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SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, February 29, 1948

Author:
Eileen St. Clair
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 316
Across
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Probably the Bard's last play. : TEMPEST
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Anthea's eulogizer. : HERRICK
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The first woman, in Greek myth. : PANDORA
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She helped Theseus. : ARIADNE
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Author of "Orlando Furioso." : ARIOSTO
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Condition of "Three Blind Mice." : ACAUDAL
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Scott hero, slain at Flodden Field. : MARMION
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Snowy months: French Revolutionary calendar. : NIVOSES
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Optimistic. : ROSEATE
28
David's songs: Abbr. : PSA
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Walked. : TROD
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Lake in Canal Zone. : GATUN
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Gateway to Palestine. : ACRE
33
Roman household god. : LAR
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Vulcan's armory. : ETNA
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"A part of education."—Bacon. : TRAVEL
38
___ harp. : EOLIAN
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Cleave. : RIFT
41
Easterners in the West. : DUDES
43
Subject of Keats' "Last Sonnet." : STAR
44
Before. : ERE
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Fertile spot. : OASIS
46
Mrs. Gamp. : SARAH
48
Presently. : ANON
50
He said, "Ignorance is bliss." : GRAY
52
Eskimo's hooded coat. : PARKA
53
One-sixth drachma. : OBOL
55
Charm. : ENAMOUR
57
Couch. : SOFA
58
Subside. : EBB
61
One of the brothers Karamazov. : IVAN
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Author of 1852 best seller. : STOWE
64
Mohammedan magistrate. : CADI
65
Bounder. : CAD
68
Regional locale of "Rain." : MELANESIA
71
Sandburg's hero. : ABE
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Macbeth adviser. : HAG
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Freshet. : SPATE
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Form by wearing away. : ERODE
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Short oar. : SCULL
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Author of best seller of 1881. : READE
80
Writer of Westerns (1836–1902). : HARTE
81
"His sins were scarlet, but his books were ___." : READ
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Son-in-law of Mohammed. : ALI
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Vigor. : VIM
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Move lightly. : TRIP
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Cloys. : SATES
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Apprehend. : SEIZE
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Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" hero. : CAREY
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Glower. : STARE
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Manifest. : OVERT
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Right of precedence: Fr. : PAS
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Caviar to the general. : ROE
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Herbs common along beaches. : SAMPHIRES
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"He had no hair on the top of his head." : NED
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James Joyce's homeland. : ERIN
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Chaplain. : PADRE
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Historic river. : NILE
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Duplicity. : ART
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Mythical British king. : BRAN
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Atmospheric phenomena. : METEORS
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Stentorian tone. : ROAR
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"Some fell on ___ ground." : STONY
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Addison's Roman hero. : CATO
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Attic ___. : SALT
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Vestige. : TRACE
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Superfluous. : SPARE
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Demure. : COY
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Piano duets. : DUOS
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"Hunting of the ___."—Lewis Carroll. : SNARK
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Cacklers. : HENS
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Plunder. : RAVAGE
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Stuffed olive. : PIMOLA
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Genuine. : TRUE
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One of Nature's communists. : ANT
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Entangle. : MIRE
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Soldier from "Down Under." : ANZAC
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Modern Aesop. : ADE
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Introduction. : ISAGOGE
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The kiwi is. : APTERAL
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Food element. : VITAMIN
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Ornamental screen. : REREDOS
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Daughter of Leontes. : PERDITA
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Connoisseur of the beautiful. : ESTHETE
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Talkers. : PRATERS
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Homer's epic. : ODYSSEY
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Sheltered: Scot. : SHEALED
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Driven in. : TAMPED
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Man's name. : ERASTUS
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Duke of Milan's daughter. : MIRANDA
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Card game. : PAM
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Revise. : EDIT
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Contemptuous laugh. : SNORT
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Singers. : TENORS
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Chinese dynasty. : HAN
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Asterlike flowers. : ERIGERONS
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Sheridan's "Captain Absolute." : RIVAL
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Elihu ___. : ROOT
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Exit. : ISSUE
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Scale: Comb. form. : CTENO
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Home of Hippocrates. : KOS
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The three fates: Roman Relig. : PARCAE
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Nut. : ACORN
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Nose: Obs. : NASE
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Appropriate. : DUE
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Harem slave. : ODALISK
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Almond liqueur. : RATAFIA
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Warning sirens. : ALERTS
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Facts. : DATA
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Sprightly. : AIRY
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Concerned with aircraft. : AERO
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Web of feather. : VANE
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Shakespeare's "foolish fond old man." : LEAR
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___ avis. : RARA
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___ farm, Horace's villa. : SABINE
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Like William, in "As You Like It." : OAFISH
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Cast: Naut. : HOVE
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Of one's birth. : NATAL
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One of Henry V's officers. : GOWER
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Feel remorse. : RUE
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School of whales. : POD
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"___ with a delicate air." : LASS
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Hoi polloi. : MOB
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Judicious. : SAGE
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He said, "I think no virtue goes with size." : EMERSON
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Deprive of. : BEREAVE
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Puffed up. : BLOATED
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Poe's well-known "barks of yore." : NICAEAN
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___ victory. : CADMEAN
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___ marble. : CARRARA
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Dresser. : ATTIRER
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Lying within the farthest recesses. : DEEPEST
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Snake. : ADDER
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Iphigenia in ___. : AULIS
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Filaments. : HAIRS
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Baroness Cederstrom. : PATTI
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Shaw's Galatea. : LIZ
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Little ___. : EVA
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Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
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Trail. : SPIN
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Muse of amatory poetry. : ERATO
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Large game fishes. : CEROS
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Primeval giant; Norse myth. : YMIR
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"Comes the blind Fury with th'abhorred ___"—Lycidas. : SHEARS
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"___ to Psyche."—Keats. : ODE
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Contrive. : PLOT
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Skate. : RAY
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Flush was one. : PET
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Extirpate. : ERADICATE
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Knight who saw the Grail. : BORS
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Yucatan Indian. : MAYA
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Squalid district. : SLUM
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Talk noisily. : RANT
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He wrote of "A Gentle Knight." : SPENSER
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Trumpet blare. : TANTARA
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Chap: Slang. : COVE
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Sound a horn. : TOOT
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Burnt sugar. : CARAMEL
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Descriptive of Dr. Johnson. : ERUDITE
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English educator (1819–85). : SHAIRP
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Act of affection. : CARESS
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Vessels. : SLAVES
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Wailed. : KEENED
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Harshness. : RIGOR
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Yawned. : GAPED
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Vestibule. : ENTRY
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Son of Hecuba. : PARIS
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Mennonite. : AMISH
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Kind. : MODE
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Izzards. : ZEDS
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French suffix. : ETTE
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Procure. : GET
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Highest mountain in Philippines. : APO
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Melody. : LAY
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Exclamation. : AHA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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