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New York Times, Sunday, June 5, 1949

1-Across : Defeated favorite of Kentucky Derby.

Author:
George Newkirk
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 39
George Newkirk has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 382
Across
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Defeated favorite of Kentucky Derby. : OLYMPIA
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Monk. : FRIAR
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Substance from wood ashes. : POTASH
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The infield. : DIAMOND
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Noted male (sic) screen star. : LASSIE
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Parisian criminal. : APACHE
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Colossal. : IMMENSE
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Fleet. : ARMADA
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He wrote "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." : LUTHER
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Resort. : SPA
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Inundates. : DELUGES
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Adorn. : DRESS
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Old times: Archaic. : ELD
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He's at odds with Moscow. : TITO
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Seaman. : TAR
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Relieve. : ALLAY
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___ Royale, Michigan. : ISLE
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Room for sleeping: Colloq. : DORM
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Thickets: Eng. : SPINNEYS
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Performer. : DOER
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He drops the "eggs." : BOMBARDIER
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Missions. : ERRANDS
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Dweller. : ABIDER
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Pots. : OLLAS
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___ City, Pennsylvania. : OIL
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One under care of another. : PROTEGE
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Invention of Gambrinus. : BEER
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Most loquacious: Colloq. : GABBIEST
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Makes crude. : RAWS
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Principality in Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Phenomenon of the Hudson. : PALISADES
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Oblique: Abbr. : OBL
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Peltry. : SKINS
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Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
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Type of pulpy fruit: Bot. : UVA
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Process of whitening. : BLEACHING
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Honey plant. : HOYA
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Genus typical of maples. : ACER
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Meetings. : SESSIONS
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Unpropitious. : EVIL
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Fasteners. : SEALERS
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Paraguayan city. : ITA
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Form in a row. : ALINE
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Sets firmly. : EMBEDS
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Gracelessly. : CRUDELY
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U. S. has had eighty-one thus far. : CONGRESSES
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Smooth: Phonet. : LENE
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___ Sea. : SARGASSO
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Elephant's ear. : TARO
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Where Monte Rosa is. : ALPS
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Misrepresent. : BELIE
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Denmark county. : AMT
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Naps. : NODS
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Leader of Chinese Communists. : MAO
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Feast of Lots, 14th of Adar. : PURIM
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Tools used in kitchenettes. : OPENERS
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Two: Dial. : TWA
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Incidentally: Lat. : OBITER
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Annulled. : VOIDED
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Ocean lanes. : SEAWAYS
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Convey again. : RESELL
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Audience's demand. : ENCORE
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First fruits of benefice: Eccl. Law. : ANNATES
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Consisting of partly frozen rain. : SLEETY
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Where Mocha is. : YEMEN
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Exhibition in the theater. : STAGERY
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What Pindar was. : ODIST
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Pellucid. : LIMPID
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Where Japanese empire was established. : YAMATO
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Title of married woman: Abbr. : MME
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The Atlantic Ocean: Jocose. : POND
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Extra leaf put in book. : INSET
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Girl's name. : ADELA
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Honored on June 14. : FLAG
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Underdone. : RARE
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Doctrines. : ISMS
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Name meaning physician. : ASA
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Puzzlers. : RIDDLERS
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Deprive of action. : PALSY
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Musical work. : OPUS
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Indian matting. : TAT
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He walks two miles from home to work each morning. : ACHESON
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Removed husks of. : SHELLED
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Keepers of animals. : HERDERS
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Under-Secretary of Defense, was secretary of FDR. : EARLY
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___ Major. : URSA
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Disburden. : EASE
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Scopes of influence. : ORBITS
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Close to: Poet. : ANEAR
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Large red-and-black butterfly. : IDALIA
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Manner of doing. : MODE
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Investigating. : PROBING
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Lazy persons. : IDLERS
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Battle of the ___, 1798, Napoleonic defeat. : NILE
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Mother of Daisy and Demi. : MEG
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That which interrupts. : BREAKIN
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Victim in a famous avicide. : ROBIN
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Umbrella parts. : RIBS
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Fit for plowing. : ARABLE
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New Governor of Connecticut. : BOWLES
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Pierces: Scot. : PROBS
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Girl's name: Fr. : GABY
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Noms de guerre. : ALIASES
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Elicited. : EDUCED
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Disunites. : SEVERS
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Former rulers of Bulgaria. : TSARS
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"His ___ were scarlet, but his books were read." : SINS
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Persons in joint ventures. : POOLERS
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Shallow. : SHOAL
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Matters. : THINGS
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Many remarks in Shakespeare plays. : ASIDES
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Bring forward as evidence. : CITE
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Color called also café au lait. : ALESAN
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Encomium: Fr. : ELOGE
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Guitar-like instrument in India. : VINA
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Bad ___. : EMS
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Sustain. : ABET
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Bitterness. : ACRIMONY
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Makes uproar. : CLAMORS
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Tag again. : RELABEL
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Put out of balance. : UNPOISE
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River in N. France and Belgium. : YSER
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Pertaining to the dawn. : EOAN
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In operation. : ALIVE
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Turn. : ROTATE
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Boy from Bohola, Ireland, who made good in big city. : ODWYER
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Heavily built. : BURLY
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Phenomena of Colorado. : MESAS
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Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
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Impudent: Dial. : SASSY
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Hurl. : PELT
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Noted round-world flier. : ODOM
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Le ___ Goriot. : PERE
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Deputy leader of British Conservatives. : EDEN
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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To a ___. : TEE
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___ Patrol, of U.S. Coast Guard. : ICE
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Oscillate. : WAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 35 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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