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CURTAIN CALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 1948

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 178, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 4.98, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 620 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 327
Across
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She played “Salvation Nell.” : FISKE
6
Opera commentator. : CROSS
11
Jazz dance. : STOMP
16
Best training for actors: Slang. : STOCK
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Up to the time of. : UNTIL
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Reception. : LEVEE
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Rosalind’s cousin. : CELIA
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Linger. : TARRY
25
Rubble. : RUINS
26
Auguries. : OMENS
27
Miss Kiskadden’s stage name. : ADAMS
28
Noted Jewish actor (1855–1926). : ADLER
29
Crude mineral. : ORE
30
Co-author of “The 13th Chair.” : IRWIN
32
Laurence Olivier’s title. : SIR
34
Animate. : VITAL
36
Minerva’s bird. : OWL
37
Ringing. : RESONANT
39
Authority on intelligence tests. : BINET
41
What opera hats do. : COLLAPSE
43
___ Wilson, of the screen. : LOIS
44
Anita Loos’ subject. : BLONDES
46
Music lover’s support. : RAIL
47
Author of “The Silver Cord.” : HOWARD
50
Claude ___ of the movies. : RAINS
51
Initials of author of “Idiot’s Delight.” : RES
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Heard at dull plays. : SNORES
57
Miss Bordoni. : IRENE
58
Flowerless plants. : FERNS
59
Player in “The Bishop’s Wife.” : GRANT
61
Character in “Hamlet.” : GHOST
62
The Fan Girl. : RAND
63
Child. : BAIRN
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Star of “The Glass Menagerie.” : TAYLOR
65
Opera including “Song of India.” : SADKO
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Curtain. : END
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Author of “Shore Acres.” : HERNE
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Mistake. : ERR
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Ground. : SOIL
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Where Hamlet’s father received the poison. : EAR
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Distinctive methods. : STYLES
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Portrayer of “Der Rosenkavalier.” : STEVENS
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Where the Ghost first appears in “Hamlet.” : PLATFORM
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___ Marvenga, stage and screen singer. : ILSE
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Resembling a keel. : TROPEIC
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Decoy. : LURE
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Noted American violinist. : SPALDING
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Built like a crate. : SLATTED
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___ Thompson, "The Old Homstead.” : DENMAN
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Ferrule. : TIP
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And others: Lat. : ETAL
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Us: German. : UNS
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Scuffle. : MELEE
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Exist. : ARE
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Where “The Flying Dutchman” dies. : OCEAN
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Chooses. : ELECTS
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Musical hero. : TENOR
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Fop. : DUDE
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Opera by Bellini. : NORMA
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B. Lillie’s favorite vehicle. : REVUE
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___ Singleton, or “Blondie.” : PENNY
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Passé. : FADED
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Sword-shaped. : ENSATE
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Peck. : NIP
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Of grayish-blue. : SLATY
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What the Rhine maidens are. : SIRENS
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Horse racing. : TURF
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What Gipsy Lee and June Havoc are. : SISTERS
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Weak. : PALE
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Author of “Joseph Vance.” : DEMORGAN
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Darlings. : DEARS
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Victims of Medea. : CHILDREN
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Disciple of Mohammed. : ALI
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Mary ___, of the movies. : ASTOR
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Past. : AGO
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Engulf. : WHELM
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Made of wine. : VINAL
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Confidence. : TRUST
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Trustworthy. : TRIED
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Skips. : OMITS
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“An ___ Husband” by Wilde. : IDEAL
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Orchestral suite by d’Indy. : ISTAR
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What scene shifters do. : RESET
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Press together. : SERRY
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Scolded. : RATED
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Class of society. : CASTE
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Flagons. : EWERS
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What “Mr. Roberts” caused. : FUROR
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Harden. : INURE
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Augean places. : STIES
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___ Hubbard, creator of Abe Martin. : KIN
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Hamlet’s home. : ELSINORE
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Circus performers. : CLOWNS
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Forgive. : REMIT
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Stage prop in “Haensel und Gretel.” : OVEN
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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Meetings of Congress. : SESSIONS
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Startled. : SCARED
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___ Lewis, of the night clubs. : TED
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King of Norway (1016–28). : OLAV
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What Elsie Janis was. : MIMIC
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Early vaudeville impresario. : PASTOR
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Co-author of “What Price Glory.” : STALLINGS
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Child. : TAD
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Lower deck. : ORLOP
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Laura Hope ___ (1880–1942). : CREWS
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___ Bellew, idol of the ’90s. : KYRLE
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Invasion. : RAID
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Pickwick Club meeting-places. : INNS
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“___, poor Yorick.” : ALAS
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Originator of “Charlie Chan.” : OLAND
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Holbrook ___, actor and producer. : BLINN
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A great Portia. : TERRY
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Hawaiian greeting. : ALOHA
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Mrs. Browning’s maiden name. : BARRETT
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Animals often seen in vaudeville. : SEALS
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Employs. : HIRES
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Praying figure. : ORANT
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Character in “Peter Pan.” : WENDY
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Restrains. : REINS
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Be nosy. : SNOOP
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Show typical of western life. : RODEO
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Serpentine kame. : ESKAR
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Off-stage thunder. : STORM
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At a distance. : FAR
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Gems. : GARNETS
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Warble. : TRILL
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___ Clayton, of Weber & Fields. : BESSIE
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Swindles. : TREPANS
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Anna ___ Ziegfeld. : HELD
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Turned back. : EVOLUTE
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Singer of “For She’s My Daisy.” : LAUDER
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“Diamond ___” with Mae West. : LIL
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Initials of Secy. of State, 1944 : ERS
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“Won’t you ___ down?” : SIT
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A famous Hamlet. : TREE
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Forbid, in playing marbles. : FEN
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“___ Madame” with Gilda Varesi. : ENTER
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Unites firmly. : CEMENTS
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Montgomery & ___. : STONE
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Popular Jewish comedienne. : PICON
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Mimics. : APERS
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Physician. : GALEN
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Moderator of Town Hall Tonight. : DENNY
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Last seen in “Aren’t We All?” : MAUDE
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Where Rosalind and Orlando meet. : ARDEN
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Exigencies. : NEEDS
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Blue jeans. : LEVIS
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Lady in “The Thin Man.” : LOY
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Former Metropolitan baritone. : AMATO
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Spontaneously. : NATURALLY
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“This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan ___.” : CUPID
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Signs of emotion. : TEARS
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Hazarded. : DARED
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Medicine which increases fleshiness. : PLEROTIC
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Thirteenth President. : FILLMORE
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Units of work. : ERGS
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Without ladies. : STAG
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Float. : SAIL
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What prima donnas dread getting. : FATTER
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Ensconced. : SEATED
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Tragedy by Racine. : PHEDRE
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Star of the movie “The Little Foxes.” : DAVIS
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Ignore. : ELIDE
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Member of the UMW. : MINER
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Character in Scott’s “The Pirate.” : NORNA
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Bamboozle. : CHEAT
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Expand upward. : RAISE
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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Haunts. : NESTS
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Become dull. : RUST
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Common sense. : WITS
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River in Switzerland. : AAR
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Jude the Obscure’s beloved. : SUE
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Art institution in Edinburgh: Abbr. : RSA
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Stable. : MEW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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