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IN LITERARY CIRCLES

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1951

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 609 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 35
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 602
Across
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Otranto, Rackrent, Zenda. : CASTLES
8
Water-raising wheels. : NORIAS
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Fealty. : HOMAGE
20
Hercules was her slave. : OMPHALE
21
Marketable : SALABLE
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Idle talk. : PALAVER
23
Dissenter. : HERETIC
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Junction. : UNITION
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Where Kokomo is. : INDIANA
26
Character in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
27
___ bien. : TRES
29
Mounted sentinels. : VEDETTES
31
Symbol of England. : LION
32
Storage crib. : BIN
33
Teetered. : SEESAWED
35
Particles. : IOTAS
37
Memento of Diamond Head. : LEI
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Lord ___, who said, "All power corrupts." : ACTON
40
River in Kenya. : TANA
41
Strong. : MANLY
43
Deposit of loam. : LOESS
45
Fall flower. : ASTER
47
What Penelope did to Laertes' shroud. : UNRAVELED
50
Belgian Nobel Prize winner in medicine, 1919. : BORDET
51
Golf gadgets. : TEES
53
Sherman's rank. : ADMIRAL
54
She wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." : HOWE
55
Almost 4 miles, in Persia. : PARASANG
59
Dervish in the "Arabian Nights." : AGIB
60
Inhabited. : PEOPLED
63
Kirghiz mountain range. : ALAI
64
Village on the N. Y. State Barge Canal, near Syracuse. : CANASTOTA
67
___ Strait, in Washington Sound. : HARO
68
D. V. M. : VET
70
Palm thatch. : NIPA
71
Daniel Boone was one. : TRAPPER
72
Food fish. : SHAD
74
Native of N. E. Hindustan. : KOERI
76
Family in "Heart of Midlothian." : DEANS
78
Silkworms. : ERIAS
79
Mme. de ___, nee Germaine Necker. : STAEL
80
Babylonian god. : ENLIL
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Homestead lot. : INLOT
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Peevish oath. : DRAT
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Sluggishness. : INERTIA
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Ebb and flow. : TIDE
86
Sanskrit school. : TOL
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Admirable. : RARE
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Sotto voce. : UNDERTONE
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Big shot. : ONER
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Young girl; debutante: Colloq. : ROSEBUD
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___ Lee. : LILA
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Young birds. : NESTLERS
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Grass stem: Var. : HALM
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Ancient kingdom N. of Greece. : MACEDON
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London's foreign quarter. : SOHO
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She danced for Herod. : SALOME
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Gooseneck device used in plumbing. : WATERSEAL
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Seattle's sound. : PUGET
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Mr. Darcy finally conquers it. : PRIDE
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More dreadful. : DIRER
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College math. : TRIG
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Musical. : LYRIC
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Fifth word of the Gettysburg Address. : AGO
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George Meredith's capricious heroine. : DIANA
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American mole, having prominent nostrils. : STARNOSE
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Rain spout: Scot. : RONE
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Regular patron. : CUSTOMER
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Presently. : ANON
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Ivan IV. : TSAR
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Needle-point lace. : ALENCON
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Image worshiper. : IDOLIST
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Rope of untanned skin. : RAWHIDE
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Not cordial. : DISTANT
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Site of University of the South. : SEWANEE
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Attains success. : ARRIVES
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Resources. : ASSETS
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Kitchen utensil. : MASHER
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A trait of Becky Sharp's. : SLYNESS
Down
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Narcotic snuff. : COHOBA
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Subject of 1927 Kafka novel. : AMERICA
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Short races. : SPRINTS
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Next. : THEN
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Buddhist pillar. : LAT
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The Four Hundred. : ELITE
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Edward Rochester had one. : SECRET
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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___ branch of peace. : OLIVE
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Valued. : RATED
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In the same book: Lat. : IBID
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Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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Francisco's role in "Hamlet." : SENTINEL
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The white goose: Hindu myth. : HANSA
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Word for Father William. : OLD
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Flexible armor. : MAIL
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Benefited. : AVAILED
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Columbus was one. : GENOESE
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Ancient Greek club member. : ERANIST
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Daniel proved her innocence. : SUSANNA
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This Tartuffe affected. : PIETY
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Son of Isaac. : ESAU
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"Twice ___ Tales." : TOLD
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Knives. : SNEES
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Charles Farrar Browne's nom de plume. : WARD
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Lazybones. : SLOWPOKE
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Commune 12 miles E. of Naples. : OTTAIANO
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Earn by service. : MERIT
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Onyx marble. : ALABASTER
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City in Russia. : OREL
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Respond. : REACT
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Central American timber trees. : AMATES
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Strength. : VIGOR
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Rude person. : BOOR
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Parade instrument. : SNAREDRUM
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Found on "The Front Page." : HEADLINES
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Nehru was called this. : PANDIT
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One who transfers property. : ALIENOR
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Winter resort near Genoa. : RAPALLO
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Snarled. : GNARRED
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Four-wheeled carriage. : PHAETON
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Girl in Dos Passos' "U. S. A." : EVELINE
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Mocker. : DERIDER
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Stevenson's burial place overlooks it. : APIA
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Spoon-shaped. : SPATULATE
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Doorkeepers. : TILERS
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Moss ___, playwright. : HART
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The science of reality. : ONTOLOGY
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Flowed freely. : STREAMED
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Snaths. : SNEADS
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Lazy one. : IDLER
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Fabulist. : AESOP
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Competent. : ABLE
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Daintier. : NICER
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Wearing shoes. : SHOD
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Ultima ___. : THULE
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Opposed to Girondism. : MARATISM
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Mountain chain in Greece. : OETA
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Recount. : NARRATE
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Surf shiner. : SPARADA
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Part of ancient Greece. : ARGOLIS
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Cat. : LIONESS
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Triumphs. : WINS
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Waterfall. : LINN
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Tending to eat away. : EROSIVE
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Philippics. : TIRADES
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Dishearten. : DAUNT
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Hindu teachers: Var. : GOORAS
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Fondle. : CARESS
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Sacred images. : ICONS
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Biblical word. : SELAH
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Threefold. : TRINE
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Angry sound. : SNARL
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___ en point: Heraldry. : ENTE
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Ancient Greek theatres. : ODEA
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Cuts down. : MOWS
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Describes Don Quixote's figure. : THIN
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Lilli Palmer's Pyewacket. : CAT
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Indian weight. : SER
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Twisted. : WRY

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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