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OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

New York Times, Sunday, August 3, 1947

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 521 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 75-Down clue was missing the first parenthesis; added it.

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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 286
Across
1
Margaret Truman. : SOPRANO
8
Anything easy: Slang. : SETUP
13
Trod: Dial. : STOMPED
20
Bullfighters on foot: Sp. : TOREROS
21
Sphere of action. : ARENA
22
Group of petals. : COROLLA
23
Land held in absolute independence: Law. : ALODIUM
24
I. Q. man. : BINET
25
Impaired by mixture. : ALLOYED
26
Small ostrich plume. : TIP
27
Believer in soul as vital force. : ANIMIST
29
Hero of juvenile series. : ROLLO
31
Conceited nature: Colloq. : EGO
32
Piece of news. : ITEM
34
Scrutinize. : SCAN
35
The Flying Parson. : DODDS
36
Cheese. : BRIE
37
W. I. food fish. : CEROS
39
Lies at ease. : RECLINES
42
Capsules formed by some bacteria. : CYSTS
43
Reapportion. : RELOT
46
Goes with easy gait. : LOPES
47
Cockchafer. : DOR
48
Bestow liberally. : SHOWER
50
Memberships. : SEATS
51
Former Assistant Secretary of State. : BRADEN
54
British general, High Commissioner for Palestine. : CUNNINGHAM
56
Prosit! : SKOAL
58
One of a group of Baltic Finns. : VOD
60
Hindu garment. : SARI
61
Pay. : SALARY
62
Head: Slang. : NOB
63
Fortune. : FATE
64
Nods. : ERRS
65
Marbles. : TAWS
66
Second. : ABET
68
Nature goddess. : ISIS
69
Decorate. : TRIM
70
Mr. Williams. : TED
71
Chips of stone. : SPALLS
73
Saline preparation for cattle. : LICK
74
Discern. : SEE
75
Constrains to go along. : HALES
77
Gathered in one mass. : COLLECTIVE
79
Languishing. : DROOPY
81
Fishing lure. : TROLL
83
Billowed. : SURGED
84
Dread. : AWE
85
Talk foolishly. : DROOL
86
Active. : ASTIR
87
Quench. : SLAKE
90
Holder for screw-cutting tool. : DIESTOCK
92
Thorns in the flesh. : PESTS
96
Boats. : TUGS
97
Parties. : SIDES
98
Is out of sorts. : AILS
101
Fictional governess. : EYRE
102
Mimic. : APE
103
Lively dance. : GAVOT
104
Missouri Senator. : DONNELL
107
Creek. : RIA
108
Connection. : LINKAGE
110
Hard shell. : CRUST
112
Expanding postwar activity. : TOURISM
114
Composes. : INDITES
115
Passage. : AISLE
116
Toluic acid salt. : TOLUATE
117
Most adroit. : NEATEST
118
Turning part of machine. : ROTOR
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Rejected with disdain. : SPURNED
Down
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Quiescent. : STATIC
2
Rock consisting of round grains cemented together. : OOLITE
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Meet. : PROPER
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Rufus. : RED
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Melody. : ARIA
6
Words in grammatical class. : NOUNS
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Of element No. 76. : OSMIC
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Ancient dweller in region of Apennines. : SABINE
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Pup ___. : TENT
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One: French. : UNE
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Benefactress. : PATRONESS
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Brings near boiling point. : SCALDS
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Imposts. : TOLLS
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Smooth surface between flutes: Arch. : ORLO
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Low. : MOO
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Diligent workers. : PLYERS
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Writ of execution. : ELEGIT
19
Lower parts of walls, in interior decoration. : DADOES
28
Emporium. : MART
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Horatian works. : ODES
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State of low intelligence. : MORONISM
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Dropt suddenly. : DIPT
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Admiral recently in Antarctica. : BYRD
38
United. : SEWN
40
Vindicates. : CLEARS
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Containing a type of soil. : LOAMY
42
Lewis' domain. : COAL
44
Wreaths that mean "aloha." : LEIS
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Floridly. : ORNATELY
47
Monotonous. : DRAB
48
Blemished. : SCARRED
49
Urger. : HURRIER
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Nonpareil nonagenarian. : SHAW
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Unavailing. : BOOTLESS
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Deceitful. : EVASIVE
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Remarked. : NOTICED
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Grassy open space in forest. : GLADE
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Ring. : KNELL
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Where things are pigeon-holed. : DESK
60
Cliques. : SETS
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Ornamental openwork. : FILIGREE
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Handsome, graceful youth. : APOLLO
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Minnesota's Senator. : BALL
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String at finishing line. : TAPE
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Dart: Colloq. : SCOOT
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Rabbit's tail. : SCUT
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American inventor (1819–67). : HOWE
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Trolley. : STREETCAR
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Mistake. : TRIP
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What robles are. : OAKS
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President's press secretary. : ROSS
85
Antic. : DIDO
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Allied. : AKIN
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Georgia's famous native son. : STALIN
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Ravenous. : LUPINE
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Things to be done. : AGENDA
90
Dispossess. : DIVEST
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Equine pace. : CANTER
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Inhabitant of Beirut. : SYRIAN
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Sad: French. : TRISTE
95
Furrowed. : SEAMED
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Wise counselors. : SAGES
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People related to Lithuanians. : LETTS
100
Sailing vessel. : SLOOP
103
Portal. : GATE
104
___ Bowl. : DUST
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Where Storting sits. : OSLO
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Little ___. : LULU
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Outfit. : KIT
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Spanish river. : RIO
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Karel Capek's play. : RUR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 38 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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