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WORDS THE WORLD OVER

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1948

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 342
Across
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Profuse idle talk. : PALAVER
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Stringed instruments. : BANJOS
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Make bright. : ILLUME
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Imitation dentine. : IVORIDE
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One living for self-interest. : EGOIST
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What Count Bernadotte was in Palestine dispute. : MEDIATOR
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Fastened firmly. : RIVETED
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Torpidly. : NUMBLY
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Convert into steel. : ACIERATE
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Atom. : ACE
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Confines in an enclosure. : ENCAGES
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Yellowish-red color. : OXBLOOD
32
Hebrew measure of liquids. : HIN
33
Plate used for floors, roofs, etc. : TILE
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Elephant boy. : SABU
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Springy motion. : LILT
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Circle of light. : HALO
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Revises. : EDITS
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Clear of guilt. : PURGE
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In common. : ALIKE
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Rebuild. : RENEW
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Move in violent agitation. : SEETHE
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Indian of tribe formerly in Missisippi. : TIOU
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Rostov's river. : DON
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Glide. : SAIL
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Character in Canterbury Tales. : REEVE
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Flat overstuffed couches. : OTTOMANS
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Thomas ___ Dewey. : EDMUND
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Placed out of middle point. : DECENTERED
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Hinderer. : ARRESTOR
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Product of tree of Jamaica and Mexico, roasted and ground into flour. : BREADNUT
69
Author of "Beau Geste." : WREN
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___ de lune. : CLAIR
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Draw. : TIE
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Curdler of milk. : RENNET
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Scads. : HEAPS
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"Flicker." : MOVIE
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Bar of frame used in soap manufacturing. : SESS
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Clergyman who wrote 119 books (1832–99). : ALGER
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Popular beauty. : BELLE
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What an Aesop fable has. : MORAL
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Bulls: Sp. : TOROS
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Tasteful. : NEAT
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Unit of electrical capacity. : FARAD
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Founder of Salt Lake City (1801–77). : YOUNG
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La ___, by Puccini. : BOHEME
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Henpeck. : NAG
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Von ___, Prussian diplomatist (1824–81). : ARNIM
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Sea swallow. : TERN
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Sets of events of particular interest. : EPISODES
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Preparations free from harmful germs. : ASEPTICS
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Wreckers. : SHATTERERS
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Sea nymph. : NEREIS
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Of consequence. : MATERIAL
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Guttural sound. : GRUNT
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Members of organization founded in 1868. : ELKS
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Stuff : RAM
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Kinsmen. : SIBS
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Coiled like a watch spring. : SPIRAL
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Young salmon. : SMOLT
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___ bouffe. : OPERA
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Father of Methuselah. : ENOCH
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Division of an opera: Music. : SCENA
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Covers. : LIDS
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Theda ___, siren of silent screen. : BARA
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Afflictions. : WOES
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Arabian ruler. : EMIR
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Small island, NW of Kyushu. : IKI
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Little witticism. : JOKELET
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Small poodles with long curly hair. : BARBETS
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Old province in Honshu, Japan. : OMI
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Four-stringed lutes. : MANDORES
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Stiff flaring collar: Shak. : RABATO
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Supreme Court justice and noted liberal. : DOUGLAS
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Things that instruct and improve. : EDIFIERS
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Commercial district in Venice. : RIALTO
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Implants deep. : ENROOTS
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Most popular sport in Europe. : SOCCER
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Steady course. : STREAM
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Pertaining to the abyssal zone. : DEEPSEA
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Baseball team partly owned by Bing Crosby. : PIRATES
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Killing of birds. : AVICIDE
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More beautiful. : LOVELIER
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Second note of Guido's scale. : ARE
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Quickly: French. : VITE
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Garden spots. : EDENS
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Porter. : REDCAP
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Premier of Israel. : BENGURION
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Chill. : AGUE
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Names: Fr. : NOMS
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Triangular sail. : JIB
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Capital of Mr. Lie's country. : OSLO
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Where Charon did his ferrying. : STYX
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Numskull. : IDIOT
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German song. : LIED
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Roman tutelary god. : LAR
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Inhabitant of state having four electoral votes. : UTAHAN
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Exhibiting spontaneous movement: Biol. : MOTILE
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Heretofore. : ERENOW
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Soviet delegate to U. N., Gromyko's successor. : MALIK
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Schools: Fr. : ECOLES
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Touch along edge. : ABUT
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Holbrook ___, former stage star. : BLINN
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Tillers. : HELMS
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Emitter. : SHEDDER
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President of Czechoslovakia. : GOTTWALD
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Muse of music. : EUTERPE
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"Hucksters." : ADMEN
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Encumber. : LOAD
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Clause added to legislative bill. : RIDER
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Contest in sports program. : EVENT
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Dwelling place on a height. : AERIE
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Former French coin. : ECU
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What many blendes are. : ORES
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Rescuer. : SALVAGER
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Expressed. : UTTERED
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Unwholesome. : NOISOME
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Embellishes. : DRESSES
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Condition caused by ethyl oxide. : ETHERISM
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Scoff. : RAIL
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Secretary of Agriculture. : BRANNAN
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Deliver. : RELEASE
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Hirer. : ENGAGER
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Pickle flavoring. : ANET
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Triteness of ham actor: Slang. : CORN
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Ancient country N. of Persian Gulf. : ELAM
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Vast quantity. : MOUNTAIN
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District in London. : SOHO
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Judicial bench. : BANC
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Cavity for a tenon. : MORTISE
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Fifty-fifty chances. : TOSSUPS
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Gambol. : FRISK
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Sabbatical ___. : YEAR
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Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
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Aslant. : ATILT
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Subject of discourse. : THEMA
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Step or degree. : PEG
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Strips off. : PEELS
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Chief attraction. : STAR
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Ample space for action. : ELBOWROOM
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Regional. : AREAL
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Resort on the Mediterranean. : NICE
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Fluttering reiterations of a tone: Music. : TREMOLOS
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Tanning workman. : SOAKER
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Type of defect in fabric: Weaving. : SCOB
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Vivify. : ANIMATE
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Chief town in Thessaly, Greece. : LARISSA
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Makes viscous. : SLIMES
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The ___, hit of 1885. : MIKADO
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Of a Norse god. : ODINIC
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Entreat. : PRESS
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Noticed. : HEEDED
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Piercer. : BORER
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Harlan Fiske ___. : STONE
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___ de vivre. : JOIE
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Goes astray. : ERRS
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Miss Marion ___, Dean of Vassar College. : TAIT
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Large bundle. : BALE
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Unsorted wheaten flour: India. : ATTA
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Unfailing. : SURE
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Decoration awarded to RAF officers for gallantry. : DFC
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Except. : BAR
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It wants in. : GOP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 51 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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