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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 1950

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 645 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 176, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 425
Across
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Key figure in five-percenter investigations. : MARAGON
8
Waterloo, Trafalgar, etc. : BATTLES
15
Repository of arms. : ARSENAL
22
Avenue: Sp. : AVENIDA
23
Infant cupid, in Italian painting. : AMORINO
24
Members of U. N. : CHINESE
25
Acts of pacification. : DEMILITARIZINGS
27
Bearded. : HIRSUTE
28
Man's name. : IRA
29
Pallid. : ASHEN
30
Author ___ Ludwig. : EMIL
31
Once: Scot. : AINS
32
Untrained. : RAW
33
Voyage. : SAIL
35
Weeds. : TARES
37
Kind of bit. : SNAFFLE
39
Hottentot musical instrument. : GORA
40
Eyes. : OGLES
42
Hindu mendicants. : NAGAS
44
Twist. : GNARL
45
Doughlike cement. : PUTTY
46
Settle snugly. : NESTLE
48
It is silent: Mus. : TACET
50
Through: Prefix. : DIA
51
Binds with rope. : LASHES
52
The first "S" in U. S. S. R. : SOVIET
54
Betwixt and between. : MID
56
Quick return, in fencing. : RIPOSTE
58
Aggregate. : SUM
61
Signs of victory. : VEES
62
Participant in a contest. : SIDER
64
Tampered with: Colloq. : DOCTORED
67
Clothes pressers. : IRONERS
69
Adorned with Cedrus wood. : CEDARED
71
Suppress. : LAY
72
Chalice. : AMA
73
Early morning services. : MATINS
74
Partially true to facts. : SEMILITERAL
76
Told yarns. : SPUN
77
Emphatic repetition of a word. : PLOCE
78
Deserve. : MERIT
79
Fishpond: Early English Law. : VIVER
80
Craftiness. : GUILE
81
Forefather. : SIRE
82
"Land between the rivers." : MESOPOTAMIA
84
Situated near the back. : DORSAL
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Former manager of the Giants. : OTT
86
Steep. : RET
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Upper houses. : SENATES
88
Boat race. : REGATTA
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Veins: Bot. : NERVURES
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Halves. : DEMIS
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Nautical rope. : VANG
94
Baste. : SEW
95
Airplane part. : AILERON
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___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
98
Mild. : GENTLE
100
Trangressor. : SINNER
102
Downy coating. : NAP
104
Grimace of contempt: Colloq. : SNOOT
106
Disconnects. : SEVERS
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Quadrupeds. : ASSES
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Leveled to the ground. : RAZED
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Act of ascending. : SPEEL
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Goat antelope. : SEROW
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Cuts off. : LOPS
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Eye membranes. : RETINAE
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Narrow band. : STRAP
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Goal of many 1950 pilgrimages. : ROMA
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War theater. : ETO
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Narcotic shrub. : COCA
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Hindu deity. : SIVA
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___ scarum. : HARUM
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Patriotic organization. : DAR
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Join securely. : MORTISE
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Loosening. : DISENTANGLEMENT
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Indeclinable nouns. : APTOTES
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Of the infernal regions. : AVERNAL
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Perfume. : ESSENCE
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Six-line stanzas. : SESTETS
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Nags. : PESTERS
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Counteracting agent. : REACTER
Down
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Washington, Adams, Jefferson, ___. : MADISON
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Just so so. : AVERAGE
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Posts anew. : REMAILS
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Tributary of the Colorado. : GILA
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Poet. : ODIST
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George Jean ___. : NATHAN
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New Jersey bay. : BARNEGAT
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Friend: Fr. : AMI
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Comb wool: Dial. Eng. : TOZE
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Trounces. : TRIMS
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It's something of silver. : LINING
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Albion. : ENGLAND
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. . . – – – . . . : SOS
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Cold. : ACHILL
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Province whose capital is Coblenz. : RHINE
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Gentlemen. : SIRS
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Entity. : ENS
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Specialists in treatment of nervous disorders. : NEUROTHERAPISTS
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Semitic deity. : ASTARTE
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Extra times or spaces. : LEEWAYS
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Inflates. : AERATES
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Timorous. : AFRAID
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Permits. : LETS
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Indian. : SAC
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Unbiased. : FAIR
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Relish. : GUSTO
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Native of Ljubljana. : SLOVENE
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Minor thirds: Music. : SEMIDITONES
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Meat pie. : PASTY
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"Tinker to ___ to Chance." : EVERS
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___ wave. : TIDAL
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Not general. : LOCAL
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Hawaiian fiber baskets. : IES
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Origins. : DERIVATIONS
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___ bear. : POLAR
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Maiden name of Marchioness of Milford Haven. : SIMPSON
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Dark-green mineral. : URALITE
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Engine-driven vehicles. : MOTORTRANSPORTS
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Half foot: Prosody. : SEMIPED
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Computes speed again. : RETIMES
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Rival. : EMULATE
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Ancient law in England. : DANELAW
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Mediterranean city. : NICE
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Game fishes. : CEROS
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Female Hindu divinities. : DEVIS
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His, her: Fr. : SES
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Turmeric. : REA
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Section of the Koran. : SURA
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Olympic measure of distance. : METER
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Stares. : GOGGLES
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Simpler. : MERER
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Colombian Indians. : TAMAS
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Indentations. : DENTS
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Principles. : RULES
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Stood for office. : RAN
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Creepers. : VINES
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Kreutzer ___. : SONATA
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One who has seen service. : VETERAN
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Goering or Goebbels. : NAZI
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He completed the Panama Canal, 1914. : GOETHALS
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Into eternity. : EVER
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Florida fishes. : SALEMAS
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Form of a chemical element. : ISOTOPE
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Meditative. : PENSIVE
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Wife of Saturn. : OPS
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Caustic agent. : ERODENT
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Work of fiction. : ROMANCE
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Blacker. : SWARTER
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Niche. : RECESS
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Platforms. : DAISES
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Greater. : LARGER
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Brazil red. : ROSET
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Turn outward. : EVERT
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Beat. : PULSE
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Mention. : CITE
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Queen of England, 1702–14. : ANNE
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Flat-topped hill. : MESA
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Little one. : TOT
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Dibble. : DAP
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Source of pitch. : TAR
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Length: Comb. form. : MEC

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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