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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1948

Author:
J. P. Worden
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 184, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 83
J. P. Worden has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 107-Down clue had period after "1601"; put it after parentheses.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 344
Across
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French Statesman. : SCHUMAN
8
Group of nations: Poet. : BRITANNIA
17
Joint help. : COAID
22
Daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
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Donee. : RECIPIENT
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In harmony. : ATUNE
25
Recently married king. : MICHAEL
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Striver for peaceful conditions. : IRENICIST
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Widow's right: Scots law. : TERCE
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Squid's protection. : INK
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Complacency. : SMUGGERY
31
Meredith's Sir Willoughby. : EGOIST
33
Marshall Plan. : ERP
34
Liang. : TAEL
36
Indians in Governor Peterson's state. : OMAHAS
37
Outer covering. : HUSK
38
Mirth. : GLEE
39
English author, lexicographer (1490?–1546). : ELYOT
41
Small nail. : BRAD
42
Urge forward. : IMPEL
45
Of an Old Testament book. : ISAIAN
47
Element in borax. : SODIUM
49
Beverages. : BEERS
50
Chatter. : PRATE
51
In the current. : ASTREAM
53
Fragments. : SHARDS
55
More candid. : PLAINER
57
Melted by intense heat. : MOLTEN
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Boche. : HEINIE
59
Scryers. : SEERS
60
Leafy. : FOLIAR
61
Hollow holders. : SOCKETS
62
Downy ___; its blossom is state flower of Missouri. : HAWTHORN
66
___ Isles, in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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Communist leader in France. : THOREZ
68
Muse of comedy. : THALIA
70
King: French. : ROI
71
Clique. : RING
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Cicerone. : GUIDE
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Boxers' limits. : ROPES
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Edith ___, Parisian singer popular here. : PIAF
75
Former "Ikearchy." : ETO
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Robin Hood's domain. : FOREST
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Glided. : SAILED
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For fear that. : LEST
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Terms. : SESSIONS
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Sojourns. : ABIDALS
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Having a sharply tapering tip. : POINTY
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Disqualify. : UNFIT
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Gastric parts of cud-chewing mammals. : RUMINA
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___ Sunday: Eccl. : ROGATE
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Embrace. : BECLASP
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Army horses in pack or courier service. : BIDETS
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Tranquilized. : SERENED
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English dramatist (1505–56). : UDALL
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Mexican tree with large yellow flowers. : DRAGO
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Packing used by mechanics. : GASKET
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Indian coins. : RUPEES
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Ravaged. : EATEN
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Mr. Shotton. : BURT
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Plods. : SLOGS
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Range of vision. : SCAN
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Shelter: French. : ABRI
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Radio sage. : KIERAN
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Tent of nomadic tribes in Siberia. : YURT
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Larrup. : TAN
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Exposure. : AIRING
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Lady's compact, keys, hanky, gumdrops, etc. : PURSEFUL
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Collation. : TEA
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Virginia willow and related shrubs. : ITEAS
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To the faithful: Latin. : ADFIDELES
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Knife for scraping hides. : FLESHER
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System of symbols in medieval music. : NEUME
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Structure over mining shaft. : HEADFRAME
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Of a group that includes cobras. : ELAPINE
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___ Romanorum (Deeds of the Romans), book of Middle Ages. : GESTA
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Worker on shoe uppers. : EDGEMAKER
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Bestows. : DONATES
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One of a Caucasian race. : SEMITE
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Of the hair. : CRINAL
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Gadget. : HICKEY
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Redskin's uh-huh. : UGH
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Extinct ratites. : MOAS
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Wind: Comb. form. : ANEMO
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Of a genus of large water lilies. : NELUMBIAN
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___ Young. : BRIGHAM
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Study over. : REREAD
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Those who mix frostings. : ICERS
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Infant. : TINY
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Himalayan mountain, 22,700 feet. : API
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City on the Côte d'Azur. : NICE
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What horses are. : NEIGHERS
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Inspirits. : INSOULS
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Cybele loved him. : ATTIS
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Carrie Chapman ___. : CATT
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Native of: Suff. : OTE
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Golden. : AURELIAN
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Self-existent. : INCREATE
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Intensifier. : DEEPENER
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Fish sauce of ancient Greece. : GARUM
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Equipment for St. Moritz. : SKI
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Stray person or animal. : LOSTLING
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Showy. : GARISH
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Heap of crushed silver ore. : TORTA
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Vicente Blasco ___. : IBANEZ
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___ system, opposed to spoils system. : MERIT
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They are part of traffic problems. : PEDESTRIANS
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City in Georgia. : SPARTA
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Cervidae. : DEER
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Ancient Syrian. : AMORITE
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Hot east winds of Mediterranean. : SOLANOS
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What Trygve Lie heads. : SECRETARIAT
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Walk: Colloq. : HIKE
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Noised abroad. : PEALED
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He wrote, "We disaffiliate." : LEWIS
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Carriage tops. : HOODS
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Arranges. : SHAPES
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Dimes in the slot. : FARES
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Most wary. : SHIEST
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Its capital is Santiago de Cuba. : ORIENTE
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Cooked. : ROASTED
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"Swell." : NIFTY
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Edible root. : TURNIP
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Hey! : HOLLA
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Dumbbells. : GOOFS
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Flexibly. : PLIANTLY
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Musical close. : FINALE
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Second son of Jacob and Leah. : SIMEON
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Ingress. : ADIT
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Glum. : SULLEN
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Red-headed pro tennis star. : BUDGE
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What Cincinnati packs. : PORK
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Moldings with sigmoid profiles. : OGEES
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Supplied with new aides. : RESTAFFED
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Exploding. : BURSTING
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Student. : EDUCATEE
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One of the Seven against Thebes. : CAPANEUS
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Cerebral weariness. : BRAINFAG
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French name for important region. : SARRE
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Gibed. : DERIDED
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Surmiser. : GUESSER
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Capuchin monkey. : SAI
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Galley with two banks of oars. : BIREME
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Surpass in batting. : OUTHIT
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American general (1742–86). : GREENE
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Gawks. : STARES
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Famous Danish astronomer (1546–1601). : BRAHE
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Russian peasant. : KULAK
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Task attempted in skat. : NULLO
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Oceanward. : ASEA
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Winner of 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature. : GIDE
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Part of Istanbul. : PERA
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Slender. : LEAN
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Danish county. : AMT
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British flying award. : DFM
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Visit a health resort. : SPA

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 63 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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