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MEMORY PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, September 4, 1949

79-Down : Of majestic dignity.

Author:
William Spaar Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 174, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 58 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 395
Across
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Lycurgus' home town. : SPARTA
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City on the Naugatuck. : ANSONIA
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Violins. : STRADS
20
Presumptive. : APRIORI
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Vegetable containers. : PEAPODS
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Playful contradictions. : IRONIES
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Dock worker. : PIERMAN
25
Vestal gods. : PENATES
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The missing bride, in Samuel Rogers' poem. : GINEVRA
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Gnawed. : ATE
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To sit, in Welsh. : EISTEDD
30
Must. : OUGHT
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Cheats: Slang. : GIPS
33
Welfares of the public. : COMMONWEALS
35
Braid. : PLAIT
36
Seizes: Obs. : SASES
37
Great expectations. : HOPES
38
Come-on glance. : OGLE
39
Heavyweight punches. : SLOGS
40
Made over. : REDONE
41
Within: Comb. form. : ENTO
42
What the world is today. : ARMED
43
___ Sound. : PUGET
44
Sec'y of State under Hayes, 1877-81. : EVARTS
45
Message over Post Office posters. : WANTED
47
Russian name. : BORIS
48
Where Toulon is. : VAR
49
Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
52
Mr. Doe. : JOHN
53
Greek dialect. : DORIC
54
Hot weather consolation. : ICECUBE
59
President of Mexico. : ALEMAN
61
Camping necessities. : TENTS
62
On-the-line deals. : CASHSALES
64
Scratch again. : REMAR
65
These can be liquid or frozen. : ASSETS
67
Berchtesgaden site. : AERIE
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Target. : BUTT
69
Anne Sullivan ___, Helen Keller's teacher (1866-1936). : MACY
70
Congressional minority. : ANTIDEMOCRATS
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Tonic-producing plant. : ALOE
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Oriental servant. : AMAH
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Low-grade sheepskins. : ROANS
75
On the other side of. : ACROSS
76
Famous English poet and engraver (1757-1827). : BLAKE
77
Surgical operation. : RESECTING
79
Puts up. : ANTES
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Dewey decimal ___. : SYSTEM
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Moscow's citadel. : KREMLIN
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Nine sister goddesses. : MUSES
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Levee. : DIKE
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Letters. : ENS
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Superlative suffix. : EST
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Unpopular number. : EIGHT
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Pass away. : PERISH
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Jitterbug. : HEPCAT
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Tedium. : ENNUI
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Malefactor. : FELON
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Cupid's equivalent. : EROS
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Casanova's forte. : AMOURS
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Lettuce's adjective. : CRISP
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Free after 795 years. : ERIN
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Stole. : CREPT
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Settles. : RESTS
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Slav. : CROAT
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Cyclotron. : ATOMSHOOTER
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Pedestrian's nemesis. : AUTO
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___ Sainte Marie. : SAULT
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Native of the Balkans. : SERBIAN
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Miss Claire. : INA
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___ shirt. : STUFFED
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Region of SE Germany. : LUSATIA
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Seasoned highly. : DEVILED
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Servitude. : SERFAGE
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Abrasive substance. : ERODENT
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Ham tragedians. : EMOTERS
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Vocalists. : SESTET
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Cleanse. : DETERGE
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Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
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Almost obsolete saloon equipment. : SPITOON
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Appropriate. : PREEMPT
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Gas station commodity. : AIR
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Swains. : ROMEOS
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Part of a formal gown. : TRAIN
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English novelist and editor (1805-82). : AINSWORTH
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Proved attractive. : APPEALED
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Teased: Colloq. : NEEDLED
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___ of time. : SANDS
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Former Government agency. : OPA
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Nullifying adverbial particle. : NOT
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Concerned with ideas. : IDEOLOGIC
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Quenches. : ASSUAGES
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Surveyor's observation. : SIGHT
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Powdered substance: Abbr. : TRIT
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Northernmost of the Virgin Islands. : ANEGADA
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Factor of a number. : DIVISOR
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Satan, in Genesis. : SERPENT
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Geronimo was one. : APACHE
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Talks pertly. : SASSES
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Covering. : TEGMEN
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Pith. : GIST
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Tabby talk. : MEOW
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Very much: Latin. : PLURIS
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Porcelain town near Paris. : SEVRES
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Spirit of good baseball. : SPORTSMANSHIP
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Extends. : REACHES
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Soon. : ANON
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Out of harmony. : AJAR
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Kindness: Fr. : BONTE
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"The painful ceremony of receiving and returning ___."—Smollett. : VISITS
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Identification sign. : EARMARK
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Diamond: Slang. : GLEAMER
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Chest for jewels. : GEMCASE
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Exploits. : DEEDS
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Juntos. : CABALS
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Hoot. : ULULATE
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Presage. : BETOKEN
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Regards as worthy. : ESTEEMS
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Willful disfigurement of person: Law. : MAYHEM
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Manchu dynasty: Var. : TSING
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West Indies game fish. : CEROS
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Armenian river, 635 miles to the Kura. : ARAS
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Spread with salve. : ANOINT
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___ Musial, St. Louis swatter. : STAN
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Bob ___ who wooed Lydia Languish. : ACRES
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Skilled workers. : ARTISTS
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Two more than in 122 across. : OCTET
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Unplayed holes in golf. : BYES
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Exonerates. : CLEARS
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Of majestic dignity. : AUGUST
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Outermost layer. : SKIN
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Pint-size reproduction. : MINIATURE
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Cut off the branches. : DELIMB
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"Old ___." : IRONSIDES
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Registered. : ENROLLED
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Harangue. : PERORATE
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"The mask falls, the man remains, and the ___ disappears."—Rousseau. : HERO
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Badger. : HARASS
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Seditious tumults: Fr. : EMEUTES
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Attitude. : POSTURE
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Bypasses. : CUTOFFS
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Color. : ECRU
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Feasting lavishly. : FETEING
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Roof repairer. : RETILER
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A pair of jacks. : OPENERS
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Fiddles. : STRADS
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Mother duck on a pond. : CONVOY
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Youngest son. : CADET
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Fall-blooming flower. : ASTER
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Zoological prefix. : HAEMA
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Siege: Obs. : SEGE
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Mrs. Spratt's preference. : FAT
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"Lost Weekend" character. : SOT
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He wrote "The College Widow." : ADE
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 39 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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