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WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 14, 1947

Author:
P. J. Lamanna
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 49
P. Joseph Lamanna has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 292
Across
1
Singer. : PONS
5
French chalk. : TALC
9
Obstructs. : TRIPS
14
Glass tubes used in chemistry. : BURETS
20
Fabaceous tree yielding oil. : EBOE
21
One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
22
Cancel. : REMIT
23
Not perfect. : UNIDEAL
25
Governor General of Canada. : ALEXANDER
27
Egg-shaped. : OVATE
28
Music festival of 18th Cent. England. : RIDOTTO
29
Lily: French. : LIS
30
Long. : YEARN
31
Unit of "currency" in European black markets. : CIGARETTE
33
Base ___. : HIT
34
Protective influences. : EGISES
36
Expunge. : ERASE
38
Teucer's city. : TROY
39
Escort. : BEAU
40
Escritoire. : DESK
41
About 45c in Addis Ababa. : TALARI
43
Couple. : JOIN
44
Trees of apple family. : SORBS
45
Dishonorably. : IGNOBLY
48
___ citato. : OPERE
50
Editor of The Tatler (1672–1729). : STEELE
51
Truman's brand-new "Independence." : AIRPLANE
54
More lucid. : SANER
56
City on the Pau. : LOURDES
57
Japanese apricot. : UME
58
Famous Cremona family. : AMATI
60
Structures on basketball court. : BACKBOARDS
63
Pet of Charles II. : SPANIEL
65
General famous for North African adventures. : CLARK
67
Stunted. : RUNTY
68
Advanced. : FAR
71
Boozers. : TOPERS
72
Devoutness. : PIETY
73
Means of transportation. : BUSES
74
Tool for holding. : VISE
75
Repenter. : RUER
76
Winner of Nobel peace prize, 1921. : LANGE
77
Leases. : RENTS
78
Symbols forming the Uraeus. : ASPS
79
Small box worn at the girdle. : INRO
80
Staves. : CANES
81
Folkways. : MORES
82
5 iron. : MASHIE
84
Business of "hucksters." : ADS
85
Bare dwellings. : BARNS
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Increase. : MOUNT
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Bark of Brazilian tree used as tonic. : PEREIRA
88
What economic planners hope to avoid. : DEPRESSION
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Inn in the East. : SERAI
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Nought. : NIL
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Famous town near Cork. : BLARNEY
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Gives: Slang. : HANDS
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Remands. : CONSIGNS
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More viscous. : LIMIER
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Examine. : SCANS
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Yarn. : WORSTED
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Ten percenter. : AGENT
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Unbend. : THAW
107
Slight pause. : HIATUS
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Charge. : ONUS
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British cinema mogul. : RANK
114
Part of smoke. : SOOT
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Wild dog of Australia. : DINGO
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Slanting. : ASLOPE
118
City in Paraguay. : ITA
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Evoking guffaws, as a farce. : SCREAMING
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An area of U. S.–Russian rivalry. : CHESS
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Cautious biter. : NIBBLER
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One who binds. : LACER
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The total of New Englanders. : YANKEEDOM
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Italian dramatist (1707–93). : GOLDONI
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Bizarre. : OUTRE
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Position. : SITE
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Wings. : ALAE
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Occupied a den. : NESTED
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Lynchburg's famous man. : GLASS
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Crushed. : TROD
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Sea swallow. : TERN
Down
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Resounded. : PEALED
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Compel. : OBLIGE
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Perception of truth: Psychol. : NOESIS
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Six: Comb. form. : SEX
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Spikes. : TINES
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Egyptian lizard supposed to cure leprosy. : ADDA
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Rester. : LIER
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Ezra ___, philanthropist. : CORNELL
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Surgical stylet. : TROCAR
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Pertaining to improved version. : REVISIONARY
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Likeness. : IMAGE
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Fiber used as cordage. : PITA
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Snoring: Med. : STERTOR
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Supreme Court justice. : BURTON
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Harmony. : UNITY
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Harass: Colloq. : RIDE
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Taro: Var. : EDO
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Confined by rope. : TETHERED
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Capable of being gratified. : SATIABLE
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Food of the Lotophagi. : LOTUSES
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Vote of approval. : AYE
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Lake port. : ERIE
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Omission. : SKIP
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Guitarfishes. : RAYS
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They made the great trek, 1836. : BOERS
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Of musical sound. : TONAL
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Connive at. : ABET
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Twitch. : JERK
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Brown ___. : STUDY
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White of egg. : GLAIR
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Noted figures. : NAMES
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"Glamour boy" Gregory. : PECK
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Grades. : SORTS
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President Karl Renner's country. : AUSTRIA
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Hold in legal custody. : IMPOUND
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What Cyrus Hall McCormick made. : REAPERS
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Slacken. : ABATE
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Ocean routes. : LANES
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Gelidity. : ICINESS
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Men of dark pigmentation. : BRUNETS
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Expels. : OUSTS
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Detective Wolfe. : NERO
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Supports. : LEGS
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Hoover's favorite pastime. : FISHING
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Acetate of salicylic acid. : ASPIRIN
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Refastens. : RESEALS
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Soft fabric. : PANNE
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President Philipp Etter's capital. : BERN
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Ornament. : VASE
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The famous MacPhail. : LARRY
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Liberal in size. : ROUND
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Tittup. : CAPER
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Makers of white mule. : MOONSHINERS
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Denoted. : MEANT
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Originate. : ARISE
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Author of "They Burned the Books." : BENET
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Sir: India. : MIAN
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Solomon ___, rascal in "Tale of Two Cities." : PROSS
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First word of famous poem, "To Celia." : DRINK
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He said, "If parents would only realize how they bore their children!" : SHAW
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Beige. : ECRU
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Proclaiming loudly. : BLARING
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Act of tying. : LIGATION
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Tractable. : AMENABLE
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Roll of luggage. : SWAG
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Van Johnson, to bobby-soxers. : IDOL
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External casing of tire. : SHOE
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Index. : CATALOG
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Auditory organ in invertebrates. : OTOCYST
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Arid and hot. : TORRID
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Painter of "La Source" (1780–1867). : INGRES
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Simpleton. : NOODLE
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Great tumult. : UPROAR
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Members of N. M. U. : SEAMEN
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Exhibition of strong feeling. : SCENE
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Dogmatic principles. : DICTA
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Expected. : ASKED
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Compass point. : SSE
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___ machine. : SLOT
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Hammer. : MAUL
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Tiny distance. : HAIR
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Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
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Bundles: Abbr. : BDS
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Fret away. : EAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 45 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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