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THE READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 27, 1949

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 53
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 13-Down clue had comma after underscore; replaced it with period.

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 372
Across
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"The ___," by Frank Norris. : OCTOPUS
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Polished. : SHINED
14
Russian peasant woman's dress. : SARAFAN
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Seven cents for Desire. : CARFARE
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___ verse, with internal rhyme. : LEONINE
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Dulcinea's Don. : QUIXOTE
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Musical interval. : TRITONE
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Man's name: Span. : ERNESTO
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Deposes. : UNSEATS
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Hindu interjections. : OMS
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One named after another. : NAMESAKE
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Conceive. : IDEATE
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Entangle. : MAT
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Scrubby tree of Asia. : BITO
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A play by John Galsworthy. : ESCAPE
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Describes Père Grandet's fare. : SCANTY
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Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
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Lake in Finland. : ENARE
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So Priam was, when slain by Pyrrhus. : AGED
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"It Can't Happen ___." : HERE
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Simon Legree's interest in Uncle Tom. : OWNER
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Author of "La Vie de Jesus." : RENAN
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Drinks. : ADES
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Javan communities. : DESSAS
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"The ___ of the times."—Matthew XVI, 3. : SIGNS
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Lighted in Scott's "Lady of the Lake." : CROSS
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Wreath. : LEI
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Worn by Mrs. Sairey Gamp. : SHAWL
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Men of the "Narcissus." : SAILORS
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Caddy Jellyby's temper in "Bleak House." : SPOILED
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Where Noyes founded his community, 1847. : ONEIDA
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Name meaning star. : ESTELLE
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Where Anaconda is. : MONTANA
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"I will speak ___ to her, but use none."—Hamlet. : DAGGERS
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Name meaning healer. : ASA
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Torpor. : LETHARGY
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A lixivium. : LYE
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Of the true Arabian horses. : KOHLAN
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Cattail. : TULE
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Kinds. : SORTS
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Calabrian town. : PALMI
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Bass saxhorn. : TUBA
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A Fury. : ERINYS
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The Greek 8. : ETA
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Radio part. : ARRESTER
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Said: French. : DIT
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Dick ___, of "H.M.S. Pinafore." : DEADEYE
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Mixed drinks. : EGGNOGS
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City in Florida. : HIALEAH
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Word befitting Pecksniff. : SNEAKY
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Receives. : DERIVES
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She gave Theseus a clue. : ARIADNE
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Open spaces. : AREAS
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Employ. : USE
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Lift of a wave. : SCEND
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Tennyson's Lady Vere de Vere. : CLARA
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The S in A.A.O.N.M.S. : SHRINE
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Chinese dynasty. : HSIA
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John Allan's foster son. : EDGAR
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Region in Aristophanes' "The Frogs." : HADES
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Border: Scot. : RUND
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"Tobacco is a dirty ___. I like it." : WEED
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Libyan port. : DERNA
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In the same place. : IBID
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Paris' title in "Romeo and Juliet." : COUNTY
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Bar in an arch. : RADIAL
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Sounded. : RANG
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Swab. : MOP
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Splash. : DABBLE
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Bohemian spa. : KARLSBAD
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Rosinante. : NAG
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Tending to rust. : EROSIVE
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One of a Biblical people. : ERANITE
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Basaltic rock. : ITALITE
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Sojourns. : RESIDES
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St. Paul's convert. : TIMOTHY
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Her rites were called Eleusinian Mysteries. : DEMETER
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Full of sand. : ARENOSE
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European coots. : SMYTHS
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The Pony ___. : EXPRESS
Down
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Month in which "Jane Eyre" appeared. : OCTOBER
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Lipstick hue. : CARMINE
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He drank a magic potion. : TRISTAN
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"___ in the Stilly Night." : OFT
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Peacock blue. : PAON
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Old Roman half amphorae. : URNAE
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Looks to be. : SEEMS
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Worn south of the border. : SERAPES
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Beeped. : HONKED
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Kobold: Var. : NIS
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Lures. : ENTICES
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"Under the ___."—Kipling. : DEODARS
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Applicable to Quasimodo. : SQUAT
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Mammy's sister. : AUNTY
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"The ___ of Silas Lapham."—Howells. : RISE
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Sigrid Undset's "The ___." : AXE
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Adjective for Moby Dick's wake. : FOAMING
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Sand grouse. : ATTAGEN
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Squatters: Western U.S. : NESTERS
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Author of "Gil Blas." : LESAGE
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Modified plants. : ECADS
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He wins Lavinia in combat. : ENEAS
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Consulted by Leontes in "The Winter's Tale." : ORACLE
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Girl's name. : SHEILA
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___ of the Gods. : TWILIGHT
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Register. : ENROLL
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Fort taken by Montcalm, 1756. : OSWEGO
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Items of value. : ASSETS
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Status of Ra. : DEITY
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Booted. : SHOD
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Fillet, around a shield. : ORLE
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Yearns. : LONGS
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Old Testament giant. : ANAK
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First word "The Lost Chord." : SEATED
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Confirms. : ASSURES
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Romola's race. : ITALIAN
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Stung. : SMARTED
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Falls in the Genesee River. : PORTAGE
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Magnify. : ENLARGE
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What the Arctic is in winter. : DAYLESS
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Describing Othello's state of mind. : DELUDED
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"___ Nights." : ARABIAN
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Scythe handle: Var. : SNATHE
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Blade in Markham's poem. : HOE
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Prussian spa. : EMS
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Became an object of love. : ENDEARED
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Test. : PROVE
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Where Penelope waited. : ITHACA
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Poison oaks. : YEARAS
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Heraldic barry-wavy roundel. : SYKE
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Aromatic herb. : ANISE
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Padraic Colum's country. : EIRE
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It ___ on Jo and her Professor. : RAINED
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Unfledged bird. : EYAS
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Redoubtable Mrs. in Morton's "Speed the Plow." : GRUNDY
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Casanova's means of escape. : LADDER
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Woody plant. : SHRUB
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Titles of African Mohammedans. : SIDIS
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It had a goat's body, lion's head and dragon's tail. : CHIMERA
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Sancho Panza's calling. : LABORER
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Fatty. : ADIPOSE
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Brooks. : RUNLETS
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Meanwhile. : INTERIM
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Firesides. : HEARTHS
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A family in "Vanity Fair." : SEDLEY
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___ City, Aberdeen. : GRANITE
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Papal benefice. : ANNATES
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Teasers: slang. : RAGGERS
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Miss Jessel, in "Turn of the Screw." : WRAITH
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Cyclopean abodes. : CAVES
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Descriptive of Falstaff. : OBESE
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"___ With Me." : ABIDE
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Source of chicle. : LATEX
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She died for love of Aeneas. : DIDO
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Tied by Gordius. : KNOT
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Slightly wet. : DAMP
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Satan's progeny in "Paradise Lost." : SIN
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She marries Laurie. : AMY
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Original of King Lear tales. : LER

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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