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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1946

Author:
Harriot T. Cooke
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 593 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 231
Across
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Invincible city. : LONDON
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Commander of British and French armies, 1939. : GAMELIN
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Commander of first troops to reach Britain. : HARTLE
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Ordered readiness for attack. : ALERTED
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Disintegrative. : EROSIVE
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Anything immediately successful: Slang. : NATURAL
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English sporting event. : REGATTA
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Ornamental partition wall. : REREDOS
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Business rendering public service. : UTILITY
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Freight. : CARGO
28
Army camp on Long Island. : UPTON
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Famous French trial city. : RIOM
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French priests. : PERES
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Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
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Move lazily. : SNAIL
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Prairie wolves. : COYOTES
38
"The ___, the yellow leaf."—Macbeth. : SERE
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Kept a rendezvous. : MET
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Socialist leader. : ATTLEE
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Pen-name of author of Ramona. : HH
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Hartbeests. : TORAS
44
Girl's name. : MAE
45
Air raid missions. : SORTIES
47
River in Hungary, tributary of Danube. : RAAB
49
Moslems of the Middle Ages. : SARACENS
51
Part of ship below deck. : HOLD
52
Bespangled. : STARRED
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___ Beds, National Monument in California. : LAVA
56
Repute: Fr. : ESTIME
59
May 7, 1915. : LUSITANIA
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Shelter. : HARBOR
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Teutonic Fates. : NORNS
66
Things "not done" in society. : TABUS
67
Summer time: Abbr. : DST
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Pass a rope through. : REEVE
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Tropical tree. : EBOE
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"With ___ in the right as God gives us to see the right."—Lincoln. : FIRMNESS
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Russian official. : COMMISSAR
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : REV
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Where Seoul is: Var. : COREA
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Bureau headed by Wickard. : REA
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Occipital protuberance. : INION
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Eskimo. : ITA
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Constellation. : GREATBEAR
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Popular spot in the playground. : SANDPILE
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Mood. : VEIN
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Eire: Greek. : IERNE
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Rouse the feelings. : STIR
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River valleys. : DALES
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Wooden statue in Guildhall, London. : MAGOG
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Frets: Dial. : CREENS
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Physical structures. : ANATOMIES
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Girl's name meaning torch. : HELENE
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Wilson's favorite form of protest. : NOTE
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Fortieth wedding anniversary. : EMERALD
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Network. : RETE
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Dimmest. : MISTIEST
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Black and ___. : TAN
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Blue pencils. : DELETES
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Advocate: Abbr. : ATT
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Women. : DAMES
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Command to go forward. : ON
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Drops in the Stock Market. : SLUMPS
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Saints: Abbr. : STS
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She smote Sisera. : JAEL
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Where Darian was in command. : LORIENT
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City of N. Africa. : TUNIS
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Where Gray and Walpole formed famous friendship. : ETON
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Olive trees. : OLEAS
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Ointment. : NARD
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"___ that try men's souls."—Paine. : TIMES
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Exclusively. : ALONE
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Moved like little waves. : RIPPLED
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An only beloved child. : EWELAMB
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Popular light opera of Gay Nineties. : ERMINIE
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Roman emperors. : CAESARS
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Lagos is its capital. : NIGERIA
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More blackened. : SOOTIER
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Seagulls. : ANNETS
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Gale. : SNORTER
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"Once upon a midnight ___."—Poe. : DREARY
Down
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American poetess (1826–93). : LARCOM
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Pharmaceutical preparations. : OLEATES
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Pygmy. : NEGRITO
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Walks with effort. : DRAGS
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Son of former Empress Zita. : OTTO
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Snare. : NET
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___ from Bizerte. : GERTIE
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Interstice. : AREOLE
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September ___. : MORN
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Compass point. : ESE
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Top. : LID
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___ Tower. : IVORY
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Indonesian. : NESIOT
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Recent honor conferred on Archbishop Spellman. : HAT
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Slanting. : ATIP
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Regulations. : RULES
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Type of warship used by Greeks. : TRIREME
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Cathedral church of Rome. : LATERAN
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Champs ___. : ELYSEES
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Dismayed. : DAUNTED
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Figure. : NUMERAL
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Accomplices. : PALS
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Oklahoma Indians. : OTOS
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Means of getting over a fence. : STILE
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Plan a course of action. : CHART
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Rhett Butler's father-in-law. : OHARA
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Churchill's famous ancestress. : SARAH
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Minute things of great potentiality. : ATOMS
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French gastronomist. : SAVARIN
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Operation Lumberjack's objective. : RHINE
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Cards that justify higher bid. : RAISERS
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South ___, Indiana. : BEND
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Is fond of. : CARES
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Vessel in Vice Adm. Lockwood's command. : SUBMARINE
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Chinese unit of measure. : TSUN
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Made converts. : DISCIPLED
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Pertaining to power. : ENERGIC
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Less intoxicated. : SOBERER
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One of ancient school of French poets. : TROVERE
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The rope: Span. : LAREATA
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Phonetic weaknesses. : ATONIES
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Beset. : BESIEGE
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Enthusiastic popular tribute. : OVATION
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Form in new lines. : RERANGE
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Fags. : TIRES
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Watch-pocket. : FOB
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Coral ___. : SEA
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Bedtime visitor. : SANDMAN
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Wire measures. : MILS
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Norwegian poet and folklorist (1813–82). : MOE
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Having a comb-like margin, as fish scales. : CTENOID
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In regard to. : ANENT
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Irish Legislature. : DAIL
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Personal attendant. : VALET
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Strike against with force. : RAM
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Apportions. : METES
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Walk furtively. : STEAL
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River and county in Montana. : TETON
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Praying figure. : ORANT
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Author who assisted Queen Victoria in her writings. : HELPS
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Characters in a Thackeray novel. : ESMONDS
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Grants a claim: Law. : REMISES
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Where George Sand lived with Chopin. : MAJORCA
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Native of Leghorn. : ITALIAN
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Grow higher. : STEEPEN
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Japanese Buddhist monastery. : TERA
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Hill of loose sand. : DUNE
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Source of territorial contention in Baltics. : ESTONIA
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More hardhearted. : STONIER
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Fire whistles. : SIRENS
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Golf term: Var. : STIMIE
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___ vertebrae. : LUMBAR
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Contemptuous. : SNEERY
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Faux pas. : LAPSE
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First name of Colorado Senator. : EDWIN
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The upper crust. : ELITE
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Rib: Slang. : SLAT
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Snappy. : TART
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Winged child. : AMOR
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Self-conceit. : EGO
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Norse marine god. : LER
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16½ feet. : ROD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 56 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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