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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 432
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Shakespeare's Lucetta's reason. : BECAUSE
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Man from Reno. : NEVADAN
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Fermented. : SOURED
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Vesper hymn. : EVENSONG
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Say again. : ITERATE
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Set up by Brutus Jones. : EMPIRE
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"Naughty ___." : MARIETTA
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Believers in God. : THEISTS
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Liegeman. : VASSAL
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Small fish. : IDE
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Aft. : STERNWARD
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"The ___ Wise Man," by Henry Van Dyke. : OTHER
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"___ World." : ONE
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Mrs. Jonathan Wild's maiden name. : SNAP
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Appoints. : ORDAINS
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He wrote "The Green Hat." : ARLEN
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Slash. : SLIT
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What Dimmesdale finally does. : TELLS
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___ en point: Her. : ENTE
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Al Capp's hero. : ABNER
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Author of "Shakespeare in London." : CHUTE
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Not well. : AILING
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Weapon used against Peter : CREESE
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So died Nero. : HATED
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Having shins. : SHANKED
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Aptitude. : ABILITY
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Poplars. : ALAMOS
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Parceled. : PACKETED
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Is in debt. : OWES
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Expiate. : ATONE
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Hill builder. : ANT
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What Svengali made of Trilby. : STAR
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Huck Finn's outdoor sport. : RAFTING
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Hedda Gabler's way out. : BULLET
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Common vetch. : TARE
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Source of Peer Gynt's wealth. : SLAVES
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Ram-headed deity. : AMON
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Vaporous. : STEAMY
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Set or stand in a certain way. : UPEND
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Hurried. : SPED
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Natural fat. : ESTER
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Sharecropper in "Tobacco Road." : LESTER
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Youngest of the Greek gods. : EROS
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Marbles. : AGATES
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Biblical name. : SELA
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The Lupin of M. Leblanc. : ARSENE
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Storm. : RAMPAGE
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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First name of a canine star. : RIN
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Apollo gave him ass's ears. : MIDAS
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Portent. : OMEN
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"The ___ Nymph," by Margaret Kennedy. : CONSTANT
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Weaken. : IMPAIR
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Could be Jack London's "Snark." : CRUISER
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Botanical order of apple, etc. : ROSALES
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Lilliputian. : SMALL
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Moonflower. : ACHETE
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A people of old Spain. : IBERES
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Relatives of Brer Rabbit. : HARES
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What witches' brew does in "Macbeth." : BOILS
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Hergesheimer's "___ Head." : JAVA
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Walk of Long John Silver. : STUMP
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Steep. : HILLY
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Allspice. : PIMENTA
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Brobdingnagian. : BIG
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Open country. : WEALD
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Slain in "Faust." : VALENTINE
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Around-the-world Nellie. : BLY
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Schnitzler's "idle worldling." : ANATOL
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Word for Lily Pons. : ARTISTE
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What Jacob Riis did, 1870. : EMIGRATE
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Drama, in India. : NATAKA
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Molly's calling in "The Virginian." : TEACHER
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Lawyer's fee. : RETAINER
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Spheres. : GLOBES
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Treatises by Plotinus. : ENNEADS
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Braved by Jason. : DANGERS
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Befog. : BEMIST
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Faithful wife of Capaneus. : EVADNE
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Porridge. : CEREAL
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Blackbird. : ANI
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Employs. : USES
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___ voce. : SOTTO
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Modern Simple Simon. : NITWIT
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Hydrocarbon. : ETHANE
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Changes course. : VEERS
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Parched. : ARID
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"___ Kapital." : DAS
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"Pudd'nhead" Wilson's business. : ATTORNEY
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Cuddles. : NESTLES
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Third word of Gettysburg Address. : SEVEN
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Astronomer-poet of Nishapur. : OMAR
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Raises: Coll. : UPS
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With marked accent: Mus. : RISOLUTO
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Biblical tribe. : ERANITES
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Took out. : DELETED
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She sang "Thais," "Salome," etc. : GARDEN
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Nubian harp. : NANGA
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At this. : HEREAT
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What pirates walk in "Peter Pan." : PLANK
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Countenance. : ABET
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Word for Shakespeare's Doll Tearsheet. : SHAMELESS
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Nancy's Bill in "Oliver Twist." : SIKES
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An awn. : ARISTA
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City in Kansas. : CHANUTE
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Latvians. : LETTS
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Standards. : IDEALS
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Musical mark. : CLEF
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Kitchen implement. : SPATULA
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Wicker holder. : HANAPER
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Nell Gwyn's profession. : ACTRESS
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Emma Bovary's undoing. : BOREDOM
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Frigate birds. : IWAS
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Tennis shots. : LOBS
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Cloth dealers. : DRAPERS
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Allied. : AGNATIC
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Feminine name. : IMOGENE
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Of the side. : LATERAL
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Simon Legree's slave girl. : EMELINE
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The Thirty ___. : TYRANTS
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Enshrined. : ENTEMPLED
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Russian name. : VERA
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Desdemona made these in vain. : DENIALS
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Maiden of "The Raven." : LENORE
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Italian poet (1626?–97). : REDI
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What Old Faithful does. : SPOUTS
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"Rock of ___." : AGES
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Spanish title. : SENOR
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Girl friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Letters. : ESSES
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Scene of "Revolt in the Desert." : ARABIA
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Relish. : TASTE
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Conceivable. : IMAGINAL
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One of a Leonese people. : MARAGATO
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The Pied Piper led them away. : CHILDREN
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Depend. : RELY
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So falls the House of Usher. : RIVEN
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Establishment: Slang. : SHEBANG
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Compare. : COLLATE
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Pleasantry. : BANTER
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"Waitin' at the church." : JILTED
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Rulers of Sind. : AMEERS
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Mien of Wilkie Collins' Count Fosco. : URBANE
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Male fish. : MILTER
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Remunerators. : PAYERS
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Woe is me!: Fr. : HELAS
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Turkish title. : PASHA
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Regulated. : TIMED
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___ Loos. : ANITA
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Roused. : WOKE
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"Iniquity" in old English "Moralities." : VICE
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Creator of Sexton Maginnis. : EGAN
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Flap. : TAB
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A color. : TAN
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Equip. : RIG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 36 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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