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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1950

18-Down : Feature of Negeb terrain.

Author:
S. K. Fliegner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 39
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 420
Across
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Pennant winners, 1948. : BRAVES
7
Operates. : MANAGES
14
Copernicus' nationality. : POLISH
20
First G. O. P. candidate, 1856. : FREMONT
21
Promote. : ELEVATE
22
Electra's brother. : ORESTES
24
Pirate of Grande Terre Island. : LAFITTE
25
Part of the body. : ABDOMEN
26
Mosaic cube. : TESSERA
27
Symington's branch of service. : AIR
28
Symbol of purity and honor. : ERMINE
30
Marine snail. : NERITA
32
Lukewarm. : TEPID
33
Vitreous. : GLASSY
35
Egyptian measure. : DERA
37
Bellows. : SNORTS
39
Ourselves: Latin. : IPSI
40
Medley. : OLIO
41
Part of a sonnet. : SESTET
43
Small space. : AREOLA
45
Ogee-shaped. : ESS
46
Hawaiian goose. : NENE
47
Install. : SEAT
48
Young salmon. : GRILSE
50
Commencement. : OUTSET
52
Of speech. : VOCAL
54
___ of the Antilles. : PEARL
55
Blasphemed. : SWORE
57
Macassar is its chief port. : CELEBES
60
Sailor on the "Pinafore." : DEADEYE
62
Pithy phrase. : EPIGRAM
66
Weber's opera. : OBERON
67
Petrarch's forte. : SONNET
68
Meadow. : LEA
70
The end. : OMEGA
71
Furbish. : RUB
72
Each of two. : EITHER
74
Highly formal. : SOLEMN
76
Stalin's predecessor. : LENIN
77
Verbal. : ORAL
79
Early American guide. : CARSON
81
Subject of 5:5:3 ratio. : NAVIES
83
Seines. : NETS
84
Founder of Nineveh. : NINUS
86
Where Angus Ward was held prisoner. : MUKDEN
88
Boxer killed in crash. : CERDAN
90
Lively: Fr. : GAI
91
Custard apple. : ANONA
92
Kimono sash. : OBI
93
Ship's quarters. : CABINS
95
To this point. : HERETO
97
Margaret Chase Smith. : SENATOR
99
Temperaments. : NATURES
101
Japanese instrument of 3 strings. : SAMISEN
102
Geological period. : TRIAS
104
Lower. : BASER
105
Jellyfishlike marine animal. : BEROE
106
Subject of Twenty-first Amendment. : REPEAL
109
Bordeaux wine. : CLARET
111
Asphalt: Sp. : BREA
112
Cyrano's trade-mark. : NOSE
116
Egg-shaped ornaments. : OVA
117
Rounded lump. : PELLET
119
Pertaining to the Muses. : AONIAN
121
"J'Accuse." : ZOLA
122
Honey: Obs. : MELL
124
Render darker. : DEEPEN
126
Methuselah's grandson. : NOAH
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Breeder. : RAISER
129
Zones. : AREAS
131
Zoroastrian devil: Var. : ARIMAN
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Advantageous. : USEFUL
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Impound. : PEN
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Provoked. : NETTLED
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Rayon yarn sizes. : DENIERS
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Deletion of last syllable. : APOCOPE
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Irish term of endearment. : ASTHORE
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Open. : UNCLOSE
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Put back to work. : REHIRED
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Fluctuate. : TEETER
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Lined with brick. : STEENED
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Schoolbook. : READER
Down
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Alphabetic system invented in 1829. : BRAILLE
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Burden of a song. : REFRAIN
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Mon ___. : AMI
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Ayes and noes. : VOTES
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Bookkeeping term. : ENTRY
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Bole. : STEM
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Of least value. : MEANEST
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Victoria's consort. : ALBERT
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Swan River. : AVON
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Olympic ___. : GAMES
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Unceasingly. : ETERNALLY
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Class of 1950. : SENIORS
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Irish Cobbler. : POTATO
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Hematite. : ORE
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In case. : LEST
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Alien Japanese in U. S. : ISSEI
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Feature of Negeb terrain. : STEPPES
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Bristly, as a porcupine: Her. : HERISSE
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Large bulging bottle. : FLAGON
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One who loves cruelty. : SADIST
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Exemplar. : IDEAL
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Kilmer's poem. : TREES
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At all. : SOEVER
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Where Lemnos is. : AEGEAN
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Racing yacht. : SLOOP
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Freedom of the ___. : SEAS
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Exchanges. : TRADES
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President of France. : AURIOL
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Panoramic. : SCENIC
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Cromwell's son-in-law. : IRETON
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Covering. : TEGMEN
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Tarkington character. : PENROD
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Alienated. : WEANED
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Cigars. : CORONAS
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Imitation ivory. : EBURINE
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Arab League country. : LEBANON
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Firm woolen cloth. : DOESKIN
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Cricket teams. : ELEVENS
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Revokes. : RENEGES
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Disquiet. : AGITATE
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Gracie ___. : MANSION
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Beverage. : SHRUB
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Descendants of Mohammed. : EMIRS
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Queen in "Titus Andronicus." : TAMORA
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More delicately woven. : LACIER
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Crescent-shaped. : LUNATE
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Hebe's drink. : NECTAR
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3,500,000 sq. mi. of sand. : SAHARA
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Petty despot. : SATRAP
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Loathing. : NAUSEA
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Jules Verne hero. : NEMO
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Frenchman. : BRETON
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Titular hero of Wagner opera. : RIENZI
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Anointed. : OILED
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Diminution. : ABATEMENT
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Scrutinized. : SEEN
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Hardness: Comb. form. : SCLER
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Famous astronomer. : BRAHE
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Pax ___. : ROMANA
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Nepal's famous peak. : EVEREST
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Tablet for colors. : PALETTE
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Member of First Triumvirate. : LEPIDUS
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Prejudiced. : BIASSED
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Fertilized plant cell. : OOSPORE
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Rip Van Winkle. : SLEEPER
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Achieved. : EARNED
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Editorial article. : LEADER
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Former head of Economic Council. : NOURSE
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Machine tool. : LATHE
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Cactus Jack's middle name. : NANCE
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Indian coin. : RUPEE
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Hawaiian salutation. : ALOHA
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Deer's track. : SLOT
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Site of Aswan Dam. : NILE
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He fought Louis in 1937. : FARR
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Rather than. : ERE
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Several eras. : EON
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Subject of Corneille tragedy. : CID

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 32 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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