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BRAIN TEASERS

New York Times, Sunday, July 23, 1950

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 670 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 183, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Leonard Goldberg has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 441
Across
1
Chairman of Committee on Atomic Energy. : MCMAHON
8
New York is trying to make its own. : WEATHER
15
Leader of international coal-steel plan. : SCHUMAN
22
Famous California product. : CLIMATE
23
City noted for manufacturing of locomotives. : ALTOONA
24
Slippery. : ELUSIVE
25
Pertaining to the stomach and lungs. : GASTROPULMONARY
27
Florida bathhouses. : CABANAS
28
Held authority. : RULED
29
Complete. : ALL
30
Mixed: Comb. form. : MIXO
31
Boches. : HUNS
32
Part of N. Y. C.'s "Underground." : IRT
33
Hebrew month. : ADAR
34
Star in Ursa Major. : ALCOR
36
Wine ___. : CELLARS
38
E. Indian vine. : AMIL
39
Product of Cornwall. : TIN
40
Kherson's river. : DNIEPER
42
___ labor. : SLAVE
43
Flavoring. : SAUCE
44
Lacked: 2 wds. : HADNOT
46
Early viol. : REBEC
48
Resort city. : SPA
49
"Yankee From Olympus." : HOLMES
50
Hickenlooper's state. : IOWA
52
Ukrainian legislative bodies. : RADAS
54
Gibes. : SNEERS
56
Testifiers. : DEPONERS
60
Write again. : REPEN
62
Historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, 1934. : AGAR
63
Man's nickname. : SID
66
Epoch. : ERA
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Compensations for injuries: Irish law. : ERICS
69
Athenian commander (510–449 B. C.). : CIMON
71
Spherical. : GLOBATE
73
Thwart. : FOIL
75
Groups of igneous rocks. : PERIDOTITES
78
Pivoted support for turning. : SWIVEL
79
Heating vessels. : ETNAS
81
Belles-lettres. : LITERATURES
83
___ drum. : SNARE
84
Showed profit. : NETTED
86
Hitler's delusion. : MEGALOMANIA
88
Mild oath. : DRAT
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Besmirched one's character. : SMEARED
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Glossy. : SATIN
92
Marine ___. : CORPS
94
Supped. : ATE
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Ever: Poet. : EER
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Times just preceding. : EVES
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Genus of moths. : SESIA
100
Traversed anew. : REPASSED
102
Snobbish: Colloq. : SNOOTY
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France's "West Point." : STCYR
106
Chesterfield. : SOFA
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Moisten. : DAMPEN
110
Oriental. : RUG
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Of a brick, not fully burnt. : SAMEL
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Scent bag. : SACHET
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Willow. : OSIER
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What McCarthy failed to get. : FILES
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Remover of social inequalities. : LEVELER
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Second largest bird. : EMU
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Eat. : DINE
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Amuses. : DIVERTS
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Clefts in rock: Scot. : RIVAS
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Winged. : ALAR
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Marine channel. : GAT
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Salt ___. : MINE
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Famous British economist. : MILL
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Transgression. : SIN
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Restrict. : STINT
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Series of shelves for bric-a-brac. : ETAGERE
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Variegated. : KALEIDOSCOPICAL
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More unbending. : RIGIDER
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Newly arrived student. : ENTERER
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Rival. : EMULATE
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Backdrops. : SCENERY
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Rex Stout story. : MYSTERY
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Dashes forth repeatedly. : DARTLES
Down
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He holds Tom Clark's former job. : MCGRATH
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Rose Franken's heroine. : CLAUDIA
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Come to earth improperly. : MISLAND
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Counties in Denmark. : AMTER
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Adamant. : HARD
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Sioux Indian. : OTO
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Language spoken in Katmandu. : NEPALI
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DiMaggio, Musial, or Williams. : WALLOPER
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American tree. : ELM
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Article of world-shaking dimensions. : ATOM
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Medicine. : TONIC
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Frauds. : HOAXES
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Matriculates. : ENROLLS
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Star of "Where's Charley?" : RAY
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Safe and sound. : SECURE
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Family divisions. : CLANS
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Naves. : HUBS
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Smuts' country. : USA
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___ Wage. : MINIMUM
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Cupidity. : AVARICE
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Takes shelter. : NESTLES
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The worrier's ailment. : ULCER
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Dr. Socarras' capital. : HAVANA
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City on the Scheldt. : ANTWERP
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Forbid anew. : REBAR
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Circles a track. : LAPS
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Indian mulberries. : AALS
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Lorna ___. : DOONE
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Refurbishes. : REDECORATES
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"When ___ come, they come not single spies, But in battalions."—Hamlet. : SORROWS
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Aegean island. : NIO
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Advocates of free enterprise. : CAPITALISTS
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Cures. : HEALS
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Prospero's helper. : ARIEL
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Of musical half tones. : SEMITONICAL
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Protein food. : EGG
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Secy. Johnson's department. : DEFENSE
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Question mark. : EROTEME
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Mr. Churchill. : PAINTER
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Curtain fabric. : SCRIM
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The back: Zool. : NOTUM
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Natives of Madras. : SAVARAS
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Tautologize. : ITERATE
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Removed. : DELETED
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Locales. : SITES
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City in S. W. France. : NERAC
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Cover the edge of. : BIND
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Malayan disease. : LATA
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Painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
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___ Cugat. : SENOR
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More placid. : SERENER
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Progenitors. : SIRES
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Where Dartmoor is. : DEVON
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Juxtaposes. : APPOSES
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___ gratias. : DEO
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Mohammedan month. : SAFAR
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Endeavor. : STRIVE
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Jovial prior in "Ivanhoe." : AYMER
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Algonquian. : SAC
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German admiral of World War I. : SPEE
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Christmas. : YULE
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Having the power to correct. : REVISORY
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Flatbush's "Pride and Joy." : DODGERS
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Native of Korea. : ASIATIC
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Important function of Treasury Department. : MINTAGE
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European peace problem. : GERMANY
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Blue jeans. : LEVIS
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Spiral. : HELICAL
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Originate. : EMANATE
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Leatherbacks. : TURTLES
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"Sunday best." : FINERY
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Long-legged birds. : STILTS
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Speared. : LANCED
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More calamitous. : DIRER
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Aviation hazard. : SLEET
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Tipped over. : ATILT
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Ancient Persian. : MEDE
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Money in Rome. : LIRE
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Branch track. : SPUR
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Schnapps. : GIN
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Senator from Missouri. : KEM
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___ Tag. : DER
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Lee ___, heavyweight contender. : OMA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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