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New York Times, Sunday, April 25, 1948

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 324
Across
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The vernal season. : SPRING
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Burning problem on U. N. agenda. : PALESTINE
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Mohammed "the Great" was one. : SULTAN
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Nervous thrill. : TREMOR
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King of Egypt for 36 years, about B. C. 1410. : AMENHOTEP
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Famous concert pianist-composer. : ITURBI
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Effacement. : RASURE
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Britain's "Gibraltar of the East." : SINGAPORE
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Lament. : BEMOAN
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Gone by. : AGO
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Export of Argentina. : MEAT
31
Partial. : SEMI
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Bacchanalia. : ORGY
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Tiny dermal opening. : PORE
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Breakers. : SURF
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Where the patella is. : KNEE
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Counterfeit. : MOCK
41
Festive. : GALA
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Repair station at auto racetracks. : PIT
44
Organization. : SETUP
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Capital of Sidi Lamine Bey's country. : TUNIS
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Bearded. : AWNY
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Disordered. : MESSY
52
Nature of many Shavian remarks. : SATIRIC
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Grandmother of ex-King Michael. : MARIE
56
Mr. Ameche, actor. : DON
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Applicable to Mr. Toscanini. : MAESTRO
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Stampede. : DEBACLE
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Reaping time. : HARVEST
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Devilkin. : IMP
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Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
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Vast arid area of Australia. : BUSH
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Young bluepoint. : SPAT
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Senator Taft's alma mater. : YALE
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One born a serf: Feudal law. : NEIF
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Clara, wooed by Barkis in " David Copperfield." : PEGGOTTY
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Norway's national hero. : OLAF
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Small coin in Dai Nippon. : SEN
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Bearlike. : URSINE
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Itinerary. : ROUTE
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Clanlike group. : SEPT
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Avenaceous. : OATEN
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Descriptive name. : TITLE
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Small ensigns. : BANNERETTES
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Thin crinkled fabric. : CREPE
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Where Parisian children learn the three R's. : ECOLE
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Told a whopper. : LIED
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Roman author killed in Vesuvius eruption, A. D. 79. : PLINY
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Pirouettes. : WHIRLS
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___ de mer. : MAL
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Trumpet call at sunrise. : DIAN
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He bought part of Suez Canal on borrowed money. : DISRAELI
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Black witches. : ANIS
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Iterum. : ANEW
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Mineral tar. : BREA
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First-born. : HEIR
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French illustrator of Rabelais. : DORE
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Support in scanty fashion. : EKE
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Girl's name. : NATALIE
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Iced. : GLACEED
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Ring official. : REFEREE
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Our: French. : NOS
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Short-billed rail. : CRAKE
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Former Supreme Court member. : ROBERTS
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___ politics. : POWER
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Marshall ___. : PLAN
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Not a liability. : ASSET
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Where Toledo is. : SPAIN
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Health resort. : SPA
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Eponymous ancestor of Hebrews. : EBER
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A tenor violin. : ALTO
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City at confluence of Colorado and Gila rivers. : YUMA
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Banba's official name. : EIRE
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Famous British architect. : ADAM
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Any Spanish lake. : LAGO
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Crazes. : FADS
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Spigot. : TAP
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Dislocates. : UNSETS
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Where Lake Managua is. : NICARAGUA
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Underwrite. : INSURE
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Pet name. : DEARIE
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Without ophidians. : SNAKELESS
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A sham. : SEEMER
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Father Knickerbocker's first citizen. : ODWYER
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Means to an end. : EXPEDIENT
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Ever so many. : TWENTY
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Jeweler's paste. : STRASS
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Where Canada's "Ice Queen" won European skating crown. : PRAGUE
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Vacation spot. : RESORT
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Hawaiian baking pit. : IMU
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Pattern. : NORM
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Language of the Odyssey. : GREEK
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Chemist that saved French silk industry. : PASTEUR
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Sweetheart. : AMI
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Eyeglass. : LENS
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Bejewels. : ENGEMS
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Chinese name for Gobi Desert. : SHAMO
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Subject matter. : TOPIC
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World Trade Group linked with ERP. : ITO
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Poppaea Sabina's third husband. : NERO
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Centerpiece. : EPERGNE
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Fortune teller. : SIBYL
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Red man. : UTE
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Dockyard barge. : LUMP
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Soldiers. : TROOPS
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Sage that rode Apollo's arrow. : ABARIS
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Ripe old age. : NINETY
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Queen of the Amazons. : ANTIOPE
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His play "Polly" was banned in London in 1729. : GAY
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Tumult. : FUSS
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Girl's name. : ENID
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___ Marx, socialist writer. : KARL
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Winged child. : AMOR
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Footway. : PATH
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Owen Davis' Pulitzer prize play, 1923. : ICEBOUND
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Y's. : WIES
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Jealousy. : ENVY
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Topical heading. : TROPE
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A chef-d'oeuvre. : MASTERPIECE
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Full of misery. : ACHY
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Information. : DATA
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Revolutionary patriot. : MINUTEMAN
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Our national memorabilia. : AMERICANA
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Little letter. : EPISTOLET
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Mountain State's largest city. : BUTTE
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Stops. : HALTS
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Typical tenderfoot in Texas. : EASTERNER
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Resembling hypnosis. : SLEEPLIKE
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Williams of "Streetcar" fame. : TENNESSEE
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King Arthur's mother. : IGRAINE
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Staring in terror. : POPEYED
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Occupy. : FILL
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Out. : GONE
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The Eisenhower of World War I. : FOCH
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Urgency. : NEED
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Agitators. : STIRRERS
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Locale of Vulcan's workshops. : ETNA
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Operatic solo. : ARIA
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Dazzling brilliance. : BLARE
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Martha Finley's adolescent heroine. : ELSIE
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Lineman. : WIRER
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Sacred Nilotic wader. : IBIS
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E. Indian tree yielding yellow dye. : DHAK
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Miss Young, actress. : LORETTA
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Fall from power. : WANE
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Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
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Tritons. : EFTS
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The monk parrot. : LORO
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Ocean route. : LANE
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Hatred: Buddhism. : DOSA
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Discover. : ESPY
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Purify. : CLEANSE
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Athens of Ireland. : BELFAST
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Spurious. : PSEUDO
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Thought. : OPINED
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President Bierut's capital. : WARSAW
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School of seals. : POD
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Wild sheep of Asia. : ARGALI
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Fall. : AUTUMN
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Ottoman inn. : IMARET
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Table linen. : NAPERY
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Comparatively mean. : BASER
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He wrote "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright." : BLAKE
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Having spikes. : EARED
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Lyric poet. : ODIST
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Frightened. : EERY
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Pert girl. : MINX
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Pointed arch. : OGEE
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Snow: Dial. : SNEW
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Standoff. : TIE
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Uppermost part. : CAP
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Sec'y Sullivan's responsibility: Abbr. : USN
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Ascertain. : SEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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