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PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 1950

81-Down : Transitory things.

Author:
Alice H. Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28 Grid has duplicate clues.
Alice H. Cook has 25 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 430
Across
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Prince Charlie's father. : PHILIP
7
Wife of Ahab. : JEZEBEL
14
"With ___ toward none." : MALICE
20
Character in Macbeth. : HECATE
21
Heroine of 1778. : EVELINA
22
Miracle-worker of Old Testament. : ELISHA
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Up. : ARISEN
24
Walked like duck. : WADDLED
25
Weapons. : SPEARS
26
Sindbad's transportation. : ROC
27
Popular cartoon canine. : RIVETS
29
Girl's name. : ERICA
31
Three or more persons in disorder. : RIOT
32
Paintings. : OILS
34
Aptitude ___. : TEST
35
Grind the teeth. : GNASH
37
Soul: Fr. : AME
38
Emblems of power. : SCEPTERS
40
Proposal. : MOTION
43
Former. : OTHER
45
Home ___. : RUNS
46
Prince Charlie's birthstone. : TOPAZ
47
Mao's N. E. border. : AMUR
49
Circumflex. : ACCENT
52
Colors. : PURPLES
54
Prayer. : ORISON
58
Kind of ruby. : BALAS
59
Cask. : BARREL
60
Unmarried. : CELIBATE
62
Vehicle. : SLED
63
Birthplace. : ORIGIN
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Ancient platform. : BEMA
65
Ancient country. : ELAM
66
Eggs. : OVA
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Church member. : PARISHIONER
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___ de France. : ILE
70
Speeds up as a motor: Colloq. : REVS
72
Model of elegiac poetry. : OVID
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Appears. : ENTERS
74
Keeps on persistently. : PEGS
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Fellow members. : BRETHREN
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Involving two. : BINARY
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Star from Oslo. : HENIE
79
Main ___. : STREET
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McCloy's problem. : GERMANY
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Surplices. : COTTAS
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___ Blum. : LEON
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Reverence. : PIETY
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Specs ___. : SHEA
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Worn out. : JADED
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Cling. : ADHERE
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Hypocrite. : PHARISEE
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Berlin's river. : SPREE
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Chief god of Phoenicia. : BAAL
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Vacuum tube light. : NEON
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Natives. : SONS
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Cheeses. : EDAMS
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Pertaining to ants. : FORMIC
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Old coin of France. : ECU
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Draw forth. : ELICIT
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Stopping. : CEASING
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Senator from Kansas, 1919-49. : CAPPER
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If you are willing. : PLEASE
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Region in Ecuador. : ORIENTE
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2nd century ascetic. : ESSENE
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Kitchen gadget. : HOLDER
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Children's nurses. : NANNIES
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Charon's passengers. : SHADES
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One of the seven wonders of the world. : PHAROS
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Larger than life. : HEROIC
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Christmas tree decoration. : ICICLE
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___ Palmas. : LAS
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Way: Latin. : ITER
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Contrite. : PENITENT
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Queen Esther was one. : JEWESS
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Australian U. N. official. : EVATT
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Lefters: Brit. : ZEDS
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Antiquity: Poet. : ELD
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Ill nature. : BILE
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Rouse to activity. : ENERGIZE
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Spanish dialect. : LADINO
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Land formations. : MESAS
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Matterhorn. : ALP
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One prone or supine. : LIER
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Book of the Bible. : ISAIAH
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Lustrous metal. : CHROME
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Church festival. : EASTER
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___ libre. : VERS
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Biblical town. : CANA
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Wing span. : SPREAD
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Beauteous maiden. : HOURI
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Wine casks. : TUNS
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Representative from Oklahoma. : MORRIS
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Director at Los Alamos, 1945. : OPPENHEIMER
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Extravagant: Colloq. : TALL
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Family. : TRIBE
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Swollen. : TURGID
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Grinding devices. : MOLARS
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Engrosses wholly. : ABSORBS
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Founder of Maryland. : CALVERT
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Butcher's knife. : CLEAVER
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Matching. : PAIRING
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Jo Mielziner's forte. : SCENERY
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Conspicuous. : SALIENT
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Earache. : OTALGIA
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Agents of retribution. : NEMESES
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Boston ballplayer. : BRAVE
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Polishing powder. : EMERY
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Port of N. W. Portugal. : OPORTO
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___ Bay, near Sydney. : BOTANY
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Inborn. : INNATE
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Inscribed pillar of stone. : STELE
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One-time Marshal of France. : PETAIN
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Pays attention to. : HEEDS
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French cheese. : BRIE
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Gardener. : HOER
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Transitory things. : EPHEMERA
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Goblets. : CHALICES
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Aromatic ointment. : NARD
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Pretended. : SHAM
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Sen. McCarthy. : JOSEPH
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Father of Orpheus. : APOLLO
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Book of the Bible. : DANIEL
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Owner of the One-Hoss Shay. : DEACON
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Coats with plaster. : PARGES
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Oozed. : SEEPED
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___ epoch. : EOCENE
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Toughens. : ENURES
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Keys and a sword are his symbols. : PETER
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Kindness: Fr. : BONTE
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Cigarfish. : SCAD
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Boston Braves' pitcher. : SAIN
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Ended: Fr. : FINI
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Money. : CASH
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___ Bay, Honshu. : ISE
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Coins of Japan. : SEN
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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