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THE READERS' GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 1950

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 617 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 462
Across
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Important library in N. Y. C. : MORGAN
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Proceedings. : MINUTES
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"Le ___ Imaginaire." : MALADE
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Awakening. : AROUSAL
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Useless. : INUTILE
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Pinta, Nina, or Santa Maria. : CARAVEL
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Staying power. : STAMINA
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Given to shrieking. : SCREAMY
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Scene of "The Petrified Forest." : ARIZONA
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The vogue. : TON
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Some of Sitting Bull's men. : DAKOTAS
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Drama by Edward Sheldon, 1913. : ROMANCE
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Sunder. : CUT
33
Word for Mark Antony's address. : ELOGE
35
Effaces. : ERASES
37
Alaskan city. : NOME
38
It's under the old apple tree. : SHADE
40
Garden tool. : RAKE
41
Asiatic tree. : ASAK
42
River mouth. : ESTUARY
45
Pindar's works. : ODES
46
Studied by Audubon. : NESTS
48
Oregon Trail breakers. : TEAMSTERS
51
Endured. : STOOD
53
Fondness. : TASTE
55
"___ Morgana." : FATA
56
Wise men. : SEERS
58
A title of Rienzi's. : SENATOR
61
Ironic. : SATIRIC
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Suffered by Jack and Jill. : BRUISES
68
Make ready. : PREPARE
69
One of triplets. : TRIN
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Chevrotain. : NAPU
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Lyric. : MELIC
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Short for ammunition. : AMMO
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Famous hall in Meath, Ireland. : TARA
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Of the side. : LATERAL
78
Famous museum in Madrid. : PRADO
79
Cravat. : TIE
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Attempted. : ESSAYED
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Re-fastens. : REBOLTS
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Child. : TOT
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Undetermined. : UNSET
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Mother of one child. : UNIPARA
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Genus of dolphins. : INIA
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Odious. : VILE
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Hero of "Westward Ho!" : LEIGH
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Russian hemp. : RINE
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Bard of ___. : AVON
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Novel by Mrs. Humphry Ward, 1900. : ELEANOR
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Accredit. : ASCRIBE
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Relevant. : GERMANE
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William the Conqueror's men. : NORMANS
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Finnish lake. : ENARE
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"Aeneid." : EPIC
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Jazz dance. : STOMP
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___ Mongolia. : OUTER
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Widespread. : PREVALENT
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African tribal chiefs. : KAIDS
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Charley's impersonation. : AUNT
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Word for Iago. : SCHEMER
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Feed for Black Beauty. : OATS
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Harvest. : REAP
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Scarecrow's stuffing. : STRAW
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Roasted: Fr. : ROTI
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Marker. : TABBER
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Seed coating. : TESTA
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The Altar. : ARA
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Infant cupid : AMORINO
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Felled timber. : FALLAGE
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Careen. : TIP
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Slayers of Captain Cook. : NATIVES
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Pause. : RESPITE
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Crowlike. : CORVINE
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Timeless. : AGELESS
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Guarantees. : ENSURES
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Coach's aid. : TRAINER
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Jewish home festivals. : SEDERS
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Most vapid. : STALEST
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Resources. : ASSETS
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"The ___ of Ballantrae." : MASTER
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Bunting. : ORTOLAN
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City in Virginia. : ROANOKE
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Bubble ___. : GUM
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Away. : ASIDE
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Novel by Zola. : NANA
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Alice makes one after another in Wonderland. : MISTAKE
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Quechuan tribe. : INCAS
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Mary Poppins' role. : NURSE
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Indian. : UTE
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Headdress. : TIAR
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City in California. : ELMONTE
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Third wife of Henry VIII. : SEYMOUR
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Tristan's uncle. : MARC
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Zodiacal Ram. : ARIES
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Caucasian tribesman. : LAZ
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Kind of pear. : AVOCADO
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Stripped. : DENUDED
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Exalts. : ELATES
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Mirrors in Thoreau's "Maine Woods." : LAKES
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Chair worker. : CANER
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Speechify. : ORATE
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Accumulate. : AMASS
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Himmler's men. : GESTAPO
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Lyrical form. : SESTINA
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___ poet: James Whitcomb Riley. : HOOSIER
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Classifies. : ASSORTS
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Betelgeuse. : STAR
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River in France and Belgium. : YSER
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Bye-bye. : TATA
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Away off. : AFAR
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Heroine of Scott's "Rokeby." : MATILDA
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Outdoes. : TRUMPS
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Georgia Neese Clark's job. : TREASURER
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Effervescent. : EBULLIENT
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Flexible knife. : SPATULA
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Weasels. : ERMINES
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Avenging. : NEMESIC
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Abiding. : STAYING
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Short rifle. : CARBINE
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Rumanian city. : SLATINA
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Phantom. : EIDOLON
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Surf ducks. : SCOTERS
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Peacock blue. : PAON
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Gypsy lady. : RANI
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Suffering. : TRAVAIL
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Acetylene. : ETHINE
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Estates in India: Var. : TALOOKS
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Genus of herons. : EGRETTA
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Bulwark. : RAMPART
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Bram Stoker's "Dracula." : VAMPIRE
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First word of Poe's "Raven." : ONCE
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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Behind which Little Dorrit was born. : BARS
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Magistrate in old Greece. : EPHOR
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Madame de ___. : STAEL
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Affront. : OUTRAGE
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Not classed. : UNRATED
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Departs. : RETIRES
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Georg Brandes' "___ Authors." : EMINENT
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"This was the ___ Roman of them all." : NOBLEST
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Foreordain. : DESTINE
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Fabric. : SATINET
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Thrones. : ASANAS
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Founder of "Yale Review." : CROSS
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Pamphlet. : TRACT
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"The Pickwick ___." : PAPERS
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Vacillate. : WAVER
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Plight of London, September, 1666. : AFIRE
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Katharine Lee ___. : BATES
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Buddhist churches in Japan. : TERAS
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___ of pottage. : MESS
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Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
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African musical instrument. : GORA
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___ de France. : ILE
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O. T. people. : PUL
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Vigor. : VIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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