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SIDELIGHTS ON LITERATURE

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1948

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 56 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 321
Across
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Napoleon’s recourse after Waterloo. : FLIGHT
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Carmen’s gypsy comrades. : BRIGANDS
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Blackbeard’s arms. : PISTOLS
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Frank ___, founder of popular magazine. : LESLIE
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Storytelling. : RELATION
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Nero’s first wife, whom he murdered. : OCTAVIA
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Overflow. : ABOUND
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Musical direction. : ANIMANDO
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Describing Jack Sprat’s choicest meat. : LEANEST
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Sam Weller’s occupation. : VALET
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Pilasters. : ANTAE
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___ column. : AGONY
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Adjective for Bemelmans’ Eddie. : DIRTY
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Fuegians. : ONAS
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Priscilla Mullens’ John. : ALDEN
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Homeric poems. : EPICS
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Land: Latin. : AGER
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Nonsense: Slang. : ROT
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On the Emperor Jones’ uniform. : BRAID
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“The Sign of ___” by Conan Doyle. : FOUR
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Entangles. : MATS
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Dutch ounce. : ONS
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Disdainful critics. : SNEERERS
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Describing Hamlet’s mood. : GLUM
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A thicket. : BRAKE
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Fertile soil. : LOAM
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Long, flat-bottomed sailboat. : SHARPIE
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Ben Franklin’s business. : PRINTER
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Sebastian’s twin sister. : VIOLA
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Writers of comments. : GLOSSISTS
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Master of “Shandy Hall.” : STERNE
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Hamper. : IMPEDE
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Describing Hotspur’s nature. : RASH
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Ada ___, John Drew’s leading lady. : REHAN
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Ketches. : SAICS
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___ house. : OPEN
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Jane Addams’ “___ Years at Hull House.” : TWENTY
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Of an order of plants. : ERICAL
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At which Uncle Tom changes hands. : SALE
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Celtic Neptune. : LER
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So Gulliver finds himself. : TIED
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Valley sowed by Johnny Appleseed. : OHIO
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Abraham’s nephew. : LOT
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Epochal. : ERAL
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Flowers, named after stars. : ASTERS
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Former Turkish coins. : ASPERS
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“___ Lynne.” : EAST
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Shining: Bot. : NITID
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Wading bird. : HERON
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Walton’s lure. : BAIT
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Publisher of famous “Songs and Sonnets,” 1557. : TOTTEL
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Safety book. : CLEVIS
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Buddhist worlds of gods. : DEVALOKAS
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“___ Charming People” by Michael Arlen. : THESE
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Elixir. : ESSENCE
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Government. : REGIMEN
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Timber tree of N. Z. : RATA
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The Pale Horse: Rev. vi, 8. : DEATH
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Snarl, as dogs. : GNAR
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Ulysses’ role in Sophocles’ “Ajax.” : DEFENDER
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Salamander. : EFT
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Infallible. : SURE
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Votes for. : AYES
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Daughter of David. : TAMAR
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Soul: French. : AME
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Greek temple. : NAOS
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What Annie’s tugboat does. : PULLS
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Hesitate. : DEMUR
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Linen fabric of Spanish America. : CREA
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Of whales. : CETIC
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Blackboard. : SLATE
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Wood robins. : MIROS
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One part of Caesar’s Gaul. : THIRD
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Chaldee. : ARAMAIC
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Confections. : PRALINES
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Songlike. : ARIOSE
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She plays chess with Ferdinand. : MIRANDA
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Miltonian theme. : PARADISE
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Colorlessness. : PALLOR
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Edmund ___, crime specialist. : PEARSON
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Of managing bodies. : SYNDICAL
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Tasted in Alice’s “drink me” jug. : FLAVORS
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Place of the tall cedars. : LEBANON
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Segregate. : ISOLATE
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Adhesives. : GLUES
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Inkling. : HINT
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Mr. Husing. : TED
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German historian (1790-1867). : BRANDIS
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Hired. : RENTED
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Pertaining to Troy. : ILIAN
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Object of T. R.’s expedition, 1909. : GAME
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Negrito. : ATA
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Wife of Rienzi. : NINA
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The Artful ___. : DODGER
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John Poole’s Paul Pry. : SNOOP
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Man’s name, meaning much fruit. : POLYCARP
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Eliza’s bridge. : ICE
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South African native village. : STAD
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___ Borealis, star in Ursae Majoris. : TANIA
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Pass too far. : OVERGO
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First word of “Paul Revere’s Ride.” : LISTEN
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With goat feet, they “dance the antic hay.” : SATYRS
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Spread by Paul Revere. : ALARM
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Halo. : NIMB
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Expanse. : AREA
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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our ___.” : STARS
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Like Sancho Panza’s back. : BROAD
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Style of Sadie Thompson’s finery. : FLASHY
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Tom Burke’s regiment. : OURS
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The catcher’s shadow. : UMPIRE
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Short comedies. : SKITS
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Scott’s Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
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Banquo’s terrifies Macbeth. : GHOST
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Homeric hero. : ENEAS
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Lady Sneerwell’s role in “The School for Scandal.” : SLANDERER
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Elbe tributary. : ISER
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Aida’s race. : ETHIOPIAN
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Three-winged. : TRIALATE
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Fences in. : ENCLOSES
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Subside again. : RESETTLE
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Offered by mad Orlando Furioso. : VIOLENCE
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Jeopardizes. : IMPERILS
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Manages. : OPERATES
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Nodded to. : GREETED
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Scent bags. : SACHETS
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Feminine name. : ETTA
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Malabar native. : NAIR
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Made by Aladdin. : WISH
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Plight of Bo-peep’s sheep. : LOST
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Subsisted. : LIVED
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Jack London liked to do this. : ROVE
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Full of stumps. : SNAGGY
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Constrictors. : ABOMAS
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A falcon. : SAKER
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Edith Wharton’s “___ Frome.” : ETHAN
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Appeases hunger. : DINES
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Kind of fur. : OTTER
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A duck. : SCAUP
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Plotted by Mason and Dixon. : LINE
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Ancient tongue. : ETRUSCAN
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“Uncle ___.” : REMUS
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Away off. : AFAR
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A division of Dante’s “Commedia.” : HELL
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Old-time maiden. : DAMOSEL
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Custard pastry. : DARIOLE
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Noted preacher and essayist. : EMERSON
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McGuffey’s line. : READERS
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Bivouac. : ENCAMP
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“___ Queene.” : FAERIE
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Valuable timber tree of N. Z. : TOTARA
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Where Hansel and Gretel went. : ASTRAY
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A Margaret Kennedy heroine. : TERESA
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Priest’s robe. : SIMAR
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Scandinavians. : LAPPS
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Of dizziness: Med. : DINIC
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Source of cayenne. : CHILI
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Tins. : CANS
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Merit. : EARN
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Southern France. : MIDI
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Ore wagon. : TRAM
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Esperanto. : IDO
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Eben Holden befriended one. : LAD
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River of South America. : APA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 46 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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