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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 1946

Author:
Katherine McKenna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 608 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 54 Grid has super symmetry.
Katherine McKenna has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 252
Across
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Native of Nish. : SERBIAN
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Patronymic adopted by Turkish ruler in 1934. : ATATURK
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Byrnes' assistant. : ACHESON
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Part of loom. : TREADLE
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Rock celebrated by poet Brentano. : LORELEI
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Member of European ethnic group. : SLOVENE
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Red gurnards. : ROCHETS
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Port of ancient Palestine. : ASCALON
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Collection of clothing. : LAYETTE
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King of Judea. : ASA
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Bristle. : SETA
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Heat. : CALOR
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Visits among sailors. : GAMS
33
Street urchin. : TAD
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Submarine attachments. : FINS
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Town in E. France known for its iron works. : ROMBAS
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Embellishes. : ADORNS
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___ Guide. : GIRL
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Levels. : EVENS
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Grained sheepskin leather. : ROAN
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Revise. : EDIT
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Popular movie star. : HENIE
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Unruffled. : SEDATE
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Laughed in undignified fashion. : SNICKERED
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Site of famous Spanish cathedral. : BURGOS
53
Famous French surgeon (1517–90). : PARE
55
Growler. : SNARLER
56
Fiber used for ropes. : BAST
57
Mahomet's son-in-law. : ALI
60
Pans. : TINS
62
Poem in 24 cantos. : ILIAD
63
Chinese copper coins. : WENS
64
New Guinea port. : LAE
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Lacerate. : LANCINATE
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Invasion vessel. : LST
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Promises evil. : THREATENS
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Relating to ancient Greece. : ATTIC
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French physicist, discovered polarization of light. : MALUS
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Name meaning gainer of property. : EDWIN
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Scolds vehemently. : RATES
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Gathering of hunters. : MEET
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City on the Thames. : ETON
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Girl's name. : NITA
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Smith who aids Siegfried. : MIME
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Sinned. : ERRED
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Turkish coins. : LIRAS
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Israelite general assassinated by Joab. : ABNER
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Famous naturalist. : SETON
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Biennial composite plant. : DANDELION
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River in Westphalia and Hanover. : EMS
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Secreting internally. : ENDOCRINE
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Mining town in Belgium. : ANS
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Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
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Sculptured group of Michelangelo's in St. Peter's. : PIETA
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Ground-plot. : SITE
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Ancient Roman currency. : AES
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Popular singing star. : BING
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Federal States of Switzerland. : CANTONS
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Babylonian sea-goddess. : NINA
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Incite to action. : AROUSE
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Moving rapidly. : CAREERING
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Canal joining the Loire to the Saone. : CENTRE
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Author of Michael Strogoff. : VERNE
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Spanish title of respect. : DONA
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Fermented grain. : MALT
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Backless seat. : STOOL
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Grown old. : AGED
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Capital of Portuguese Guinea. : BOLAMA
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Whim. : VAGARY
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Girl's name. : IRMA
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Twitching. : TIC
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Fritz der ___, nickname of Frederick the Great. : ALTE
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Type of tie. : ASCOT
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Colored. : DYED
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Broach a vessel. : TAP
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My ___, by Willa Cather. : ANTONIA
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Biblical tragedy by Racine. : ATHALIA
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Pins of a sundial. : GNOMONS
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Mustering. : RAISING
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Greek hero of Trojan War. : STENTOR
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Chemical indication of degree of combining power of an element. : VALENCE
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Spanish magistrate. : ALCALDE
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Natives of Sunflower State. : KANSANS
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Notations. : ENTRIES
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Bombards at close range. : STRAFES
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Gnawing. : EROSIVE
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Repaired furniture. : RECANED
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Expression of contempt. : BAH
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"Beware the ___ of March." : IDES
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Vary. : ALTER
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Royal personage in Iliad and Odyssey. : NESTOR
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Iranian Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
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Famous conductor. : TOSCANINI
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Eponymous ancestor of Arcadians. : ARCAS
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Fresh-water duck. : TEAL
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Explorer of Gulf of California, 1539. : ULLOA
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Requisitioned a second time. : REORDERED
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Consanguinity. : KIN
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Oblique. : ASLANT
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Stops a noise. : CLAMS
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Heavy barges. : HOYS
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Mme. Curie's daughter and biographer. : EVE
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Mounting of a jewel. : SETTING
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Smallest of Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
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Polarized steel hands of compasses. : NEEDLES
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Shepherd of Tekoa. : AMOS
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Perforated plate used in storage batteries. : GRID
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Done without due notice. : SNAP
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Forbids. : BANS
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Breslau's river. : ODER
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GI's nickname for author of "Brewsie and Willie." : GERT
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Acting by mere weight without motion. : STATIC
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Cavalry soldier. : HUSSAR
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Bogland. : ERIN
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Rouses from sleep. : CALLS
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___ Kringle. : KRIS
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Cause to feel high. : ELATE
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Ruin. : BANE
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Painting. : ENAMELING
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French name, bold as a bear. : BERNARDIN
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Shaded walk. : ALAMEDA
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Papal palace. : LATERAN
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Places under arrest. : INTERNS
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Post. : STATION
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Blanches. : WHITENS
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Name meaning joy. : LETITIA
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Marine zoophyte. : ANEMONE
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2nd Century Communists. : ESSENES
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Summoned. : CITED
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River in Finisterre. : ELORN
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Unite closely. : TWINE
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More subdued. : TAMER
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Girl's name. : UNA
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Nazi news agency. : DNB
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Conveyance of an estate. : DEMISE
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Troyes' river. : SEINE
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Alger boy of 1784. : ASTOR
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Divisions of a play. : SCENES
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Liberator of Kansas (1814–66). : LANE
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Apportion. : METE
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Dress fabric like bombazine. : PARAMATTA
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Act of giving life. : ANIMATION
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Society. : BUND
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Scene of Biblical feast. : CANA
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Impediment. : SNAG
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Descents of deities to earth in incarnate form. : AVATARA
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Queenly. : REGINAL
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Of the appetite. : ORECTIC
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___ Porter, of "Night and Day." : COLE
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What Pollyanna was. : GLAD
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Rich dessert. : TORTONI
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Love affair. : ROMANCE
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Slips away. : ELAPSES
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Foolish affection. : DOTAGE
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Mr. Lie. : TRYGVE
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Descriptive of Homer, Milton, and love. : BLIND
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Pale. : ASHEN
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Pioneer in electrical science (1745–1827). : VOLTA
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HQ of Chinese Communists during war. : YENAN
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Indigo dye. : ANIL
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Preserves. : CANS
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Stupid person. : DOLT
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Woman explorer. : OSA
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Invite. : ASK
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Arsenal: Abbr. : ARS
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Mal de ___. : MER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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