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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1946

Author:
Laird C. Addis
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 653 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 69
Laird C. Addis has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 212
Across
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They march back and forth. : PICKETS
8
City in California. : MODESTO
15
Spendthrift. : WASTER
21
Blood disease. : ANAEMIA
22
Indisposition to act. : INERTIA
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Levied. : IMPOSED
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Chinese pawnbroking institution. : CHITIEN
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Deviates. : DEPARTS
27
Daily prayer of every Brahman. : GAYATRI
28
Know. : KEN
29
Stumble. : TRIP
31
West Indian fish. : SESI
32
Works up hides. : TEWS
34
At that time. : THEN
35
Thrower of the apple of discord. : ERIS
37
Printer's term. : STET
39
New Zealand rail. : WEKA
41
Shoe form. : LAST
43
Town in Netherlands. : EDE
44
Ceremonies. : RITES
46
Manageable, as a ship. : YARE
48
Where not to put your bananas. : REFRIGERATOR
51
Slices of meat. : STEAKS
53
No wedding is complete without it. : RICE
55
Seaport in Tunis. : SFAX
56
Compulsion. : DURESS
57
Bogie men of housing shortage. : LANDLORDS
60
Sacred bird of Egypt. : IBIS
62
Letter of the alphabet. : EN
63
Civil War soldier. : REB
66
Amphibian. : TOAD
67
Without prejudice. : UNCOLORED
70
Indian madder. : AL
72
Cry of Bacchanals. : EVOE
74
Mandatory precept. : WRIT
76
Examine accounts. : AUDIT
77
Deadlock. : TIE
79
Frequently. : OFT
82
Chair: Latin. : SELLA
84
Man's name. : EVAN
86
Evening meal. : TEA
87
Summit. : PINNACLE
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Organizations of employes. : UNIONS
91
Pitcher. : EWER
93
Asterisk. : STAR
95
Clock. : TICKER
96
Third party who acts as peacemaker. : MEDIATOR
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Malabar coast city. : GOA
100
Coal black. : EBON
102
Lorna ___. : DOONE
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Before. : ERE
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The sun. : SOL
105
Famous frontiersman. : BOONE
107
God of wind: Babyl. : ADAD
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Corrode. : RUST
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Precisely. : SO
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Scarcer than a hen's molars. : APARTMENT
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Use: Latin. : USUS
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Mark in curling. : TEE
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What? : EH
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Sewing case. : ETUI
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Game birds. : WOODCOCKS
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Inability to walk properly. : ABASIA
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Chinese money of account. : TIAO
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Bench. : SEAT
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Workman who pours molten steel. : TEEMER
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Type of intervention, frequently in strikes. : GOVERNMENTAL
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Water-table. : DRIP
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Serious. : GRAVE
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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American diplomat (1852–1924). : EGAN
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Squeezed out a living. : EKED
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Jutting rocks. : TORS
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"Arabian Nights" dervish. : AGIB
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Telegram. : WIRE
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Advantage. : ODDS
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Byron hero. : LARA
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Observe: Latin. : NOTA
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Medieval shield. : ECU
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Wing-shell. : AVICULA
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Terminating. : CEASING
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Lease-holders. : TENANTS
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Broken stone for roads. : MACADAM
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Pardon. : AMNESTY
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One who has just taken office. : ELECTEE
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Redecorated. : REDONE
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Indian. : REDSKIN
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Plants requiring moist and dry conditions. : MESIADS
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Group of employes who struck. : PACKERS
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Take by descent. : INHERIT
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Member of 2nd century sect. : CAINITE
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Egyptian weight. : KET
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Discharge. : EMIT
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Rows. : TIERS
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Soundness of mind. : SANITY
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Amongst. : MID
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Individuals. : ONES
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Famous orator. : DEPEW
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Rubber. : ERASER
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Post-war phenomena. : STRIKES
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Small horse. : TIT
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Kiln. : OAST
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Art of semaphore. : WIGWAG
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Accumulated. : AMASSED
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Discover. : SPY
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Handle of a joiner's plant : TOAT
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Dilettante. : ESTHETE
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Fireback. : REREDOS
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Railroad cars. : DINERS
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Oyster hunter. : PEARLDIVER
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Compound tincture. : ELIXIR
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Confirm. : SEAL
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Three voices. : TRIO
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Auxiliary union. : AFFILIATE
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Faithful. : TRUE
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Card game popular in Germany. : SKAT
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Beige. : ECRU
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Block used in polishing marble. : RABOT
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Indian buffalo. : ARNA
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Precipitation. : SNOW
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Miss Ferber. : EDNA
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Brave. : DARE
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Rabbit's tail. : SCUT
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Father of Rameses II. : SETI
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Summary. : RESUME
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Doubletree. : EVENER
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Shooting stars. : BOLIDES
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Short poems. : ODES
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Nick. : DINT
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Shutdown of a factory. : LOCKOUT
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God: Bibl. : ELOI
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Game of marbles. : TAW
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Strip blubber from a whale. : FLENSE
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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Attempt to settle a strike. : NEGOTIATE
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Making of goods. : PRODUCTION
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Acidity. : ACOR
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Greek colonnade. : STOA
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Scarce dwelling place. : ROOM
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Arabian garment. : ABA
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Wine pitcher. : OLPE
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Again. : ANEW
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Nose: Comb. form. : NASO
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Bear. : BRUIN
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Tube. : DUCT
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Looped platinum wire used in making cultures. : OESE
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Accompany. : ATTEND
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Drove nails slantingly. : TOED
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After part of vessel's keel. : SKEG
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Employ. : HIRE
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Javelin. : DART
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Antitoxins. : SERA
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Town near Springfield, Mass. : AGAWAM
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Venezuelan coin. : BOLIVAR
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Covetousness. : AVARICE
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Native of Indiana town. : ANGOLAN
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California city. : OAKLAND
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Fuchsine. : MAGENTA
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A word every renter hates to hear. : EVICTED
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Puzzles. : REBUSES
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Title. : MADAME
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Contracts with lots of loopholes. : LEASES
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For the time being. : PROTEM
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Heavy mist. : DRISK
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Milestone. : STELE
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Habitat plant form. : ECAD
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Cicatrice. : SCAR
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One opposed. : ANTI
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Once: Scot. : ANES
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Japanese herb. : UDO
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Woman: Comb. form. : GYN
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Seaport in Sicily. : ACI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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