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New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1949

91-Across : Branch off.

Author:
Leonard Goldberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.52, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 612 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 55
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 393
Across
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Mother of Hiawatha. : WENONAH
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Old-time motion pictures. : SILENTS
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High teas. : REPASTS
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Shaped like a needle. : ACERATE
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What Quito is built on. : PLATEAU
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South American toucan. : ARACARI
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Where the jets and rockets fly. : SUBSTRATOSPHERE
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Based on the views of a Dutch jurist. : GROTIAN
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Copious flow. : RIVER
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Travels on foot. : PADS
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Athletic contest in ancient Greece. : AGON
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Dress stone. : NIG
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Without worth. : IDLE
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Mosquitoes, gnats, flies. : PESTS
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Nor yet. : NEITHER
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Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
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___ Ark. : NOAHS
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The ___ Song. : STEIN
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Married again. : REWED
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Turkish coin. : ASPER
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King Paul's subjects. : GREEKS
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Icelandic songs. : EDDAS
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Claude Wickard's agency. : REA
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Conical caps. : MITERS
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Potassium nitrate. : NITER
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Philippine tree. : IPIL
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Naval uniform ornament. : EPAULET
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Having three parts: Comb. form. : TRI
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Cherish. : NURSE
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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Printing plates, made from paper pulp: Colloq. : STEREOS
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Consigns. : REMANDS
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Dance in slow waltz time. : VALETA
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Mimicked. : APED
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Routine method. : RUT
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Jonathan, Winesap, McIntosh. : APPLES
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Edible fungus grown in France. : CEPE
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Obsessed by a single idea. : HIPPED
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17.99 in. in Malacca. : ASTA
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Lorelei. : LURER
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Not too much: Mus. : TANTO
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Village in upstate New York. : ILION
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Books of public records, deeds, wills, etc. : LIBRI
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Sweetsop. : ATES
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Mr. Gwinnett. : BUTTON
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Provide: Colloq. : FEND
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Kate, the shrew, was one. : PADUAN
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___ Misérables. : LES
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Indian mulberries. : AALS
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Masonic doormen. : TILERS
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Branch off. : DIVERGE
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Maintains. : ASSERTS
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Odin, Thor, Tyr, etc. : AESIR
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African antelope. : KAAMA
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Convert to Judaism. : GER
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Gloves have them. : INSEAMS
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Pueblo in New Mexico. : TAOS
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Strip of all defenses. : UNARM
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Subatomic particle. : PROTON
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Plural suffix. : ATA
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Straight edge. : RULER
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Hazard of the Northwest Passage. : SEAICE
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French orientalist, author and critic (1823-92). : RENAN
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Deer tracks. : SLOTS
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Brazilian night herons. : SOCOS
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Mexican Indian burden carrier. : TAMEN
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Model of elegiac poetry. : OVID
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Part of an automobile. : STARTER
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Drum on. : THRUM
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Deep orange-red. : SARD
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These: French. : CES
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Gone. : AWAY
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Impression. : IDEA
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Bore, as sheep. : EANED
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Ill: Comb. form. : MAL
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Joiner. : ENTERER
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Cause light to pass through. : TRANSILLUMINATE
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How Nero died. : SUICIDE
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Interval of a seventh: Mus. : SETTIMO
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Roman deities. : PENATES
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Cereal grasses. : SECALES
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Of fruits, taken without grading or sorting. : TREERUN
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Weavers. : SLEYERS
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Prodigal spending. : WASTING
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Quito is its capital. : ECUADOR
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Huge, celestial structures. : NEBULAE
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Heraldic gold colors. : ORS
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1.86 lb. in Abyssinia. : NATR
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Nautical term. : ATRIP
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Hoists. : HEAVES
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Wore publicly. : SPORTED
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They: French. : ILS
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Native of the Kola peninsula. : LAPP
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Man's name, meaning strength. : ETHAN
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Requirer. : NEEDER
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Big-eyed primate of East Indies. : TARSIER
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Take legal action. : SUE
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Shaggy. : RAGGED
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Joe DiMaggio rarely makes one. : ERROR
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Peacock blue. : PAON
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Part of a circus program. : ACT
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City on Tampa Bay. : SAINTPETERSBURG
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Spanish moss. : TRAILER
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Crosby, Sinatra, Como, etc. : SINGERS
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Four-poster canopies. : TESTERS
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In a pile. : AHEAP
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English river flowing into Irish Sea. : EHEN
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Sayid. : SIDI
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Noise of a flute. : TWEET
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Autumn-blooming plant. : ASTER
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Mule ___. : SKINNER
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Follower of Bonaparte. : NAPOLEONIST
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Troubled. : AILED
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Hero of James T. Farrell's trilogy. : STUDS
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Young herring: Scot. : SILE
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Muffled. : MUTED
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Bitter vetch. : ERS
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Deadly; destructive. : LETHIFEROUS
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Where the Goethe celebration took place. : ASPEN
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Any succession of musical rhythms. : TRALALA
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Good names. : REPUTES
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Characteristic of painting in the style of Manet. : IMPRESSIONISTIC
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Outcome. : EVENT
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"Crackajack." : NAILER
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Affront. : OUTRAGE
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Pigment used to give color to paint. : STAINER
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Liquors. : ALES
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Indeclinable noun. : APTOTE
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Footless. : APOD
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Witches' familiars. : CATS
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Site of vast marshes in central Poland. : PINSK
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Assistant. : AIDE
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Oil city in Oklahoma. : TULSA
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European whitefish. : LAVARET
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___ Kaitos, star in Ceti. : BATEN
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Indians of southern Arizona. : PIMAS
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Willful burning. : ARSON
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Perjuror. : LIAR
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Son of Jacob. : DAN
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Toward the center. : ENTAD
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"Meet me at the ___." : ASTOR
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Resembling the dawn. : AURORAL
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Native of Timor. : MALAY
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Aperture. : SLOT
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Dutch river. : MAAS
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Legal summons. : PROCESS
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What the Treasury is interested in. : REVENUE
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Outfitter. : ATTIRER
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Formation of Superfortresses. : ECHELON
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Yemen in one. : IMAMATE
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Waxer. : CERATER
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Everlasting. : ENDLESS
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Is very conspicuous. : STARES
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Unruffled. : SEDATE
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Mornings. : SUNUPS
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Native of Gothenburg. : SWEDE
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Public income in France. : RENTE
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Baltic port. : MEMEL
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Principate of Arabia. : ASIR
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Sup. : DINE
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Part of the Marshall Plan. : ECA
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Sound requesting silence. : TST
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Pit for baking, in Hawaii. : IMU
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No. : NAY

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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