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CROSS-EXAMINATION

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1949

Author:
Howard O. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 366
Across
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Labor. : STRIVE
7
Occupant of a cocoon. : PUPA
11
Copycat. : APER
15
High explosive. : TONITE
21
Decorticated. : PEELED
22
Afresh. : ANEW
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"Good King ___." : RENE
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Won. : EARNED
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Mutually destructive. : INTERNECINE
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Thickened, as by evaporation. : INSPISSATED
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Capek's robot play. : RUR
30
Indian fig trees, with aerial roots. : BANIANS
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Native kingdom of the Gold Coast. : ASHANTI
32
Finial. : EPI
33
Panay natives. : ATIS
35
Small lizards. : EFTS
36
Man's name. : ERIC
37
Berlin's river. : SPREE
39
Rounded part. : LOBE
40
Friends: French. : AMIS
41
Prone. : APT
44
Maid in "Antony and Cleopatra." : IRAS
46
Enzymes. : ASES
47
Of grapes. : UVITIC
49
Frogs: Zool. : ANURANS
51
Cavil. : CARP
53
Old Roman drinking vessels. : PATERAE
55
Method of ending debate. : CLOSURE
56
Boats. : SAILERS
59
Burning. : AFIRE
60
Hindrance. : STOP
62
Devotee of an idea. : IST
63
Living on a shore. : LITTORAL
64
Governor Pittman's state. : NEVADA
66
Bay windows. : ORIELS
68
Marmee's eldest daughter. : MEG
69
"Miss ___ Slagle's." : SUSIE
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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Mongrel. : CUR
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Nothing. : NIL
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Excelled. : SHONE
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Cast. : SEND
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Stimulating. : INSPIRATIONAL
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Depresses: Dial. : SADS
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The feathergrasses. : STIPA
85
Man's nickname. : NAT
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Of the same kind. : ILK
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Star in Draco. : ADIB
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Mountain ridge. : ARETE
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Greek island. : IOS
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Give heed. : LISTEN
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Grave. : SEVERE
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Ease. : UNBURDEN
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Burns' titular hero. : TAM
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Tree of madder family. : EVEA
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Scouting: Aviation slang. : RECON
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African striped antelopes. : KOODOOS
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Memorandum in diplomacy. : MEMOIRE
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Flags. : PENNONS
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Outer Hebrides Islands, North ___ or South ___. : UIST
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Agencies. : MEDIUMS
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Equanimity. : PHLEGM
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Behold: Latin. : ECCE
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Suffix denoting profession. : STER
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Serpent. : ASP
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Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
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Hebrew dry measure: Var. : EPHA
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Islamic Messiah. : MAHDI
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Miscellany. : OLIO
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Blessing. : BOON
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Streaks in mahogany. : ROES
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Lord Palmerston's nickname. : PAM
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Lively dance: Var. : RIGADON
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Axillae. : ARMPITS
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Convened. : SAT
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Inculcate democratic ideals. : AMERICANIZE
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Shown. : DECLARATIVE
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Woolly. : LANATE
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Highlander. : GAEL
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Bacchic cry. : EVOE
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Stimulator. : ELATER
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Screen actress Williams. : ESTHER
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Termini. : ENDS
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Pigments. : REDS
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Accent. : STRESS
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Whorled. : SPIRAL
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Sustained: Mus. : TENUTO
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Tending to punish. : RETRIBUTIVE
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___ de France. : ILE
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Part of speech. : VERB
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___ Wallace Hopper. : EDNA
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Quiet. : PACIFIC
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Oriental Christians. : UNIATS
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Father and son, famous in England and America. : PENNS
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Inspires respect. : AWES
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Operatic solo. : ARIA
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Think: Fr. : PENSE
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Cherish. : ENSHRINE
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Resorts. : REPAIRS
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Exam. : TEST
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Source of joy in monotony. : OASIS
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Former Federal agency: Abbr. : NRA
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Vary at random. : INTERSPERSE
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Conical tent. : TEEPEE
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Vortices. : EDDIES
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Inimical forces. : ENEMIES
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Ancient Peruvian. : INCA
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Particular. : SEVERAL
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Dangerously clever. : PARLOUS
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Mindanao native. : ATA
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Upward: Comb. form. : ANO
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Faint-hearted. : PUSILLANIMOUS
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Brace a roof. : TRUSS
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Away! : SCAT
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Enraged. : IRED
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Plant of the ginger family. : ALPINIA
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Facility. : ART
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Holms. : AITS
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South American Indian stock. : PANO
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Southwest wind. : AFER
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The heart. : COR
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Remarkable. : SIGNAL
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Sadie Thompson play. : RAIN
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Pung. : SLED
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Act of twisting. : TORSION
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Kingly. : LEONINE
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Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
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Norse goddess of peace. : EIR
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Anagrammatic electrical unit. : MHO
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Frees. : UNTIES
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Children tenders: Colloq. : SITTERS
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Sambars. : ELKS
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Additional postscript: Abbr. : PPS
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Chinese pagodas. : TAS
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___ Center, Sinclair Lewis' birthplace. : SAUK
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Florence's river. : ARNO
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Valley outlet. : DEBOUCHMENT
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Planned. : STUDIED
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Vindicator. : AVENGER
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Compounded more than once. : DECOMPOSITE
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Very hard. : IRON
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Peaks in Scotland. : BENS
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Aphrodite's companion. : EROS
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Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
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Mother of mankind. : EVE
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Points. : DOTS
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Scatter. : TED
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Loss of voice. : APHONIA
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Noon. : MERIDIAN
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Rogue. : IMP
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Letters. : ELS
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Mixture. : MELANGE
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Third word of U. N. Charter. : PEOPLES
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Pierce. : EMPALE
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South African foxes. : CAAMAS
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Civilian garb in old Rome. : TOGA
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Frostfish. : TOMCOD
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Equine affliction. : HEAVES
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Starworts. : ASTERS
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Iridosmine compound. : IRITE
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Filtered. : OOZED
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Curved mark over a short vowel. : BREVE
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Freezer. : ICER
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Swedish name. : NELS
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Biblical name. : ADER
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Very: French. : TRES
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Piquancy. : SALT
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Huzza. : RAH
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North Carolina river, 220 miles to Pamlico Sound. : TAR

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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