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ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 1948

Author:
R. Shoemaker
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
R. Shoemaker has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 313
Across
1
Parts of auto tires. : TREADS
7
The science and art of government. : POLITICS
15
Ancient instrument, used by Columbus. : COMPASS
22
"Ashes" of the sun. : HELIUM
23
Cephalalgia. : HEADACHE
24
Work to excess. : OVERPLY
25
Exaggerate. : OVERDO
26
Declarer. : ASSERTER
27
Deceived again. : REDUPED
28
Record. : REGISTER
30
"David ___," best seller of 1899. : HARUM
31
Sea cow. : SIRENIAN
32
Persia. : IRAN
33
She flung the golden apple. : ERIS
35
Greek sculptor, fourth century, B. C. : LYSIPPUS
37
Roof projection. : EAVE
38
Large genus of tree mosses. : USNEA
40
Companions. : PALS
42
Official foreigners' name for Thailand. : SIAM
43
Sec'y of State under Cleveland, 1895–97. : OLNEY
44
Messieurs: Abbr. : MESSRS
46
That which does not occupy space. : NONMATTER
50
31.5 gals.: Abbr. : BRL
51
American porgy. : SCUP
53
Peanuts. : GOOBERS
54
Ridge of mountains in Pennsylvania. : POCONOS
58
High note. : ELA
61
A number of beasts. : HERD
63
Badger State Senator. : WILEY
64
Positive quantity. : PLUS
65
Consume. : EAT
66
Silver-white metallic element. : MAGNESIUM
69
Allow. : LET
70
Shaggy part of oak-bark. : CRUT
71
University in Durham, N. C. : DUKE
72
Slave of Caliban. : ARIEL
73
Approaches. : NEARS
75
Spartan serf. : HELOT
77
Bishop's headdress. : MITRE
78
Explosive powder. : NITRO
79
Muse of history. : CLIO
80
Istle fiber: Var. : PITO
81
Aweigh. : ATRIP
82
Violently. : AMAIN
83
Senior. : ELDER
85
He induced the Trojans to take in the wooden horse. : SINON
86
___ Island. : RHODE
87
Children. : TOTS
88
Shoshonean Indians. : UTES
89
Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
91
Mittens and sweaters. : KNITTINGS
93
Before. : ERE
94
Scent. : ODOR
95
Skilled mechanical work, as wood carvings. : SLOYD
97
Town in Bengal. : SURI
98
Obstinate. : SET
99
Term. : SESSION
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Narrates. : RELATES
103
Minds: Scot. : MINS
105
Letters of the alphabet. : ELS
106
Bombed Aug. 6, 1945. : HIROSHIMA
108
Lubricator on a motor. : OILCUP
112
W. A. Julian's official position: Abbr. : TREAS
115
Husband of Emilia. : IAGO
116
Part of the ear. : LOBE
118
Contemptuous term of address: Var. : SIRRA
119
Mister: German. : HERR
120
Japanese, Chinese, Burmese, etc. : ASIATICS
124
Encircle. : GIRD
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Dead pasture grass: Prov. Eng. : TOAR
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Opposite of the proton. : ELECTRON
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Empty. : INANE
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City in Sind Province, Bombay. : LARKHANA
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Saint of September 29. : MICHAEL
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Augment. : INCREASE
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Soothing: Med. : ANETIC
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Enrolled. : ENTERED
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Nucleus of hydrogen isotope, mass 2. : DEUTERON
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Hydrogen isotope, mass 3. : TERIUM
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Stemless: Bot. : SESSILE
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One against whom a tax is levied. : ASSESSEE
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Open ___. : SESAME
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Radioactive element no. 90. : THORIUM
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Contrary. : REVERSE
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Neat; tasteful: Lat. : ELEGANS
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Gaiety. : AIRINESS
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Old clothes. : DUDS
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Struck. : SMOTE
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Egyptian: Obs. : PHARIAN
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Letters of the alphabet. : OES
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Bind with rope. : LASH
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Utopian. : IDEAL
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Linger. : TARRY
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Metrical beat, in verse. : ICTUS
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Science of the composition of substances. : CHEMISTRY
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Weight of India. : SER
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Sensitive layer of skin. : CORIUM
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Extra impressions of a printed job. : OVERS
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Ancient associate of Persians. : MEDE
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Skinless dried plum. : PRUNELLO
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___ Way, ancient Roman road. : APPIAN
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Untwisted silk. : SLEAVE
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Capital of New South Wales. : SYDNEY
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Marshall Plan. : ERP
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Mast. : SPAR
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Hit hard. : SLOG
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Desserts. : PIES
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Genus of large prehistoric turtles. : ARCHELON
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New York phenomenon of Dec. 26, 1947. : SNOW
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Grampuses. : ORCS
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Prosecutes. : SUES
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Drudges. : MOILS
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Competent. : ABLE
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Fangs. : TEETH
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Boxing match. : BOUT
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Where Einstein teaches. : PRINCETON
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Element no. 94, formed from U. 238. : PLUTONIUM
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Uncharged nuclear particles. : NEUTRONS
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Where nuclear research is carried on. : OAKRIDGE
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Most precipitous. : STEEPEST
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Originates. : EMANATES
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City in North Dakota. : LARIMORE
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Excites. : AGITATES
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Aaron Burr was one. : DUELLER
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Charged nuclear particles. : PROTONS
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Lithuanian river. : NERIS
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Domestics. : MAIDS
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Jingle. : CLINK
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Indicating presence of two atoms of sulphur: Comb. form. : DITHI
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Deer. : ROE
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Finial. : EPI
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Cocktails. : MARTINIS
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Jacob Abbott's juvenile hero. : ROLLO
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Author of "Atomic Energy for Military Purposes." : SMYTH
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Stout Japanese herbs. : UDOS
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Cries of delight. : HOAS
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Three united. : TRIO
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Unctious liquids. : OILS
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European brown bats. : SEROTINES
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Devil: Scot. : DEIL
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Explores. : SEARCHES
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Port of Latvia. : RIGA
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Pittsburgh problem. : SMOG
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Moves as if sliding. : SLITHERS
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Save: Scot. : HAIN
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Eisenhower's home city. : ABILENE
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___ and Slavonia. : CROATIA
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Source of atomic power. : URANIUM
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Point at which prime is past: Biol. : PARACME
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Topics. : THEMES
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Redelineate. : RELINE
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Institutes. : ERECTS
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Tristan's love. : ISOLDE
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Epoch. : ERA
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Staggering. : AREEL
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Anvil bone of the ear. : INCUS
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Bill of fare. : CARTE
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Snicker ___. : SNEES
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Mild oaths. : DRATS
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Earth goddess of the Khonds. : TARI
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Listening devices. : EARS
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Joint. : KNEE
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Mount near site of ancient Troy. : IDA
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Milk pail: Dial. : SOE

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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