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THE READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1951

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 40
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 798
Across
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Robin Hood's Maid. : MARIAN
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___ Addams, grim cartoonist. : CHAS
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Chess piece. : PAWN
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George Eliot heroine. : ROMOLA
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Lady in "Faerie Queene." : ELISSA
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He wrote "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab." : HUME
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Where Louis Bromfield was born. : OHIO
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Playwright: "Ah, Wilderness." : ONEILL
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Being crooked or bent, as a golf hole. : DOGLEG
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Curving in. : INBENDING
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___ Rookh. : LALLAH
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Former Dean of St. Paul's. : INGE
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Deduction. : OFFTAKE
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Germaine Necker's later name. : STAEL
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Greek commune. : DEME
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"What's the ___ of worrying?" : USE
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Mr. Bhaer in "Little Women." : PROFESSOR
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Girl's name. : ELISE
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Operated. : RAN
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Lesson taught by a fable. : MORAL
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Fishing poles. : RODS
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Flew aloft. : SOARED
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Javanese village group. : DESSA
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"Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
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Town near Fitchburg, Mass. : ATHOL
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Whey of milk. : SERUM
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Its child is full of grace. : TUESDAY
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Foolish. : IDIOTIC
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Fanny Farmer's forte. : RECIPES
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Except that. : UNLESS
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Rob Roy was one. : SCOT
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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District, in the Balkans. : BANATE
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A row. : TIER
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Supply food. : CATER
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High point in last act of "Porgy." : STORM
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Creator of 144 Across. : STERNE
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"___ Secret." : TOP
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"___ of Hoffmann." : TALES
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Daniel Boone. : PIONEER
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Conquered by Pizarro. : INCAS
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Place of Frank Yerby's Foxes. : HARROW
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"Goodbye, My ___." : FANCY
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Far away. : REMOTE
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Ichabod of Sleepy Hollow. : CRANE
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Mr. Henry, Virginia's orator. : PATRICK
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"Till We Meet ___." : AGAIN
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Catch. : NAB
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Manipulate. : HANDLE
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Arles' river. : RHONE
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Cast by Circe. : SPELL
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Actor Lugosi. : BELA
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Wandering off. : ASTRAY
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Waugh's "A Handful of ___." : DUST
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Inspired dread. : AWED
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Poet's crown. : LAUREL
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Stitched again. : RESEWED
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Silenced. : STILLED
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Originated. : DEVISED
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Setting of the "Bridge of San Luis Rey." : ANDES
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Pink color. : CORAL
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The Mary who wrote "Harvey." : CHASE
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Blurred. : SMUDGY
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Malayan craft. : PROA
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Where the Snake River flows. : IDAHO
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Prince in "Henry IV." : HAL
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Residence of a mandarin. : YAMEN
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Of a court sitting. : SESSIONAL
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Dan McGrew's lady. : LOU
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Girl's name. : ALMA
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Ancient mariners. : SALTS
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Pit viper. : RATTLER
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Avalanches. : SLIDES
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Interpret. : TRANSLATE
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Neckcloth. : CRAVAT
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Duchess of Kent. : MARINA
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Bravo!: Rare. : EUGE
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Pieces out. : EKES
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Arcadian nymph. : HELICE
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Uncle Toby's nephew. : SHANDY
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He wrote "Sheridan's Ride." : READ
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Forward. : PERT
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Lambed. : YEANED
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Subject of Menotti drama. : MEDIUM
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Shipwrecked King. : ALONSO
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Worker with hoisting tackle. : RIGGER
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___ of Man. : ISLE
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Reedbuck. : NAGOR
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Sheer fabric. : CHIFFON
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What Nimrod did. : HUNTED
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Role of Henry James' Lambert Strether. : AMBASSADOR
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Searches for. : SEEKS
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Herd of seals. : POD
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Snakes, in Vedic myth. : AHIS
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"If ___ comes . . . "—Shelley : WINTER
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Arizona-Mexico border cities. : NOGALES
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Drum beats. : ROLLS
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Miss Munson. : ONA
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Pinochle score. : MELD
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Engineer's helpers. : OILERS
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Andean beasts. : LLAMAS
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Star in Geminorum. : ALHENA
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City in Missouri, S of Joplin. : NEOSHO
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Raid. : FORAY
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Sea duck. : EIDER
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Trudges along. : PLODS
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Source; origin. : ROOTSTOCK
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Henry Adams' forte. : EDUCATION
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Genus of geese. : ANSER
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Aftermath of Reno. : ALIMONY
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Strachey's "___ Victorians." : EMINENT
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East Indian native sailor. : LASCAR
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___ willow. : TIT
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Longstreet's men, to the Yanks. : REBS
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Arthur Train's lawyer, Ephraim. : TUTT
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A mussel. : UNIO
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Kipling subject. : ELEPHANTS
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Freezes. : ICES
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Cover with wax. : CERE
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Joint heirs: Law. : PARCENERS
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Mount in Virgil's "Aeneid." : ETNA
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Descries. : SEES
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Man accused in Luke xvi, 1. : STEWARD
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Issued. : EMERGED
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Leaning to one side. : ALOP
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Seeing that. : SINCE
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Pinero's Rose. : TRELAWNEY
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Ruskin's theme. : PAINTINGS
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What the Cheshire cat wasn't. : REAL
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A Lang of Oberammergau. : ANDREAS
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Rimed. : FROSTED
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Creator of Willy Loman. : MILLER
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British houseworker. : CHAR
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Demolish. : RASE
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Accordingly. : THUS
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Mimicked. : APED
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Not aweather. : ALEE
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Characteristic of the American eagle. : BALD
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Looked at. : EYED
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Horse race for the pot. : SWEEPSTAKE
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Construct. : BUILD
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Benefit. : AVAIL
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Sponge spicule. : DESMA
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Strata. : LAYERS
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Hymn writer, "Ancient of Days." : DOANE
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Ore refiner. : SMELTER
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Calmest. : COOLEST
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Crevasses. : CHASMS
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Biblical bread. : HALLAH
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Girl's name. : ALMIRA
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False. : UNTRUE
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German knight. : RITTER
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Newly hatched salmon. : ALEVIN
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Author of "Ars Poetica." : HORACE
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Ejected. : OUSTED
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Test. : ASSAY
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Kind of farina. : SALEP
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Don Marquis' literary cockroach. : ARCHY
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Man's name. : ADIN
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The Volsunga is one. : SAGA
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Pacific Island screw pine. : HALA
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Finis. : END
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Old Uncle ___. : NED
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Arikara. : REE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 33 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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