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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1946

Author:
L. K. Peters
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
L. K. Peters has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 222
Across
1
U. S. Ambassador to Russia. : SMITH
6
"America's Light-Hearted Laureate." : NASH
10
Billiard shot. : MASSE
15
Yearn. : ACHE
19
Small boat. : CANOE
20
Killer whale. : ORCA
21
Sacred enclosure at Olympia. : ALTIS
22
Scorch. : CHAR
23
Within the walls. : INTRAMURAL
25
Horizontal timbers. : STRETCHERS
27
Reversed curve. : OGEE
28
Spry. : AGILE
29
Wheedles. : TEASES
30
Clique. : SET
31
Conjunction. : NOR
32
Oral plaudit. : BRAVA
33
Desert. : MERIT
34
Simulate. : ACT
36
Pyroxene. : SALITE
38
Evening love songs. : SERENAS
40
Command: Archaic. : HEST
43
Battle. : ACTION
45
Pitters. : SEEDERS
47
A sow, south of the border. : PUERCA
49
Instrument of the U.N. : CHARTER
51
Squirrels' skins. : VAIRS
52
Product of bone distillation. : BONETAR
53
Small particles. : MOTES
54
Morons. : AMENTS
56
Singer. : BARITONE
57
Pitcher. : EWER
58
Bracket candlestick. : SCONCE
59
Intrepid fighters for a cause. : MILITANTS
60
Overcoats. : CHESTERFIELDS
62
Havens for planes. : AIRDROMES
66
Stoves. : RANGES
67
Begone! : SCAT
71
Seven daughters of Atlas. : PLEIADES
72
Trade. : BARTER
73
East Indian rope bridge. : JOOLA
74
Lead. : PILOTED
75
Category. : GENRE
76
Scrutinized. : SCANNED
78
Famous 76-year-old comedian. : LAUDER
79
Overdue balances. : ARREARS
81
Aromatic herbs. : ANISES
82
Behold: Latin. : ECCE
83
Like. : SIMILAR
85
Warning. : CAVEAT
87
Port on Ise bay. : TSU
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Aromatic plant seed. : CUMIN
90
Strictly theatre. : LEGIT
91
Devil's offspring. : IMP
94
Iran's envoy to U.N. : ALA
96
The color nude. : SEASAN
98
Upper house in Belgium. : SENAT
99
Oscar winner. : STAR
100
Concert singer. : CANTATRICE
102
Where wheatless Mondays are observed. : WHITEHOUSE
104
Quondam. : ONCE
105
Bee. : HIVER
106
Curse. : OATH
107
Singers. : ALTOS
108
Supreme Court justice. : REED
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Sores: Scot. : SAERS
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Prove: Scot. : PREE
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Hammerheads. : PEENS
Down
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Offshoot. : SCION
2
Fruit. : MANGO
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___ Commerce Commission. : INTERSTATE
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Disrupted. : TORE
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Babyl. water god: Var. : HEA
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Candy. : NOUGAT
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Appears. : ARRIVES
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Milan opera house. : SCALA
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1776 hero. : HALE
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Subjugators. : MASTERERS
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Changers. : ALTERERS
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Airs. : STRAINS
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Nap. : SIESTA
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Noble Italian family. : ESTE
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German interjection. : ACH
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Father Brown's creator (1874-1936). : CHESTERTON
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Run swiftly. : HARE
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Formerly. : ERST
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One of Vandegrift's boys. : MARINE
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Gen. R. E. Lee was its commander. : CSA
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Sullies. : BLOTS
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Overseas gateway to the East. : MEDITERRANEAN
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Leopardlike carnivore: Var. : CHEETA
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Clothes-drying frame. : AIRER
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Spook meeting. : SEANCE
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Small spores. : SPORIDS
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Skimpy. : SCANT
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Weeds. : TARES
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Tops. : ACME
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Victuals. : CHOW
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Happenings. : EVENTS
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Army components. : UNITS
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In an inflorescence. : RACEMED
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Bushelers. : BALLERS
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He died on Mt. Pisgah. : MOSES
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Bend: German. : BIEGE
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Goldbeaters' implements. : SHODERS
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Money maker. : MINTER
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Plane: Colloq. : CRATE
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Star of Metropolitan Opera, 1906-22. : FARRAR
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Aphrodite's beauty prize. : APPLE
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Of Troy. : ILIAC
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Aversion. : RELUCTANCE
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Vacuum tubes, used to rectify alternating currents. : DIODES
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Heroine of "Crime and Punishment." : SONIA
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Enact. : CONSTITUTE
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Opposite of aweather. : ALEE
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Children. : TADS
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Dwellers on the Spree. : BERLINERS
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Miss Gaynor, of stage and screen. : JANET
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Maker of faces. : GRIMACER
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Base opposite Corregidor. : CAVITE
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Tending to excite mirth. : AMUSIVE
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Nomad. : SCENITE
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Birthplace of Thespis. : ICARIA
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Girl's name: Fr. : AGATHE
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Where Pretoria is: Abbr. : USA
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Composer of "Die lustige Witwe." : LEHAR
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Bricklayer. : MASON
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Throng. : PRESS
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Acidity. : ACOR
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Way. : LANE
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Ordinal numbers suffixes. : ETHS
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Trade. : SWOP
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Only. : SOLE
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Sports announcer Husing. : TED
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Gen. Arnold's nickname. : HAP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 49 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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