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WILLIAM AND MARY ROLL CALL

New York Times, Sunday, July 27, 1947

17-Down : The best degree.

Author:
Louise Rabb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 631 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 20, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 285
Across
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Mary ___ Bothwell. : STUART
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Pack down. : TAMP
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Award. : MEDAL
16
Company. : POSSE
21
Fabric of Kashmir goat's hair. : PUTTOO
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Indian nurse. : AMAH
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One of Napoleon's sisters. : ELISE
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Plant louse. : APHID
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___ dictum (in passing): Lat. : OBITER
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Church. : FANE
27
Will Rogers' plaything. : LASSO
28
"___, flat and unprofitable." : STALE
29
Saltiest. : SALINEST
31
Disraeli's rival. : GLADSTONE
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Portrait statue. : IKON
35
Play by Sophocles. : ELECTRA
36
Highest. : TOPS
37
Boring. : TIRESOME
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Abounding in juniper. : GORSY
41
Hard. : STRICT
43
Positives. : PLUSES
46
Guise. : SHAPE
50
Gull. : DUPE
52
Exclamation of pain. : OUCH
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Tread heavily. : TRAMPLE
54
Giving character. : TONING
56
Movable seats. : CHAIRS
58
Moslem chief. : REIS
59
The Paleozoic ___. : EON
60
Discharge. : EMIT
61
Loathes. : ABHORS
63
He killed Mercutio and Romeo killed him. : TYBALT
66
Witches. : HAGS
67
Heal. : RESTORE
69
Woes. : ILLS
71
Letters. : MAIL
72
Famous French scientist. : CURIE
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Bill ___, punning humorist (1850-1895). : NYE
74
Lacking a guide. : UNLED
76
Lofty. : AERIAL
78
North wind. : BOREAS
79
Lets it stand: Printing. : STETS
80
Home of Saul's witch. : ENDOR
81
___ Flynn. : ERROL
83
Weight for silk and rayon yarn. : DENIER
86
Billy ___. : SUNDAY
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William, the Silver-Voiced. : BRYAN
89
Pronoun. : SHE
92
Turn over. : UPEND
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Italian artist. : RENI
94
Zola novel. : NANA
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Having handles. : ANSATED
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Course. : ROAD
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Bread crumbs boiled in milk. : PANADA
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Eastern Mediterranean countries. : LEVANT
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Star of "A Flag Is Born." : MUNI
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Learner: Abbr. : APP
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Billy (Aquacade) ___. : ROSE
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Matthew ___, college founder. : VASSAR
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Of the stage. : SCENIC
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Implement of Stone Age. : NEOLITH
112
Traffic. : DEAL
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Spruce. : TRIG
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Springless wagon of Russia. : TELEGA
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Mynheer Van Loon. : WILLEM
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Visionary. : IDEAL
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Hibernicism. : IRISHISM
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Cicero's home town. : ROMA
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Complaisant. : AMIABLE
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Tenor violin. : ALTO
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___ Maria, Queen for whom Maryland was named. : HENRIETTA
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Tugboat Annie Marie ___. : DRESSLER
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Dandies. : BEAUS
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Market place. : AGORA
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Famous ancient city. : TYRE
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Mend. : REPAIR
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Language. : LINGO
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Ancient Hebrew weights. : REBAS
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Permission to use. : LOAN
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Thigh piece of armor. : CUISSE
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Krupp city. : ESSEN
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English river. : TRENT
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Discern. : ESPY
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Presided: Radio slang. : EMCEED
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Believe: Contr. : SPOSE
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Shylock's rich friend. : TUBAL
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Practical. : UTILE
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Athenian. : ATTIC
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X-Ray Wilhelm. : ROENTGEN
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Bullfighter on foot: Sp. : TORERO
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William ___, Secy. of War, 1904. : TAFT
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Vessel for wine. : AMA
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Tropical fruit. : MANGO
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Billy ___ of Yale (1865-1943). : PHELPS
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Pinochle score. : MELD
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Buoyant. : ELASTIC
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Couplet. : DISTICH
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Classify. : ASSORT
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Sierra ___, West Africa. : LEONE
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Dance step. : PAS
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The best degree. : OPTIMUM
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William who wrote "Passionate Pilgrim." : SHAKESPEARE
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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Utopia. : EDEN
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Carnelian. : SARD
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Mary ___, movie star. : ASTOR
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Sprightly wit. : ESPRIT
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___ Mary. : TYPHOID
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Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
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Before-mentioned. : SUCH
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Corrode. : RUST
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Praises: Latin. : ELOGIA
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Feels. : SENSES
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Exacting. : STERN
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Cozy. : HOMEY
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Seeds of an herb. : ANISE
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William ___, the Great Commoner. : PITT
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The above William was first ___ of Chatham. : EARL
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The bow and arrow William. : TELL
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Former Vice President. : GARNER
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Floating. : ISLAND
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Reviler. : RAILER
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Encircling strip. : BELT
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Giant: Norse Myth. : YMIR
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Sheepish remark. : BAA
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Fling. : HURL
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Expelled. : OUTED
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Litter. : SEDAN
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Animals kept as pets. : COONS
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Monastic order. : ESSENE
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Stags with twelve-pointed antlers. : ROYALS
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Geese. : BRANTS
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Karachi is its capital. : SIND
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Mary ___ stage star. : RYAN
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"Story of Philosophy" author. : DURANT
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Epic poem. : EPOPEE
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Native Italians. : NEAPOLITANS
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Spenser's Truth. : UNA
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Munich is its capital. : BAVARIA
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Stupefies. : STUNS
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Noted skater. : HENIE
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Decree. : EDICT
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Precipitate. : RASH
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Abode. : NEST
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Verily. : AMEN
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Pearlash. : POTASH
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Grandfatherly. : AVAL
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Lifeless in style. : ARID
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Mountain in Switzerland. : RIGI
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Nimble. : ALERT
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The Roman Bowl: Var. : COLISEUM
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"___ et le Noir," Stendhal's masterpiece. : LEROUGE
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Strip. : DISROBE
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Sam Clemens was one. : ELMIRAN
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Things. : GEAR
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Flyer. : WINGER
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Spot. : MOTTLE
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Punish by fine. : AMERCE
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Center of activity. : HEART
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Famous American surgeons. : MAYOS
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Jelly. : ASPIC
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Sated. : BLASE
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Soft: German. : LEISE
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Went wrong. : ERRED
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Clever. : ABLE
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Wreaths. : LEIS
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Asiatic countries. : EAST
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Forbid. : DENY
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What Senator Claghorn calls Fred Allen. : SON
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Knock. : RAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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