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One who keeps the tips of his feet to the line. : TOER
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Single units. : ONES
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Spiny plants of the desert. : CACTI
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Crusher. : SMASHER
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Appoint. : ASSIGN
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Gabriel Gonzalez Videla is its President. : CHILE
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Waiting lines. : CUES
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___ longa, vita brevis. : ARS
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Supply with personnel. : MAN
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Saladin, in "The Talisman." : SARACEN
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Large numbers. : HEAPS
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Part of a play. : ACT
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Young ladies. : SENORITAS
52
Man's name. : KARL
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___ glass. : OPAL
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Search out. : GROPE
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Great river of Tibet and NW India. : INDUS
60
Varnishes. : LACS
61
Hoisting machine. : CRANE
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Laughs: Fr. : RIRES
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Murmuring tones. : COOS
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Jose Maria Valesco Ibarra's capital. : QUITO
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Greek letters. : THETAS
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Blackbird: Var. : OSEL
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Deborah ___. : KERR
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Pungent sauce. : CURRY
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Glorious: India. : SRI
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One who excels. : ACE
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Glossy silk fabric. : TAFFETA
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___ Vista, 1847 Mexican battlefield. : BUENA
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County seat of Cook County, Ill. : CHICAGO
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Seed capsule. : POD
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Some. : ANY
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Long hollow cylinders. : TUBES
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Trolley. : TRAM
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Wish ___. : BONE
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Fails of development. : ABORTS
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Music center of Italy. : MILAN
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Girl's nickname. : GWEN
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Curves. : BENDS
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Gulf between Trinidad and Venezuela. : PARIA
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Convoke. : CALL
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Melodies. : ARIAS
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Man's name. : ELIAS
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In addition. : ALSO
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Girl. : CHIT
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Classifying. : ASSORTING
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Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
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Mother country to most of S. A. : SPAIN
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___ France. : ANATOLE
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Not concealed. : OUT
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Fixed: Dial. : SOT
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River in NW France. : ORNE
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Capital of Brazilian Province of Para. : BELEM
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Knots. : SNARLS
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Disney's friendly Brazilian parrot, Jo ___. : CARIOCA
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Peeler. : PARER
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Wild animals. : GAME
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Still open to discussion. : MOOT
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Armpit. : AXILLA
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Under 21. : MINOR
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Wall hanging. : ARRAS
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Applelike fruit. : POME
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___ Fernandes, Foreign Minister of Brazil. : RAUL
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___ Peninsula. : SCANDINAVIAN
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___ Bolivar. : SIMON
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Skin affliction. : ACNE
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Trujillo's stronghold. : SANTODOMINGO
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Clue. : SCENT
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1934 champion. : BAER
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Mexican laborers. : PEONS
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Stranger. : ODDER
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Terms. : WORDS
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Next meeting place of the 21 Americas. : BOGOTA
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Friends. : AMIGOS
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Cape at entrance to Dardanelles. : HELLES
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Time between periods. : INTERIM
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Fool. : ASS
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Dikran Kuyumjian, author of "The Green Hat." : ARLEN
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Tropical vine. : LIANE
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Proposes: Colloq. : VOTES
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Entrance. : ADIT
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Fowl. : HEN
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Dionysius suspended a sword over his head. : DAMOCLES
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Not consumed. : UNEATEN
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City 70 mi NE of Rome. : TERNI
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Danish-American social reformer. : RIIS
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Bow. : ARC
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Hearts. : CORES
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Brazilian who was President of U. N. Assembly. : ARANHA
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Cavalry soldier. : LANCER
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Stainers. : INKERS
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Kingston is its capital. : JAMAICA
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Standard diet of the Scotch. : OATMEAL
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French maid. : BONNE
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Fastening. : HASP
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Conversations. : CHATS
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Beggars. : SUERS
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Mixtures used for fuel. : GASES
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One of the Titans, son of Uranus. : CRIUS
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Region fought over by Bolivia and Paraguay during the Thirties. : CHACO
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Mexican state S of Arizona. : SONORA
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Zeal. : ARDOR
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Aggrieved. : SORE
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Of fields: Comb. form. : AGRO
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Suburb of Colon. : CRISTOBAL
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Favorite sportsmen of Spanish America. : TOREADORS
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Subtlety. : NICETY
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Katherine. : KATY
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Southern provinces of Argentina and Chile. : PATAGONIA
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Enormous water snakes. : ANACONDAS
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Ill-gotten gain. : PELF
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Stylish. : CHIC
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Most powerful chess piece. : QUEEN
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Receptacles. : URNS
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Spruce. : TRIM
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Knows. : KENS
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Where Ramon San Martin Grau is President. : CUBA
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Province of N China. : SHANSI
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The Fates: Latin. : FATA
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___ fight. : BULL
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Originate. : CREATE
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Adam's second son. : ABEL
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Potato: Spanish. : PAPA
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Tip. : TILT
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Whirl. : TWIRL
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Former President of Chile. : RIOS
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Feb. 15, 1898. : MAINE
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Make neat. : GROOM
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Originated. : BEGUN
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Asiatic country at civil war. : CHINA
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Garden flower. : ASTER
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Body. : CARCASS
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Barometers. : ANEROIDS
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Italian port, SE of Naples. : SALERNO
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Perceives by smell. : NOSES
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Put into a common fund. : POOL
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Dash. : ABANDON
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Mexican seaport. : TAMPICO
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Egyptian gem. : SCARAB
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Mountainous state of S Mexico. : OAXACA
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Three in one. : TRIUNE
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Lodger. : ROOMER
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Lake in central Scotland. : LOMOND
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Restricts: Dial. : STENTS
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Worse. : ILLER
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Spotted Mexican pony. : PINTO
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Study laboriously. : GRIND
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Render furious: Obs. : ARAGE
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Landed estate. : MANOR
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Long neck hair. : MANE
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Greedy. : AVID
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Punta or cabo. : CAP
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Compass point. : SSW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 54 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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