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WHO'S WHO

New York Times, Sunday, July 31, 1949

Author:
Max Geist
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 640 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Max Geist has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 142-Across clue had "war"; changed to "War."

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 390
Across
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Moscow's newspaper. : PRAVDA
7
U. S. name for a cow. : BOSS
11
French composer. : LALO
15
Papal envoy. : LEGATE
21
President of the Fourth French Republic. : AURIOL
22
Gaunt. : EMACIATED
24
Burial place of King Arthur. : AVALON
25
Withdrawal from activity. : RECESS
26
He played "The Sheik." : VALENTINO
27
Parchment. : VELLUM
28
___ Khan. : AGA
29
Cousin of the rhinoceros. : TAPIR
31
Murmuring sound. : PURL
32
Raise. : REAR
34
Silkworm. : ERI
35
Little girl: Span. : NENA
37
___ Downing Street. : TEN
38
Airplane parts. : STRUTS
40
Piece of cotton. : PLEDGET
42
Barometer. : ANEROID
44
Author of "Peace of Soul." : SHEEN
45
Inventor of a printing press. : HOE
47
No longer fresh. : SEEDY
48
Iran's Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
49
Snarls. : GNARS
50
Late President of Uruguay. : BERRETA
52
"How are things in Glocca ___?" : MORRA
55
Giants, Yankees, Dodgers, et al. : TEAMS
56
One of "The Four Horsemen." : FAMINE
57
Fishes. : DABS
61
Dwight's nickname. : IKE
62
He knocks at the door of U. N. : FRANCO
64
Baal. : BEL
65
Girls. : GALS
67
Man's nickname. : RON
68
Ground corn. : SAMP
70
A people of Nigeria. : EFIK
71
Recipient of "Four Freedoms" award, 1949. : BARKLEY
73
___ Carta. : MAGNA
75
Luxury-loving person. : SYBARITE
77
"Behind the ___," by John Gunther. : CURTAIN
78
Nolens ___: Latin for willy-nilly. : VOLENS
79
Chambers. : ROOMS
80
Hydraulic motor. : TURBINE
81
He wrote "Cry, the Beloved Country." : PATON
82
Chips with a hammer. : SPALLS
84
Mass books. : MISSALS
85
Gymnasium of ancient Greece. : PALESTRA
88
1928 Olympic champion figure skater. : HENIE
89
Liken to. : COMPARE
90
Grain. : OATS
91
Mississippi Indian. : TIOU
92
Noun suffix, having usually a bad sense. : ARD
93
Potato. : SPUD
95
Man's name. : IRA
96
59th in the family of nations : ISRAEL
98
Not: prefix. : NON
99
Scottish inventor of steam engine. : WATT
101
Congressman from Illinois. : ARENDS
103
Feather: Comb. form. : PTERO
104
Leading figure in U. N. : EVATT
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Edible lizards. : IGUANAS
108
Racial stock of European Russians. : BYELO
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Enemy. : FOE
110
River in Chile. : ITATA
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Boys' game of ball. : CAT
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Italian city. : PARMA
115
Hindu religious texts. : TANTRAS
119
Girl's name. : MATILDA
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Flags. : IRISES
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Hebrew prophet. : GAD
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Mme. Pandit's gown. : SARI
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Exclamation. : OHO
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Stringed instrument. : VIOL
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Icelandic measure. : ALIN
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Tartan. : PLAID
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Cambridge's river. : CAM
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Tribesman of Siberia. : GILIAK
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Turbulent region in Asia. : INDONESIA
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Rival of Diaz, shot in 1913. : MADERO
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Enduring: Poet. : ETERNE
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Reaffirms. : REASSERTS
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President of Mexico since 1948. : ALEMAN
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Famous 442nd, U. S. combat team of World War II. : NISEIS
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Jane ___. : EYRE
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Inebriates. : SOTS
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Fourscore and ten. : NINETY
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Former capital of Argentina. : PARANA
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Baltic island. : RUEGEN
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Hidden; secret. : ARCANE
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Strive. : VIE
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Part of "to do." : DOST
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Part of London. : ALSATIA
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British Foreign Secretary. : BEVIN
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___ Bradley. : OMAR
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Girl's nickname. : SAL
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Royal emblems. : SCEPTERS
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City on the Tel Aviv–Jerusalelm highway. : LATRUN
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Aslant. : ATILT
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Man's nickname. : LEN
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Reputation. : ODOR
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French collaborator. : LAVAL
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Top of the world. : EVEREST
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Girl: Slang. : GAL
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Affirm. : ALLEGE
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Globe-trotted. : TOURED
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Hostility. : ENMITY
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Accustoms to. : INURES
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Peddler's basket: Dial. : PED
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Heart of French champagne trade. : EPERNAY
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Chinese name for Gobi Desert. : SHAMO
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Son of Noah. : SHEM
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___ Sea. : DEAD
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Norway's national hero. : OLAF
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Objective of icebox raid. : SNACK
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Alexandrian Father of the Church. : ORIGEN
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Contents of Aladdin's lamp. : GENIE
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Powder-keg area. : BALKANS
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Apodal fish. : EEL
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"___ Liberty." : MISS
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Correct. : OKAY
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___ van Rijn. : REMBRANDT
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Robert A. and Charles P. : TAFTS
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Productive. : FERTILE
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Peron's land. : ARGENTINA
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Capital of new Western German State. : BONN
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Nahoors. : SNAS
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Famous French city. : REIMS
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Miss Stanwyck. : BARBARA
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Hit. : SMOTE
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Corsican patriot. : PAOLI
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Treasurers. : BURSARS
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U.N. personage. : LIE
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Belgian city. : ALOST
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Stage parts. : ROLES
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Canine teeth. : CUSPIDS
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Waltz: French. : VALSE
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Young Cratchit. : TIM
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Basslike fish of West Indies. : PATAO
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First citizen of Ayot St Lawrence. : SHAW
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Part of Istanbul. : PERA
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City in the Po valley. : MODENA
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Peruvian chairman of U. N. population commission. : PARRO
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Famous Secretary of State. : ROOT
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Ray Bolger's role. : AUNT
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Dutch West Indian island. : CURACAO
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Early Venetian coin. : OSELA
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French city. : PAU
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Details. : ITEMS
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M. Blum. : LEON
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Buckwheat tree. : TITI
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Born: Latin. : NATI
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Mountain range of Europe. : PYRENEES
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Servicemen. : VETS
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Famous Italian physicist. : GALVANI
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Areas drained by rivers. : BASINS
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M. C. of "This Is Broadway." : FADIMAN
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Daughter of Cymbeline. : IMOGEN
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One of the Society Islands. : TAHITI
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Porridges. : ATOLES
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Downy. : PILOSE
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Flower cluster. : RACEME
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Famous mountain. : ARARAT
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The sin of buying or selling church benefices. : SIMONY
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Levees. : DIKES
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Airplane detector. : RADAR
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Famous Virginia Senator. : GLASS
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European money. : LIRE
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Lord Chatham. : PITT
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Unpredictable artist. : DALI
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Rage. : IRE
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Napoleon's Marshal at Waterloo. : NEY
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Full house. : SRO
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Cubicle. : DEN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 23 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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