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PAST AND PRESENT

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1948

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 331
Across
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Designating a European powderkeg area. : BALKAN
7
Year-round front-page news. : WEATHER
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Successor to Lord Inverchapel. : FRANKS
20
Important port of the Philippines. : ILOILO
21
First name of author of “Can Such Things Be?” : AMBROSE
22
Antiseptic tincture. : IODINE
23
Roman general who defeated Hannibal. : SCIPIO
24
Freedom’s Lady. : LIBERTY
25
Appeared huge and vague. : LOOMED
26
Impetuous. : HOT
27
Poor Yorick, in part. : SKULL
29
Dustin and William, American actors. : FARNUMS
31
Crave. : BEG
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Open. : OVERT
34
Very small distance. : HAIR
36
Scant. : LEAN
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Filmy silk net. : TULLE
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Where Trujillo is. : PERU
40
Pertaining to meter invented by Greek lyric poet. : ALCAIC
42
Atmosphere. : AURA
44
Headland. : NESS
45
Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
47
Marks with a future time. : POSTDATES
50
Leaders of work crews. : FOREMEN
53
Representations of the Last Supper. : CENAS
54
Trips. : VOYAGES
58
Call to arms: Archaic. : ALARUM
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Ionian island stronghold. : CORFU
60
One who favors relatives in job-giving. : NEPOTIST
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Spanish national hero. : CID
62
Severity. : RIGOR
64
Perfect. : IDEAL
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Seed coating. : TESTA
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Greedy. : AVID
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Staples in the market slump. : COMMODITIES
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Run swiftly. : DART
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Checkers. : DICES
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Wax match. : VESTA
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Ethiopian city. : HARAR
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Soak. : RET
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Worker on cloisonné ware. : ENAMELER
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French ounces. : ONCES
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Chemisette with sleeves. : GUIMPE
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Free. : DELIVER
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Nut chewed in India. : BETEL
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Conferred a scholastic honor upon. : DEGREED
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Reimbued. : REINFUSED
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___ Lama of Tibet. : DALAI
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Tender. : SORE
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Weapon in the “battle” of Europe. : FOOD
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Prevention of accidents. : SAFETY
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Lighter. : SCOW
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Earth’s bounty. : CROPS
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Products of the Orient. : RUGS
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Cleft. : REFT
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Task. : CHORE
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Batter. : RAM
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Send astray. : MISLEAD
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Capital of Korea. : SEOUL
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Roll of bills. : WAD
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The A in AEC. : ATOMIC
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Senator George’s home city. : ATLANTA
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Tedious. : TIRING
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Descriptive of Gaston and Alphonse. : POLITE
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Bugle call. : RETREAT
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Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
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Scrapes off. : ERASES
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Thirst. : DRYNESS
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Reduces betting risks by covering both sides. : HEDGES
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Chess piece, moving diagonally. : BISHOP
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Small room opening into larger one. : ALCOVE
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Hang around idly. : LOITER
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1,000 lbs., in U. S. and Great Britain. : KIP
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Canted over. : ALIST
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Cozy corner. : NOOK
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Ex-editor of a weekly. : WALLACE
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She steals the handkerchief for Iago. : EMILIA
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Warp yarn. : ABB
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Not kosher. : TREF
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Hourly. : HORAL
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Fines. : ESTREATS
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Successor to Daladier, 1940. : REYNAUD
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Sheet of cellulose nitrate or acetate. : FILM
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Perch upon : ROOST
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Pother. : ADO
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Agile. : NIMBLE
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Genuflects. : KNEELS
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Marsh grasses. : SEDGES
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Prussian cavalryman, World War I. : UHLAN
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Disentangler. : UNRAVELER
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Less refined. : RUDER
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Fuller, richer. : RIPER
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Unslaked. : UNSATED
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Thin-blooded. : ANEMIC
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Recipients of romantic secrets. : CONFIDANTES
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Upon. : ATOP
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River between Manchuria and Siberia. : AMUR
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___ Arabia. : SAUDI
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Islet. : EYOT
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Put up a front. : FACADED
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Green garnet. : OLIVINE
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Drastic. : RADICAL
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Bulblike flower stems. : CORMS
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Medieval foot soldier’s long-staffed weapon. : GISARME
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Commit waste upon: Law. : ESTREPE
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Made a photographic copy: Colloq. : STATTED
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Bright young man. : COMER
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Aquatic plant. : NAIAS
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Officials whose salaries range from $4,500 to $25,000. : GOVERNORS
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Name meaning noble. : ETHEL
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Adventuress: Slang. : DEMIREP
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Indians now in Oklahoma. : OTOES
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With wisdom. : SAGELY
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Aroma of wines: French. : SEVE
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Wrinkle. : RUGA
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Discoverer of Vinland. : LEIF
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Red-wooded evergreen. : CEDAR
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Orangemen. : IRISH
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One who lives within his income. : BUDGETER
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Malay chief. : DATTO
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Silk tie material. : FOULARD
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Circumvents. : DEFEATS
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Predicament. : SCRAPE
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What Cicero was. : ORATOR
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George Eliot’s Florentine heroine. : ROMOLA
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Italian feast days. : FESTAS
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Browbeating. : COWING
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Queen Wilhelmina’s dynasty. : ORANGE
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Squeezes in. : WEDGES
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Hit. : SMITE
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Piquant. : SALTY
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General who won India for Britain. : CLIVE
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Sherbets. : ICES
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Mended place. : DARN
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
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Born. : NEE
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Designation dropped by Russian Army. : RED

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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