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New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1946

89-Down : Importunate.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 622 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 188, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 68 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 223
Across
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Title of Snow White. : PRINCESS
9
Sir Pitt Crawley's vent. : RAMPAGE
16
What Helmer hears Nora do. : DEPART
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It glowed on the House of Usher. : RADIANCE
23
The ___ City. : ETERNAL
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Sly evader. : ELUDER
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Wheat. : AMELCORN
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It becomes Peggy Bacon's thumb. : PALETTE
27
Colliery. : MINERY
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Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
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Interstice. : AREOLA
31
Book of selected passages. : DELECTUS
33
___ Angeles. : LOS
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Uncle Tom was. : SOLD
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One of a religious order. : MARIST
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Trimmer. : NEATER
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___ cellar. : SALT
40
Father of Henry Ford II. : EDSEL
42
Horse blankets. : MANTAS
44
Gromyko's language. : RUSS
45
Trait of the Artful Dodger. : GUILE
46
They riot in Barnaby Rudge. : MOBS
48
Fourth word of Hamlet's soliloquy. : NOT
50
Phoebe Pyncheon's figure. : SLENDER
52
M. Lupin. : ARSENE
55
Thus Rosalind appears. : DISGUISED
61
Still warm memories. : EMBERS
62
The Croxley Master lasts sixteen. : ROUNDS
63
Entertainment between the acts. : INTERLUDE
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Earth: Comb. form. : GEO
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Divisions of Divine Comedy. : CANTOS
66
First King of Israel. : SAUL
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Jewish month. : ELUL
68
City in Indiana. : ELWOOD
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Where Touchstone woos Audrey. : ARDEN
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Former Italian coin. : SCUDO
74
People conquered by Trajan. : DACIANS
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It snarls at Rip. : CUR
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Thus Bill Sikes leaves Nancy. : DEAD
78
Hit hard. : SLOG
79
Hepzibah Pyncheon's appearance. : AGED
80
Edmond Dantes' nautical rating. : MATE
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Choler. : IRE
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Starches. : AMYLUMS
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The ___ of glory."—Gray. : PATHS
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Setting of Père Goriot. : PARIS
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Feign. : ASSUME
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City in Russia. : OREL
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Discharge. : EMIT
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Morning songs. : MATINS
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Narrow inlet. : RIA
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What atom bombs are. : RADIATIVE
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Requite. : AVENGE
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What Père Grandet's subsistence was. : MEAGER
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What Mrs. Slipslop did. : SLANDERED
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Worry. : HARASS
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Quality of Heathcliff's emotions. : INTENSE
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A racing Wood. : GAR
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Kmitsa's wife's title: Pan Michael. : PANI
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Recites metrically. : SCANS
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"___ poor Yorick." : ALAS
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The Greek in Romola. : MELEMA
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Whistler's support. : EASEL
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Jesse James' weapon. : COLT
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Permanent waves. : CRIMPS
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Error of speech: Rare. : DATISM
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Wide awake. : LIVE
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Candlenut tree. : AMA
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Floats. : PONTOONS
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Flew. : WAFTED
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Diogenes' lantern was. : LIT
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What Svengali made of Trilby. : SINGER
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John Gilpin's steed. : RUNAWAY
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Thread. : FILAMENT
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Roman familiar spirit. : TUTELA
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What did Hogarth do? : ENGRAVE
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Spellman's title. : EMINENCE
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Juvenile song-title. : SMARTY
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So grew Christian's way: Pilgrim's Progress. : STEEPER
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Bottle. : DECANTER
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John Silver's offering to Jim Hawkins. : PRAISE
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For Hawkeye's rifle. : RAMROD
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Pecksniff's are sham. : IDEALS
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At bridge, no game. : NIL
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Ancient Italian goddess. : CACA
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Legally excessive. : ENORM
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Heard in the Rue Morgue. : SCREAMS
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Spanish lady. : SENORA
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Bread-and-meat and beer: Great Expectations. : REPAST
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Indonesian. : ATA
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Four kings: Pinochle. : MELD
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Dress. : PREEN
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On Lightfoot, the deer. : ANTLER
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Cake: French. : GATEAU
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Chooses. : ELECTS
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Pause. : DEMUR
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Where Greek athletes trained. : ELIS
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Paronomasia. : PUN
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Queen before Victoria. : ADELAIDE
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Device on automatic piano. : REROLLER
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Mildred Pierce, et al. : TRYSTERS
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The linden. : LIN
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Angel Clare's bride. : TESS
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Thus shock leaves Ophelia. : DEMENTED
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Hybrid variety of fruit. : TANGELO
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Iris: Poet. : SUNBOW
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Where Quilp, the dwarf, lived. : LONDON
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Aesop's fox's grapes. : SOUR
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Heraldic bars in pairs. : GEMELS
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Good Queen ___. : BESS
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Faced with stone. : TILED
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Motto. : LEGEND
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Romance by Sir Philip Sidney. : ARCADIA
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Great waves: The Tempest. : ROARERS
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Cold treats. : SUNDAES
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Stains. : DISCOLORS
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Lincoln's "with malice toward none," address. : INAUGURAL
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Kind of poker. : STUD
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Islands E. of Celebes. : SULA
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What Dotheboys' Hall was not. : EDUCATIVE
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T. R.'s favorite word. : DELIGHTED
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Wind instrument. : OCARINA
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Object of the Pickwick Club. : OUTINGS
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Mrs. Mantalini's business. : DRESSES
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Jonas Chuzzlewit's nature. : SLY
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Roman bronze. : AES
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Besmirches. : SMEARS
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Writers' data. : MATERIAL
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Old capital of Picardy. : AMIENS
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Midewiwin: Var. : MEDA
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David's weapon. : SLING
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Died out. : PETERED
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Mohammedan noble. : AMIR
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Stately old dance. : PAVANE
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Importunate. : URGENT
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Ceylonese monkey. : MAHA
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___ Bede. : ADAM
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Allots an unsuitable role. : MISCASTS
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Praise. : ENCOMIUM
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Princess outwitted by Milanion. : ATALANTA
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Merit. : EARN
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For which Izaak Walton fished. : PASTIME
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Measures for essence. : LITRES
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Sum total. : AMOUNT
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Applicable to Roderick Random. : SPONGE
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Portia's role. : LAWYER
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H in astronomy. : ETA
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Lady Booby's mood: Joseph Andrews. : MIFFED
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Tacit. : SILENT
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Exhibit. : EVINCE
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Hester Prynne's mark. : LETTER
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Greek author (1748-1833). : CORAY
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Inveigle. : SNARE
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Pertaining to song. : MELIC
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Skin. : PELT
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It gets Huck Finn a dead cat. : SWAP
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Author of "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
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Alien in Judea. : GER
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___ Maria. : AVE
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Hommes. : MEN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 58 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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