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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1946

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 72 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Number for 142-Across clue in original was typed as 112. In 73-Down clue, added hyphen after "Ben" and em dash before "Gen."

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 213
Across
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Two-year-old salmon. : SMOLTS
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Temperament of Hitler. : FANATIC
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It's accentuated in song. : POSITIVE
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___ emptor. : CAVEAT
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River Columbus almost discovered. : ORINOCO
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Accredits. : ASCRIBES
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Interstice. : AREOLE
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Scheherazade was one. : RECITER
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They're "Up in Central Park." : SPOONERS
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Crossing the ___.—Tennyson : BAR
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It drove Mme. Bovary into unfaithfulness. : SAMENESS
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Lord Chesterfield was one. : PATRON
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Creek. : RIA
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New-Yorkese for New York. : BURG
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Office of Pandulph.—King John. : LEGATE
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How Rip passed many years. : ASLEEP
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What Simon Legree lacked. : PITY
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An adsorbed ion. : ADION
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Color in Dolly Varden's cheeks. : ROSY
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Thus Don's eyes, Lost Weekend. : BLEARY
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Censures. : FLAYS
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What Mr. Hyde failed to do to Dr. Jekyll. : REPLACE
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Anglo-Saxon right. : SOC
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___ Teasdale, poet (1884–1933). : SARA
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Keeps "Ol' Man River Rollin' Along." : DREDGE
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Shown to be false. : DISPROVEN
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Hair treatments. : RINSES
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Son of Apollo. : ION
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Extemporize. : IMPROVISE
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Swimming. : NATANT
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Turkish coins. : ASPERS
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R. L. Stevenson's burial place overtops it. : APIA
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Ubiquitous roadside sign. : EATS
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House of William III. : ORANGE
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___ de Janeiro. : RIO
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Mr. Midshipman Easy learned its use. : SEXTANT
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Of which Ralph Nickleby accuses Nicholas. : SLOTH
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Where Crusader fought Saracen. : SIDON
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According to: Ital. : ALLA
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Javelin. : DART
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Prize. : PLUM
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Emperor in Quo Vadis. : NERO
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Nero Wolfe's beverages. : BEERS
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European lime trees. : TEILS
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Longs. : ASPIRES
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"The ___ and I." : EGG
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Begin. : INCEPT
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Hunting assembly. : MEET
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Physical aspect of Don Quixote. : THIN
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Birthplace of Enrico Caruso. : NAPLES
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Sear with invective. : SCATHE
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"Those ___ young charms." : ENDEARING
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It killed Charles I. : AXE
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Rope for Ferdinand. : TETHER
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Passerine birds. : STARLINGS
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Subject of Robert Burns' poem. : COTTER
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Rogue. : IMP
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Vacuum tube. : PENTODE
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Falstaff's physical aspect. : OBESE
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Scott's are called "Waverley." : NOVELS
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Lemur. : MAKI
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S. A. tanagers. : YENIS
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Asiatic mongoose. : URVA
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Chaucer character. : SQUIRE
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Subject of Matthew parable. : TALENT
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Mental condition of Barnaby Rudge. : DAFT
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Thee: French. : TOI
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Mysterious Nuremberg foundling (1812?–33). : HAUSER
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This cruel relatives do to Cinderella. : MISTREAT
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Mrs. Langtry. : LIL
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Son of Old Bobbo. : LANCELOT
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City in Ohio. : IRONTON
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Unhappy chorus in Pirates of Penzance. : POLICE
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Quality of Natty Bumppo's marksmanship. : ACCURATE
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Of a Cenozoic era. : NEOGENE
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Thus treasure-trove affects Edmund Dantes. : ELATES
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How Becky Sharp influenced people. : WHEEDLED
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Military rank of Macbeth. : GENERAL
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Under which Little Dorrit was born. : DURESS
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For D'Artagnan's sword. : SCABBARD
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Morgan the Raider. : MARAUDER
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Decayed. : OVERRIPE
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July 24 to Aug. 22. : LEO
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Palm fibers. : TALS
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Fagin's instruction to Oliver Twist. : STEAL
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What Aesop's Fox decided to do to Grapes. : FOREGO
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Dread places in Quo Vadis. : ARENAS
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Minute detail. : NICETY
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For training foxhounds. : ANISE
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Children. : TOTS
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Eliza's bridge of escape. : ICE
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What Claudius made of Hamlet's father. : CORPSE
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Gummed label. : PASTER
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Fish hawks. : OSPREYS
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Cub reporter's dream. : SCOOP
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Man in the ___ Mask.—Dumas. : IRON
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The little ___ god. : TIN
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Hannibal invaded it. : IBERIA
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Truth. : VERITY
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Elia wrote some. : ESSAYS
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Lake or pool. : MERE
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Wing of a Roman army. : ALA
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Girl's name. : GOLDIE
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Nick Carter's retreats. : ALCOVES
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Kind of banana. : PLANTAIN
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African reedbucks. : NAGORS
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Brooklynese for Brooklyn. : BORO
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Laurence and John.—Romeo and Juliet. : FRIARS
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Perfumed by burning spices. : CENSED
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Nursery-rhyme character. : SPRAT
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River in Italy. : ARNO
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Volcanic vents; destroyed Verne's Mysterious Island. : DIATREMES
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Temperament of Dorine, Molière's Tartufe. : IMPATIENT
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What did Penelope do? : SPIN
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H. Himmler's last production. : VIAL
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Barring, legally. : ESTOPPING
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Young birds. : NESTLINGS
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Slender fish. : SANDEEL
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Swallow greedily. : ENGORGE
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Shorthand writers: Colloq. : STENOGS
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One profession of Sir Richard Burton. : ARABIST
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Forte of the "Dumb Wife." : SILENCE
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Its fur is fitch. : POLECAT
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Carved memorial post. : XAT
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Ben-___.—Gen. Lew Wallace. : HUR
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She guarded the golden apples. : ARETHUSA
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What Frankenstein's monster becomes. : MENACE
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Titanite. : SPHENE
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Mother of Helen. : LEDA
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Unfruitful. : STERILE
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Anchors Aweigh. : ATRIP
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Cut of beef. : SHIN
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Where Dresden is. : SAXONY
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Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
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What Mr. Squeer's pupils never were. : PETTED
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Charitable gift. : ALMS
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Granular igneous rock. : TONALITE
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Radio City components. : EDIFICES
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Hurry Harry's disposition, The Deerslayer. : RESTLESS
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End of citation: Radio. : UNQUOTE
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Maine's symbol. : PINE
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Status of Robin Hood. : OUTLAW
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Tap, as a cask. : BROACH
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Exhibit. : EVINCE
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This Antonio did to Prospero, The Tempest. : OUSTED
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What knights do in Ivanhoe. : VIE
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Faintly descriptive of Amber. : ERRING
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The ___ of Ballantrae.—Stevenson. : MASTER
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City on the Elbe. : ALTONA
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Seed of wheat. : KERNEL
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Evergreen shrub. : SALAL
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Stain. : TINGE
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Gagged, gangster style. : TAPED
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The Thundering ___.—Zane Grey. : HERD
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The ___-stone.—Wilkie Collins : MOON
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Seaport in Colombia. : TOLU
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Player's intimation. : CUE
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Arikara. : REE
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Gibbon. : LAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 67 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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