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READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 304
Across
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The tongue of Dostoevsky. : SLAVIC
7
Heard in Tin-Pan Alley. : PIANOS
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Where Abraham's tomb is. : HEBRON
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Wife of Aeneas. : LAVINIA
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Amy Dorrit's disposition. : ANGELIC
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Glacial heap. : MORAINE
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Famous teacher of Middle Ages. : ABELARD
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Barren of ideas. : STERILE
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Landing. : ARRIVAL
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___ poem. : TONE
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Of which Minos was king. : CRETE
30
Officers of royal stables: Hist. : AVENERS
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Harbor boats. : TUGS
33
C. G. S. unit. : ERG
34
Welcomers. : HAILERS
36
What Raffles made illegally. : ENTRIES
38
Count Tolstoy. : LEO
39
Shabby. : SEEDY
41
Bavarian Premier, assassinated 1919. : EISNER
43
"Law of Moses." : TORA
44
Forever: Archaic. : ETERN
46
Slain in Spenser's "Faerie Queene." : DRAGONS
48
Letitia ___, Jonathan Wild's wife. : SNAP
50
Juvenile baseball grounds. : SANDLOTS
52
Royal seal. : SIGNET
54
Father of Cainan. : ENOS
56
Crusoe's find. : NAILS
57
Globe. : SPHERE
59
Shot upward. : ROCKETED
62
Conrad's "___ Agent." : SECRET
66
Holy place. : SHRINE
67
Single aster. : MONASTER
68
One of a Jewish sect. : KARAITE
69
What Ulrica was in "Ivanhoe." : CRONE
70
Languishes. : MOPES
71
Calling of the Sea Wolf's men. : SEALERS
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Henry ___ Dyke. : VAN
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What Melisande lost in the blindman's well. : RING
75
Balzac's Cousin Pons' home. : PARIS
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One of David's songs. : PSALM
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Family in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." : PAGE
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Uncle Tom's little friend. : EVA
79
___ Bluffs, Ia. : COUNCIL
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Decline. : SLUMP
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Sam Weller's occupation. : VALET
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Rain-predicting English finch. : WETBIRD
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Chemists' tubes. : ADAPTERS
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Travelers. : FARERS
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What West does in "Looking Backward." : SLEEPS
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Having turns. : FLEXUOSE
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Ebb. : RECEDE
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"___ Barren Leaves"—Huxley. : THOSE
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Meg's son in "Little Women." : DEMI
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Calling of Masterman Ready. : SEAMAN
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Link together. : CATENATE
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Won by Ben Hur. : RACE
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Supported. : ABETTED
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Follower of Dionysius. : SATYR
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Forearm bone. : ULNA
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Early form of boxing in France. : SAVATE
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___ Park, Colorado. : ESTES
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Apt expression. : HIT
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Rolls of parchment. : SCROLLS
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So lay the walls of Jericho. : LEVELED
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Example to a sluggard. : ANT
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Waterless. : ARID
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Irrigate again. : REWATER
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French writer, critic (1823–92). : RENAN
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Abdul the Bulbul ___. : AMIR
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Origin. : DERIVAL
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Measuring tool. : CALIPER
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Deify. : IDOLIZE
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Unity. : ONENESS
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Greek clubman. : ERANIST
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Seat of University of the South. : SEWANEE
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V-shaped pieces. : WEDGES
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What Richard Dana trimmed. : SHEETS
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Feel displeasure. : RESENT
Down
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School gear in Tom Sawyer's day. : SLATES
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What Gilliatt did in "Toilers of the Sea." : LABORED
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Count of Monte Cristo's role. : AVENGER
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Character of Tartuffe. : VILE
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Sister of Miss Lulu Bett. : INA
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Around. : CIRCA
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Ointments. : PASTES
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Men in White. : INTERNS
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"The ___ of Fable" by Bulfinch. : AGE
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A tributary of the Tiber. : NERA
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___ Schreiner, novelist. : OLIVE
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"___ Night" by Josef Mohr. : SILENT
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"Black Beauty." : HORSE
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Misjudge. : ERR
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Cast by Izaak Walton. : BAIT
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Little stream. : RIVULET
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Wild asses. : ONAGERS
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A biography by Robert Southey. : NELSON
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___ Lecouvreur, heroine of a play by Scribe and Légouvé. : ADRIENNE
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Literary patchworks. : CENTOS
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Lady in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
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Elizabeth: Fr. : ELISE
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"A sleeveless ___." : ERRAND
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Science named for Greek goddess. : HYGIENE
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Indians. : SENECAS
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Mark Twain's Col. Mulberry ___. : SELLERS
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Spirited. : DASHING
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Takes precedence of. : RANKS
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She stabs Scarpia. : TOSCA
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A Grimm being. : OGRE
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Spenser, Prince of ___. : POETS
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Make powerless. : DISARM
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Describing the background of "Almayer's Folly." : TROPICAL
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Where chimes ring: "A Christmas Carol." : STEEPLES
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Wither. : SHRIVEL
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Bent. : PRONATE
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Unilateral. : ONESIDED
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Obliterations. : ERASURES
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Emulated. : RIVALED
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Cabinet. : ETAGERE
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Doctrines. : TENETS
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Skinflints. : SCREWS
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Omar says it brings a thousand roses. : MORN
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Seaweed. : KELP
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Tennyson poem. : MAUD
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Loom levers. : LAMS
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English Greek scholar (1759–1808). : PORSON
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Topsy has none. : PARENTS
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Monograms. : CIPHERS
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Less strict. : LAXER
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Unfeeling. : STOICAL
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Moved out. : VACATED
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Girl in Burnett's "The Shuttle." : BETTY
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Mountain lions. : PUMAS
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A wife. : FEME
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Whitlow in cattle. : FETLOW
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Monk, doctor, editor and writer (1490–1553). : RABELAIS
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Horse-mackeral. : SAURELS
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Pig's fate in "Tom, the piper's son." : EATEN
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Native of City of the Caliphs. : CAIRENE
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Arrayed. : ATTIRED
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Entwine. : ENLACE
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Site of the Rongbak Glacier. : EVEREST
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Woven fabric. : ETAMINE
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Habitant. : DENIZEN
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Peter Pan loses his. : SHADOW
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Holy tables. : ALTARS
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Sidetracks. : AVERTS
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Opening scene, "Romeo and Juliet." : STREET
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Cloddish. : CRASS
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A pause, in the Psalms. : SELAH
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Finisher. : ENDER
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First word in well-known nursery rhyme. : DING
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Russian hemp. : RINE
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Sigh for Yorick. : ALAS
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A letter. : VEE
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Hideout of the four-and-twenty. : PIE
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Possess, as something derived. : OWE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 50 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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