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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1947

107-Down : Shaped like a die.

Author:
W. W. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 64
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 267
Across
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American naturalist, discoverer of dinosaur eggs. : ANDREWS
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Lowest throw at dice; bad luck. : AMBSACE
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Takes by choice. : ADOPTS
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Sanskritic language. : MARATHI
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Most pluvial. : RAINIEST
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N. J. legislatrix, in House since 1925. : NORTON
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Chairman of the Red Cross. : OCONNOR
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Describing area above timber line. : TREELESS
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French painter (1824–1904). : GEROME
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He wed Laraine. : LEO
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Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
31
Canadian Indian. : CREE
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Sea duck. : EIDER
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Bird extinct for 500 years. : MOA
35
Extensions to buildings. : ELLS
37
Element used for vulcanizing rubber. : SULPHUR
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Invalidate. : ANNUL
40
Channel Island. : SARK
41
Twists. : SLEWS
43
Rain and snow. : SLEET
44
Wartime highway project. : ALCAN
45
English county. : SHIRE
46
Public notice. : EDICT
48
Vicia orobus. : ERS
49
Made of wood. : TREEN
50
Mother of Richard Coeur de Lion. : ELINOR
51
Of nostrils. : NARINE
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Approaches. : COMES
54
Marine gulls. : SEAMEWS
55
Struck with sword. : SABERED
58
Legitimate. : TRUE
59
Juice of the coconut. : MILK
60
Pelt. : FUR
61
U. S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. : STEINHARDT
65
John Gunther and Jonah. : INSIDERS
70
Objects of geologic searches. : ORES
72
Large cabins on shipboard. : SALOONS
73
Pipe. : HOSE
75
Prickly pear. : NOPAL
76
Stringent. : RIGID
78
Very acid fruit. : LIME
79
Side-kicks. : PALS
80
Rumanian premier. : GROZA
81
Voodoo role in which Boris Karloff revels. : ZOMBI
82
Hall in German university. : AULA
83
Most unusual: Colloq. : TALLEST
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Taint. : SPOT
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Natives in Anchorage. : ALASKANS
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Expert. : SPECIALIST
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Rather than. : ERE
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Banquet. : DINE
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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Liberal giving. : LARGESS
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Worn by friction: Obs. : ATTRITE
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Afflictions. : SORES
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Colleague of Clem and Chad. : KILROY
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Streams. : BROOKS
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Recent host to British royalty. : SMUTS
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Ruy Diaz de Bivar. : CID
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Stabler. : SURER
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Talks bombast. : RANTS
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U. S. Ambassador to Russia. : SMITH
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Weeds out. : CULLS
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Narrow strips. : TAPES
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Senator from New York. : IVES
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Pokes about. : ROOTS
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Writing pads. : TABLETS
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Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
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Sen. Williams' state: Abbr. : DEL
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Trench. : DITCH
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Noted actor of stage and screen. : MUNI
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Chide. : RATE
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102. : CII
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Short jackets worn in the Levant. : GREGOS
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Branch of dynamics. : KINETICS
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House minority leader. : RAYBURN
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Ascetic of ancient Palestine. : ESSENE
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Affected by weather periods. : SEASONAL
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Enlightened. : CLEARED
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Molelike aquatic mammal of Russia. : DESMAN
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Parsimoniously. : SPARELY
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Poultry farm. : HENNERY
Down
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Plants used for soap. : AMOLES
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Enclosed shelter on an aircraft. : NACELLE
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Spoke sillily. : DROOLED
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Plied. : RAN
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Sicily landmark. : ETNA
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Knocks: Dial. : WHOPS
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The Dog Star, brightest in the heavens. : SIRIUS
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Knack. : ART
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Frederic and Florence. : MARCHES
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President of Poland. : BIERUT
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Flout. : SNEER
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Winged: Heraldry. : AILE
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Keynote of normal major scale. : CEE
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Quiddities. : ESSENCES
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Seraph. : ANGEL
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Agent. : DOER
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Head of FAO in U. N. : ORR
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___ poisoning. : PTOMAINE
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Favorite word of procrastinators. : TOMORROW
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Gym shoes. : SNEAKERS
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Capital of Shantung. : TSINAN
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Victor at Ticonderoga. : ALLEN
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Dull grayish brown. : DUN
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Doltish person. : SWINE
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Father: French. : PERE
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On side farthest from windward. : ALEE
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Piece used to fill in, in building. : SHIM
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Isolated cliffs. : SCARS
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"Thrice is he ___ that hath his quarrel just." Henry VI. : ARMED
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Allaying. : SLAKING
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Former allowances to purchasers: Com. : TRETS
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City on the Loire. : TOURS
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They're catadromous. : EELS
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Design : IDEA
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Ichabod of Sleepy Hollow. : CRANE
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Without: Latin. : SINE
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Italian Foreign Minister. : SFORZA
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President of France. : AURIOL
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Point at the front of the skull. : BREGMA
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Senator from Oklahoma. : THOMAS
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European thrush. : MISSEL
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Maltreat. : ILLUSE
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Piece of wool fiber. : NOIL
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Muse of comedy. : THALIA
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Cockchafers. : DORS
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Heroic poetry. : EPOPEE
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Tonsorial instruments. : RAZORS
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Lists of candidates. : SLATES
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Kinsmen. : SIBS
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Spicy dish of Mexico. : OLLA
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African antelopes, size of a hare. : DIKDIKS
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Agreements. : PACTS
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A Brontë. : ANNE
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Heads: French. : TETES
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Lowest piece in a window frame. : SILL
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Slavic rulers. : TSARS
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English islets. : AITS
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___ Amboy. : PERTH
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Food fish. : TROUT
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Spinning around. : GYRAL
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Condensed. : ABRIDGED
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Pass through. : TRAVERSE
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Devoid of resiliency. : TONELESS
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Corrupts. : ROTS
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Workshops of forgers. : SMITHIES
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Becomes public. : OUTS
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Veto. : KILL
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Waster. : IDLER
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Overgarments. : SMOCKS
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Shaped like a die. : CUBICAL
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Connoisseur. : EPICURE
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Withdrawer. : RETIRER
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Tippler. : SOT
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Dog. : CANINE
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Stiffness. : STARCH
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Uproar: Slang. : SHINDY
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Upsprung. : RISEN
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Instruct. : TUTOR
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Trite. : STALE
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Señora. : DONA
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Flat-topped rocky hill. : MESA
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Eyes: Archaic. : EYEN
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Prized thing. : GEM
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Be off guard. : NAP
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Dissembling. : SLY
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Outlaw. : BAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 60 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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