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PAGING MR. BULFINCH

New York Times, Sunday, April 17, 1949

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 375
Across
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Mother of Achilles. : THETIS
7
The legend of Njal. : SAGA
11
Draped garment. : SARI
15
She became the slave of Venus. : PSYCHE
21
Tie again. : RELACE
22
He was murdered by his wife. : AGAMEMNON
24
Loud laugher. : ROARER
25
Hero who perished at Roncesvalles. : OLIVER
26
Lars Porsena built one for his tomb. : LABYRINTH
27
Bright-colored brass. : ORMOLU
28
Spanish champion of Christianity. : CID
29
Educational center of Morocco. : RABAT
31
Mother of Apollo. : LETO
32
Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
34
Catmint. : NEP
35
Cultivated. : HOED
37
Bob Hope. : PALEFACE
39
Existence. : ESSE
40
Copper. : CENT
41
Of an ascetic brotherhood. : ESSENIC
43
Zephyrus, the ___ Wind. : WEST
44
Geometric curve. : HYPERBOLA
46
Existed. : WAS
47
Light-admitter. : PANE
48
Fascinating girl. : PERI
49
Feline sound: Var. : PUR
50
Coveted award. : OSCAR
53
Mr. ___ of Windsor. : FORD
54
Anticipation. : FORETHINKING
59
Large fish with whiplike tail. : STINGAREE
61
Military branch. : ROTC
62
What Margaret Rose is. : AUNT
63
___ Juana. : TIA
64
Fortify. : ARM
65
Caliph. : IMAM
66
Very much in the running. : PURSUABLE
68
She married Hercules. : HEBE
69
Son of Mars. : ROMULUS
71
Lively person. : GRIG
72
Girl's name. : LILA
73
Kentucky college. : BEREA
74
One forty-millionth of the globe's circumference. : METER
75
Cause of battle between Modred and Arthur. : GUINEVERE
77
Pertaining to law. : JURAL
78
Dugouts: Fr. : ABRIS
79
Where the Menam flows. : SIAM
80
Inlets. : RIAS
81
Natural tendency. : CONATUS
83
Actress ___ Wilson. : LOIS
84
Sculptor King of Cyprus. : PYGMALION
86
Circular plate. : DISC
87
Sister of Semele. : INO
88
Palm leaf. : OLA
89
The pineapple. : PINA
90
Virginia ___. : REEL
91
Frazer's "The Golden Bough." : MYTHOLOGY
93
Miserly persons. : PINCHPENNIES
96
Ogier the ___. : DANE
97
Stone altar slab. : MENSA
98
Go speedily. : HIE
99
Pinafore. : TIER
100
Mr. ___ of Windsor. : PAGE
101
Camel's hair cloth. : ABA
102
Things left out. : OMISSIONS
105
Robin Hood's ___. : BARN
106
Monster slain by Beowulf. : GRENDEL
110
Dillseed. : ANET
111
Ledger. : TOME
112
Sisters of Amphitrite. : NEREIDES
114
Preserve. : SAVE
115
Part of the face. : LID
116
___ Dea, Roman goddess of women. : BONA
117
Water softener. : SODA
118
Smoked. : FUMED
120
Hannah's nickname. : NAN
121
Vertical glacier shaft. : MOULIN
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Whirlpool on the coast of Sicily. : CHARYBDIS
126
Water nymphs. : NAIADS
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Having a handle. : ANSATE
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Plant having pink flowers : HOUSELEEK
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Make harmonious. : ATTUNE
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Nymphs placed by Zeus in the heavens. : HYADES
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Stover's alma mater. : YALE
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Awesome. : EERY
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Contracts. : LEASES
Down
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Lozenge. : TROCHE
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He drove the chariot of the sun. : HELIOS
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Skips. : ELIDES
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Refrigerator. : ICER
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Deity worshiped at Memphis. : SERAPIS
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Shrub bearing fruit. : SALAL
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Kind of pottery. : AGATEWARE
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Chatter. : GAB
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An enzyme. : AMYLASE
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Punish. : SMITE
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___ Domini. : ANNO
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Nonsense! : ROT
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Affording no shelter. : INHOSPITABLE
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Daughter of Jupiter. : PROSERPINE
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N. American rail. : SORA
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Edible root. : YAM
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Iron head of a tilting spear. : CRONEL
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Heroine in "All's Well That Ends Well." : HELENA
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Burst forth. : ERUPT
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Stalwart. : ERECT
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Flatbottomed ferryboat. : BAC
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Compass point. : SSE
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Chief officer of India. : DEWAN
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Parry. : FEND
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A famous Jane. : EYRE
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City of Eire. : CORK
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Oriental smokers. : NARGILES
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Of a famous Greek hero. : HERCULEAN
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Baseball play. : BUNT
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Couplet. : POEM
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Preserves, as meat. : POTS
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Ridges of drift. : OSAR
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One of the Lipari Islands. : STROMBOLI
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Mythical dweller in the darkness. : CIMMERIAN
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Monks. : FRAS
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Criminal offenses. : FORGERIES
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Hawaiian dance. : HULA
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Re-utterance. : ITERATION
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German children of the mist. : NIBELUNGS
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Mother of Uranus. : GAEA
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Siberian river. : AMUR
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Wreck. : RUIN
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Reds, blues and yellows. : PRIMARIES
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Strains. : AIRS
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Olympian goddess. : HERA
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Eighth day after a feast: Var. : UTIS
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Largest of the Marianas. : GUAM
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Senseless talk. : BUNCOMBE
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War between Giants and Olympians. : GIGANTOMACHY
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Instrument. : VIOL
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Kid. : JOSH
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Droopy. : ALOP
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Auld Lang ___. : SYNE
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Mention favorably. : CITE
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Legume. : SOYA
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Pinkish rocks. : PIPESTONES
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Smirk. : LEER
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Unit of force. : DYNE
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Greek letters. : PHIS
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Microscope. : MAGNIFIER
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Deviates. : LEANS
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Short letter. : CHIT
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Number of muses. : NINE
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Virginia ___. : DARE
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Moral tale. : PARABLE
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Military building. : ARSENAL
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Very pungent. : ONIONY
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Mother of Pegasus. : MEDUSA
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Electrified particle. : ION
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Stain. : BEDYE
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Treasure. : GEM
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Father of fifty daughters. : DANAUS
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Faithful wife of Capaneus. : EVADNE
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Bifocals. : LENSES
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Egyptian dancing girl. : ALMAH
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Nationality of Odin and Thor. : NORSE
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Darkish. : DUSKY
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Angler's reward. : BITE
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First king of Israel, son of Kish. : SAUL
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Fruit. : DATE
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Gossoon. : LAD
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Attend! : HOA
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Astrologer to Good Queen Bess. : DEE
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Negrito. : ITA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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