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HOLIDAY DIVERSION

New York Times, Sunday, July 4, 1948

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 334
Across
1
Scene of a Shakespearean comedy. : VERONA
7
The Serbian national hero. : MARKO
12
Appearance. : ASPECT
18
Quail-like bird. : TINAMOU
19
Iowan county. : ADAIR
20
Visionary. : UTOPIAN
22
Swineherd. : HOGWARD
23
Bornean: Var. : DAYAK
24
Seats in the chancel. : SEDILIA
25
___ American. : ALL
26
Artless. : NAIVE
28
Churchly benefice. : ANNATES
30
The cuttlefish's defense. : INK
31
Mementoes of Diamond Head. : LEIS
33
A balsam. : TOLU
35
Legendary prince, probably namer of Gibraltar. : GEBIR
36
Goddess of destiny. : FATE
37
Stud with gems. : INSTAR
40
P. T. Barnum's star, 1850–52. : LIND
42
Members of Laos tribes. : YUNS
43
Appian Way. : ITER
44
Creator of the olive tree. : ATHENA
45
Commit. : ENTRUST
47
Small nails. : BRADS
48
Forty-niner's gold-dust holder. : POKE
50
Times. : ERAS
51
Often tossed from Dover to Calais. : BOAT
53
Himalayan wool. : CASHMERE
57
Grapelike. : UVAL
59
Victor over Saladin, 1191. : RICHARD
63
Sally's milieu. : ALLEY
64
Growing out. : ENATE
66
Shavian stock. : IRISH
68
One of a Hindu caste. : MEO
69
Substantive. : NOUN
70
Founder of Virginia. : SMITH
71
___ Savoie. : HAUTE
72
Poker hand. : PAIR
73
___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
74
Admonish. : CHIDE
75
Atlantic island airline stop. : HORTA
76
Curt dismissal. : CONGE
77
Kingly rights. : REGALIA
79
Chimney-sweep's haul. : SOOT
81
Byroad: Canada. : SIDELINE
83
Author of "Buddenbrooks." : MANN
84
Handful of hay. : WISP
86
A class of ctenophores. : NUDA
87
Goggled. : GAPED
90
Solar phenomenon. : SUNSPOT
93
South African native garment. : KAROSS
97
Predecessor and patron of Boris Godunov. : IVAN
98
Golf shot. : CHIP
100
Cattail. : TULE
101
Pertaining to an order of plants. : ERICAL
102
A binder: Brickwork. : BOND
103
Stills. : LULLS
105
Longfellow's "Norman's Woe." : REEF
107
___ Allgood, actress. : SARA
108
Make an offer. : BID
109
Castle razed at Porte St. Antoine, Paris. : BASTILE
111
A sect of Mennonites. : AMISH
114
Man's nickname. : RON
115
Redolent. : ODOROUS
117
George Eliot's Mr. Holt. : FELIX
119
City on the Schuykill River. : READING
121
Portia's clever waiting woman. : NERISSA
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Witness: Law. : TESTE
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Filamentous. : STRINGY
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Isadora Duncan's profession. : DANCER
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Shetlandic huts. : SKEOS
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A Presidential candidate. : THOMAS
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Turbulent. : VIOLENT
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Nationality of Virginia Dare. : ENGLISH
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Undiluted. : RAW
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Its capital is Muscat. : OMAN
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Mrs. Thin Man. : NORA
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Balance-sheet. : AUDIT
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Heroine of Keats' "Eve of St. Agnes." : MADELINE
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Idahoan county. : ADA
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East Indian broadbill. : RAYA
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Term used in southeast China for "river." : KIANG
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Where Mainland is. : ORKNEYS
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Site of University of Texas. : AUSTIN
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Ranch stock. : STEERS
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Legumes. : PODS
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Finial. : EPI
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An order of Infusoria. : CILIATA
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Contaminated. : TAINTED
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One of the three Graces. : THALIA
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Kettledrums. : NAKERS
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Meadow-mouse. : VOLE
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Touch. : ABUT
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Name meaning crown. : STEPHEN
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Falsehood. : UNTRUTH
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___ of Forth. : FIRTH
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A miracle. : ANOMY
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Croupier's lost-bets gatherer. : RAKE
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Tributary of the Danube. : DRAVE
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Where Dr. Malan is premier. : USA
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Composer of the B Minor Mass. : BACH
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Of deserts: Biogeography. : EREMIAN
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Great ___. : BRITAIN
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River in north France. : OISE
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Ecuadoran province. : CANAR
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Separate. : ALONE
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Hurled. : SLUNG
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Patient wife in Arthurian legend. : ENID
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Ananias. : LIAR
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Source of revenue: India. : AMANI
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___ of Terror. : REIGN
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A fish, the John Dory. : DOREE
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Sweetsop. : ATES
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Wagon trail. : RUTS
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Climb. : SHIN
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Sir Henry Percy (1364–1403). : HOTSPUR
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Brightest star in Ursa Minor. : POLARIS
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Dressed. : CLAD
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Elevator. : HOIST
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___ waxwing. : CEDAR
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Make better. : AMEND
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Acknowledge. : OWN
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Wellington's title. : DUKE
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Battle weapons. : POLEAXES
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Author of "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." : GIBBON
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Fought shy of. : AVOIDED
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Prometheus' brother's wife. : PANDORA
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Deposit. : SILT
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Elevates. : UPLIFTS
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Abound. : TEEM
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Wind instrument. : OCARINA
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Malayan garments. : SARONGS
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Argotic. : SLANGY
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Short sentence. : CLAUSE
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Wearer of a busby. : HUSSAR
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Well groomed. : SLEEK
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Principal. : FIRST
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Russet pear. : BOSC
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Additional to. : ELSE
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___ Low, former Mayor of New York. : SETH
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Strait in Washington Sound. : HARO
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Japanese coin. : RIN
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Japanese statesman. : ITO
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Semidark. : DIM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 42 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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