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CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD

New York Times, Sunday, August 17, 1947

Author:
Waldo Ranson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 647 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 47
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 288
Across
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
5
Power. : MIGHT
10
Discards. : SCRAPS
16
Sheol. : HADES
21
Ardor. : ELAN
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Related by marriage: Colloq. : INLAW
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Fictional sleuth. : POIROT
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Verona's river. : ADIGE
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Hollywood and ___. : VINE
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Shop. : STORE
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The Fourth ___. : ESTATE
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Opposite of zenith. : NADIR
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British statesman. : EDEN
30
Where Regina is. : SASKATCHEWAN
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Scum. : DROSS
33
Chime again. : RESTROKE
35
Hawklike bird. : KITE
36
Colorado park. : ESTES
38
Colored. : HUED
39
Department in SW France. : GERS
41
Crossroads of the Pacific. : HONOLULU
46
Those who moderate: Law. : ABATORS
50
Adelaide's river. : TORRENS
53
Darwin follower (1848–1894). : ROMANES
54
Operation Crossroads. : BIKINI
55
Persian fairy. : PERI
56
Chess castle. : ROOK
58
Greenish finches. : SERINS
59
Soft moist clay. : SLIME
60
Enticing. : WILING
62
Bandleader Tucker. : ORIN
64
To see: Fr. : VOIR
65
Girl's name. : ELMA
66
Contriver of the "Popish Plot." : OATES
67
Neighboring capital. : OTTAWA
69
Spiritual nourishment. : MANNA
70
Cornhusker state. : NEBRASKA
72
Sculls. : OARS
74
First Hebrew month. : TISRI
76
Disturb. : TROUBLE
77
"The crossroads of America." : INDIANA
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Mandate. : COMMAND
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Ogasawarajima Islands. : BONIN
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First public preacher. : EZRA
87
Headphone. : RECEIVER
88
Mediterranean crossroads. : MALTA
92
Sea urchins. : ECHINI
94
Board. : PLANK
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Savage Island, E. of Cook Islands. : NIUE
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Bewildered. : ASEA
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Motion picture film. : REEL
99
Obliquely. : ASLANT
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Lariat. : RIATA
102
Fueler. : STOKER
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Vessel for catching overflow. : DRIP
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Hesperian. : WEST
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Gasper. : PANTER
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Motive. : KINETIC
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A pledge. : EARNEST
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Branch of medical science. : SURGERY
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Capital of Kashmir. : SRINAGAR
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Expired. : DIED
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Pay. : HIRE
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Agreements: Hist. : MISES
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S-shaped molding. : OGEE
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Unpenetrated. : UNPROBED
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Province of Punjab. : DELHI
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Where the Presidio is. : SANFRANCISCO
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Hindustani. : URDU
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The Hunter constellation. : ORION
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Turkish peak, 16,916 ft. : ARARAT
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Squanders. : LOSES
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Member of a Hindu sect. : JAIN
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Because. : SINCE
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Reprove. : BERATE
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Cubes. : DICE
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Looks for. : SEEKS
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Mountain crests. : ARETES
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Seeds of evil. : TARES
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Pismires. : ANTS
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"___ the twain shall meet." : NEVER
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Ignore. : ELIDE
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Weathercocks. : VANES
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Re. : ANENT
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Truman's home. : MISSOURI
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Drains. : INTAKES
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Shined: Var. : GLOSED
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Listen. : HARK
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Pinch. : TWEAK
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Spook. : SPECTER
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Pamperer. : COSHERER
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Liturgy. : RITE
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Maori tribe. : ARAWE
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Potassium hydroxide. : POTASH
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Loud-voiced person. : STENTOR
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Comely. : HANDSOME
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Shield. : EGIS
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Indian weights. : SERS
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Tawny-colored: Var. : TIGRIN
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Geneva's river. : RHONE
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Aegean seaport. : ENOS
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A grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
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Grub. : LARVA
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Liaison. : UNION
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Ulianov. : LENIN
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The Soviet in Asia: Abbr. : USSRA
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Lacking. : ABSENT
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Lister. : BILLER
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Hands on hips. : AKIMBO
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Port of South Island, N. Z. : TIMARU
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Far: Comb. form. : TELE
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Devotional prayer. : ORISON
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Bolivian peak. : SORATA
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Century plant. : PITA
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Bird with hair-like plumage. : KIWI
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Rouser. : WAKENER
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Italian province. : GORIZIA
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Beginning to develop. : NASCENT
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Christiania. : OSLO
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Nicholas II. : TSAR
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Buffoon. : MIME
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Father. : ABBA
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British base in Arabia. : ADEN
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Gibraltar. : ROCK
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Be infixed. : INHERE
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City near Pompeii. : NAPLES
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Stoping. : MINING
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Navigate in the air. : AVIATE
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Grammatical gender. : NEUTER
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Dismal. : DREARY
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Glacé. : ICED
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Declaim vehemently. : RANT
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Dominoes. : MASKS
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Agog. : ASTIR
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Italian sculptor (1509–90). : LEONI
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Usurped. : TAKEN
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Greek epic poem. : ILIAD
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Omega. : LAST
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Where Malmö is. : SWEDEN
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Less frequent. : RARER
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Light dress fabrics. : ETAMINES
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Mountain north of Lucerne. : RIGI
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Abbot's assistant's office. : PRIORATE
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Ends. : PURPOSES
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Winter melon: Var. : CASSABA
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Refutes. : NEGATES
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Unfeigned. : SINCERE
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Breeder. : REARER
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European cavalryman. : HUSSAR
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Catch. : SNARE
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Brilliancy. : ECLAT
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Moroccan city. : OUJDA
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Cerebrum. : BRAIN
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Ukase. : EDICT
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Sandy tract. : DUNES
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Sleep: Slang. : DOSS
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New York canal. : ERIE
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Route. : LINE
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White Rhine wine. : HOCK
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Brotherhood: Slang. : FRAT
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Hawkeye state. : IOWA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 37 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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