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New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 1949

Author:
Elizabeth Jackson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 388
Across
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Kipnis, List, etc. : BASSOS
7
Sententious. : LACONIC
14
Folds of cloth. : PLEATS
20
Obliquely. : ASLANT
21
One of the Duncan sisters. : ISADORA
22
English school, founded 1571. : HARROW
23
Not so fast. : SLOWER
24
Bombay-Ceylon coasting vessel. : PATAMAR
25
Doctrinal methods in philosophy. : ORGANA
26
Island near Philadelphia. : HOG
27
"The Divine ___." : SARAH
29
Savage god worshiped by Sycorax. : SETEBOS
31
Small part in motion pictures. : BIT
32
Wallabas. : APAS
34
Nostrils. : NARES
36
One with second sight. : SEER
37
Composer of the Mass in B-Minor. : BACH
38
Departed. : WENT
39
"Gift" to Hitler, now in United States. : GRILLE
41
The "I do" at a wedding. : RESPONSE
44
Pointed arch. : OGEE
46
Keenly eager. : AVID
49
First word of "Danny Deever." : WHAT
50
Launcelot Gobbo. : CLOWN
53
How Big Four opinion is on Berlin. : DIVIDED
56
In the last month. : ULTIMO
60
Spanish measure of length. : LINEA
61
She wove and unraveled a shroud. : PENELOPE
62
Hungarian scientist at Los Alamos. : TELLER
63
Formicid. : ANT
64
Ladies' gay-Nineties garments. : WAISTS
66
Bootlace. : LACET
68
Otherwise. : ELSE
69
Man's name. : NEAL
71
Snow-gliding runner. : SKEE
72
Advise: Archaic. : REDE
73
Soap-bar frame. : SESS
74
Station: Fr. : GARE
75
Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
77
Up which some politicians are kicked. : STAIRS
79
Gunman's weapon. : GAT
80
Indolent. : OTIOSE
82
Romeo was this. : VERONESE
84
"Like the poor cat i' the ___."—Macbeth : ADAGE
86
What the coal mines do periodically. : REOPEN
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Platform. : ESTRADE
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Office equipment. : FILES
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Leavings. : ORTS
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To such a degree. : THAT
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___ D. Young. : OWEN
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Vital Aleutian outpost. : UNALASKA
98
He wrote more than 350 plays (1791–1861). : SCRIBE
101
Countenance. : ABET
105
Tear asunder. : REND
106
Arab of Hira. : IBAD
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Hourly. : HORAL
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Base marker: Baseball. : BAG
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Seeks to attain. : ASPIRES
115
Dugout canoe of P.I. : BANCA
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Tasseled cap. : TAM
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Swiss pine. : AROLLA
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Clear-cut. : DECIDED
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Mysterious. : ORPHIC
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Orange oil. : NEROLI
125
What-not. : ETAGERE
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Promontory in South Italy. : MISENO
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Obliterated. : ERASED
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Small barracudas. : SENNETS
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Ignored. : ELIDED
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Turkish title. : BASHAW
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Position of rifle at shoulder arms. : ASLOPE
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Rallying cry. : SLOGAN
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Maxim. : SAW
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Folding money. : ONES
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Alien. : STRANGE
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Stromboli is in this island group. : LIPARI
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Man's name. : ASAHEL
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Satan's favorite form. : CAT
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Harem rooms. : ODAS
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Provinces, in Greece. : NOMES
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Moved to anger. : IRATE
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A kind of diplomat. : CAREER
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Exclamation of contempt. : PHOO
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Malay gibbons. : LARS
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Unit of energy. : ERG
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A pentosan: Chem. : ARABAN
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Key-notes. : TONICS
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Bandage. : SWATHE
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Underdone. : RARE
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Witches' broth. : BREW
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Author of 1852 best seller. : STOWE
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William Lloyd Garrison fought for them. : SLAVES
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Dead men swept up after football games. : BOTTLES
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Wickedness. : EVIL
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Camera part. : SHUTTER
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Dusky white. : PALE
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Beaver's bite. : GNAW
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Symbol of primitive religions. : IDOL
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What Gerhart Eisler did secretly. : DEPARTED
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Loud ringing. : CLANGOR
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Striped. : LINEATE
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Where Muskoka Lakes are. : ONTARIO
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Merit. : DESERVE
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Capital's share from industry. : INTEREST
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Dissolution. : DECEASE
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What pool rooms are in New York City. : ILLEGAL
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President Truman goes to Congress. : MESSAGE
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Prototype of character in O'Neill play. : ORESTES
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Main road. : PIKE
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Acquiesces. : ASSENTS
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___ Ochiltree, in Scott's "The Antiquary." : EDIE
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Mr. Stokowski. : LEOPOLD
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Swiss commune. : ARTH
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Wrest from. : SNATCH
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A decision in baseball. : SAFE
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Laboratory products. : SERA
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Old Danish units of exchange. : ORAS
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___ Shore. : DINAH
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Leap lightly. : SKIP
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Old Japanese coin. : OBAN
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Giving pleasure. : WELCOME
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Polite. : URBANE
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First word of Sarah Adams' hymn. : NEARER
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Capital of Turkey. : ANGORA
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Stays a while. : ABIDES
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Schuman of France. : ROBERT
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Edicts of the Grand Seignior. : IRADES
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Dipped in the surf. : BATHED
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She of Astolat. : ELAINE
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Sought by pier fishermen. : TOMCOD
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Crest of a mountain. : ARETE
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Ten degrees of a sign of the zodiac. : DECAN
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Genus of auks. : ALLE
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Port ___. : SAID
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What a picket carries. : SIGN
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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___ Angeles. : LOS
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River in England. : DEE
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Greek letter. : PSI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 28 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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