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New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 1948

100-Across : Game with top score of 300.

Author:
Louis Jenkins
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 46 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Louis Jenkins has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 83-Down clue had no colon after quotation mark; added one.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 339
Across
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Monetary unit. : FRANC
6
James Beauchamp Clark (1850-1921). : CHAMP
11
Billet of wood. : SPRAG
16
Common talk. : RUMOR
21
Sayings of Jesus. : LOGIA
22
Inspiring fear. : EERIE
23
___ wave. : CRIME
24
Where Cato committed suicide. : UTICA
25
Out of order. : AMISS
26
Criterion. : CANON
27
Prepare. : RIPEN
28
Personal opinion. : TENET
29
Scuttled. : RAN
30
Where FDR and Chiang Kai-shek met. : CAIRO
32
She dies for love of Tannhaeuser. : ELIZABETH
35
Chinese pagoda. : TAA
36
Ornaments with indented edge. : ENGRAILS
38
Soil: Poetic. : GLEBE
39
Village NW of Verdun. : APREMONT
41
Popular singer of operetta. : EDDY
42
Mother of cubs. : LIONESS
44
Most famous of the Hebrides. : IONA
45
Where Sebastopol lies. : CRIMEA
48
Considers collectively. : LUMPS
49
Goddess of plenty. : OPS
51
Uttered shriekingly. : YIPPED
55
Simples. : HERBS
56
Composer of "Poet and Peasant." : SUPPE
57
Periwinkle. : SNAIL
59
Where Col. Bowie fell. : ALAMO
60
Man's name. : OMAR
61
Gottwald's predecessor. : BENES
62
Orderly government. : REGIMEN
64
Within: Comb. form. : ENDO
65
What Niagara Falls consists of. : CATARACTS
67
One of the Cape Verde islands. : SAL
68
Nine: Latin. : NOVEM
70
Ten: Prefix. : DEK
71
Picnic necessity. : OPENER
72
Run swiftly. : SCUTTLE
75
Natives of Carson City. : NEVADANS
77
Dreadful. : DIRE
79
Ineffectual. : USELESS
81
Girl's name. : LINA
82
Wine sellers. : VINTNERS
86
Turned aside. : AVERTED
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Eleanor: German. : LENORE
92
Bustle. : ADO
93
Pens. : STIES
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Letter. : ESS
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Masonry between ribs of a vault: Obs. : VAULTSKIN
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The spleen. : MILT
100
Game with top score of 300. : TENPINS
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Mournful song. : DIRGE
103
Levant. : EAST
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Natives of Gdynia. : POLES
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Bedaubs. : SOILS
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Ravine. : GULCH
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Actor in a mob scene. : SUPER
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Treeless plain. : STEPPE
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Initials of famous general. : REL
112
Brave. : MANLY
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Request. : DESIRE
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Italian island. : ELBA
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Dress fabric. : DELAINE
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Appear. : COME
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Forgets previous instruction. : UNLEARNS
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Pedestal supporting a bust. : GAINE
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Part of a staircase. : BANISTER
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Right to speak. : SAY
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Short instrumental compositions. : SONATINAS
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Philippine measure. : CABAN
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Robin Hood's beverage. : ALE
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Mennonite. : AMISH
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What everyone has in a whodunit. : ALIBI
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Style of Southwestern architecture. : ADOBE
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Walk leisurely. : AMBLE
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Content of Aladdin's lamp. : GENIE
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Large spoon. : LADLE
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Warble. : YODEL
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Roofed with stone. : TILED
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Draws closer gradually. : EDGES
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Navigate. : STEER
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Chip with a hammer. : SPALL
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Members of noted English family. : EDENS
Down
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Signal of distress. : FLARE
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Type of nose. : ROMAN
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Getting on. : AGING
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City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
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Mountains of the Pacific coast. : CASCADES
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Heroine of Chaucer's "Second Nun's Tale." : CECILY
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Learns. : HEARS
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Well-known cartoonist. : ARNO
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Smaller: Comb. form. : MIO
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Faithful wife of a famous traveling man. : PENELOPE
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Augustin Eugène ___, French dramatist. : SCRIBE
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Highlight of "Die Meistersinger." : PRIZESONG
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River bank. : RIPA
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Unicellular animal. : AMEBA
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French liqueur. : GENEPI
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Province of Czechoslovakia. : RUTHENIA
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American Indian. : UTE
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Governor-General of Canada, 1898-1904, and Viceroy of India, 1905-10. : MINTO
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Nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface. : OCEAN
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Tapping sound. : RATAT
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Céleste ___. : AIDA
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Eyeglass. : LENS
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Where Helen eloped to. : TROY
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Painter of "Night Watch." : REMBRANDT
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Narrow wired trimmings. : GIMPS
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Canada's emblem. : MAPLE
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Bride of an exiled king. : LUPESCU
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Our enemy in 1898. : SPAIN
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Indian of Panama. : CHOCO
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Change the boundaries of. : REMAP
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Usual condition of Clarence Day's father. : IRATE
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Popular couple of the theatre. : LUNTS
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Dr. Binet's collaborator on I. Q. tests. : SIMON
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Mammal of the Himalayans. : PANDA
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Famous German raider. : EMDEN
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Wooden bricks. : DOOKS
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Champagne ___. : SEC
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Optimistic colonel in "The Gilded Age." : SELLERS
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Uniform altitude. : LEVEL
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Noted resident of Wimpole Street. : BARRETT
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How the piper left Hamelin. : RATLESS
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Given name of the umbrella man. : NEVILLE
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Controls. : REINS
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Hoboken's educational landmark. : STEVENS
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French painter. : MANET
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The world's banker. : USA
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Sum, es, ___. : EST
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Coryphees. : DANSEUSES
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American Indians. : ERIES
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Home of Carmen. : SEVILLE
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Dangerous women of early movies. : VAMPS
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"A tale told by an ___": Macbeth. : IDIOT
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Sr. : SENOR
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He marries Elizabeth Bennett. : DARCY
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Giraffe-like animal. : OKAPI
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Part of a flight of steps. : RISER
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___ nous. : ENTRE
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Discovered. : SPIED
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Exclamation of recoil. : UGH
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Lodge. : TEPEE
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Undecipherable. : ILLEGIBLE
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Creator of Mr. Dooley. : DUNNE
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Spots of color. : SPLASHES
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Contradicts. : GAINSAYS
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Sow. : SEMINATE
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Tortosa's river. : EBRO
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Mother of Hermes. : MAIA
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Lady. : DONA
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History. : ANNALS
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Poet, novelist, lecturer, flutist. : LANIER
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Creator of Poictesme. : CABELL
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Treatment. : USAGE
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Appointed. : NAMED
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Committing perjury. : LYING
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Dressed lettuce: German. : SALAT
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Noise. : BABEL
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Cuisine. : TABLE
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Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
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Musical instruments. : REEDS
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Carry through. : TIDE
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Closing passage in music. : CODA
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You: German. : SIE
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Diamond-cutter's cup. : DOP
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In the center of. : MID

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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