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BITS OF KNOWLEDGE

New York Times, Sunday, July 9, 1950

Author:
Alice H. Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 439
Across
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Head of French-backed Indo-China regime. : BAODAI
7
Maiden: Poet. : DAMOSEL
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Senator from Utah. : THOMAS
20
Profit. : RETURN
21
Oak Ridge output. : ISOTOPE
22
___ Hughes, novelist. : RUPERT
23
Deputies. : AGENTS
24
Key spot of "cold war" in Far East. : VIETNAM
25
Founder of the duPont business. : IRENEE
26
Daughter of Loki. : HEL
27
Lodged in a filthy abode. : STIED
29
Holes in sponges. : OSCULA
31
Portico. : STOA
32
Manly. : MALE
34
Man's name. : ANSELM
36
Drift. : TREND
38
___ Guard. : OLD
39
Skier's favorite word. : SNOWING
41
Aspire to exalted heights. : SOAR
43
Scenic Quebec river. : SAGUENAY
45
Fiber used in making bags. : ISTLE
47
Adequate: Poet. : ENOW
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Bend. : FLEX
50
Inadequate. : SCANT
53
Erodes. : EATS
55
Famous German illustrator (1840–1915). : MAX
57
Bring out. : ELICIT
61
Notwithstanding: Archaic. : MAUGRE
63
Baleful friend of Czar Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
66
Dred Scott was one. : SLAVE
67
Truman's middle initial. : ESS
68
Sacred pictures. : ICONS
70
To raise: Fr. : ELEVER
72
John, in Welsh. : EVAN
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Draw. : ATTRACT
75
Lauritz Melchior. : TENOR
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Louella of Hollywood. : PARSONS
79
To laugh: French. : RIRE
80
Wind-blown. : EOLIAN
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Vine. : LIANE
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Greek letter. : RHO
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___ Howe, sewing machine inventor. : ELIAS
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Designer of furniture (1751–1806). : SHERATON
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One bound by the Hippocratic oath. : DOCTOR
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Dull. : DEADEN
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Summer time: Abbr. : DST
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White Rhine wine. : HOCK
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Assumes an attitude. : POSES
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Epic. : EPOS
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Racer's goal. : TAPE
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Heartier. : HALER
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Paper-bound books. : REPRINTS
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Oxidize. : BURN
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Keeps bitter resentments. : RANKLES
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Unkind. : ILL
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Mongol. : ASIAN
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Coat. : REEFER
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Honi ___ qui mal y pense. : SOIT
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Oriental servant. : AMAH
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Faulty plays. : ERRORS
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Skins. : RINDS
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Profit. : USE
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He painted "Bacchus and Ariadne." : TITIAN
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Food fish of Florida coast. : GROUPER
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Arctic explorer, rescued from dirigible "Italia," 1928. : NOBILE
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Where gladiators fought. : ARENAS
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Bony. : OSSEOUS
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Wiped out. : ERASED
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French philosopher, born 1905. : SARTRE
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Most parsimonious. : NEAREST
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Devices for locating invisible things. : RADARS
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Great composer (1833–97). : BRAHMS
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Where the Dodecanese are. : AEGEAN
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Opera by Verdi. : OTELLO
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Color. : DUN
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Master of ___. : ARTS
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Immediate. : INSTANT
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Rich man of the parable in Luke. : DIVES
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Actor's lines. : ASIDES
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Boy's nickname. : MOE
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Turk. : OTTOMAN
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Arthur Miller's "All My ___." : SONS
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Excess in days of solar over lunar year. : EPACT
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Cousins of the monkey. : LEMURS
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Popular drama plot. : TRIANGLE
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Ben ___. : HUR
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Discloses: Poet. : OPES
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Winter resort near Nice. : MENTON
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Interstice. : AREOLA
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Be calm! : STEADY
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Fireplace, in Scotland. : INGLE
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He wrote "The Story of Ferdinand." : LEAF
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Federal Security Administrator. : EWING
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Yellowish loam. : LOESS
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Fights. : DUELS
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Peninsula at N. end of Adriatic. : ISTRIA
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Teacher, soldier, statesman and LL. D. : ROMULO
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Banishes. : EXILES
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Deserve. : EARN
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Symbol of dire defeat. : WATERLOO
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Sullied. : SMEARED
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Formerly, most of Spain. : CASTILE
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Felix Frankfurter's native land. : AUSTRIA
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Most savory. : TASTIEST
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Fourteen. : XIV
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Prances. : CAVORTS
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Thackeray wrote a burlesque continuation of this. : IVANHOE
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Muscles that stretch. : TENSORS
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Gov. Duff's state: Abbr. : PENNA
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Scorpion: Latin. : NEPA
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Siouian Indians. : OTOS
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The ___, richest gold fields in Africa. : RAND
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Charles Laughton's latest occupation. : READER
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Cap gadget. : EARTAB
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Start a new showing. : REOPEN
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Doctor of Humanities. : LHD
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Move by small degrees. : INCH
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Dark brown. : SEPIA
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Exclamation of consolation. : THERE
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Stoppers. : CORKS
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Métier of S. Leacock. : NONSENSE
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Girl's name. : KAREN
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Pother. : STIR
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Follower. : PURSUER
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He wrote "You Know Me, Al." : LARDNER
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Lariats. : RIATAS
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A city where Samuel Clemens lived. : ELMIRA
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Inferior race horse. : PLATER
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King of Assyria, B. C. 722–705. : SARGON
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Sea god. : NEREUS
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Miss Alcott. : LOUISA
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Spokesman of German Communists. : EISLER
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Mounts. : STEEDS
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Old language. : NORSE
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Blue-ribbon. : FIRST
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Inkling. : HINT
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Miss Ponselle. : ROSA
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Marsh bird. : SORA
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Bern's river. : AAR
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He wrote "Ulalume." : POE
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Severe. : BAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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