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New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1947

96-Across : Chessmen.

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 268
Across
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Bruennhilde's horse. : GRANI
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One source of sugar. : MAPLE
11
French naturalist (1823-1915). : FABRE
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Charitable offerings. : ALMS
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Destroys. : RASES
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Robin Hood's weapon. : ARROW
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Intentionally at a distance. : ALOOF
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Places of assembly. : MEETS
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Group of eight. : OCTET
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Something worthless: Slang. : TRIPE
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Hair-line. : SERIF
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Poet, winner of Pulitzer Prize 1943. : BENET
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Man: Latin. : VIR
30
Curtain material. : SCRIM
32
Profanation. : SACRILEGE
35
What the fagot-worm attacks. : TEA
36
Geraint "rested in her fealty." : ENID
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Devastation. : HAVOC
40
Mufti. : CITS
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Herds together. : CORRALS
43
Dethrone again. : REDEPOSE
45
Symbols of strength. : LIONS
47
Unit of heat measure: Abbr. : BTU
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City of ___, New Haven. : ELMS
49
Part: Latin. : PARS
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Army chaplain. : PADRE
51
Stiffly decorous. : PRIM
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Hawaiian gallinule. : ALAE
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Harmony. : ACCORD
56
Lake in which Manitoulin Island is. : HURON
57
Bulgar. : SLAV
58
Chief of U. S. Secret Service 1912-17. : FLYNN
59
U. S. Attorney General. : CLARK
60
Tower built on plain of Shinar. : BABEL
61
Laborer with shovel. : SPADEMAN
63
Deer. : HART
64
King of Hellenes, abdicated in 1922. : CONSTANTINE
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Disquietude. : UNEASE
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Notable period. : ERA
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British warship, sunk off Greenland. : HOOD
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Rich cakes: German. : TORTEN
73
Discoverer of New Zealand, Dec. 16, 1642. : TASMAN
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College in Boston. : SIMMONS
76
Most cagey. : WARIEST
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Offensive from excess of praise. : FULSOME
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Ideal republic pictured by J. Harrington: 1611-77. : OCEANA
80
Stop-watches. : TIMERS
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The food of Thor. : PEAS
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Liquor. : RUM
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One-armed British admiral. : NELSON
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Not indispensable. : UNESSENTIAL
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Semicivilized Mongoloid. : MIRI
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Buntings. : ORTOLANS
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Designed. : MEANT
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Veins: Latin. : VENAE
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Where Scottish kings were crowned. : SCONE
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Covered wagons. : VANS
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Chessmen. : PAWNS
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Dialect. : PATOIS
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American hero (1756-76). : HALE
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Tooth: French. : DENT
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Baseball teams. : NINES
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Canzonet. : ARIA
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Mimic. : APER
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Exist. : ARE
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Alpine herdsmen. : SENNS
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Cardinal since 1946. : SPELLMAN
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Poet and ___ by Suppe. : PEASANT
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Painter of "The Murder of Rizzio" (1761-1807). : OPIE
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Dark gray. : TAUPE
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Motto of Order of King's Daughters. : IHN
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Hero of Italian unity (1807-82). : GARIBALDI
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Salad plant. : CRESS
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Vase. : URN
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Semidiameters. : RADII
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Revises. : EDITS
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Benito's girlfriend. : CLARA
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Helmet. : ARMET
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Nom-de-plume of Paul Blouet. : ORELL
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Notwithstanding. : ALTHO
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Listener. : EARER
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Birds. : GEESE
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English actor (1853-1917). : TREE
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Infusion prepared for invalids: Var. : TYSAN
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Heavy carts. : DRAYS
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He wrote "Waiting for Lefty." : ODETS
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Middle name of 22d and 24th President. : GROVER
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Great French dramatist (1639-99). : RACINE
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Late Queen of Belgium. : ASTRID
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Born. : NEE
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Those skilled in some particular art. : ISTS
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Chemist's tube. : MATRASS
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Occur. : ARRIVE
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Boxing champion of 1933. : PRIMO
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Clip. : LOP
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Sheep. : EWES
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Round bundle of sticks. : FASCINE
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Air-raid alarms. : ALERTS
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King of Bulgaria, 1918-43. : BORIS
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Make muddy. : ROIL
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Telling. : EFFECTIVE
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Heroine tried in Boston. : AMBER
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He took Paulus Hook, N. J., August, 1779. : LEE
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Intellectually. : MENTALLY
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One of Pres. Truman's assistants. : STEELMAN
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Possible youngest U. S. President. : STASSEN
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Harmonious combination. : CHORD
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Food for swine. : ACORN
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Algerian territorial militia. : GOUM
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Exile. : DEPORT
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Medoc. : CLARET
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Actuality. : REALNESS
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Set in a particular place. : PARK
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Believer in false gods. : IDOLATRESS
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Marshall's assistant. : BRADEN
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English saloons. : PUBS
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What Herschell discovered in 1781. : PLANET
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Under-Secretary of State. : ACHESON
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Feminine name. : CLARICE
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Bon bon. : CARAMEL
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Learned ___, noted jurist. : HAND
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Roasting-bars. : SPITS
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Beacons. : FANALS
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Shouts of derision. : BOOS
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German Foreign Minister, 1923-29. : STRESEMANN
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Interchanged. : MUTUAL
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President of Harvard University. : CONANT
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Roulette bets on the black. : NOIRS
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Little cupid: Ital. : AMORINO
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Japanese military class. : SAMURAI
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Antagonists. : ENEMIES
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Balzac's first name. : HONORE
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Bricklayers: Dial. : MASONERS
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Former U. S. Ambassador to Great Britain. : WINANT
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Religious interjections. : AMENS
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Deed. : FEAT
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Winner of first Sugar Bowl game, 1935. : TULANE
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Brooches. : PINS
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Most modern. : NEWEST
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Whacks. : TANS
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Alloys. : METALS
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Apply remedies too continuously. : OVERTREAT
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He improved Morse's telegraph (1807-59). : VAIL
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Poet, won Pulizer Prize 1945. : SHAPIRO
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Senator from Indiana. : CAPEHART
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Evergreen shrub. : OLEANDER
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Languished. : PINED
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Proves: Scotch. : PREES
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Famous editor (1819-97). : DANA
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Former president of Smith College. : NEILSON
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Comes to light. : APPEARS
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Roman broadsword. : SPATHA
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County drained by the Thames. : SURREY
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River flowing into Lake Erie near Toledo. : MAUMEE
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Seizure. : ARREST
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Edict of ___, 1598. : NANTES
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Lively. : AGILE
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Death notices. : OBITS
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Nest-building fish. : ACARA
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Lazily. : IDLY
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Proper way to serve melons. : ICED
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Starch. : SAGO
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___ de France. : ILE
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Roman god. : LAR
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Color. : RED

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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