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MUSE AND MYTH

New York Times, Sunday, May 30, 1948

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 21, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 329
Across
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She loved her father. : ELECTRA
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Traditional starting place of Greek fleet, sailing against Troy. : AULIS
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She loved her stepson. : PHAEDRA
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Muse of Oratory. : CALLIOPE
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Victor over Horatio Seymour, 1868. : GRANT
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A sign of Broadway. : ELECTRIC
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One of an exiled group, settled in New Rochelle. : HUGUENOT
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Bay of the White Sea. : ONEGA
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Subject of famous oration by Cato. : CARTHAGE
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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In return. : AGAIN
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Warlike native of Syria. : DRUSE
32
Poem. : EPOS
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Duke of ___, led rebellion against James II. : ARGYLE
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Salt of cyanic acid. : CYANATE
39
Famous Bohemian composer (1860–1911). : MAHLER
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An Astaire. : ADELE
43
Young reporter. : CUB
44
Gabble. : PRATE
46
Where Murillo died. : CADIZ
50
Having a corolla of united petals. : SYMPETALOUS
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Girl’s name. : LINDA
58
Los ___. : ALAMOS
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Making leaps and bounds. : SALTATORY
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Some mornings start with this. : CEREAL
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The Harvard ___. : LAMPOON
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Most fastidious. : NEATEST
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Character in “King Lear.” : GONERIL
66
Egyptian cobras. : ASPS
67
“Origin of Roast ___,” by Charles Lamb. : PIG
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Shoshoneans. : UTES
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Eagle. : ERN
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Popularized by Vincent Lopez. : NOLA
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He said “No.” : IKE
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Geo. S. Kaufman called one of them “The Fabulous Invalid.” : THEATRES
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Scarlett’s rival. : MCLANIE
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“Cio Cio ___”—Puccini. : SAN
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Exclamations to attract attention. : HOLLOAS
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Leaped forth. : SALLIED
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Symbol of industry. : ANT
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Big scene in the “Wizard of Oz.” : CYCLONE
85
Prominence. : SALIENCE
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Garland. : LEI
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___ Menken, actress and poet. : ADAH
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Pendent. : LOP
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Sabre handle. : HILT
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Profit after expenses. : NET
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He painted “The Flute Player,” “The Laughing Cavalier.” : HALS
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Sites. : LOCALES
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Pet of Charles II. : SPANIEL
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Makes a new permanent wave. : RECURLS
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Large rowboats. : DORIES
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Poetical collection. : PARNASSUS
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Character in “Comedy of Errors.” : DROMIO
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Where the ringmaster stands. : ARENA
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Seaside orator. : DEMOSTHENES
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Extra leaves in a book. : INSET
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Moslem prince. : NAWAB
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Prayer : ORA
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Legend says they saved Rome. : GEESE
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Dance step. : CHASSE
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Doris Keane’s starring vehicle. : ROMANCE
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Captain from Castile. : VARGAS
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Part of Bizonia. : SAAR
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Unctuous. : SLEEK
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Lively. : ASTIR
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The grampus. : ORCA
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Disturbances. : TURMOILS
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Surname of Augustin Daly’s famous star. : REHAN
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“In shape no bigger than an agate stone. On the forefinger of an ___.” : ALDERMAN
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Religious ceremony of sprinkling. : ASPERGES
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Cease: Naut. : AVAST
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“Broken ___,” starring Richard Barthelmess. : BLOSSOMS
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Fashionable part of London. : WESTEND
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Composed by Rimsky-Korsakoff. : SADKO
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Muse of Music. : EUTERPE
Down
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She loved Narcissus. : ECHO
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___ Hobson, author of “Gentleman’s Agreement.” : LAURA
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Master of the King’s Music, 1924. : ELGAR
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Adhered. : CLUNG
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Sleeper. : TIE
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Given name of recent “Oscar” winner. : RONALD
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The highest points. : APOGEES
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Famous column in London’s “Thunderer.” : AGONY
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Ornamental vessel. : URN
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Meadow. : ING
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Town: German. : STADT
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Varieties of green quartz. : PLASMAS
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At. : HEREAT
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___ 1, Scene 1. : ACT
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Given name of one of America’s “Royal Family.” : ETHEL
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Hang. : DRAPE
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Austerity. : RIGOR
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150 honors. : ACES
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Small shield. : ECU
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“The ___ Cometh.” : ICEMAN
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“A Municipal ___”—O. Henry. : REPORT
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River in Mississippi. : YAZOO
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Salts of acetic acid. : ACETATES
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Nods. : NUTATES
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Quashes: Law. : ABATES
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Given name of star of “Victoria Regina.” : HELEN
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Lily, in France. : LYS
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“___ Blas” by Hugo. : RUY
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French port. : CALAIS
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Seward’s Folly. : ALASKA
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Humidity. : DAMPEN
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___ of Satan. : IMPS
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Pulmonary membranes. : PLEURAE
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___ Vegas. : LOS
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Vernon’s dancing partner. : IRENE
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Infamous musician. : NERO
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Eire’s senate. : DAIL
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Mme. Nazimova. : ALLA
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He dramatized 1 Across. : SOPHOCLES
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Met. : CONNECTED
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Decorated metals. : NIELLOS
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House painter’s tool or brush. : GRAINER
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Dance. : GALOP
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Character in Delibes’ “Lakme.” : ELLEN
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Pronoun. : THY
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Vogue: French. : TON
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“The ___ Falcon.” : MALTESE
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Yale. : CLI
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Fish. : IDE
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Pertaining to the Flathead Indians. : SALISHAN
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Apprehensions. : ALARMS
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“The Beautiful Cloak Model.” : NELLIE
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Famous painter of Biblical subjects (1836–1902). : TISSOT
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Vassar’s Daisy ___. : CHAIN
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Prince of crooners. : SINATRA
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He played George Gershwin in “Rhapsody in Blue.” : ALDA
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“The Open ___,” John Hay’s Asiatic policy, 1899. : DOOR
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City in Palestine. : ACRE
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Vehicle of the Gay Nineties. : HANSOM
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Gulf in New Guinea. : HUON
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Cants. : LEANS
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Tributary of the Meuse. : SAMBRE
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Most golf clubs have one. : PRO
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Leaps forward. : LUNGES
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“The Town ___.” : CRIER
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Legume. : PEA
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Observe. : SEE
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Tarried. : DWELLED
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Rossini placed some of his characters here. : SEVILLE
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Delegate. : ASSIGN
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He wrote “Fedora,” “Madame Sans-Gêne,” “Divorcons.” : SARDOU
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___ célèbre. : CAUSE
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Irish emblems. : HARPS
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Helmet. : ARMET
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Gumbos. : OKRAS
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A division of Dante’s masterpiece. : CANTO
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Furze. : GORSE
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Plates of an armadillo. : ARMOR
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Rascal. : SCAMP
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Pilfered or stolen: Scot. : STAW
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A curve. : ESS
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Restaurant check. : TAB
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“Devil ___” Hatfield. : ANSE
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Swedish coin. : ORE
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Immortalized by Harriet B. Stowe. : EVA
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Owned. : HAD
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Request. : ASK
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Superlative suffix. : EST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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