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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1946

104-Down : Collector of customs at Capernaum.

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 671 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 159, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 61
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 219
Across
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Happy. : JOYOUS
7
Commemoration day. : EASTER
13
Salutations. : GREETINGS
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Opposed. : AVERSE
23
French physicist (1775-1836). : AMPERE
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Diffusion. : RADIATION
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Teacher of disciples. : MASTER
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Scored: Hockey. : GOALED
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Forever. : ETERNALLY
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Venice's saint. : MARK
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Beguile. : AMUSE
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Desert region: Africa. : REG
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Copy. : APE
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Easy gait. : LOPE
37
Clad in an almuce. : AMICED
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Loaded. : LADED
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Claude ___ of the screen. : RAINS
42
For the present. : PROTEM
43
Top of bird's head: Zool. : PILEUM
46
Peter's ___. : PENCE
48
Gaseous hydrocarbon. : ETHANE
50
Chemical compound. : IMINE
52
Stings. : NIPS
55
Outsiders. : ALIENS
57
Scepters. : RODS
58
___ Ladd, of the screen. : ALAN
59
Migrate. : TREK
60
Two-year-old sheep. : TEGS
61
Russian coach. : ARABA
63
Guarantee. : WARRANT
66
Ingested. : ATE
67
Highest decoration. : CMH
68
Small vial. : CRUSE
69
Artist's color board. : PALETTE
70
Alert signal. : SIREN
72
Natives of Khatti. : HITTITES
74
Aural pain. : EARACHE
75
Juvenal's forte. : SATIRE
76
Scent. : ODOR
77
Katherine in Russia. : KATINKA
78
Bog. : MIRE
79
Merry-andrew. : JESTER
82
Symbol of inspiration. : PEGASUS
83
A city of Galilee. : NAZARETH
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___ den Linden. : UNTER
88
Short jackets. : BOLEROS
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The Pentateuch. : TORAH
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Contend. : VIE
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Owners of Constitution Hall, Washington. : DAR
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Church of St. John ___. : LATERAN
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Norse god of light. : FREYR
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Germany's glass city. : JENA
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Open space. : AREA
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Inhabitant of Palestine. : ARAB
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The Epistle writer. : PAUL
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Tallier. : SCORER
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Dispatch. : SEND
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Severely afflicted person. : MESEL
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___ me to dwell in safety (Ps. 4, 8). : MAKEST
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German lancer. : UHLAN
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Spruers: Founding. : GATERS
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More cognizant. : AWARER
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The oat family. : AVENA
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Lave. : BATHE
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Building material. : MORTAR
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Vehicle. : SLED
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Shinto temple. : SHA
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Indian yes. : UGH
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Military government. : AMG
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Ones. : UNITS
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The physician apostle. : LUKE
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Italian guerrilla gun. : STEN
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Fred M. Vinson's job. : TREASURER
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Writer of "Berlin Diary." : SHIRER
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Quarreling. : ROWING
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Small Italian coin. : CENTESIMO
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River fish. : TETARD
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Exhibit. : EVINCE
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Demurs. : HESITATES
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Moves with dignity. : SWEEPS
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Weapon. : DAGGER
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Name of two apostles. : JAMES
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Last evening: Poet. : YESTERNIGHT
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___ Nova, city near Foggia, Italy. : ORTA
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Treat. : USE
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Discourse. : SERMON
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Tidal flood. : EAGRE
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Murderous frenzy. : AMOK
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City in Belgium. : SPA
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Pillars forming male figures. : TELAMONS
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Recluse. : EREMITE
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Lessen. : REDUCE
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Cupidity. : GREED
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Councilor: Ger. : RAT
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German dam. : EDER
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Ireland. : EIRE
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Quandary. : TANGLE
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Eskimo. : ITA
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Excited by nothing: Latin. : NILADMIRARI
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Rounded purpure: Her. : GOLPE
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Bent upward, as planks. : SNYED
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East part of church. : APSE
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Half. : SEMI
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Legal claim. : LIEN
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Cultivated land. : ARADA
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Female relative. : AUNT
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Particles. : ACES
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Fearing: Comb. form. : PHOBE
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Jerusalem's governor at first Easter. : PILATE
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Empty. : INANE
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Forty days. : LENT
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He led the second D-Day. : PATCH
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Oily resin. : ELEMI
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Volcanic tuff. : TRASS
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She dwelt at Bethany. : MARTHA
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The fisherman apostle. : PETER
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Part of ancient Greek theatre. : SKENE
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Tailor. : SARTOR
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Penitent. : RUER
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Note of assault. : WARISON
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Man's name: Lat. : ALANUS
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Cares. : RECKS
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Fruit drink. : CIDER
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Seaport of ancient Mysia. : PATARA
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Wife of Abraham. : SARAH
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Roman road. : ITER
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Carry: Colloq. : TOTE
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Agog. : EAGER
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Cambridge students. : SIZARS
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Type of amphora. : KELEBE
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The principal saint. : MARY
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Betrayer. : JUDAS
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Large Finnish lake. : ENARE
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Makes powerful. : STRENGTHENS
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Soap base: Var. : POTASS
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Christmases. : NOELS
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Infinite. : EVERLASTING
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Ringworm. : TINEA
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American writer, Japanese citizen (1850-1904). : HEARN
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More empty. : BARER
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More steadfast. : TRUER
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Halt. : LAME
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Trickster. : FAKER
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The missionaries' saint. : JOHN
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Daughter of Elon (Gen. 36, 2). : ADAH
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Sycophant. : PARASITE
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Directed: Stage. : CUED
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City N W of Reims. : LAON
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Collector of customs at Capernaum. : MATTHEW
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Converse. : TALK
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Tea-things. : TEASET
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Tops of gloves. : WRISTS
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Swerved. : VEERED
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One of "Our Gang." : BUTCH
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Comply. : AGREE
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City, La Corona Prov., Spain. : MUROS
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Irrational numbers. : SURDS
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Therefore. : HENCE
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One of the seven deadly sins. : ANGER
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___ Sapientum, banana. : MUSA
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Courage. : GRIT
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Plant lice secretion. : LERP
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Drink. : SWIG
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Panay Negrito. : ATI
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Dutch uncle. : EME
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Scottish explorer (1813-93). : RAE
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Seeds. : OVA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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