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WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1948

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 621 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 48
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 326
Across
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Former village, now part of N. Y. C. : ASTORIA
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The talk of Madrid. : SPANISH
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Young child. : PAPOOSE
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Eloquent spokesmen. : RHETORS
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Winged shoes of Mercury. : TALARIA
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O in Greek. : OMICRON
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Sister of Cleopatra. : ARSINOE
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He lied to Peter. : ANANIAS
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England's Coeur de Lion. : RICHARD
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Mademoiselle. : MISS
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River between Ontario and Empire State. : NIAGARA
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Mt. Everest's southern peak. : LHOTSE
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Krivoi ___, Ukraine ore center. : ROG
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Farewell! : AVE
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Orderliness. : SYSTEM
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Mother of Horus. : ISIS
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Galileo was born here. : PISA
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Ancient name of Ireland. : IERNE
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Quagmire. : MORASS
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Apoplexy in plants. : ESCA
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Most venomous of the cobras. : KRAIT
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Miner's stake. : CLAIM
46
Those in office. : INS
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Famous poem by Swinburne. : HERTHA
49
Remove, as whale fat. : FLENSE
50
She turned Odysseus' companions into beasts. : CIRCE
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Builder of Selim mosque in Adrianople. : SINAN
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Baton race. : RELAY
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List of printing mistakes. : ERRATA
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The big question mark. : RUSSIA
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Broke one's word. : RENEGED
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Versificatrix. : POETESS
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Serpent: Comb. form. : OPHIS
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Discharged. : PAID
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Talk deliriously. : RAVE
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Man's name. : OTTO
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Public storehouse. : ETAPE
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Tarrying. : BIDING
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Mr. Gulliver, Swift's voyager: Abbr. : LEM
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Murmuring sound. : PURR
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Resoluteness. : DETERMINATION
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Lake Victoria's outlet to Great Sea. : NILE
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Wheelsman's direction. : ENE
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Word for word. : VERBAL
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Christopher Robin's pere. : MILNE
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Maned sheep: Var. : UDAD
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Forswear. : DENY
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Scandinavian brownie. : NISSE
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Common to both sexes. : EPICENE
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Heavy pressing implement. : SADIRON
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"Wonderland" character. : HATTER
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Part that's overdue. : ARREAR
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"The March King" (1854–1932). : SOUSA
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One of Saturn's astral spirits. : AGIEL
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Logrolling contest. : ROLEO
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Indian chief. : SACHEM
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Where cinema stars are seen nightly. : SCREEN
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Title of Tunisian rulers since 1705. : BEY
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Boomer state's second city. : TULSA
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Whined childishly. : PULED
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Land of the Four and Twenty Golden Umbrellas. : SIAM
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Bourasques. : STORMS
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Willow rod. : OSIER
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Times. : ERAS
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Giovanni. : JUAN
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Mythical home of Njorth. : NOATUN
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Gamble. : BET
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Fiber knots. : NEP
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Husband of Brynhild. : GUNNAR
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Walt Disney's frantic rabbit. : THUMPER
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Beautiful woman. : PERI
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Capital of Governor Dale's state. : CONCORD
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Backgammon-like game of India. : PACHISI
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Former order or fowls. : RASORES
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Girl's name. : ELEANOR
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Guaranteed. : ENSURED
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Ancient Greek clubman. : ERANIST
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Hamelin-like place. : RATTERY
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Theatrical jargon. : STAGESE
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Liberation. : RELEASE
Down
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Language spoken by Jesus. : ARAMAIC
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Wither. : SHRIVEL
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Mosaic piece. : TESSERA
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Elisha, the elevator man (1811–61). : OTIS
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Mr. Colman's nickname. : RON
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Dissimulation. : IRONY
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Not subject to earthquakes. : ASEISMIC
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Veteran thespians. : STAGERS
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Uncle Sam's lease expired here recently. : PANAMA
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Of the shoulder: Anat. : ALAR
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Dog baby sitter in "Peter Pan." : NANA
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A son of Bela: I Chron. vii, 7. : IRI
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Outer portion of the earth: Geol. : SIAL
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Narcotic made from hemp. : HASHISH
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She saved Antonio's life. : PORTIA
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Out of order. : AMISS
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Minor bronze coin of India. : PICE
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Alas! : OCH
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Eskimo of Bering Sea coast. : ORARIAN
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Women's club. : SOROSIS
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Tailboard. : ENDGATE
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Satisfy. : ATONE
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Filmdom's top award. : OSCAR
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Jew or Arab. : SEMITE
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Depredationist. : PREYER
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First king of Syria. : NICATOR
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Sibilant exclamation. : SHISH
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Feelings. : SENSIBILITIES
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Where the Cyclopes made thunderbolts. : ETNA
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The "White League." : KLAN
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Dried fruit. : RAISIN
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Decamped. : FLED
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Incised. : RASED
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Majestic. : SUPERB
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Daughter of Icarus. : ERIGONE
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Sicyonian king who gave Antiope refuge. : EPOPEUS
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Large domed room. : ROTUNDA
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Wartime tire. : RETREAD
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Cordage factory. : ROPERY
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Historic sea in Holy Land. : GALILEE
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Frances Burney heroine. : EVELINA
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Persephone's mother. : DEMETER
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Builder of first steam ferry, 1811. : STEVENS
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Compassionate person. : PITIER
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Sun god of Amenhotep IV's cult. : ATEN
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Girl. : DAMSEL
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Get along. : MANAGE
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Katmandu is its capital. : NEPAL
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Pearly. : NACROUS
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Modern trenchers. : DISHES
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African gingerbread tree. : DOUM
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Tax. : STENT
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Henry that married Bridget Cromwell. : IRETON
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Filled with fish eggs. : ROED
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Misfortune. : HARM
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Steppe son. : ASIAN
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Survey again. : REMAP
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Blue point fisherman. : OYSTERER
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American penman (1800–64). : SPENCER
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Halo. : AUREOLA
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Closing mesh for snaring birds. : CLAPNET
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Appetizers. : CANAPES
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Trite joke: Slang. : BROMIDE
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President Tubman's country. : LIBERIA
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Forecaster. : SEERESS
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Theatrical headliner. : ARTISTE
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Miscellaneous. : SUNDRY
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Duties. : ONUSES
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Venireman. : JUROR
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Arrow poison. : URARE
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Not there. : GONE
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Bombast. : RANT
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Assassin. : THUG
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Engage. : HIRE
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Southern corn bread. : PONE
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Sacred animal of Egypt. : CAT
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Jeff Davis was their President: Abbr. : CSA
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Sarah. : SAL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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