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PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS

New York Times, Sunday, September 17, 1950

85-Across : Mathematician, philosopher, writer.

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.84, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 198, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 52
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 455
Across
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Ambassador from India. : PANDIT
7
Atomic Senator. : MCMAHON
14
Fund-raising letters. : APPEALS
21
Baltimorean. : ORIOLE
22
Dignify. : ELEVATE
23
Yale's new president. : GRISWOLD
25
Chattered idly. : PRATED
26
Songlike. : MELODIC
27
Penitent. : REPENTER
28
Forebears of the Scots. : PICTS
29
Breed of cattle. : DEVON
30
Hispid. : SETOSE
32
The Deacon's pride. : SHAY
33
Ill. : EVIL
34
Hop stems. : BINES
35
Confines. : SHUTS
36
Bird: Comb. form. : AVI
37
Housing problem. : TENEMENTS
39
Battleground of 1943. : CASSINO
42
City on the Po. : TURIN
44
Present head of House of Hapsburg. : OTTO
45
Pres. McIntosh's bailiwick. : BARNARD
46
___ and dining. : WINING
47
Diffidence. : MODESTY
51
Senator Tydings. : MILLARD
52
Coney Island commodity. : HOTDOGS
53
Reluctant. : AVERSE
54
Pantry. : BUTLERY
55
Moths. : LUNAS
56
Noted Air Force general. : LEMAY
57
"The ___ Falcon." : MALTESE
58
Avian abodes. : BIRDNESTS
62
Seed coat. : ARIL
63
Author of "Death of a Salesman." : MILLER
64
Smother. : STIFLE
66
Senator from Minnesota. : THYE
67
Capture. : BAG
68
Great teacher of medicine (1849-1919). : OSLER
69
Register. : ENTER
70
Marshall Plan. : ECA
71
Above. : ATOP
73
Disdains. : SCORNS
75
Shrubs. : ALDERS
76
Mark Twain's Calavaras County jumper. : FROG
77
Beats again. : REDEFEATS
79
Cars on Cannon Mountain, N. H. : TELFERS
81
R. L. S. lived here. : SAMOA
82
Brooks. : RILLS
83
Clergymen. : PASTORS
84
Educator, writer, college president. : CONANT
85
Mathematician, philosopher, writer. : RUSSELL
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Good ones: Slang. : CORKERS
89
Secy. Johnson's department. : DEFENSE
90
Intact. : ENTIRE
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Where the Marshall Plan was launched. : HARVARD
92
Pasteur on the screen. : MUNI
93
Homeless creature. : STRAY
94
Gossips. : TALKERS
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New drug. : HISTAMINE
100
Furthermore. : TOO
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Estate. : MANOR
102
Ejects. : OUSTS
103
Beverages. : ALES
104
Piercing tools. : AWLS
106
Luzon headhunter. : IGOROT
108
Ringleted. : CURLY
109
Fold. : PLEAT
110
Politburo strong man. : MALENKOV
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Gov. Payne's capital. : AUGUSTA
114
Noted lawyer and diplomat (1832-1917). : CHOATE
115
Grand Hollywood affair. : PREMIERE
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Dignified. : STATELY
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Offender. : SINNER
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Bureau. : DRESSER
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Wrestles. : TUSSLES
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Vindicates. : CLEARS
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Kind of valve. : POPPET
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Attain success. : ARRIVE
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Vitamin B component. : NIACIN
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Half-burned tobacco in a pipe. : DOTTLE
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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___ Williams. : TED
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Reminder of the past. : MEMENTO
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Anne of ___, wife of Henry VIII. : CLEVES
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Here a Venus was found in 1820. : MELOS
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River near Rugby. : AVON
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Maintained. : HAD
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Man's name. : OTIS
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Indispensable. : NECESSARY
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Where the Big Mo went. : AGROUND
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Immediately. : PRESTO
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Meerschaums. : PIPES
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Compass point. : ESE
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Wheat beards. : AWNS
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Gay rake. : LOTHARIO
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Separating into filaments, as silk. : SLEAVING
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Jobs for laundries. : DRYINGS
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___ Moore, of the funnies. : DINTY
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"The ___ Man." : THIRD
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Miss Davis. : BETTE
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Covered with bryophytes. : MOSSY
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Visitor. : CALLER
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French city. : ARLES
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Nooses. : SNARES
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Prometheus. : TITAN
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Nobel Prize winner, 1928. : UNDSET
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Heron. : BITTERN
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Seven ___ of the world. : WONDERS
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Where Calicut is. : MALABAR
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Indulged in too much food. : OVERATE
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Hero. : DEMIGOD
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Of an age. : ERAL
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Pestles. : MULLERS
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Baseball pitchers. : HURLERS
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Votes. : BALLOTS
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Hoists. : LIFTERS
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Make an error. : MISCALL
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Farm machines. : BINDERS
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Taft's V. P. : SHERMAN
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Powerful business men. : TYCOONS
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Tidal basin portal. : SEAGATE
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Light white wine of W. Germany. : MOSELLE
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Form of road pavement. : TELFORD
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Iran. : PERSIA
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Suffer from extreme need. : STARVE
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Modifies. : ALTERS
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Temple. : FANE
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Impetuous. : FIERY
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Glacial ridge. : ESKAR
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Bulgarian capital. : SOFIA
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Menu item. : PORKROAST
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Coins. : CENTS
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Press with a die again. : RESTAMP
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Unfavorable. : UNTOWARD
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Baby carriage. : STROLLER
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Heat: Latin. : CALOR
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___ Answer. : DUSTY
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Site of Dartmouth. : HANOVER
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Misplaces. : MISLAYS
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Bengali poet (1861-1941). : TAGORE
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Dash against. : HURTLE
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Senator from Nevada. : MALONE
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Sister of ex-King Carol. : ILEANA
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More tidy. : NEATER
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Chemical compounds. : ESTERS
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Broadcasting gadgets: Sl. : MIKES
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Blackbird. : OUSEL
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Strewn with stars: Her. : SEME
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Short, full ballet skirt. : TUTU
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Fells. : CUTS
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Murray of the C. I. O. : PHIL
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Serbian city. : NIS
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Subject of Boyle's law. : GAS
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Cosecant: Abbr. : CSC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 45 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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