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ABOUT THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, May 14, 1950

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 685 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 81-Down clue had "Dodacanese"; changed to "Dodecanese."

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 431
Across
1
Descriptive of Gandhian resistance. : PASSIVE
8
Hungarian patriot (1802–94). : KOSSUTH
15
Presiding at a meeting. : CHAIRED
22
Reservoir for Esopus and Schoharie watersheds. : ASHOKAN
23
Where Port Arthur is. : ONTARIO
24
Ehrich Weiss, magician (1874–1926). : HOUDINI
25
Belgian bone of contention. : LEOPOLD
26
Reader. : PERUSER
27
Worker type of insect. : ERGATES
28
Hillbilly's relative. : MAW
29
Vetoes. : NOES
31
So long. : TATA
32
Portly. : OBESE
34
Hindu goddess. : UMA
35
Servant of Hera. : IRIS
37
Untanned skin. : RAWHIDE
39
Bar. : CLOSE
40
Mates. : PAIR
41
Sight. : SCENE
43
Twenty quires. : REAM
44
Flaccid. : LOOSE
45
Giant robot of Prague legend. : GOLEM
46
Press. : THRONG
48
Medical applications. : DRESSINGS
51
Edible water plant. : CRESS
52
Hesitated. : PAUSED
54
Astream. : AWAVE
55
Trolley. : TRAM
56
Deft. : APT
59
French port near English Channel. : CAEN
60
Soldierly complaint about the situation. : SNAFU
61
Burned. : CREMATED
65
Gandhian title. : MAHATMA
67
Philippine intransigents. : HUKBALAHAPS
69
Eggs. : OVA
70
Emphatic repetition of a word. : PLOCE
71
Workplace. : SHOP
73
Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo. : SISTINE
74
Speaker. : TRIS
75
Threw to the catcher. : HOMED
76
Hearts. : CORES
78
Celebrities. : LIONS
79
Fresh-water fish like the dace. : TENCH
80
Neglect. : OMIT
81
Constellation N of Pegasus. : LACERTA
83
Hawaiian thrush. : OMAO
84
Harangue. : ORATE
85
Prince: Ethiopia. : RAS
86
White House aspirants. : REPUBLICANS
88
Talk foolishly. : MAUNDER
90
Ornamental cupboards. : ARMOIRES
92
Ammonia-hydrocarbon compounds. : AMINS
93
Protective forces. : SERA
94
Hypothetical forces. : ODS
95
Old Testament prophet. : AMOS
96
Practice piece. : ETUDE
97
Partisans. : SIDERS
99
Smith and Greenaway. : KATES
101
Weather phenomenon. : HAILSTONE
103
Withdraw from union. : SECEDE
107
Curly cabbages. : KALES
108
Serfs: Lat. : SERVI
109
Gone by. : PAST
111
Physician. : GALEN
112
Mindanao tribesmen. : ATAS
113
Condition. : SHAPE
114
Germ-free. : ASEPTIC
117
Undisguised. : BALD
118
A foil for Scrooge. : TIM
119
Damage; Hurt: Dial. : SCATH
120
Aspersion. : SLUR
121
Starchy plant. : ARUM
123
Sesame. : TIL
124
Used by Pickerel, submerged 21 days. : SNORKEL
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Most favorable. : OPTIMAL
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Scurrilous. : ABUSIVE
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Its capital is Kiev. : UKRAINE
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Salt of niobic acid. : NIOBATE
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Greeters of explorers. : NATIVES
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They last 17 years. : PATENTS
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Drew on. : ENTICED
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Trophy horns. : ANTLERS
Down
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Chiromancer. : PALMIST
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Seeking for. : ASEARCH
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More gaudy. : SHOWIER
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Blot up. : SOP
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Russian image. : IKON
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Courage. : VALOR
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Render beloved. : ENDEAR
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Hill: South Africa. : KOP
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Quondam. : ONETIME
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Virtuoso violin. : STRAD
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Fired lightly. : SAUTE
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Bear. : URSA
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Shoelace. : TIE
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Time piece. : HOROLOGE
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Bel Paese. : CHEESE
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Citation or Ponder. : HORSE
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Heroine of lost play of Euripedes. : AUGE
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Mountain in Crete. : IDA
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Sacred ceremonies. : RITUALS
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Ill-wishers. : ENEMIES
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Make friendly. : DISARM
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Realm of Gustaf V. : SWEDEN
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Chief. : BOSS
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Knock: Dial Eng. : SNOP
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Intense. : HARD
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Upheavals. : CONVULSIONS
40
Latin verse. : POEMA
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Portrayed. : ENACTED
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Coronation stone of ancient Ireland. : LIAFAIL
45
Small weights. : GRAMS
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Marianas naval base. : GUAM
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Dropped. : SANK
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Lubbers. : SWABS
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Fabric. : CREPE
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Pictures by Winslow Homer. : SEASCAPES
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Having a fanlight. : TRANSOMED
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Ornamental Greek jar. : AMPHORA
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California peak of the 200-inch telescope. : PALOMAR
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The thought of Thomas Aquinas. : THOMISM
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Unexcelled. : SUPERLATIVE
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Acheson's problem. : CHINA
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Storm spinner. : TORNADO
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Ousted. : EVICTED
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Parts of a churn. : DASHERS
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Vinegar: Comb. form. : ACET
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Peak that could be Sinai. : HOREB
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Fuel for a cyclotron. : ATOMS
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Flimflam. : HOCUS
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Sea swallow. : TERN
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Incentives. : STIMULI
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Desert Berber. : TOUAREG
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Dodecanese island. : LEROS
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Corrosives. : ACIDS
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Ices. : RIMES
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Town in Bern canton. : ANET
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Mars. : ARES
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Forger of the Popish Plot, 1678. : OATES
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Midday snooze. : SIESTA
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Receiver in a headset. : EARPHONE
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Click. : SNAP
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Fungous disease of potato plant. : SCAB
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Rudolf Friml operetta. : KATINKA
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To the death: Fr. : ALAMORT
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Form of energy. : HEAT
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Run. : OPERATE
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The absolute superlative. : ELATIVE
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Free. : DELIVER
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Interminable. : ENDLESS
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Condiment. : KATSUP
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Layers of rock. : SHALES
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Albanian capital. : TIRANA
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Whiff. : SCENT
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Elsewhere: Latin. : ALIBI
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Scarlet shrub. : SUMAC
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Native of Guantánamo. : CUBAN
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Cuticle. : SKIN
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Summer ermine: Dial. : STOT
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Bud Fisher's creation. : MUTT
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Girl's name. : RAE
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Frat emblem. : PIN
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Guided. : LED
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Yellow ocher. : SIL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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