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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1946

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 632 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 162, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 235
Across
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Knowledge. : SCIENCE
8
___ Energy Commission. : ATOMIC
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Forte of nuclear scientists. : PHYSICS
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Fast walker. : HURRIER
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Seat of Pacific fight for independence. : BATAVIA
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Allied-occupied country. : AUSTRIA
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Gritty. : ARENOSE
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Mohammedan official office. : EMIRATE
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Battological. : ITERANT
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Valley. : DALE
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Squabbles. : SCRAPS
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Birds' headquarters. : NESTS
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More culinary underdone. : RAWER
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Sorrels. : OCAS
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News report. : ITEM
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Key U. S. industry. : COAL
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Hindu god of the dead. : YAMA
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Colorless. : WAN
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Highest of Pennine Alps. : ROSA
41
Labor organization. : UNION
46
Bolshevik-liquidated despot. : TSAR
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Gently drop a baited hook. : DAP
49
Saturated. : SODDEN
51
20th century "Promised Land." : PALESTINE
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Lackadaisical. : REMISS
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Pitcher handle. : ANSA
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Product of digested proteins. : PEPTONE
59
Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
60
Grassy land surface. : SWARD
63
College treasurer. : BURSAR
65
"The ___ that men do lives after them." : EVIL
67
Australian soldier. : ANZAC
71
Hogni's daughter: Norse myth. : HILD
72
What Manhattan is to New York. : BORO
73
Attended a musicale. : LISTENED
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Primitive tribesman of N. Japan. : AINU
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Napoleon's "Siberia." : ELBA
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Brilliant displays. : ELANS
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Town in Saxony. : AUE
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Pronoun. : HER
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Leonine utterance. : ROAR
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Russian wolfhound. : ALAN
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Cheap superficiality. : TINSEL
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Gastronomical formula. : RECIPE
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King of England and Denmark (994–1035). : CNUT
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Pitchfork's digit. : TINE
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Edible Samoan mollusk. : ASI
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China's donation to English custom. : TEA
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Magnanimously. : NOBLY
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Cache. : HIDE
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"Solid" weather. : HAIL
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Camera blinkers. : SHUTTERS
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Stand-bys of early movies. : PIES
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Principal Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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"___ things make base men proud"—King Henry VI. : SMALL
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Entices. : TEMPTS
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Nautically, at anchor. : ASTAY
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Gormandizes. : EATS
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Political progressive. : LIBERAL
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Sodium chloride. : SALT
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Lenin's "Land of Milk and Honey." : RUSSIA
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Greatly esteemed. : VENERATED
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No. 1 socialist capital. : MOSCOW
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Scrape together with difficulty. : EKE
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Anxiety. : CARE
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Sweet; sugary: Comb. form. : GLYCO
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Pointed curve-formed arch. : OGEE
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Bee: Comb. form. : API
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Russian river. : URAL
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Permits. : LETS
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Africander. : BOER
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Scotsman's "once." : ANES
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Autonomous Soviet republic, capital Kazan. : TATAR
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France's No. 1 Socialist. : GOUIN
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Graduates. : ALUMNI
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Unique. : RARE
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Member of ancient race of Asia Minor. : HITTITE
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More sadistic. : CRUELER
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Arrangement of troops or planes. : ECHELON
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Animate. : ENLIVEN
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Labor leader, died July, 1946. : HILLMAN
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Least modest. : VAINEST
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Reconstruct dramatically. : REENACT
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Most vulpine. : SLYEST
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Brightest star in Scorpio. : ANTARES
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Skiagrapher's subjects. : SHADOWS
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Dutch island of Venezuela. : CURACAO
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Land of Joyce and G. B. S. : IRELAND
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Ocean eagles. : ERNES
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Greek island. : NIO
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Surrenderings. : CESSIONS
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Constructs vertically. : ERECTS
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At right angles to the keel. : ABEAM
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Pound down. : TAMP
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Military Governor of Philippines during Aguinaldo's rebellion. : OTIS
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Injure. : MAR
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Founder of Russian Empire. : IVAN
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Refer to. : CITE
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Old Anglo-Indian "pices." : PAISAS
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Quonset ___. : HUT
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Flanders river. : YSER
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Lost dog. : STRAY
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River in Tibet and Burma. : IRAWADI
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Motion pictures, in England. : CINEMAS
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Caesars and Czars. : SATRAPS
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Ancient Norse war galley. : AESC
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Take in a crop. : REAP
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Haul laboriously. : TOTE
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Persian and Arabian hook money. : LARI
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Part by force. : REND
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Mexican rubber trees. : ULES
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Its capital is Khatmandu. : NEPAL
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Multinational strip between Italy and Austria. : ISTRIA
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Amerind. : OTO
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Square root of 361. : NINETEEN
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California rock fish. : RENA
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Strategic strait. : DARDANELLES
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Pinafores. : APRONS
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Snow phase of glacial ice. : NEVE
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Reactionaries in Spain. : MONARCHISTS
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Terminates. : ABOLISHES
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Insomniac. : SLEEPLESS
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Protective envelopes. : SHEATHS
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Several lines of European kings. : WILLIAM
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Early prey of fascist aggression. : ALBANIA
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Vital atom-bomb material. : URANIUM
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Restrain. : INHIBIT
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Advocate of Jewish homeland in Palestine. : ZIONIST
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Loss of voice. : ANAUDIA
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Widower's land tenure. : CURTESY
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Greek letters. : BETAS
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Over: Prefix. : SUR
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Squirrels' nests. : DREYS
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Composing. : SETTLING
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Symbol of the "lost cause." : LEE
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Small hill: Dial. : COPPLE
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Supply lifeline. : ARTERY
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Ornamental paving material. : TILE
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Glacial ice tower. : SERAC
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Secular. : LAIC
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___ Grosso, state in SW Brazil. : MATO
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Old World lily. : ALOE
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Language of S. African Dutch. : TAAL
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Supreme Babylonian deity. : BEL
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Denoting two continents. : AMERICAN
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Chief of United Auto Workers, CIO. : REUTHER
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Rich area of U.S.S.R. : UKRAINE
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Seat of University of Washington. : SEATTLE
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Controversial U.N. parliamentary power. : VETO
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"Poe, poet of ___, dementia, and death"—Le Gallienne. : DOOM
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Channel boat. : CANALER
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Laborious. : OPEROSE
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North American bisons. : WISENTS
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Exerciser of sovereign power. : REGENT
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Site of League of Nations, 1921–46. : GENEVA
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South Amercian. : LATIN
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Of that kind. : SUCH
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"___ child fire dredth"—Heywood. : BURNT
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Battleground. : ARENA
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Cleft in rock: Scot. : RIVA
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Part of the eye. : IRIS
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Invalid. : NULL
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Egyptian dancing girl. : ALME
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Pastures. : LEAS
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Thief's enemy: Colloq. : TEC
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English city. : ELY
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Popular song. : HIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 48 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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