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OF PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1946

Author:
Louise Rabb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 27, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 65
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 236
Across
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Check again. : RECURB
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___ Held, actress (1873–1918). : ANNA
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Oscar Wilde's residence, 1896. : GAOL
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Rogues. : SCAMPS
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Opening. : AVENUE
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The great Boucicault (1822–90). : DION
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Baffle. : THWART
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Radio dramatist, "On a Note of Triumph." : CORWIN
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Capital of Maryland. : ANNAPOLIS
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Real things: Philos. : REALIA
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Julian ___, female impersonator. : ELTINGE
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Principal star of Scorpio. : ANTARES
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Looking slyly. : PEEKING
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Wilton Lackaye's famous role. : SVENGALI
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Authoress of "Heir of Redclyffe" (1823–1901). : YONGE
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Recent star of "Pygmalion." : LAWRENCE
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Letter. : ESS
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Barnum's prima donna. : LIND
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Garland. : LEI
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Illustrator of Dante's "Inferno" (1833–83). : DORE
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Florence ___, actress. : REED
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Seaport of Tunis. : BIZERTE
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Greeley, Watterson, White. : EDITORS
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Shakespeare's theatre. : GLOBE
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Space. : AREA
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Horse fare. : OATS
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Father of Shechem. : EMMOR
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Gypsy-like people. : ROVERS
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Insect, cause of dancing mania of Middle Ages. : TARANTULA
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Malay dagger. : CREESE
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"And also": Latin legal term. : ACETIAM
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Author of "Tartuffe" (1622–73). : MOLIERE
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Climbed. : SHINNED
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"Old ___," novel by Scott. : MORTALITY
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"The Hairy ___," play by O'Neill. : APE
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Explodes. : DETONATES
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"___ Who Gets Slapped." : HE
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One or all. : ANY
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The Old ___. : VIC
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Proceed. : GO
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Famous sextet. : FLORADORA
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Newt. : EFT
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Spotted, like a furry animal: Fr. : PANTHERIN
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Ladies from Brazil where the nuts come from. : AUNTIES
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Lionel Barrymore's Christmas role. : SCROOGE
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Bovine. : TAURINE
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Tracks. : SPOORS
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The Royal Family. : BARRYMORE
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Joints. : WRISTS
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Coat with tin and lead. : TERNE
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"___ da Capo," play by Edna Millay. : ARIA
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Assists. : AIDS
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Commons of ancient Greek state. : DEMOS
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Sound effects in mystery play. : SCREAMS
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The ___ Kingdom. : FLOWERY
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Axillary. : ALAR
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Salmagundi. : HASH
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___ and Mawruss. : ABE
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What a gourmet likes to do. : DINE
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Exclamations of delight. : AHS
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Tastes again. : RESAVORS
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Original star of "The Red Mill." : STONE
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Designate. : NOMINATE
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Roman actor, about 62 B. C. : ROSCIUS
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The lady next door: Fr. : VOISINE
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Festers. : RANKLES
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A Five Nations Indian. : ONEIDA
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First actress to play "La Tosca." : BERNHARDT
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Lazzaroni. : IDLERS
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Ensign of knightly rank. : PENNON
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Pointed arch. : OGEE
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One of the Roman Parcae. : NONA
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A rib in Gothic vaulting. : LIERNE
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Chemical compound. : ESTERS
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A Lithuanian. : BALT
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All the tricks. : SLAM
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Talked back. : SASSED
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What pari-mutuel machines are used for. : RACES
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Work out. : EVOLVE
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Certainly: Shakespeare. : CERTES
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Friends of poet Cowper. : UNWINS
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Regretful. : RUING
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Inhabitant of India. : BENGALI
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___ Rehan, actress (1860–1916). : ADA
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Character in "Strange Interlude." : NINA
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Shakespearean unmeaning word. : NONNY
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___ France, novelist (1844–1924). : ANATOLE
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___ Jessel, comedian. : GEORGIE
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Oriental tamarisk. : ATLEE
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Given name of "Kismet" star. : OTIS
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___ Vegas, Nevada. : LAS
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Spreader. : STREWER
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"As Thousands ___." : CHEER
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Alarm-clock. : AWAKER
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Fine silk net. : MALINE
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"Goodnight, Sweet ___," by Fowler. : PRINCE
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Produced. : STAGED
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Part of a window. : PANE
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Ice-walker in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." : ELIZA
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Source of Parian marble. : PAROS
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Supine. : INERT
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Famous soubrette (1847–1924). : LOTTA
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Languid. : DREAMY
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Manipulated a radio. : DIALED
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Son of Ephraim. : BERIA
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Old Italian coin. : TARO
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Severe. : DOUR
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Finch. : SERIN
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Swing's middle name. : GRAM
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Poisonous plant of Southwest. : LOCO
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Praise too much. : OVERHONOR
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Thomas ___, English actor (1635–1700). : BETTERTON
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"The Glass ___," by Tennessee Williams. : MENAGERIE
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The practice of advising. : MENTORISM
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Hebrew prophet of 8th Century B. C. : OSEE
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Followers of Lenin. : REDS
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French greens. : SALADES
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Wing. : ALA
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___ and tuck. : NIP
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Driving place. : TEE
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Indian. : CHOCTAW
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Builder of the Labyrinth. : MINOS
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Task. : STINT
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Norse war-god. : TYR
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___ St. Clare, Stowe character. : EVA
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Firmly fixed. : FAST
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___ Velez, actress (1909–44). : LUPE
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Servant of King Josiah. : ASAIAH
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"My jealous aim might ___"—Shakespeare. : ERR
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Star of current "The Red Mill." : FOY
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Theatrical uncle. : TOM
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Another name for "Costume" play. : PERIOD
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Gurdy's companion. : HURDY
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Preposition. : INTO
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Headland. : NESS
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Noted church architect. : CRAM
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Purpose. : GOAL
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A Fomor of great beauty: Ir. Myth. : BRESS
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The greatest Booth. : EDWIN
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Moroccan trees. : ARARS
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Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
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Royalist insurgents of French Revolution. : CHOUANS
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Lining cloth. : SATINET
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Members of Irish secret organization. : FENIANS
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Posts again. : REMAILS
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Liquor used to color sherry. : ARROPE
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Lions: Spanish. : LEONES
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Agree. : ASSENT
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Author of "Phedre." : RACINE
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Nonsense. : BOSH
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Walks: Winchell. : ANKLES
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Those who drag by force. : HALERS
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Uncle Toby's creator, 1759. : STERNE
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King ___, movie director. : VIDOR
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Cecile ___ of the Comédie Française. : SOREL
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Register. : ENROL
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Country. : INDIA
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Ancient chariot. : ESSED
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Star in Lyra. : VEGA
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___ Wallace Hopper. : EDNA
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"___ Acres," famous Jefferson role. : BOB
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Part of Harry Lauder's costume. : TAM

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 52 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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