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PERSONS, PLACES AND THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1948

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 340
Across
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A leader in U. N. Appeal for Children. : BOWLES
7
Splendid: Slang. : SPIFF
12
Rasped. : SCRAPED
19
Estranged. : ALIENED
21
Utensil for filling liquor deficiency in cask. : ULLER
22
Hibernicism. : IRISHRY
23
U. S. and British areas of Germany, considered as economic unit. : BIZONIA
24
Very light wood. : BALSA
25
Amount that escapes. : LEAKAGE
26
Girl's name. : EVE
27
Backward. : ASTERN
29
Whine. : SNIVEL
31
Andrew Bonar ___. : LAW
32
Fine ravelings. : LINT
34
Simple. : MERE
35
Title of early Slavonic rulers. : KRAL
36
Greek letter. : BETA
37
Phlegmatic. : INERT
39
Postmaster General. : DONALDSON
43
Feeder of flames. : FIRER
44
Trees with fragrant, durable wood. : CEDARS
46
Ruin: Archaic. : STROY
47
Any of important enzymes in plants and animals. : NUCLEASE
49
Streak made on the skin. : WEAL
51
Right frame of mind. : TUNE
53
Moving spirit. : SOUL
54
Rooters for the Athletics. : PHILADELPHIANS
60
Leg covering of olden times. : PEDULE
64
Experienced afresh. : REMET
65
One of the ridges on brain surface. : GYRUS
66
German explorer in S. A. (1838–1908). : REISS
68
Gun: Slang. : GAT
69
Pteric. : ALAR
70
What Mel Patton is. : RACER
71
Hen. : BIDDY
72
Vera ___ (now one word). : CRUZ
73
Louisa Alcott heroine. : MEG
74
Bottoms of heads of golf clubs. : SOLES
75
Senior: Fr. fem. : AINEE
76
Former territorial division in England. : SHIRE
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Shaped like an animal's long nose. : SNOUTY
79
Of science that treats of races and nations. : ETHNOGRAPHICAL
82
Movable part of table top. : LEAF
84
Tobacco kiln. : OAST
85
Main subject in agrology. : SOIL
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Prime Minister of Ireland. : COSTELLO
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Sheeplike antelope of Russia. : SAIGA
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Geometric solids. : PRISMS
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Quercine fruit. : ACORN
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One who professes to prevent or cure baldness. : ALOPECIST
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Amount estimated for assessment. : RATAL
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Tissue: Anat. : TELA
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Be dizzy. : SWIM
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Hindrance. : REIN
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Sandy tract by the sea: Eng. : DENE
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Wander idly. : GAD
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Arrow-shaped. : BELOID
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Supplied abundantly. : LOADED
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He wrote "Fables in Slang." : ADE
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Ignorant. : UNAWARE
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Claw. : TALON
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Pertaining to the armpit. : AXILLAR
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Intelligence. : TIDINGS
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Flood: Obs. : INUND
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Crescent-shaped ornament. : LUNETTE
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Wall candlesticks. : SCONCES
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Grasslike plant, often in marshy places. : SEDGE
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Reticulate. : MESHED
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Concerning a scene of confusion. : BABELIC
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Yellowish green. : OLIVINE
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Shriveled. : WIZENED
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Mr. Carrillo of stage and screen. : LEO
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Patton landed here in Sicily, July, 1943. : ENNA
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Earthquake. : SEISM
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Underlet. : SUBRENT
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Marshall ___. : PLAN
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Unfavorable. : ILL
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Admit: Colloq. : FESS
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New British Ambassador to U. S. : FRANKS
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Roman rural deity. : SILVANUS
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Wickerwork basket. : CREEL
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1/20 pahlavi. : RIAL
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Exact. : ASK
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Metal boss worn by horses: Gr. and Rom. Antiq. : PHALERA
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Worker: Zool. : ERGATES
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Material used for staining. : DYEWARE
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Made appointment with (with up): Slang. : DATED
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Asteroid discovered in 1898. : EROS
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Golf club. : IRON
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Fishing craft that drags large bag net. : TRAWLER
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Shelter: Scot. : BIELD
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Subject to some action. : TREAT
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Senator ___ H. Vandenberg. : ARTHUR
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Joseph Barrow. : LOUIS
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Power: Comb. form. : DYNA
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Passages for air, gases, etc. : FLUES
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Inferior: Slang. : SAD
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Abounding in thickets. : COPSY
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Authorized. : LEGAL
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Surround. : ENRING
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Baby carriages. : PRAMS
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Rep. Douglas, to Melvyn. : HELEN
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Adult insect: Zool. : IMAGO
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French preparatory school. : LYCEE
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Quickly. : PRESTO
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Home ceremony of Passover. : SEDER
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Designating languages of group of E. Europeans. : UGRIC
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Petrarch sang of her in sonnets. : LAURA
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In German legend, wise king representing Attila. : ETZEL
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Designs. : IDEAS
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Munificent. : ROYAL
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Relating to life: Biol. : BIOTIC
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Period of a thousand years. : CHILIAD
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Dutch painter (1626–79). : STEEN
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Handles: Latin. : ANSAE
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In sewing, series of parallel runnings. : SHIRR
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Too-too. : ULTRA
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Fastening. : HASP
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His day was June 20. : POP
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Unblemished. : FLAWLESS
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Tough cords. : CATGUTS
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Pelagic. : OCEANIC
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Soldier: Sp. : SOLDADO
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Mishmash. : OLIO
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Moderate Republican party formed in France, 1791. : GIRONDE
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On the main. : ASEA
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Secret procedure. : STEALTH
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Britain's ended in Palestine May 15. : MANDATE
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Mocked: Dial. : SLEERED
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Inflammation of the shoulder. : OMITIS
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___ wave. : TIDAL
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___ Prokofieff. : SERGE
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Formal contract: Rom. Law. : NEXUM
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Judges' bench. : BANC
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Princess Anne's nationality. : DANE
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New Governor of Louisiana. : LONG
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Entertain, prandially. : DINE
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Influence. : WIN
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Legendary king of Britain. : LUD
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The: French. : LES

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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