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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 624 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 180, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 43
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 443
Across
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Husband of Shakespeare's Nell Quickly. : PISTOL
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Shaking. : ASHIVER
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Hungarians. : MAGYARS
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Mulct. : AMERCE
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Dwellers on a coast. : SHOREMEN
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Protozoa. : AMOEBAE
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Harmless crocodilian. : GAVIAL
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Friend of Antonio and Bassanio. : SALARINO
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Pecan pickers. : NUTTERS
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The banshee's wail is one. : OMEN
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Turgenev's heroine in "Smoke." : IRENE
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Globefish. : BLOWFISH
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Afire. : LIT
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Indian gateway. : DAR
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Stephen Benét's "The Barefoot ___." : SAINT
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Here lived a rascally barber. : SEVILLE
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Blackwood. : BITI
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Piled up. : AHEAP
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Pater's forte. : STYLE
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Befuddled. : ASEA
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Wily Snake in "Paradise Lost." : SATAN
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David Harum's institution. : BANK
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Decided upon. : ELECTED
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Evening love song. : SERENA
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Background to a play. : SCENA
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Yield. : REVENUE
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Roman way. : ITER
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Subject of many books. : STALIN
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Missing links. : APEMEN
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Exploded. : DETONATED
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City in France. : ARLES
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In which Cleopatra fled Actium. : TRIREME
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Cuchulainn wooed her. : EMER
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Canasta. : GAME
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Thong. : LEASH
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Joseph Conrad's Dona ___. : RITA
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Pirate's finale. : YARDARM
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She devised the apple of discord. : ERIS
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Burns hero. : TAM
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Bewilders. : BEFOGS
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Tarzan's swings were these. : LIANAS
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Metamorphosis of Apuleius' Lucian. : ASS
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Compound: Chem. : IMID
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Reviewed in "Sartor Resartus." : RAIMENT
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Black fly. : GNAT
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Sheriff's assistants. : POSSE
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Thatch plant of P. I. : NETI
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___ fixe. : IDEE
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Desert recluse. : EREMITE
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Pianist Levant. : OSCAR
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A trait of Homo sapiens. : ERECTNESS
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Inflate. : AERATE
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Classify. : ASSORT
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Row of seats. : TIER
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Delighted in. : ADMIRED
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The weather in "Miss Thompson." : RAINY
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People of ancient Italy. : OSCANS
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Abandon. : FORSAKE
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Pastoral staves. : PEDA
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Held by the Pickwick Club. : PARTY
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Singer Crosby. : BING
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Dwellers in Asgard. : AESIR
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Setting of "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." : ANDES
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Bacchantic cry. : EVOE
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Small flags. : FANIONS
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Indigo sources. : ANILS
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Matterhorn. : ALP
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Kind of egg Humpty Dumpty was. : RAW
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Characters of a novel. : PERSONAE
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Froth. : SPUME
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Poem by Matthew Prior. : ALMA
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Everlasting. : AGELONG
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Schéhérazade's role. : NARRATOR
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"The ___," famous Sheridan comedy. : CRITIC
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Latin dramatist (ca. 190–159 B. C.). : TERENCE
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Mongoose-like mammal. : SURICATE
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___ de Balzac. : HONORE
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Chariots. : ESSEDES
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Bible of the Shaktas. : TANTRAS
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"Sermons in ___." : STONES
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By it "there's a Burma girl a-settin'." : PAGODA
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Moslem priestly office. : IMAMAH
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Harsh. : SEVERE
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
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Acquiesce. : ASSENT
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Hut. : SHANTY
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Reynard's den. : HOLE
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___ Gershwin. : IRA
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Parts of speech. : VERBS
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___ Zola. : EMILE
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Renew. : RENOVATE
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Dewey's conquest. : MANILA
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Divert. : AMUSE
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Alaric was one. : GOTH
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However. : YET
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An explosive. : ABELITE
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River between the Amboys. : RARITAN
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Poem of six verses. : SESTINA
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In no manner. : NOWISE
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Hazard. : RISK
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What Georgie Porgie did. : FLED
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Kind of bull Ferdinand is. : SPANISH
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Artillery fire. : BARRAGE
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White poplars. : ABELES
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Archimedes asked for it. : LEVERAGE
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Smyrna figs. : ELEME
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Recognized. : SEEN
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John Masefield heroine. : NAN
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Willa Cather's "My Mortal ___." : ENEMY
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Wedge-shaped. : CUNEAL
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Outbursts. : STORMS
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Flag in the wind. : STREAMER
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Reed fossil. : CALAMITE
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Thins: Var. : RARIFIES
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Abstracts of works. : EPITOMES
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Say again. : ITERATE
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Cracker. : SALTINE
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Biblical tribesman. : DEDANITE
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Radiated. : EMANATED
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Tartarin's home town. : TARASCON
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Word for Cooper's "The Spy." : EMISSARY
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Sweet. : DESSERT
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Tramper. : TREADER
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Petty coin: Scot. : RIGMAREE
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Salt waters. : BRINES
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Whipsockets. : SNEADS
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Read aloud. : DICTATE
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Genus of shrubs. : TREMA
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Spanish inns. : POSADAS
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Legendary Gaelic bard. : OSSIAN
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Reddish-brown dye. : ERIKA
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Tim Cratchit. : TINY
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Occur. : ARE
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Zetes was one. : ARGONAUT
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Use. : OPERATE
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Crusoe's foes. : SAVAGES
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Chanticleers. : CROWERS
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On the three little fishes. : FINS
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Oliver ___, English novelist. : ONIONS
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Quaker host to Simon Pure. : PRIM
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Towed by Tugboat Annie. : BARGES
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Sapodilla. : SAPOTA
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Hardens. : INURES
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English chemist, propounder of atomic theory, (1766–1844). : DALTON
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Orgon's wife in "Tartuffe." : ELMIRE
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Wide open ___. : SPACES
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"Don't ___ me in." : FENCE
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Timber tree. : NARRA
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Finch. : SERIN
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Capstones of dolmens. : LECHS
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"Walden." : POND
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Polaris. : STAR
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Race of Japan. : AINO
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Poe's Annabel. : LEE
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Play a role. : ACT
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Nonsense. : ROT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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