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READING AND WRITING

New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 1950

58-Down : Sand grouse.

Author:
Elizabeth Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 423
Across
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Rank of Adonis' pursuer. : GODDESS
8
Wet meadows. : SWALES
14
___ Queen Mary. : DOWAGER
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Theseus carried her off. : ARIADNE
22
Not moving. : STABILE
23
Sunk off Cherbourg, 1864. : ALABAMA
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Huxley's Mrs. Aldwinkle in "Those Barren Leaves." : LILLIAN
25
"___ et Mélisande." : PELLEAS
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Gratified. : REGALED
27
Miss Lulu Bett's sister. : INA
28
Describing an "Oz" character. : TINPLATED
30
Ancient Greek sanctuary. : SEKOS
32
Hussein ___. : ALA
33
Shoots: Colloq. : POTS
35
Coloradan county. : LARIMER
36
Names. : CITES
37
Did this move Nero to arson? : WHIM
38
Habitat of Moby Dick. : OCEAN
40
Refrigerator. : ICER
41
Sobriquet of Winnie. : POOH
42
Macbeth, ___ of Glamis. : THANE
43
Heroine of Sardou drama. : TOSCA
44
Ibsen's egotist, ___ Gynt. : PEER
45
Uriah Heep's is 'umble. : MANNER
47
Worn by Leatherstocking. : HIDES
48
Gems. : OPALS
50
Cat-headed goddess. : BAST
51
Author of "Main Street." : LEWIS
53
Jewish Old-Testament notes: Var. : MASSORA
56
Area of N. Africa and SW. Asia. : AFRASIA
59
Davy Jones' realm. : LOCKER
62
Siamese coin. : ATT
63
Ubiquitous. : OMNIPRESENT
65
Privileged medieval tenants. : SOKEMEN
67
Portico. : STOA
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Meal. : SUPPER
70
Genus of herbs. : RUTA
72
Obtain. : DERIVE
73
Ulysses resisted her spells. : CIRCE
75
Air. : MIEN
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Old Dutch liquid measures. : AAMS
78
Doctrine. : TENET
79
Consulted by Croesus. : ORACLE
81
Milk: Comb. form. : LACT
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Fort Knox items. : INGOTS
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Depression. : DENT
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Tilelike. : TEGULAR
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Resembling a horned mammal. : RHINOCERINE
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Not any: Law. : NUL
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Departure. : DEMISE
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Sugar. : SWEETEN
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Monty's role in "Brewster's Millions." : LEGATEE
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German naval attaché, ousted 1916. : BOYED
98
Apulian town. : ORIA
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Pepys' calling. : CLERK
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"Brother Rat." : CADET
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Airports. : DROMES
105
Curves in ships' planks. : SNYS
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A Bokharan. : ERSAR
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Statue. : ORANT
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Copied. : APED
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"The Ugly Duckling." : SWAN
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Metric ton: Fr. : TONNE
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Rail. : RANT
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Tremulous. : ASPEN
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Silas Marner's trade. : WEAVING
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Burmese demons. : NATS
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Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI
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Icarus was one. : FLIER
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Hillock. : MONTICULE
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Author of "Barriers Burned Away." : ROE
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Hybrid animals. : CATALOS
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One of a Biblical people. : AMORITE
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Worn by the Kingfish's lodge. : REGALIA
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Certain debtors. : LIENEES
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Food for the Swiss Family Robinson. : TURTLES
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Fragment. : SEGMENT
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Transport. : ECSTASY
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Miss Summerson in "Bleak House." : ESTHER
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Chariots. : ESSEDES
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An oleoresin. : GALIPOT
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River in "Green Mansions." : ORINOCO
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Expands. : DILATES
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Pigeon pea. : DAL
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Make up, as "The Tatler." : EDIT
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Character in "Pinocchio." : SNAIL
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Shrub used in medicine. : SENNA
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Fulton's folly. : STEAMER
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Hero of Gide's first novel. : WALTER
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Fitter. : ABLER
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Ananias did. : LIED
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Highest note. : ELA
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Held by the Pickwick Club. : SESSION
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Ohio county. : DARKE
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Short for certain fats. : OLEOS
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Canine club. : WAGS
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Arab garment. : ABA
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Noblest knight of the Round Table. : GALAHAD
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Simon Legree's slave girl. : EMELINE
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Aida's lover. : RADAMES
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Unite. : SPLICE
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Levers. : PRIES
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Girl in "Craig's Wife." : ETHEL
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Colombian weights. : SACOS
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Sequel. : CONTINUANCE
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Describes Bluebeard. : WHISKERED
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No good: British soldier's slang. : NAPOO
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Sparrow genus. : PASSER
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Crown's hiding place in "Porgy." : THICKET
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Flat surface of bone. : PLANUM
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Meuse: Dutch. : MAAS
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Electric units. : RELS
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"___ and the Man." : ARMS
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___ Fox. : BRER
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Peggy ___. : WOOD
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Luck-bringer. : MASCOT
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Dressed. : ATTIRED
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Silo's use. : STORAGE
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Looks. : APPEARS
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Madame de Stael; George Sand; Colette. : FRENCHWOMEN
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Sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
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Strachey's "___ Victorians." : EMINENT
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Unpaid by Carmen's smugglers. : REVENUE
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P. I. tree. : IPIL
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Prickly plant. : NETTLE
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Reclining, as at table in "Quo Vadis." : ACCUMBENT
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Cupid. : AMOR
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English poet (1781-1849). : ELLIOTT
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Retorts. : STILLS
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Marryat's midshipman. : EASY
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Arranged in layers. : TIERED
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Author of "Red Russia," 1919. : REED
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Moslem flutes. : NEIS
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Heron. : EGRET
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Ill-fated dirigible, 1933. : AKRON
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Curtain. : DRAPE
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Word for Diogenes. : CYNIC
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Run down and sunk in "Treasure Island." : CORACLE
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A language. : ARAMAIC
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Mormon band. : DANITES
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What "Men in White" do. : OPERATE
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Fly killer. : SWATTER
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Opposed at Trafalgar. : NAVIES
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This Quilp, the dwarf, did. : SNARLED
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One of Zola's "Rougon Family." : ANTOINE
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Sets again. : RESEATS
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Doting. : SENILE
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Agalloch wood. : ALOES
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Word for Omphale's Hercules. : SISSY
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"The Winning of Barbara ___." : WORTH
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Nana's role in "Peter Pan." : NURSE
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Songs. : GLEES
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___ circus. : FLEA
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Dummy hand in whist. : MORT
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Humpty Dumpty's kin. : EGGS
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Hill builder. : ANT
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Mouse genus. : MUS
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Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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