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INFORMATION PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1949

Author:
Alice H. Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 172, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 381
Across
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Dean Acheson's prep school. : GROTON
7
Mozart's libertine, Don ___. : GIOVANNI
15
Candidate for President, 1940. : BROWDER
22
Boston's Coney Island. : REVERE
23
One of many planetoids between Mars and Jupiter. : ASTEROID
24
Ease. : RELIEVE
25
Inflict retributive punishment. : AVENGE
26
Domestic. : INTERNAL
27
Develops gradually. : EVOLVES
28
U. N. martyr. : BERNADOTTE
30
Ancient ascetics. : ESSENES
32
First word of motto of Order of the Garter. : HONI
33
City in Italy. : BRA
34
Glacier snow. : NEVE
35
Ramble. : ROAM
37
Bound by lasting ties. : WED
38
Celebrations. : FETES
39
Troubles. : AILS
41
Ben Hecht's "Erik ___." : DORN
43
Extended to tedious length. : PROLIX
45
Interfere with. : MOLEST
46
Icy. : GELID
48
Tributary of the Rhone. : ISERE
50
Pleat in deep vertical folds. : KILT
51
Heavenly bodies. : COMETS
52
P. T. Barnum's star. : LIND
54
Presage. : PORTEND
56
Opposite: Prefix. : ANTI
57
Secretion of certain glands. : SALIVA
60
Former kingdom of the Pyrenees. : NAVARRE
61
Island group SW of New Guinea. : ARU
62
Rare and costly ointment. : NARD
66
Intermissions of action. : TRUCES
67
The best people. : ELITE
68
Symbolic garment. : SHIRT
70
Maple. : ACER
71
Merchant of foreign goods. : IMPORTER
73
Statue in the Louvre. : NIKE
75
Sharp ridge of a mountain. : ARETE
77
Dutch town. : EPE
78
___ lace. : POINT
79
Painter Rivera. : DIEGO
81
Shaded walks. : MALLS
83
Uncle in "I Remember Mama." : CHRIS
85
Coffee ___. : URN
86
Curtain material. : SWISS
88
Beaks. : NIBS
90
They voted June, 1946, to become a republic. : ITALIANS
92
Side glance. : LEER
94
Ole ___, actor. : OLSEN
96
Moslem title. : CALIF
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River of South Carolina. : SANTEE
99
Gaelic. : ERSE
100
Grass land. : LEA
101
Peak in East Nepal. : EVEREST
103
Ducks. : EIDERS
104
Magnitude. : MASS
106
Obligations. : CHARGES
107
I prepare: Lat. : PARO
108
Array. : ATTIRE
111
Rocky peak: Obs. : TORR
112
Eleanor Belmont's avocation. : OPERA
114
Trees of the apple family. : SORBS
118
Sandy. : GRITTY
119
Artificial channel for water. : SLUICE
121
Tittle. : IOTA
123
Flatfish. : SOLE
124
Is based. : RESTS
125
Version of the Scriptures: Abbr. : VUL
126
Eldest son of Ham. : CUSH
128
French town on Moselle. : TOUL
130
Overwhelming quantity. : SEA
131
Girl's name. : ILSA
132
Cheater. : RENEGER
134
Ingredient of marmalade. : ORANGEPEEL
137
Loot. : PLUNDER
139
Small cape. : COLLARET
141
Garner's home town, in Texas. : UVALDE
142
Eating between meals. : PIECING
143
Permit. : TOLERATE
144
Bear on Wall Street. : SELLER
145
Hatchet: French. : ASSETTE
146
Effervesces. : SPARKLES
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Experimenters. : TRIERS
Down
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Receptacle from which one draws this and that. : GRABBAG
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Day dream. : REVERIE
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Including everything. : OVERALL
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Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
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Musical instrument. : ORGAN
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Required. : NEEDED
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Congress boots. : GAITERS
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Common contraction. : ISNT
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Web-footed animal. : OTTER
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Bill with Lincoln's picture on it. : VEE
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Part overdue. : ARREAR
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Eschewer of the filthy weed. : NONSMOKER
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Dutch island W. of Sumatra. : NIAS
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New airport. : IDLEWILD
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Lineage. : BREED
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Rotations on an axis: Colloq. : REVS
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Emit an odor: Latin. : OLO
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Cause for a jubilee. : WILHELMINA
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Fan. : DEVOTEE
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Smoothest. : EVENEST
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Withstands. : RESISTS
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Egg-shaped. : OVOID
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Closest. : NEXT
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___ Vittles. : OPERATION
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The lowest part. : FOOT
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A chief elementary constituent of the earth's crust. : SILICON
42
Kingdom in the Himalayas. : NEPAL
44
Hawsers. : LINES
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U. S. Ambassador to the Philippines. : MCNUTT
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Entertains. : DIVERTS
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Wandering. : ROVING
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Bavarian-born cartoonist. : NAST
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Migrate. : TREK
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Check. : ARREST
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Tendril. : STIPULE
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Maker of war equipment. : ARMORER
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Blue-bonnets. : LUPINES
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Wife of Gratiano. : NERISSA
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Frankfurt-Berlin phenomenon. : AIRLIFT
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Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
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Complainer. : REPINER
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Gets ready for a party. : DRESSES
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Son of Henry IV. : HAL
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Roman magistrates. : EDILES
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Restrictions imposed on commerce. : EMBARGOES
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Pastries. : ECLAIRS
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Compass point. : ESE
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Dormant. : ASLEEP
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Brahmans of India. : HINDOOS
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Cardinal in "King Henry VIII." : WOLSEY
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Cake decorator. : ICER
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Out from shore. : ASEA
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Money sent from one place to another. : REMITTANCE
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Mahatma's Elisha. : NEHRU
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Japanese in U.S.A., born in and loyal to Japan. : ISSEI
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Chickenpox. : VARICELLA
105
College of Liberal ___. : ARTS
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Opening prayers. : COLLECTS
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He wrote "Cry, The Beloved Country." : PATON
108
Roman general. : AGRIPPA
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Frame-work. : TRELLIS
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Gauzy fabric. : TISSUES
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Chinese measure. : TSUN
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Follows a fixed routine of succession. : ROTATES
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East Indian herb. : ROSELLE
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Hemophiliac. : BLEEDER
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Weights and measures officials. : SEALERS
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Beauty parlor equipment. : CURLER
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___ Belmont, American banker. : AUGUST
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Incline. : VERGE
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Hourly. : HORAL
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He wrote "Charles O'Malley." : LEVER
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Tighe E. Woods' problem. : RENT
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He "spills his broth on the tablecloth." : GOOP
135
Network. : RETE
136
Language of Buddhist scriptures. : PALI
138
Said: French. : DIT
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The Wonder State: Abbr. : ARK

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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