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BITS OF KNOWLEDGE

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1949

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
Alberta N. Burton has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 408
Across
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Chinese city, first foreign trade port. : CANTON
7
Bohemian composer. : SMETANA
14
Reincarnation. : AVATAR
20
Mercury's winged sandals. : TALARIA
21
Hound. : HARRIER
22
Withdraws. : RETIRES
24
Sources. : ORIGINS
25
Quick retort. : RIPOSTE
26
Projection over door or window. : CROSSET
27
Prefix. : PRE
28
Genus which includes sea lions. : OTARIA
30
Redundancy. : PLEONASM
32
Note in Guido's scale. : ELA
33
Symbol of Maine. : PINE
35
Tatar. : SLAV
36
Master of the short story (1809-49). : POE
37
Fluff. : LINT
38
Dill. : ANET
39
Sierra ___, British colony, West Africa. : LEONE
41
Shows contempt. : SNEERS
43
This word has four pronunciations. : VASE
44
Ecclesiastical hood. : AMICE
45
Mistakes in printing. : ERRATA
47
Egyptian singing girl. : ALME
48
Man's name. : SETH
49
Spathes. : BRACTS
50
"Pearl of the Antilles." : CUBA
52
Located. : SITUATE
54
Tito's last name. : BROZ
55
Hypothetical visitors to earth. : MARTIANS
59
"Elder statesmen" of Japan. : GENRO
60
Shaped with a tool. : TROWELED
64
Margarine. : OLEO
65
Luxury liner. : SATURNIA
67
Persian title. : KHAN
68
In art, strewn with stars. : SEME
69
Despise. : SCORN
71
Units of matter. : MONADS
72
Side of bacon. : FLITCH
74
Forbid. : BAN
75
Ptomaine. : SEPSIN
77
Machines to separate seeds from cotton. : GINS
78
Witnessed. : SEEN
79
Hot Mediterranean wind. : SOLANO
81
Bay on Honshu Island. : ISE
82
Rope. : LARIAT
84
Industrial problem. : STRIKE
86
The screen's "Mr. Chips." : DONAT
87
Heating device. : ETNA
89
Keats. : POET
90
Smokestacks. : CHIMNEYS
92
Franchise. : VOTE
93
Uneasy. : RESTLESS
95
Friend of Lord Byron. : MOORE
96
Minted again. : RECOINED
98
Buddhist temple in Japan. : TERA
99
Inns. : TAVERNS
101
Repair. : DARN
102
Author of "Kitty Foyle." : MORLEY
105
Gigantic. : HUGE
106
Natives: Suffix. : ITES
108
Miss poignantly. : REGRET
112
Clinging vine. : IVIES
113
Adriatic port. : BARI
114
Sword-shaped: Bot. : ENSATE
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"He threw the ___, but not with love, right in the lady's face." : GLOVE
117
Granular snow. : NEVE
118
Wend. : SORB
119
Capture. : BAG
120
Grooves. : RUTS
122
Belgian river. : YSER
123
Three: It. : TRE
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Rigid disciplinarian. : MARTINET
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Source of vitamin C. : TOMATO
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Compass direction. : ENE
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Small orifice in sponge. : OSTIOLE
131
Tyros. : NOVICES
133
Roman household gods. : PENATES
135
Heckler. : NEEDLER
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Green arsenate of copper. : ERINITE
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The "Lost Pleiad." : ELECTRA
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Revokes. : ADEEMS
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Tennis games. : SINGLES
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World ___. : SERIES
Down
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Navy's bone of contention. : CARRIER
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One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
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Hector. : NAG
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Musical form. : TRIO
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Anoints: Archaic. : OINTS
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Speech sounds. : NASALS
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Withers. : SHRIVELS
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Most beautiful of the Pleiades. : MAIA
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Marshall Plan. : ERP
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Turn: Greek. : TROPOS
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Passageway. : AISLE
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Ancient Greek chord. : NETE
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Having interstices. : AREOLATE
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Secret. : ARCANE
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In Russia, about three-fifths mi. : VERST
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Controversial subject. : ATOM
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Common contraction. : TIS
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Rat poison. : ARSENIC
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Return to office. : REELECT
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Overthrow. : TOPPLE
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Commonwealths. : STATES
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Hindu prince. : RANA
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City of Yugoslavia. : NISH
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Legislators. : ENACTORS
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Simulates. : PRETENDS
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Astounds. : AMAZES
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Sewing case. : ETUI
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D. P. coming to America. : EMIGRANT
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U. N. problem. : VETO
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Lined up. : AROW
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Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Cow ponies: Colloq. : BRONCS
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Hué is its capital. : ANAM
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Etats ___. : UNIS
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Enfant terrible. : BRAT
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More covered with lichens. : MOSSIER
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Molière's misanthrope. : ALCESTE
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Resumes. : REOPENS
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Strong cigars. : STOGIES
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Rodin's famous figure. : THINKER
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Mountain range in Syria. : LEBANON
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Issue. : EMANATE
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Indicated. : DENOTED
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One of the United Greeks: Eccl. : UNIAT
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Author of "The Music Master." : KLEIN
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Nothing. : NIL
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Seethes. : FERMENTS
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Coal scuttle. : HOD
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Table linen. : NAPERY
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Inspiring. : STIRRING
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Affectionately. : LOVINGLY
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Stalin's wife. : ROSA
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Tire. : SHOE
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Scrutinized. : EYED
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Britain's leading Socialist. : ATTLEE
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Inlet. : COVE
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Cicatrix. : SCAR
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Members of F. F. V. : LEES
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Wise men. : MAGI
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Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
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Rotary engines. : TURBINES
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Sea-anemones. : SEAROSES
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Newest Supreme Court Justice. : MINTON
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Foreign. : OVERSEA
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Fastened immovably. : RIVETED
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First star in "Westerns." : HART
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Cockade. : ROSETTE
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Equalizing devices. : EVENERS
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Miss Wright of the screen. : TERESA
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Destructive insects. : BORERS
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Corroding. : EATING
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Siberian stockades. : ETAPES
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Governor McKay's capital. : SALEM
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Britain's Foreign Secretary. : BEVIN
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Stone tablet. : STELE
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Character in "The Wind in the Willows." : MOLE
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Purple seaweed used as food in Japan. : NORI
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Unique person. : ONER
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Carplike fish. : IDE
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Eyelash. : CIL
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Chemical combining form. : ACI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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