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THE COURT CONVENES

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1946

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 64
Lester Keene has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 49-Down clue had "NE."; deleted period.

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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 217
Across
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Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : STONE
6
Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : BLACK
11
Black buck. : SASIN
16
Gelidness. : ICINESS
18
Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : DOUGLAS
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Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : JACKSON
22
Citizens of Valletta. : MALTESE
23
Joiner. : ENTRANT
24
Pennsylvania's car-building center. : ALTOONA
25
Advocate. : PLEADER
26
More precipitous. : STEEPER
27
Spanish-American chili and meat dishes. : POSOLES
28
Cygnus. : OLOR
29
Adjust. : DISPOSE
31
Jaques' ages of man. : SEVEN
33
German philosopher (1724–1804). : KANT
34
Japanese Shinto gate. : TORII
36
Cranny. : NOOK
37
Depilatate. : DEHAIR
39
Full of grooves. : RUTTY
40
Garden flower. : PEONY
42
German general. : LIST
44
Winged victory. : NIKE
45
Department, Transylvania, Rumania. : SOMES
46
Carp. : CAVIL
48
Egg. : ABET
50
Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : REED
52
Vilified. : REVILED
55
Where Sevastopol is. : CRIMEA
57
River of Brazil, 400 mi. to Tapajos. : ARINOS
61
More polished. : POLITER
62
Our flag maker. : BETSY
63
Suggested name for Marine Corps girl. : MARINETTE
66
White poplar. : ABELE
67
Matriarch. : BELDAM
69
La ___, seaport in N. Algeria. : CALLE
70
Macaws. : ARAS
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Deprive: Law. : DEVEST
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Capital of E. Java. : SOERABAJA
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Devils. : SATANS
77
Range dividing Asia from Europe. : URAL
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Where Paul had a rendezvous with Apostles (Ac. xx-13). : ASSOS
80
French painter (1841–1919). : RENOIR
82
Capital of Lozère dept., France. : MENDE
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Sullied. : ATTAINTED
85
The blood of the gods. : ICHOR
86
Brother of Electra. : ORESTES
88
City near Bilbao, Spain. : SESTAO
89
New Englander. : YANKEE
91
Homer's loud-voiced herald. : STENTOR
92
Assamese hill men. : AKAS
94
House. : CASA
95
Blather. : BLEAT
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Milan's great opera house. : SCALA
99
Bewail. : MOAN
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Capt. Michael ___, 3d Inft., C. M. H. : DALY
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Slain by Charlotte Corday, 1793. : MARAT
107
Picture. : PHOTO
108
Young girl: Colloq. : SUBDEB
110
Letters. : CEES
112
Metal filings. : LEMEL
114
Roguish. : ARCH
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Colonel's insigne. : EAGLE
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Guided. : USHERED
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Prong. : TINE
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Fierce. : VIOLENT
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Mulcted. : AMERCED
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River from Blue Ridge to Rappahannock. : RAPIDAN
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General pardon. : AMNESTY
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___ Madonna. : SISTINE
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Eskimo. : AMERIND
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Excited speech. : SPUTTER
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Mortise worker. : TENONER
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Sea N. of Norway. : BARENTS
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Direct. : STEER
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Propels. : SENDS
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Tricks. : RUSES
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Bake in a sauce. : SCALLOP
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Kind of copper ore. : TILEORE
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Where Toronto is. : ONTARIO
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Exigency. : NEED
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Two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
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Natives of N. Luzon. : BONTOKS
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Stringed instruments. : LUTES
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Jibed. : AGREED
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Applaud. : CLAP
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Principal Hittite dialect. : KANESHITE
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Drawing room. : SALON
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Book of the Bible. : ACTS
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"Mighty Good": Colloq. : SKOOKUM
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Sequester. : ISOLATE
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Nonexistent things: Philos. : NONENTS
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Tax: French. : IMPOT
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Canary-like bird. : SERIN
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Pillage. : DESPOIL
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Vein. : STREAK
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Jester. : JAPER
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Unwholesome. : NASTY
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Firm. : SOLID
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Contender. : VIER
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Provokes. : INCITES
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Antagonist. : ENEMY
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French sculptor (1840–1917). : RODIN
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College patron (1648–1721). : YALE
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Shrew. : TARTAR
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Set of volumes. : SERIES
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Type of word. : VERB
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Islands NE of New Guinea. : BISMARCKS
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Nobleman. : EARL
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Justice, U. S. Supreme Court, 1930–45. : ROBERTS
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Lift. : ELEVATE
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Argentine Indians. : VILELAS
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Relinquishes. : CEDES
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Musical key. : AMAJOR
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Nattiest. : NEATEST
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Seaport on the Heel. : OTRANTO
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Lionel ___, plays hardboiled screen roles. : STANDER
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City near Venice. : PADUA
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Sanguinary. : BLOODY
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Mts. in Kirghiz Republic. : ALAI
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Letters. : ESSES
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Being. : ESSE
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Light craft. : CANOE
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Jap author of infamous memorial (1863–1929). : TANAKA
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Decapitate. : BEHEAD
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Of a catkin. : AMENTAL
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Portico. : STOA
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Memorizing by repetition. : ROTE
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Of a Latin race: Comb. form. : ITALO
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Fatuous. : INANE
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Countersink. : REAM
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Learned societies. : ACADEMIES
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Foxier. : SLYER
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Hemophiliac. : BLEEDER
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Dwarfs. : SHRIMPS
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Palm fruit. : COCONUT
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Track man. : ATHLETE
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Soviet regional representative. : OBLAST
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One-seeded fruits. : ACHENES
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Leaves. : RETIRES
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Chemical compound. : AMIDINE
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Dwellers. : TENANTS
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Mexican peahens. : PAVAS
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Sylvan demigod. : SATYR
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Justice, U. S. Supreme Court. : BURTON
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Mirage. : SERAB
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Affords. : LENDS
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Join. : ENTER
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Cleave apart: Rare. : SCIND
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Island group in Banda Sea. : DAMAR
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City, SSW. of Padua. : ESTE
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Slave. : ESNE
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Manuel Prado's country. : PERU

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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