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New York Times, Sunday, June 25, 1950

49-Across : Poor poetry.

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Leonard Goldberg has 21 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 129-Down clue had "wine"; changed to "vine."

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 437
Across
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Shah who visited U. S. : PAHLEVI
8
Blamer. : ACCUSER
15
Author of Farm Bill. : BRANNAN
22
Quito is its capital. : ECUADOR
23
Site of largest rayon plant. : ROANOKE
24
Manumit. : RELEASE
25
Having left a will. : TESTATE
26
Pierces with a stick: Var. : EMPALES
27
Weapons in the Cold War. : IMPOSTS
28
___ Amatoria: Ovid. : ARS
29
Dwindle. : MELT
31
Acknowledgments of debts. : IOUS
32
___ Andronicus. : TITUS
34
Gunny cloth. : TAT
35
Home of a lion. : LAIR
37
Wise man. : SAVANT
39
Portuguese folk tunes. : FADOS
40
Sweetheart. : GIRL
41
Girl's nickname. : ETTIE
43
Artless. : NAIF
44
Region in NE Spain. : ARAGON
46
Where Canea is. : CRETE
47
"Off the ___." : DEEPEND
49
Poor poetry. : DOGGEREL
51
Stock market items. : SHARES
52
Rather than. : ERE
53
Cuts teeth into an edge. : SERRATES
54
Fluent. : GLIB
55
Hardest and most callous. : HORNIEST
59
First wife of Zeus. : METIS
60
Object. : GOAL
61
One: Ital. : UNO
64
Capt. Gentile. : ACE
65
Miss Millay. : EDNA
66
Money in Tokyo. : YEN
67
Wandered. : MEANDERED
69
Genus of water scorpions. : NEPA
71
Locations. : SITES
74
Fuzzy-Wuzzy's home. : SUDAN
76
Weblike. : TELARY
77
Abbott & Costello's specialty. : FARCE
79
Cuban dollars. : PESOS
81
Ravaged. : EATEN
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Hindu princesses. : RANIS
84
Iroquois tribe. : ONEIDA
86
Contents of Schoharie, Esopus, Croton. : WATER
88
Tycoon. : BARON
90
___ America. : MISS
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Calf's sweetbread: Fr. : RISDEVEAU
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Clock in form of ship. : NEF
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Mountain: Greek. : OROS
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Partake of. : USE
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German article. : DAS
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Letter the Post Office cannot deliver. : NIXY
100
Italian houses. : CASAS
102
Free from discouragement. : UNDISMAY
104
Surface on cloth. : PILE
105
Lasting. : DATELESS
107
Ambassador from Iran. : ALA
108
Spanish potato. : PATATA
111
Charivari. : SERENADE
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Flashed. : GLANCED
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Priest's white linen neckpiece. : AMICE
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Loathe. : DETEST
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Willow plant. : ITEA
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Franklin devised one. : STOVE
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"___ la vie!" : CEST
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Public frenzy. : FUROR
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Lilliputians. : SMALLS
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Pronoun. : ONES
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George Gershwin's brother. : IRA
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___ Burr. : AARON
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"Schoolboy" ___, formerly of Detroit Tigers. : ROWE
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Indian mulberries. : AALS
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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Subject to penalty. : FINABLE
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Chemical compound. : AMIDINE
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George I's house. : HANOVER
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How Britons prefer water. : ICELESS
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Concern of O. H. E. : TENANTS
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Foot of three syllables. : ANAPEST
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Irene and Vernon. : CASTLES
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Like Father Time. : ENDLESS
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Quits. : DEPARTS
Down
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Having flowery leaves. : PETALED
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Needle-shaped. : ACERATE
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Follower of Bohemia's religious reformer. : HUSSITE
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Coin of Riga. : LAT
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Cheese. : EDAM
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Exercises a constitutional right. : VOTES
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Member of Council of Europe. : IRELAND
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Live. : ARE
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Russia's international propaganda bureau. : COMINFORM
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Preakness winner, 1949. : CAPOT
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Peruvian coins. : SOLS
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Barely manage. : EKE
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Dramatizes again. : RESTAGES
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Native of U. K. : BRITON
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Uncle ___. : REMUS
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Where Hitler and Mussolini used to meet. : ALPS
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Devotee of the unusual. : NEO
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More unpleasant. : NASTIER
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Moon goddess. : ASTARTE
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Takes shelter. : NESTLES
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Agency created May 18, 1933. : TVA
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Object of devotion. : IDOL
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Perfect. : RIPEN
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Officer's assistant. : AIDE
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Happens. : FARES
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Child's card game. : GRAB
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Weird. : EERIE
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Marbles. : AGATES
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Entourage. : RETINUE
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Offspring: Dial. : CHILDER
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Must have. : NEEDS
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Famous Western writer. : GREY
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Glance. : SLANT
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Policy of government. : STATEWAY
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Panjim is its capital. : GOA
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City of atomic experiment in Washington. : HANFORD
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Pacific islands collectively. : OCEANIA
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Overpower. : REPRESS
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Fragment. : SNIP
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Big-hearted. : GENEROUS
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Objective of Geiger counter. : URANIUM
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Portia's waiting woman. : NERISSA
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Series of travels. : ODYSSEY
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___ Hari. : MATA
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Biblical country. : ELAM
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The ___ test. : ACID
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Name meaning covered with hair. : ESAU
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Tosspot. : SOT
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Flatfish. : DAB
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Amphibole. : EDENITE
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Upper houses. : SENATES
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Norse fate. : NORN
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Spanish province. : AVILA
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Feel displeasure. : RESENT
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Knoblike. : NODAL
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River in Devonshire. : EXE
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Former White House resident. : FALA
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Companion of Paul. : SILAS
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Demonstrator of interest. : CARER
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Settles to the bottom. : SEDIMENTS
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___ Domingo. : SANTO
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Atlantic ___. : PACT
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Go off. : DETONATE
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Bristle. : SETA
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"South ___." : PACIFIC
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"O beautiful for spacious skies." : AMERICA
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Medicinal teas. : TISANES
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Serum: Comb. form. : SERO
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Son of Lancelot. : GALAHAD
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Father of the "pin-up girl." : CONOVER
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29,141 ft. high. : EVEREST
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Phenomena of Australia. : DESERTS
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Undue pressure. : DURESS
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Highest note. : ELA
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Perfidious. : FALSE
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Tamworth, Large Yorkshire, etc. : SWINE
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Turf spade: Anglo-Irish. : SLANE
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Biblical character. : ABEL
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Wife of Odin. : RIND
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East Indian woody vine. : ODAL
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Cookie. : SNAP
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High in pitch. : ALT
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"Of mice and ___." : MEN
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Curve in the road. : ESS
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Wartime agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 30 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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