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WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1949

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.70, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 378
Across
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___ Perkins, in F. D. R.'s Cabinet. : MADAME
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Place of famous three-power conference, 1945. : POTSDAM
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Rode to the trot. : POSTED
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At ease. : RELAXED
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Prone to strong feeling. : EMOTIVE
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Slipped away. : ESCAPED
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Scrutinize. : EXAMINE
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Image receivers. : RETINAS
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The absolute superlative. : ELATIVE
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Silk city of France. : NIMES
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Crackajack. : NAILER
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High interest lender. : USURER
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Rude bed. : COT
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Water ___. : ICES
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Governing principles. : HINGES
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Cutting. : SNIP
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Fame. : REPUTE
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Chisel for breaking ore. : GAD
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Insert for a plug. : SOCKET
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A foil for Perlmutter. : POTASH
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Master draftsman, etcher, wood-cutter. : DURER
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Pungent. : SNAPPY
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Deadly. : LETHAL
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What the B. T. U. measures. : HEAT
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Golf ball setups. : TEES
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Range of hills. : RIDGE
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Place for gutters. : EAVES
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Characteristic. : TRAIT
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More like a judge. : SOBERER
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Of the Moslem world. : ISLAMIC
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Enthrones. : ENSEATS
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Idiocy. : CRETINISM
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Inside parts. : INNERS
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___ del Fuego. : TIERRA
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Apportion. : ALLOT
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Listless. : SUPINE
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Weapons of the cold war. : RUMORS
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Convene. : SIT
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Hangout. : LAIR
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American journalist ousted from Russia. : STRONG
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Tincture for bruises. : ARNICA
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Veni, vidi, ___. : VICI
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Home of a Boniface. : INN
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The Negeb. : DESERT
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Cause of the tragedy of Oedipus. : ORACLE
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Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
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Swirled. : EDDIED
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124.16 pounds in Greece. : STATER
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Grieved. : HEARTSORE
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Foundation of a railway. : ROADBED
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Jo Mielziner's forte. : SCENERY
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Makes orderly. : NEATENS
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Umpire of the Laertes-Hamlet duel. : OSRIC
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The things. : THOSE
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Where the date for first U. N. meeting was set. : YALTA
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Sound of thunder. : PEAL
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"The ___, the yellow leaf." : SERE
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Inveigle. : ENTICE
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Texas magnate. : OILMAN
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Heroine of 1944. : AMBER
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Judicial decision. : DECREE
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Cheap-jewelry alloy. : TOMBAC
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Hail! : AVE
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Four of these make game. : SPADES
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Brews. : ALES
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What Galatea was. : NEREID
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Two-masted, square-rigged vessel. : BRIG
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Sesame plant. : TIL
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Citizen facing three ideologies. : GERMAN
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Malay man's garment. : SARONG
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Grinder. : MOLAR
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Abrasive. : EROSIVE
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Silone's tongue. : ITALIAN
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To what? : WHERETO
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Football players. : LINEMEN
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Diffuse. : RADIATE
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Tinctures prepared from kelp. : IODINES
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"Benito ___," best of Melville's "Piazza Tales." : CERENO
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Arctic musher. : SLEDDER
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Talked garrulously. : GASSED
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Native of Monterrey. : MEXICAN
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Walk lined with poplar trees. : ALAMEDA
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The D in D.B.E. : DAMES
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___ Sally. : AXIS
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People. : MEN
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Like an earthly Paradise. : EDENIC
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Point when moon is nearest earth. : PERIGEE
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Unmakable without breaking eggs. : OMELETTES
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Lugs. : TOTES
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Prison: Slang. : STIR
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Racket. : DIN
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Scram: Archaic. : AVAUNT
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The expected deliverer. : MESSIAH
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Equal. : PEER
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Famous name at Johns Hopkins. : OSLER
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With hair on end. : SCARED
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Gunny cloth. : TAT
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Connoisseur of good living. : EPICURE
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Fan. : DEVOTEE
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Breaks one's word: Colloq. : RENIGS
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Gives pause. : DETERS
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Joint. : ANKLE
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Victory à la Nov. 3, 1948. : UPSET
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Boisterous girl. : HOYDEN
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Formal. : SOLEMN
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Doughboy's legwear. : PUTTEE
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Mettle. : SPIRIT
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"___ for a Dead Princess"—Ravel. : PAVANE
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Loser in a fabled race. : HARE
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Roman magistrate. : PRETOR
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Pulling. : HALING
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Hindu religious text. : TANTRA
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Grains for the mill. : GRISTS
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Sawtooth range. : SIERRA
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Goddess of the sacred cow. : ISIS
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More crusty. : SCALIER
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Young wrestler in "As You Like It." : ORLANDO
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Jane Wyman's Oscar role. : BELINDA
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Goods from abroad. : IMPORTS
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Crisp to the teeth. : CRUNCHY
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Cleopatra's sister, obscure creature. : ARSINOE
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Cocked hat. : TRICORN
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Works of J. P. Marquand. : SATIRES
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Southerly winds of Chile and Peru. : SURES
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Mrs. Fezziwig of "A Christmas Carol" was "one vast substantial ___." : SMILE
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Whole, unharmed. : INTACT
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Political Utopia conceived by James Harrington. : OCEANA
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Passover feasts. : SEDERS
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Halt. : ARREST
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Chaste. : VESTAL
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Four-time candidate for President (1855–1926). : DEBS
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Wife abandoned for Helen of Troy. : OENONE
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Radio crackle. : STATIC
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Made a hero of. : IDOLED
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Titters. : TEHEES
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Recharge. : RELOAD
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Vanished. : DIED
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Repeat. : REITERATE
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The élite. : CREAM
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Arabia Felix. : YEMEN
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Method of painting used by Holbein. : PASTEL
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Charlatan. : EMPIRIC
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Shell used in button-making. : ABALONE
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Cream-filled pastries. : ECLAIRS
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Official probing unnatural deaths. : CORONER
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Miss Dietrich. : MARLENE
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Flew. : AVIATED
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Philippine island. : NEGROS
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System of government. : REGIME
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Letting of a premises. : RENTAL
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Very important person. : BIGWIG
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How many hills around Rome? : SEVEN
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Fresh-water nymph. : NAIAD
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"___ Godounov," opera by Moussorgsky. : BORIS
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City in Sagebrush State. : RENO
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Glided. : SLID
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Medical students. : MEDS
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Italian title. : SER
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Slang fabulist. : ADE
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Exclamation. : HOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 44 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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