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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 1949

Author:
Hilda E. Allen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 376
Across
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Less than 50,000,000 of us. : VOTERS
7
Collisions. : IMPACTS
14
Native of Pakistan. : MOSLEM
20
Weak-willed. : ABULIC
21
God of science. : MERCURY
22
Pleistocene epoch. : ICEAGE
23
Stock of wine. : CELLAR
24
Exceedingly variable. : PROTEAN
25
Birds that eat feathers. : GREBES
26
Oriental name. : ALI
27
Weapons carried by The Forty Thieves. : SABRES
29
2,325-mile river. : VOLGA
31
Sea monster. : ORC
32
Pile-driver weights. : TUPS
34
___ bien. : TRES
35
Sets of opinions. : CREDOS
37
Viz. The Doll Song. : ARIA
38
Predominant qualities. : ESSENCES
40
Have a vehement desire. : THIRST
41
Cordage fiber. : SISAL
42
Private recitals. : REHEARSALS
44
Third-rate actor. : HAM
45
Art of government. : POLICY
48
She drowned in the sea that bears her name. : HELLE
49
Defenses. : COVERTS
53
In a vertical line. : APEAK
54
Natives of Candia. : CRETES
56
Reed organ. : MELODEON
57
Noises abroad. : PEALS
58
Stir: Colloq. : ROUST
59
An arrival. : COMER
60
Cousin of stout. : ALE
61
Transgress. : ERR
62
Woman. : FEMME
63
Household gods. : LARES
64
Inevitable. : DUE
65
Spread. : RAN
66
Succulent. : SAPPY
67
Cut of beef. : BARON
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More wary. : SHIER
70
Son of Oedipus. : ETEOCLES
72
Manifest. : PATENT
73
Fabric. : PANNE
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Special church service. : REDMASS
75
Cloys. : SATES
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Burned superficially. : SINGED
77
Murderer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
78
Conducted. : TRANSACTED
81
Hidden stores. : CACHE
84
General make-up of a book. : FORMAT
86
___ Taylor (1887–1946). : LAURETTE
90
Atmosphere. : AURA
91
Robin Hood's sweetheart. : MARIAN
92
Auction room. : MART
93
Mended place. : DARN
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Habituate. : USE
95
Greek betrayer of the Trojans. : SINON
96
Edmund Halley's forte. : COMETS
98
A dull finish. : MAT
99
Yields. : STOOPS
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Head-hunter. : IGOROTE
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Twine. : ENLACE
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Channel catfish. : EELCAT
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Laughed to scorn. : DERIDED
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Scoffer. : RAILER
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Whipsockets. : SNEADS
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Under the present circumstances: Lat. : ERENATA
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Velocities. : SPEEDS
Down
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Quit. : VACATE
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___ or ÷. : OBELUS
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Cause of a mania, 1634. : TULIPS
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45 inches. : ELL
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Inlets. : RIAS
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What red flannels are. : SCRATCHY
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Emblem used as bookplate. : IMPRESA
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Sheets of standing water. : MERES
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Affirmative voters. : PROS
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Simulate. : ACT
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Any catchword. : CUE
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Thwart. : TRAVERSE
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Councils. : SYNODS
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Shrewish maid in "Barnaby Rudge." : MIGGS
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Plant used in soups. : OCRA
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Accompany in person. : SEE
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Drudgeries. : LABORS
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Nymph who advised Numa. : EGERIA
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Mexican drink. : MESCAL
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The eyebrow: Scot. : BREE
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Father of Gawain. : LOT
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Appearing in successive parts. : SERIAL
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House. : CHALET
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Small brooks. : RILLS
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Directed. : AIMED
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Little ___. : NECKS
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Fly dangerous to cattle. : TSETSE
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Relish. : SAVOR
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Afflicted with a cold. : RHEUMY
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What a lepidopter makes. : HOLES
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What Hitler once was. : PAPERER
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Work. : OPERATE
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Judge ___ Hand. : LEARNED
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Clay and limestone. : CEMENT
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Bacon said this "maketh a full man." : READING
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Liquid from coal tar. : TOLUENE
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Spoke derisively. : SNEERED
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___ Suzette. : CREPES
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Rough sports. : ROMPS
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Small, inferior olive. : MORON
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Coddle. : CARESS
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Unveracious. : FALSE
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Potential. : LATENT
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Scenic view. : SCAPE
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April 9, 1942. : BATAAN
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Watcher. : SPIER
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Gave. : HANDED
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Stockyard center. : OMAHA
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Italian city, dairy center. : PARMA
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Butcher's tool. : STRINGER
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Speaks haltingly. : STUTTERS
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Promenade. : ALAMEDA
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Wish. : CARE
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Occasions. : CAUSES
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Satirist of English gentry. : AUSTEN
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Patois that is spoken in Louisiana. : CREOLE
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Stimulate. : FAN
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Alloy. : OROIDE
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Maize, meat and red pepper. : TAMALE
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Sketched. : TRACED
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Engages. : ENTERS
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Uncertainties. : MISTS
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Choral composition. : MOTET
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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Tail: Ital. : CODA
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Sparkle. : SNAP
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Tropical herb. : OCA
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Metal: Poet. : ORE
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Japanese measure. : RIN
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U. N. Secretary-General. : LIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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