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Charles Merz
Charles Merz

FOR GEOGRAPHERS AND GENEALOGISTS

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1942

Author:
Charles Merz
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 186, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 641 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 150
Charles Merz has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1942, The New York TimesNo. 12
Across
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Singapore renamed. : SHONAN
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Hirohito's father. : YOSHIHITO
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Junction on the Burma Road. : LASHIO
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Fine breed of sheep. : MERINO
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Postures. : ATTITUDES
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French city. : AMIENS
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Former Spanish kingdom. : ARAGON
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Celebrated trial. : RIOM
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Germinate artificially. : MALT
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Athenian juryman. : DICAST
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Legendary bird. : ROC
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Brittle, vitreous sodium carbonate. : NATRON
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Gave greeting to. : HAILED
34
Strive. : VIE
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Tip. : TILT
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Ensnares. : NOOSES
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Dominion. : DOMAIN
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"Father of English learning." : BEDA
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Express contempt. : SNEER
43
Sheep. : EWE
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Japanese potato. : IMO
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Small Danish weight. : ORT
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Piece in a frame. : PANEL
48
Short fibers on the surface. : NAP
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Soft and sticky. : SLIMY
52
Some. : ANY
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Goddess of dawn. : EOS
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Changes. : MUTATES
58
Celebrated island. : YAP
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A girl: colloq. : SIS
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Informer. : DELATOR
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Not cleaned by immersing. : UNRINSED
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Asiatic kingdom. : NEPAL
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Traditions of the people. : FOLKLORE
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Pin in a gunwale. : THOLE
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Wail. : SOB
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Cheer. : RAH
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Surnamed: Fr. : DIT
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Athenian. : ATTIC
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Sward. : SOD
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International language. : RO
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Period. : ERA
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Men independent in opinion. : LIBERALS
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Ever. : EER
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Forward. : ON
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Mummy's spirit. : KA
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Distilling apparatus. : ALEMBIC
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Note of the scale. : LA
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Compass point. : NE
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Projection on a fireplace. : HOB
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Pertaining to glands of the mouth. : SALIVARY
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Point at cribbage. : NOB
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About 1/6 of an inch, in printing. : EM
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Greek letter. : ETA
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A neutral people. : IRISH
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Gambling game. : LOO
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___ longa; vita brevis. : ARS
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Seaport of Brazil. : RIO
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Brilliancy. : ECLAT
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Extending no lower than tenor C. : TENOROON
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Japanese military governor of Manila. : ASAKA
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Capable of being borne. : BEARABLE
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Something left over. : ODDMENT
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Uncle: dial. : EME
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Old times. : ELD
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Go back. : REGRESS
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Reverential fear. : AWE
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151. : CLI
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Famous boss. : TWEED
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Low land, under water. : FEN
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Gems. : OPALS
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Article. : THE
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Bird. : PIE
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Obstruct. : BAR
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Plants of the mint family. : SAGES
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Italian painter: 1575–1642. : RENI
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Wodehouse's butler. : JEEVES
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Having a ground plan long and narrow. : DROMIC
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Feminine name. : LOLA
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Mohammed's adopted son. : ALI
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Pilgrim. : PALMER
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Inspire with love. : ENAMOR
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Masculine name. : DAN
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Every seventeenth Oklahoman is one. : TULSAN
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Set of receptacles carried by Japanese. : INRO
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Climbing annual herbs. : PEAS
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Kind of lava. : LATITE
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Bird. : ORIOLE
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Russian plane. : STORMOVIK
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Evergreen trees with an oily fruit. : OLIVES
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French annuities. : RENTES
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Machines for cutting screwheads. : THREADERS
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Meal. : REPAST
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Feels pain. : SMARTS
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Drug. : HEROIN
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Answer of a god. : ORACLE
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Cut off the edges. : NIG
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Soon. : ANON
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Recurring each ninth day. : NONAN
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Common perennial herbs. : YARROWS
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Indolently. : OTIOSELY
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Unit of weight. : STONE
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Pronoun. : HIM
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Pronoun. : IT
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Be busily active. : HUM
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Battleship. : IDAHO
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Male figures supporting an entablature. : TELAMONS
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Porter of a monastery. : OSTIARY
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Burdened. : LADEN
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Between. : AMID
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So. : SIC
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Firmament. : HEAVEN
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Within. : INSIDE
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Bony. : OSTEAL
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Digit. : TOE
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Came upon by chance. : LIT
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Low outwork of a fortress. : TENAIL
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Smirk. : SIMPER
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Musical note. : DO
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Dark igneous rock. : BASALT
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Midwestern Governor. : RATNER
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Pronoun. : MY
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Dances. : POLKAS
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Distal segment of the hind limb of a vertebrate. : PES
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Masculine name. : IAN
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Cause uneasiness. : AIL
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Fish. : EEL
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Hirohito's grandfather. : MUTSOHITO
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Not regarded with deference. : UNHONORED
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Stepped on. : TROD
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French pronoun. : SES
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Title used in India. : SAHIB
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Pertaining to a dowry. : DOTAL
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Carry. : TOTE
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Allies and enemies. : ORIENTALS
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Refreshes after labor. : RECREATES
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Female hare. : DOE
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U. S. island south of Hawaii. : PALMYRA
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Conifer. : FIR
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Excellent! : BRAVO
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That which serves to decorate. : DECOR
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Russian river. : OKA
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Part resembling a wing. : ALA
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Repository. : BIN
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Bombed town of New Guinea. : LAE
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Mete out. : ALLOT
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Tie together. : BIND
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Diminutive animals. : SHREWS
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Electrified particle. : ION
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Drink. : BIB
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Unites. : MERGES
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German river. : ELBE
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French protectorate. : SOMALI
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Shaped obliquely. : SKEWED
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Above: poet. : OER
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Sensual. : CARNAL
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Cardinal number. : ONE
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Friend. : AMI
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Drink. : ALE
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Our army abroad. : AEF
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Ordinal number. : ELEVENTH
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Affable. : DEBONAIR
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Druggist. : CHEMIST
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Polynesian tree. : TI
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Silk fabrics. : DAMASKS
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Speaker. : ORATOR
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Crisp, thin paper. : PELURE
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Base for coal-tar dyes. : ANILIN
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Far: comb. form. : TEL
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Addition to a letter. : PS
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Edge. : RIM
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Famous protester against oppressive taxes. : GODIVA
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Excites. : ELATES
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Soundest. : SANEST
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___ Fighting Ships. : JANES
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Baseball term. : ERROR
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Pass a rope through a hole. : REEVE
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Division of the spectrum. : COLOR
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Ashy. : PALE
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Rhoncus. : RALE
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Simpleton. : SOT
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Metal. : ORE
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Legume. : POD
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Bit of information. : TIP
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But: musical. : MA

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 135 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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