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WITH CLUES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1946

Author:
Lester Keene
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 227
Across
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Architect of the Lincoln Memorial (1866–1924). : BACON
6
Noted painter of Washington portraits (1741–1827). : PEALE
11
Topsy's creator (1811–96). : STOWE
16
Famous screen director. : CAPRA
21
Love: Italian. : AMORE
22
Moslems. : ISLAM
23
Blundered. : ERRED
24
Island in Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
25
Monastery atop Monte Cassino. : BENEDICTINE
27
Noted Italian animal painter (1616–70). : CASTIGLIONE
29
Covet. : ENVY
30
Ottoman sultan (1611–40). : MURAD
31
0.69 inches in Madrid. : DEDO
32
Of Toledo. : TOLETAN
33
Captor of John Brown, 1859. : LEE
34
Festive occasions. : GALAS
35
Extends. : WIDENS
37
Try again. : RETEST
38
Came close. : NEARED
40
Puzzler. : POSER
41
Turns aside. : AVERTS
43
Femme ___. : FATALE
45
Fragrant resin. : ELEMI
47
Jewish home festival. : SEDER
49
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
52
Imitation pearls. : OLIVETS
54
Bolivian Indians. : ITENS
56
Publish. : NOISE
58
Gold mining district, SW Surinam. : AWA
59
Wood winds. : OBOES
60
Expression of sorrow. : LAMENTATION
63
Piano tuner. : TONER
65
Puncheons. : TUNS
66
To love: French. : AIMER
67
The Tiger's playmates. : ELIS
68
Smudged. : SMUTTED
70
German river. : EMS
71
Ack ___. : EMMA
72
Gazelles. : ARIELS
74
Poets. : ODISTS
75
Posts of school supervisors. : SUPERINTENDENCIES
79
___ Day, May 24, honoring Queen Victoria. : EMPIRE
82
Stir up. : AROUSE
83
Wiles. : ARTS
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1,200 mi. Texas river. : RED
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Landing field. : AIRPORT
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State: French. : ETAT
90
Flings. : SHIES
92
Philippine island. : CEBU
93
Projection on yarn. : KNOSP
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Beautifying shrubs. : ORNAMENTALS
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Criminal burning. : ARSON
98
General of the Ploesti raid. : ENT
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Boredom. : ENNUI
101
Archetypal idea. : IDEAL
102
Resident of "Shangri-la." : TIBETAN
104
South African legislative body. : RAAD
106
Munitions city on the Mohawk. : UTICA
108
At no time. : NEVER
110
Nephew. : NEPOTE
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Polite friend of Alphonse. : GASTON
113
What Alfred Nobel was. : SWEDE
115
April 6, 1947. : EASTER
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Of intense pain. : AGONAL
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Oily. : GREASY
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Faces. : DARES
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Bon ___. : AMI
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Joined. : MINGLED
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Ancient Egyptian cubic measures. : APTS
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Artemis. : DELIA
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Type of gun favored by Italians. : STEN
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F.D.R.'s favorite avocation. : PHILATELIST
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Coin collector. : NUMISMATIST
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Defeated one. : LOSER
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Mr. Rathbone of the screen. : BASIL
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Aromatic herb. : ANISE
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Kentucky hero (1735–1820). : BOONE
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Vestibule. : ENTRY
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Fat. : OBESE
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Britain's Crown Princess. : BETTS
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Proprietor. : OWNER
Down
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Scene of confusion. : BABEL
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Agreeable. : AMENE
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Fixed usages. : CONVENTIONS
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Abounding in native metals. : OREY
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Mr. Sparks, screen comedian. : NED
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African woodpecker. : PICULE
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Dais. : ESTRADE
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Pseudonym. : ALIAS
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ATA head. : LAND
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Dutch uncle. : EME
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Withdraw. : SECEDE
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Merchantmen. : TRADERS
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Rita's ex-husband. : ORSON
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Humid. : WET
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Redact. : EDIT
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Visitor. : CALLER
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Short solo. : ARIETTA
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In England, dissenters. : PROTESTANTS
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Indian princes. : RANAS
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Hospice. : IMARET
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Stitchers on corsets. : GORERS
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Selflessness. : DISINTERESTEDNESS
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High winds. : GALES
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"The __," by Congresswoman Luce. : WOMEN
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Javanese carriage. : SADOO
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Overhang. : EAVES
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Former King of Yugoslavia. : PETER
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Lodes. : VEINS
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Admiral who had Navy liquor rations abolished, 1862. : FOOTE
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Blank book. : ALBUM
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Sour fruit. : LIME
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Place apart. : ENISLE
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Chirping note. : TWEET
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Enclosures. : YARDS
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Viscous mud. : SLIME
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Salt solution. : SALINE
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Musical studies. : ETUDES
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Town, SE Iraq, on the Tigris. : AMARA
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Bound. : TIED
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Military governor of Philippines, 1903. : OTIS
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Cloth blemish. : AMPER
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Sticks, etc., found in wool: Australia. : MOITS
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Continent. : EUROPE
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Shastan Indian. : ATUAMI
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Slowpoke. : SNAIL
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Tastes. : SIPS
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Peaceful. : IRENIC
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Helmet. : CREST
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Deputy commander, USAAF. : EAKER
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Heroine of Scott's "The Pirate." : MINNA
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Champion. : PROTAGONIST
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Our big job in Europe. : RESTORATION
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Mosquito boat. : EBOAT
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Irene ___ of the screen : DUNNE
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The Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
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Stanza. : STAVE
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Our schoolmaster patriot, 1776. : HALE
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Gauzelike fabric. : CREPE
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Regretting. : RUING
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Indigent. : NEEDY
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Eggs. : ABETS
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Small hardshelled fruit. : NUTLET
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Joining used in glovemaking. : INSEAM
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Hanger-on. : DANGLER
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Surgical cleanliness. : ASEPSIS
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Anti-theorist. : REALIST
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Stipend. : SALARY
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Flexible rod. : WATTLE
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Originates. : ARISES
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Sufficient. : AMPLE
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Solomon's Ethiopian kingdom (I Kings, i.45). : GIHON
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Hoist. : RAISE
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Resign. : DEMIT
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Intermediate. : MESNE
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___ nos. : INTER
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Lake, SW of Timbuktu, French Sudan. : DEBO
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Ridge of sand. : DUNE
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Deposit. : STOW
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Workroom: Colloq. : LAB
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Capture. : NAB
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Finnish city. : ABO

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 53 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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