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MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1950

Author:
W. W. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 442
Across
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Capital of Ceylon. : COLOMBO
8
Jefferson's successor. : MADISON
15
Cherry-tree fabulist. : WEEMS
20
Mr. Twist and Mr. Onions. : OLIVERS
21
Useful form of a chemical element. : ISOTOPE
22
God of the Koran. : ALLAH
23
Blue bell-shaped flower. : LOBELIA
24
Thrower. : CHUCKER
25
Where D'Annunzio was dictator, 1919. : FIUME
26
Pay dirt. : ORE
27
Light: Fr. : LEGER
29
Bound with straps. : THONGED
31
Speckled cube. : DIE
32
Average. : NORM
34
Convict. : FELON
36
Lenin's predecessor. : TSAR
37
Alben Barkley. : VEEP
38
Prohibit. : ESTOP
40
More solemn. : SOBERER
43
Pres. Odria's capital. : LIMA
45
Spanish saint. : LOYOLA
47
Spanish coins. : PESETAS
49
Change to a liquid colloid suspension. : SOLATE
53
Low, rich land: Scot. : CARSE
55
Schroeder's game. : TENNIS
57
Old King Coal. : LEWIS
58
Industrial and university city, So. Kansas. : WICHITA
61
Actress Nazimova. : ALLA
62
Illegal phone eavesdrops. : WIRETAPS
64
Girl's name. : ISA
65
Legatee. : DEVISEE
67
Flower vessel. : VASE
68
Rabbit trap: Dial: Eng. : TIPE
69
Wheel hub. : NAVE
71
Members of political party in Spain. : MONARCHISTS
73
Solar disk. : ATEN
74
American town in "Martin Chuzzlewit." : EDEN
75
Strategic Spanish town at French border. : IRUN
76
Hellish places. : TOPHETS
78
And so forth. : ETC
79
Menotti, for instance. : COMPOSER
81
Hiss. : SISS
82
Compunction. : REMORSE
84
Russia's topographic spine. : URALS
85
Autocrat. : DESPOT
87
Register. : ENROL
88
Country with a peak in Darien. : PANAMA
90
My Own Brucie. : SPANIEL
92
Dissolved. : SOLUTE
96
Egg drinks. : NOGS
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Send to a labor camp. : ENSLAVE
100
Girl's name. : KAREN
101
Play tricks. : JAPE
104
Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Straight. : ERECT
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Lilted. : SANG
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Take place. : ARE
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Legal provision for paupers. : POORLAW
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Peculiarity. : TRAIT
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Government of old Turkish Empire. : PORTE
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Kentucky cave of the blindfish. : MAMMOTH
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Pillaging. : RAIDING
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Fur-trade millionaire. : ASTOR
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A Leatherstocking tale. : PRAIRIE
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Patient. : TREATEE
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Pandit ___. : NEHRU
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Character in an Andersen fairy tale. : SANDMAN
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Breadwinners. : EARNERS
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Bogey's rank. : COLONEL
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Spanish sherry. : OLOROSO
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Statue by Bartholdi, 1886. : LIBERTY
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Egg-shaped ornament: Fr. : OVE
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Pell ___. : MELL
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Instruct flyers before a mission. : BRIEF
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Sioux in Oklahoma. : OSAGES
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Germ. : MICROBE
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Residue. : ASH
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Extinguish a light: Shakespeare. : DOUT
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Uneasy longing. : ITCH
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Native of British isle off Cape Guardafui, Africa. : SOKOTRAN
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Unfolds. : OPENS
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God of midsummer sun: Babyl. myth. : NERGAL
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Egypt's nationalist party. : WAFD
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A university: Colloq. : ELI
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Baffle. : ELUDE
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Mrs. Eisenhower. : MAMIE
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Wool growers. : SHEEP
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Run away. : ELOPE
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Goddess of discord. : ERIS
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Cadge. : MOOCH
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Baby bird. : NESTLER
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Maltese capital: Var. : VALETTA
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Scotch design. : PLAID
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Fresh political leases. : REELECTIONS
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Mount near Catania. : ETNA
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Moon goddess. : ARTEMIS
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Live like an Indian. : SIWASH
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Expectant one. : AWAITER
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Fur scarfs. : TIPPETS
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Intrinsic nature. : ESSENCE
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Tasted deeply. : SAVORED
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___ and brethren. : SISTERN
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A vessel for Omar. : WINECUP
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Dancer ___ Duncan. : ISADORA
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Troglodyte. : CAVEMAN
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Prayer rug. : ASAN
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Relaxers. : RESTERS
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Accustoms. : INURES
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Candidates for priorities. : VIPS
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Embark for flight. : ENPLANE
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Inimical. : HOSTILE
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Smoke: Scot. : SMOOK
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Osmosis: Comb. form. : OSMO
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Bridge. : SPAN
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Spanish jars. : OLLAS
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Wearer of the red hat since Dec. 21, 1945. : SPELLMAN
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Young eel. : ELVER
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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Made of clay. : EARTHEN
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Amphibole. : URALITE
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Mortise fitter. : TENONER
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Locks in combat. : ENGAGES
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Rowdy dances. : STOMPS
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Discard: Fr. : ECARTE
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Base for Korean campaign. : JAPAN
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Got up. : AROSE
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Capital of Western Australia. : PERTH
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Macaw. : ARARA
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Papal crown. : TIARA
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Where Arequipa is. : PERU
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Among. : AMID
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Night crawler. : WORM
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Pinafore. : TIER
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Rocky peak. : TOR
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___ Juana. : TIA
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___ Topping. : DAN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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