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THE READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, March 9, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 614 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 265
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Customers of Little Buttercup. : SAILORS
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White washed. : COATED
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Crusoe's man. : FRIDAY
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William McFee's profession. : ENGINEER
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How Evans is treated: The Hucksters. : HUMORED
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Roman official. : AEDILE
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Compass case. : BINNACLE
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Utter again. : ITERATE
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XXXXXX. : KISSES
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Bel ___, by de Maupassant. : AMI
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Meat-pins. : SKEWERS
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What the sea did: Verne's Mysterious Island. : STEAMED
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Dick Tracy's stooge. : PAT
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Hell ___. : GATE
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One of Arrowsmith's instruments. : SCALPEL
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One of Hellman's Little Foxes. : OSCAR
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Shrewd. : CUTE
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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King Mark's nephew. : TRISTAN
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The turnkey's gift to Little Dorrit. : TOY
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Revolving part. : ROTOR
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"A thing of ___ and patches." : SHREDS
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Practice of Tom Traddles: David Copperfield. : LAW
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Abstainers. : NONUSERS
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How all entered Noah's ark. : PAIRED
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Preserved. : SALTED
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Tono-Bungay. : REMEDY
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What fire did: Conrad's Youth. : SINGED
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It greets champions: Ivanhoe. : APPLAUSE
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Damned, but not out: Macbeth. : SPOT
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Velvety fabric. : PANNE
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Hugh, friend to Roderick Random. : STRAP
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Quarter shekel. : REBA
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Eastern: Rare. : ORTIVE
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Certain persons. : ONES
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___ cycle. : MOTOR
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Glance off. : CAROM
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Seesaw. : TEETER
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Boy in The Old Curiosity Shop. : KIT
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Title of Damon Runyon's La Gimp. : MADAM
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___ o'Mine. : PAL
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Applicable to The Sheik. : NOMAD
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The Altar. : ARA
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Book of the Old Testament. : ESTHER
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One of Karel Capek's R. U. R. : ROBOT
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A Christmas ___. : CAROL
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Le Sage's hero. : BLAS
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Sir Roger de Coverley's creator. : STEELE
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Discontinue. : STOP
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Ellis Island transient. : ALIEN
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She sang Throw Him Down, McCloskey. : CLINE
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Describing Abe Lincoln's figure. : LANK
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Rulers in Gibbon's "Decline and Fall." : EMPERORS
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Desdemona does in vain. : PLEADS
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Take vengance. : AVENGE
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Scolded. : RAILED
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Office of Dame Ortiz: Gil Blas. : DUENNA
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In heraldry, ending in serpent's heads. : GRINGOLE
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Moby Dick's home. : SEA
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A bacchante. : MAENAD
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Tinge deeply. : IMBUE
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The Monkey's ___, by W. W. Jacobs. : PAW
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Status of Tom Brown at Rugby. : STUDENT
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Garners. : REAPS
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Crew of H.M.S. Pinafore. : TARS
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Sixes on dice. : SISES
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Wearing away. : EROSION
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Tripolitan pik, 26.77 in. : DRAA
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Philippine tribesman. : ATA
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Acetic-acid salt. : ACETATE
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City in Connecticut : ANSONIA
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Cap'n ___, by J. C. Lincoln. : ERI
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Exhibit change in plant growth. : NUTATE
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Girl's name. : EVELINE
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Bearing a horn on the nose. : NASICORN
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The ___ Trail, by Francis Parkman. : OREGON
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Call again. : REVISIT
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A little state. : STATELET
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___ and Lilies, by John Ruskin. : SESAME
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Lariats. : REATAS
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Bottles up. : ENSEALS
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Lake in Maine. : SEBAGO
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Kingdom of Aesop's Fables. : ANIMAL
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Trees do and burn: Bambi. : IGNITE
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___ Yutang. : LIN
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Fuegians. : ONAS
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Concerns. : RECKS
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___ Poems, by W. B. Yeats. : SELECTED
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Bird-like calls. : CHIRPS
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Beginning. : OUTSET
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Wooden core. : AME
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Craggy hills. : TORS
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Her symbol is the lyre. : ERATO
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Hate intensely. : DETEST
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Applicable to the duke: Huckleberry Finn. : FAKER
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American journalist. : REID
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Small fishes. : IDS
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What Capulets and Montagues did. : DISPUTED
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Pertaining to luck. : ALEATORY
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Bygone days : YESTERS
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Offered for Injun Joe: Tom Sawyer. : REWARD
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Constructor of The One-Hoss Shay. : DEACON
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Ancient country. : ELIS
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City officials. : MAYORS
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One-stripers. : ENSIGNS
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___ Rookh, by Thomas More. : LALLA
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Protegée of Jean Valjean. : COSETTE
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Pythagoras' perfect number. : THREE
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"As large as life and twice as __." Lewis Carroll. : NATURAL
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Bruited about. : RUMORED
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Color of Fagin's hair. : RED
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German river. : WESER
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Of nephews. : NEPOTAL
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Player in Tante: Mrs. Sedgwick. : PIANIST
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Balzac heroine. : ANNETTE
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Cut up to make Crusoe's raft. : SPAR
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High mountain. : ALP
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Mien of Doyle's Brigadier Gerard. : DEBONAIR
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Handles of a steering wheel. : SPOKES
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Rose-petal oils. : ATTARS
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Lobbyist. : PROMOTER
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The ground. : SOD
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Ovid's poems. : AMORES
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The tongue of Boccaccio. : ITALIAN
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On the National Hotel: Martin Chuzzlewit. : VERANDA
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Obliterates. : ERASES
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June 14, 1800. : MARENGO
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Don Marquis' Mehitable. : CAT
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Literary miscellany. : MELANGE
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They grow in Flanders' Fields. : POPPIES
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Japanese badge. : MON
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Soothsayer in The Iliad. : HELENUS
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African kraals. : BOMAS
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Lump of clay. : CLOD
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Combined. : BLENDED
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"We know what we ___." Hamlet. : ARE
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Blue skies. : CLEAR
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Water spirit, in form of a horse. : KELPIE
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Exalt. : ELATE
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"Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man."—Mercutio. : PUN
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Dynamo part. : ARMATURE
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This the pendulum does—Poe. : VIBRATES
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What cannon do. : DETONATE
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Spanish gypsies. : GITANOS
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When the sun danced. : EASTER
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Hodge-podge. : MESS
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Negative ions. : ANIONS
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Occupation of Silas Marner. : WEAVER
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Her symbol is staff and globe. : URANIA
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Russian river. : DONETS
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Interstice. : AREOLA
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Nautical loop. : PARREL
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"___ will aid if men will call."—Coleridge. : SAINTS
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The American ___, by Henry James. : SCENE
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Milton Caniff's new hero. : STEVE
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Jewish month. : NISAN
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Split at Oak Ridge. : ATOM
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He said, "Books think for me." : ELIA
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River islands. : AITS
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The ___ Khan. : AGA
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An adherent. : IST
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Kind of spring. : CEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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