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FROM THE WORLD OF BOOKS

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 613 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 417
Across
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Author of "Comédie Humaine." : BALZAC
7
Dazzling. : AGLARE
13
Pan for live coals: Sp. : BRASERO
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Unemployed. : OTIOSE
21
Mean horses to ride. : REARERS
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Ships engaged at Actium. : TRIREMES
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Expiated. : ATONED
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Plan. : ARRANGE
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Balm of Gilead. : OINTMENT
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River in Kenya. : TANA
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Halévy's Constantin. : ABBE
30
Hunted by Trader Horn. : LEOPARDS
32
Sea bird. : ERNE
33
Marquis: Abbr. : MIS
34
Knights ___. : ERRANT
36
Scarlet bird. : TANAGER
38
Schnapps. : GIN
39
Close: Poetic. : ANEAR
41
Garden plants. : ASTERS
44
"The ___ of Silas Lapham." : RISE
45
Vulture. : AREND
47
Most intimate. : NEAREST
49
Of a people. : RACIAL
51
Be silent: Lat. : TACE
53
Euripedes' forte. : DRAMA
54
Describes Alice's adventures. : FANTASTIC
57
Disguise in "Charley's Aunt." : SKIRTS
61
Proudie of Barchester. : BISHOP
63
Compound: Chem. : TRIENE
64
To which Père Goriot is reduced. : PENURY
65
Nymph changed into a fountain. : ARETHUSA
67
Roman bronze. : AES
68
Old English court. : LEET
70
Mal de ___. : MER
71
Soap plant. : AMOLE
72
London street. : STRAND
74
Mme. Récamier's forte. : SALON
76
Pan Michael's sister's title. : PANI
77
River duck. : TEAL
78
Word for Rawdon Crawley and Becky Sharp. : CHEATS
79
Siamese coins. : TICALS
80
Pilaster. : ANTA
81
Saturn's rings. : ANSA
82
Greek goddess of the dew. : HERSE
83
Bornu native. : KANURI
84
Hunter slain by Artemis. : ORION
85
Curb for Black Beauty. : BIT
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Papa. : DADA
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Tune. : AIR
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Checker of gas consumed. : METERMAN
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Genus of spider monkeys. : ATELES
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Tourniquet. : GARROT
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Ethyl compound. : ETHIDE
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Oscar Hammerstein's forte. : LYRICS
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Events in Sandburg's "Lincoln." : ELECTIONS
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What Aesop's hare does. : RESTS
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Pieced out. : EKED
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Fruit of the buttercup. : ACHENE
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Enid's knight. : GERAINT
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Faded. : PASSE
110
Cinder ___. : ELLA
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Moon goddess. : SELENA
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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The wallaba. : APA
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Lambent. : RADIANT
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Designated. : SLATED
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"Diamond Lil." : MAE
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Frolic. : ROMP
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Fireplace pole for a kettle. : LUGSTICK
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Assuredly. : AMEN
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Mythical Hindu sea monster: Var. : MAKA
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Chief of the Nibelungs. : ALBERICH
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Gothic king. : ALARIC
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Describes Captain Bligh. : MARTINET
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Soothsayer. : DIVINER
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Beam support. : TORSEL
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Avenger in Sophocles' "Electra." : ORESTES
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Restrains. : DETERS
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Game at cards. : EUCHRE
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Hexam's calling in "Our Mutual Friend." : BOATMAN
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Achieved. : ATTAINED
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Tropical mint. : LIONSEAR
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___ Gale. : ZONA
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Mother of Peer Gynt. : ASE
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___ waxwing. : CEDAR
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Howling monkeys. : ARABAS
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Ruler. : GERENT
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A gibbon. : LAR
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___ Sea. : ARAL
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Romance by Chateaubriand. : RENE
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A fungus. : ERGOT
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Mother of Tom Jones. : BRIDGET
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Henna-wash. : RINSE
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Ruskin's field. : ART
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Pattern in art. : SEME
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Come out. : EMERGE
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An enzyme. : RENNIN
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Belgian port. : OSTEND
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Distinct. : SEPARATE
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Hartebeests. : TORAS
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Peck's Bad Boy. : BRAT
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Used in dyes. : ANILIN
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Status of Paphnutius in "Thaïs." : EREMITE
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Gull-like bird. : TERN
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Light bat. : RACKET
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Opera by Richard Strauss. : ARABELLA
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Climbing palms. : RATTANS
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How Little Miss Muffet felt. : SCARED
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Flicka's guide. : REIN
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Waist band. : SASH
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Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
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Poplars. : ASPENS
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Care of another's child. : FOSTERAGE
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Armadillos. : APARAS
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Sideboards. : CELLARETS
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Carol fled it. : RUMANIA
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To take this, Washington crossed the Delaware. : TRENTON
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Damascene. : SYRIAN
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Made quiet. : HUSHED
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Pleasantness. : AMENITY
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Hot day: Colloq. : ROASTER
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A celt. : EOLITH
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Kettledrum. : ATABAL
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Spenser's hag. : ATE
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Original ___. : SIN
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Sagacity. : ACUMEN
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Kind of Italian cheese. : PARMESAN
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Dance step. : CHASSE
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Jam on buttered bread: Fr. : TARTINE
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Coyotes: Var. : KIOTES
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Regulated. : ORDERED
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Embellisher. : DECKER
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___ of Triumph. : ARCH
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Setting of Joyce's "Ulysses." : EIRE
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Sapphira told them. : LIES
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War cries of ancient Greeks. : ALALAS
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Retracted. : RECANTED
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Commune in Silesia. : OELS
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Thackeray's pseudonym. : TITMARSH
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Stealthier. : SNEAKIER
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Infers, à la Sherlock Holmes. : DEDUCES
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Portal. : GATE
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Molasses. : TREACLE
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Andean plateau. : PARAMO
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Having no pole. : APOLAR
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Tributary of the Meuse. : SAMBRE
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Kipling's "___ That Failed." : LIGHT
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Beetle. : ELATER
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Nominators. : NAMERS
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R. H. Davis' "Princess ___." : ALINE
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Beth's nature, in "Little Women." : TIMID
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Mary's lamb: Rip's dog. : PETS
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Refuge of Dido and Aeneas. : CAVE
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Interlaced. : KNIT
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Tristan's uncle. : MARC
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Slower: Mus. abbr. : RIT
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One: Scot. : ANE
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Betty ___. : LOU

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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