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NAMES IN THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 1952

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 665 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,008
Across
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Member of the Politburo. : MOLOTOV
8
Tree of Java. : UPAS
12
Armadillo. : PEBA
16
Verb form in the Ten Commandments. : SHALT
21
Something soothing. : ANODYNE
22
Josephine's palace. : MALMAISON
24
Plateau in Central Asia. : PAMIR
25
Calumniates. : DEFAMES
26
Spruced up. : TITIVATED
27
Blot out. : ERASE
28
Pack ___. : RAT
29
Spots on playing cards. : PIPS
31
Rescue. : DELIVER
32
Does grammar homework. : PARSES
33
City and isle in England. : ELYS
35
Bargain: Colloq. : DEAL
37
Another name for Tallinn. : REVEL
38
Greek verb tenses. : AORISTS
39
Stately vehicles. : CHARIOTS
42
Learning. : LORE
44
Allot. : METE
45
Where R. L. S. died. : SAMOA
48
Card game. : LOO
49
Orbit of influence. : SPHERE
52
Receptacles. : CASES
53
Fished with a net. : TRAWLED
56
Wife of Shah Pahlevi. : SORAYA
58
Sun worshiper of Peru. : INCAN
60
Vase. : URN
61
Man's name. : ERIC
63
Dancing and singing star. : KELLY
64
Gelett Burgess creation. : GOOP
65
Doily. : MAT
68
Dickens' pseudonym. : BOZ
69
Greek god. : EROS
71
French season. : ETE
72
Squander. : DISSIPATE
74
Chatter. : GAB
76
Small change in Lisbon. : CENTAVO
78
Famous street in Hollywood. : VINE
79
Colors lightly. : TINTS
80
Most reasonable. : SANEST
82
Well-known dress designer. : VALENTINA
84
Perfumed pad. : SACHET
85
Inclined. : ATILT
86
British U. N. man. : JEBB
87
Corporeal. : SOMATIC
89
Where Emporia is: Abbr. : KAN
90
Improvers. : BETTERERS
92
Mindanao tribesman. : ATA
93
Character in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
94
___ thumper. : TUB
96
O. W. I.'s magazine. : USA
97
___ Nam. : VIET
98
Study group. : CLASS
100
Parisian couturier. : DIOR
102
Road covering. : TAR
103
Basso at the Met. : SIEPI
104
Article of clothing. : HALTER
106
Pointed. : SPICATE
108
Fiber. : RAMIE
111
Bequeath inalienably. : ENTAIL
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Greek Aurora. : EOS
115
Capital of Crete. : CANEA
116
Man's name. : EBEN
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Ship bound for adventure. : ARGO
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More porous. : SPONGIER
121
Transfers. : ASSIGNS
123
Composer of "The Bohemian Girl." : BALFE
127
Goat-man. : FAUN
128
Camp ___, scene of parachute training. : DRUM
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Canada's new Governor General. : MASSEY
133
Spotted. : MACULAR
135
Rodent. : PACA
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Boswell's work. : ANA
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Make proud. : ELATE
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Bestows medals. : DECORATES
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Stalin's son. : VASSILY
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Functions. : ROLES
144
Something gained. : INCREMENT
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Consort of Pericles. : ASPASIA
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Clever. : SMART
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Type of light. : NEON
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Popular baritone. : EDDY
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Parts of sonnets. : SESTETS
Down
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Sierra ___. : MADRE
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Former Ambassador to Philippines. : ONEAL
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Sublime. : LOFTY
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Harem room. : ODA
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Part of a blast furnace. : TYMP
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City in N. Y. : ONEIDA
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Evening star. : VESPER
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Defense measure rejected by the House. : UMT
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Made amends. : PAID
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Changes. : ALTERS
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Look pleasant. : SMILE
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Italian river to the Adriatic. : PIAVE
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Actress Winwood. : ESTELLE
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Afrikander. : BOER
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Besides. : AND
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Weapon. : SPEAR
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Presidential adviser. : HARRIMAN
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Collects. : AMASSES
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Girl's name. : LISETTE
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Chevelure. : TRESSES
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Flying jib. : SAIL
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He wrote "The Black Cat." : POE
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Lighter. : SCOW
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Creator of Lorelei Lee. : LOOS
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Sandy. : ARENOSE
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Vigorous. : HALE
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Captured. : TOOK
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Sprang. : ORIGINATED
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Part of a ticket. : STUB
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Takes upon one's self. : ARROGATES
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Flowering shrub of western U. S. : MANZANITA
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Senator from Massachusetts. : SALTONSTALL
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Famous name in journalism. : PYLE
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Farm product. : HAY
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Per ___. : CAPITA
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Upright. : ERECT
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Boding ill. : DIRE
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Town officer. : REEVE
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Birthplace of Hippocrates. : COS
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Exchanging for an equivalent. : CONVERTING
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Peter Minuit's bargain. : MANHATTAN
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Make thin. : ATTENUATE
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Cupel. : TEST
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Knifes. : STABS
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French city. : DINAN
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Top engineer of the Army. : PICK
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Dress accessory. : BELT
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Vestment. : ALB
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Force. : VIM
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"Elephant Boy." : SABU
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Man's nickname. : STEVIE
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"A votre santé!" : TOAST
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Reporter's dream. : SCOOP
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Bobbysoxer's exclamation. : JEEPERS
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Play by Pinero. : IRIS
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Wild barley. : RIE
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Asphalt. : BREA
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Chinese tea. : CHA
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Institute at Houston. : RICE
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Underhand. : SINISTER
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What 24 Across is, of the world. : ROOF
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Droll person: Colloq. : CARD
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Pipe cleaners. : REAMERS
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King David's son. : ABSALOM
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Ben Hur's false friend. : MESSALA
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Product of New England. : TOBACCO
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Fastener. : SNAP
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Whatever it may be. : ANY
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In place. : SEATED
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Florida fruits. : GUAVAS
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If: 2 wds. : INCASE
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Alluvial deposit. : GEEST
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Nut in a scaly cup. : ACORN
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Decoy. : LURE
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Bright orange. : FLAME
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Striker's objective. : RAISE
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Dark. : UNLIT
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Yucatan Indians. : MAYAS
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Part of the writing on the wall. : MENE
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Tear asunder. : REND
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Serpents. : ASPS
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Racket. : DIN
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Pen. : STY
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Convened. : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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