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BOOKMAN'S PLEASURE

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1948

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original grid at 90-Across had WEIN; corrected to WIEN.

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© 1948, The New York TimesNo. 343
Across
1
Subject of a Thornton Wilder novel. : CAESAR
7
A nonfiction best seller. : ALMANAC
14
Leaves of grass. : BLADES
20
Heroine of "All's Well That Ends Well." : HELENA
21
Stone age implement. : NEOLITH
22
Bestow without stint. : LAVISH
23
A variety of fungus. : AGARIC
24
Girl's name, meaning gazelle. : TABITHA
25
A salt of a fatty acid. : OLEATE
26
Storage place. : REPOSITORY
28
Best seller of 1855. : WESTWARDHO
30
Feast day: Comb. form. : MAS
31
Deserve. : EARN
32
He wrote "The Gay Lord Quex." : PINERO
33
Close the eyes. : SEEL
34
Knife. : SNEE
36
"___ of Ancient Rome."—Macaulay. : LAYS
38
The Harvard ___. : STADIUM
40
"___ Miniver." : MRS
41
Sharp bark. : YELP
43
Honors. : ACES
45
Governor Maw's state. : UTAH
47
Two points in football. : SAFETY
50
Color: French. : BLEU
51
Dependent. : PENSIONER
56
Lower. : ABASE
57
Approve again. : REENDORSE
59
Clamor. : NOISE
60
Robert Todd Lincoln. : TAD
61
___ dust. : STAR
63
Seats. : SOFAS
64
Resources. : ASSETS
65
By another way: Latin. : ALIA
67
___-Saxon. : ANGLO
69
Examines by touch. : FEELS
71
Dark. : EBON
72
Kichisaburo ___, Ambassador from Japan, 1941. : NOMURA
74
Tuesday: French. : MARDI
76
Author of "The Bad Parent's Garden of Verse." : NASH
78
Spenser's Truth. : UNA
79
Empty. : INANE
80
Pillaged. : RANSACKED
82
Source of gold, in Old Testament. : OPHIR
84
Adjusting an axis to normal position. : CENTERING
86
Dutch island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
87
Helix. : SPIRAL
88
Offscourings. : SCUM
89
Jerusalem hill, site of the Temple. : SION
90
Where Schubert lived and died. : WIEN
91
Prince Edward's double in "The Prince and the Pauper." : TOM
94
Refugees. : EMIGRES
97
Mine truck. : TRAM
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Head. : TETE
103
Sacred bull of ancient Egypt. : APIS
105
Strong forward dash. : ONRUSH
106
Son of Tros, and founder of Troy. : ILUS
108
Nothing. : NIL
109
Toynbee, Beard, Motley, et al. : HISTORIANS
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___ agreement. : GENTLEMANS
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Utterly senseless. : INSANE
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Hypocritically weeps. : SNIVELS
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Land of the Thousand and One Nights. : ARABIA
118
Render. : TEARER
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Woman's long cloak. : PELISSE
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Names of books. : TITLES
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The unemployed. : IDLERS
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Rained at freezing temperature. : SLEETED
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Appears on stage. : ENTERS
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"Freedom has a thousand ___."—Cowper. : CHARMS
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Where Sappho drowned. : AEGEAN
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Slip by. : ELAPSE
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Relating to serum: Comb. form. : SERO
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___ seed. : ANISE
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In a manner pertaining to an ethnic group. : RACIALLY
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Loser at Actium. : ANTONY
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Cordelia's father. : LEAR
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___ Dick. : MOBY
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Arabian Nights character. : ALI
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Morons. : NITWITS
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Friend of Ulysses. : ATHENA
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Pursued. : CHASED
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Highway accidents. : BLOWOUTS
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French exclamation. : LALA
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Declares. : AVERS
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Jeweled headband. : DIADEM
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Lady Dedlock's daughter in "Bleak House." : ESTHER
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Abodes of the dead: Hebrew. : SHEOLS
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Light carriage. : TRAP
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Three in one. : TRIUNE
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False. : PSEUDO
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Holes in cheese. : EYES
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Transfer of property. : SALE
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Large pipes. : MAINS
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Summers: French. : ETES
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Busy people in Boston. : CENSORS
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___gow. : HOOSE
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Diabolical. : SATANIC
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Ear shell. : ABALONE
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He knows all the answers on "Information Please." : FADIMAN
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Joan of Lorraine on the stage. : BERGMAN
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Before: Prefix. : PRAE
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Ascetics of ancient Palestine. : ESSENES
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German historian, "History of Rome." : NIEBUHR
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Russian satellite. : ESTONIA
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Tangle again. : RESNARL
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Played continuously. : RAN
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Ex ___. : OFFICIO
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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"The Golden ___." : ASS
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Part of a chorus in "Pinafore." : AUNTS
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Writer of many fairy tales. : LANG
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"A Shropshire ___."—A. E. Housman. : LAD
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Chairman of GOP committee. : REECE
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The language of Andersen's Fairy Tales. : DANISH
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He says he "Never Left Home." : HOPE
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Seaport of N. E. Italy. : RIMINI
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He wrote "Critique of Pure Reason." : KANT
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Two cups. : PINT
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Gossips. : RUMORERS
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Assume the appearance of. : SIMULATE
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Attached by the base. : SESSILE
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Whitman. : WALT
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Grass skirt land. : TAHITI
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Supposed. : OPINED
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Prayer book. : MISSAL
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Seizes. : GRASPS
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Rivulet. : RUNNEL
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Dipped in water. : RINSED
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Authorize. : ENABLE
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More minute. : TINIER
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German name for Alsace. : ELSASS
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Gaze. : STARE
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Small finch. : SERIN
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Singleton. : ONER
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Metrical romance. : GEST
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In addition. : ELSE
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Book of New Testament: Abbr. : MATT
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Strive. : VIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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