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New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 1947

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 276
Across
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English actor now in U. S. : NIVEN
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Grand narratives. : SAGAS
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"Drowsiness shall clothe a man with ___." : RAGS
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Ranged over. : ROAMED
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Cerebral regions. : AREAE
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Slit apart. : UNRIP
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Body of Kaffir warriors. : IMPI
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Watercourse. : ARROYO
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Bay State Senator. : SALTONSTALL
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New (and probably last) Viceroy of India. : MOUNTBATTEN
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Say further. : ADD
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Flies alone. : SOLOS
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Sailor's call. : AHOY
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One of family of perennial herbs. : IRID
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Class. : ILK
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Native of Riga, : LETT
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___ Yutang. : LIN
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Japanese songs. : UTAS
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Run swiftly. : SCUD
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Delight. : GLEE
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Pres. Truman's favorite form of exercise. : WALKING
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Invent anew. : RECOIN
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Containing an animal fat. : SUETY
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Rudy Vallee's famous theme. : STEIN
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Ship with a certain cargo. : OILER
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Eskimo dogs. : HUSKIES
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Food fish. : WHITING
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Pear-shaped. : PYRIFORM
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Ostrich. : RATITE
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Hawaiian hawks. : IOS
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Ditches. : MOATS
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Diving bird. : SMEW
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He's an expert in logomachy. : MOLOTOV
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Weapons. : GRENADES
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Sabbatical ___. : YEAR
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Examines. : SCANS
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Choler. : IRE
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Undistinguished. : NOTELESS
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Trimly. : NATTILY
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Knot in tree trunk. : KNUR
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Shrub with purple capsules. : WAHOO
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"The Pobble who has no ___."—Edward Lear. : TOES
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Secular. : LAIC
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Community fund. : CHEST
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Homicidally rampart. : AMOK
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Spendthrift. : WASTREL
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Pebbly. : GRANULAR
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Brilliant cartoonist. : LOW
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Splits. : RIVES
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Entreats. : WOOS
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Explode. : DETONATE
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Celebrate in lyric poetry. : ELEGIZE
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New King of Greece. : PAUL
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Spanish houses. : CASAS
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When to buy U. S. Savings Bonds. : NOW
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Shawl worn as outer garment. : SERAPE
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Commissioner of baseball. : CHANDLER
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Crosstown subway train. : SHUTTLE
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Machines that smooth cloth. : MANGLES
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Thirsty. : EAGER
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Stratagems. : RUSES
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Sloping roadways. : RAMPS
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Exalted fame. : RENOWN
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Mr. Bidault. : GEORGES
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Hairpin in ancient Rome. : ACUS
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Stanches. : DAMS
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Possessive. : HERS
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Card game. : LOO
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Symbol of Ireland. : HARP
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Over: Prefix. : SUR
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City in NW Ohio. : LIMA
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Tropical herb. : SIDA
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Draws out, as wool fibers. : SLUBS
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World Citizen No. 1. : LIE
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Enchantment. : CAPTIVATION
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Average American worker, for a week or so this summer. : VACATIONIST
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Creator of The Olive Tree: Greek myth. : ATHENA
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Trifling. : IDLE
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Void of sense. : INANE
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Support with a wall: Mil. : REVET
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___ jar, electrical condenser. : LEYDEN
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Vaticinator. : SEER
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Anoints with plant product. : NARDS
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Very small. : TEENY
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Rhinal. : NASAL
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Sultan's decree. : IRADE
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Grassland, in South Africa. : VELDT
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Ravage. : EAT
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Opponents of standpatters. : NEOS
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Ground squirrel. : SUSLIK
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Usurping duke, in "The Tempest." : ANTONIO
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Foie ___. : GRAS
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Be under the weather. : AIL
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Part of a chair. : SPLAT
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Full of fissures. : RIMOSE
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Fukien port. : AMOY
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Gay-Pay-Oo. : GPU
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Any Chinese custom. : SINICISM
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Fanatical. : RABID
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Toward the mouth: Zool. : ORAD
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Calling. : ART
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Exhibiting spontaneous movement: Biol. : MOTILE
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Small hole for decoration. : EYELET
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Symbol of a party. : DONKEY
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Oliver's nickname. : NOLL
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Designating main railroad line. : TRUNK
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Secretary of Commerce. : HARRIMAN
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Taunt. : TWIT
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Quarrelsome: Colloq. : UGLY
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Unpleasant. : SOUR
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Great relish. : GUSTO
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Brisk: Music. : ANIMATO
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Vellicates. : NIPS
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Grub. : CHOW
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Popular circus performers. : SEALS
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Gulp: Colloq. : SWIG
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Red-haired Norse god. : THOR
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Part of a castle in Scotland is permanently reserved for him. : EISENHOWER
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Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
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A sort of ridicule. : IRONY
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Joint of a stem. : NODE
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Celtic Manxman. : GAEL
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Undomesticated. : FERAL
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Travelers. : ITINERANTS
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Type of molding. : TORUS
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Turn outward. : EVERT
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Carrier of parasite that causes sleeping sickness. : TSETSE
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Sickness: Med. : MAL
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Sheltered place. : NOOK
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Dixmude's river. : YSER
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To-do. : STIR
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Insect with stout body, wide head. : CICADA
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Lushers. : SOTS
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Makes "it." : TAGS
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Aga ___. : KHAN
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Where Llandaff is. : WALES
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Its rootstock produces lather. : AMOLE
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Algonquian shell beads, used as money. : SEWAN
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One way to end a filibuster. : CLOSURE
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Shrivel. : WIZEN
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Hail! : AVE
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Intensified. : LOUDENED
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Condition: Suffix. : NESS
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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River banks. : RIPAS
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Good neighbor's meat stew. : OLLA
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Informed: Dial. : TOLE
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Sheep. : EWES
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Large umbrellas, named after Dickens character. : GAMPS
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El ___ del Norte, gorge of the Rio Grande. : PASO
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Canadian Indian. : CREE
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Vine of crowfoot family. : CLEMATIS
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Betty MacDonald's bête noire. : HENS
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Products of the duck-billed platypus. : EGGS
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Don't be silly! : TUSH
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Pasture grass of western U. S. : GRAMA
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Author of "Jean-Christophe." : ROLLAND
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Knave. : RASCAL
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Having a point. : ACUATE
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Supreme Court justice, since 1940. : MURPHY
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Unmanly complainer. : WHINER
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Paths. : ROUTES
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About 500,000 sq. mi. in Asia. : GOBI
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Low couch. : DIVAN
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Rapacity. : RAVIN
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Full of bounce. : ALIVE
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Started. : RISEN
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Bathing beauty artist. : PETTY
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Short letter. : LINE
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___ Marguéry. : SOLE
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Cicatrix. : SCAR
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Fashion. : SORT
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Williams of the Red Sox. : TED
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Fresh-water food fish of Europe. : IDE
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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Born. : NEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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