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OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS

New York Times, Sunday, September 7, 1947

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 674 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 60
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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 291
Across
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"Tom Brown at Oxford." : SCHOLAR
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Miscreants. : RASCALS
15
Dance step. : CHASSE
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"City of the Big Shoulders."—Sandburg. : CHICAGO
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Turkish. : OTTOMAN
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Sole clue in ancient mystery. : SLIPPER
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He is buried alive for treason. : RADAMES
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Where wort is made. : BREWERY
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It and prussic acid come from cassava root. : TAPIOCA
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Times. : ERAS
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Beatrix Potter's characters. : RABBITS
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Rims. : EDGES
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Siamese coins. : ATTS
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"When I gave you an inch, you took an ___."—Heywood. : ELL
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What Endymion was on Mt. Latmus. : ASLEEP
35
Noted London theatre. : ADELPHI
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Vic's sincere purchase: "The Hucksters." : TIE
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Wine, hot water, sugar, nutmeg and lemon juice. : NEGUS
40
India: Poetic. : IND
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Hebrew prophetess: Book of Judges. : DEBORAH
43
Celtic giant with the blighting eye. : BALOR
45
Classifying. : SORTING
47
Language of Venezuelean Indians. : PUME
48
Inhabitants. : DENIZENS
50
Doyle's "Speckled ___." : BAND
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Fundamental. : BASILAR
54
A class of ctenophores. : NUDA
55
Author of "Cavalcade." : COWARD
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Disarranged. : CLUTTERED
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Owen Davis' Beautiful Cloak Model. : NELLIE
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Egyptian Hades. : AMENTI
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Daughter of Eurytus. : IOLE
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She hastened to befriend Pinocchio. : SNAIL
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Kernels. : MEATS
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"The mountains Britain boasts."—Meredith. : MEN
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Marco Polo's way. : EASTWARD
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Our spelling of third word of "Canterbury Tales." : APRIL
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Egg on. : ABET
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Browning's "___ in the 'Scutcheon." : BLOT
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Kind of tide. : NEAP
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She loves "Jude the Obscure." : SUE
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Mexican dollar. : PESO
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Small rail. : SORA
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City in Battle Born state. : RENO
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Chair: Italian. : SEDIA
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Surgical blade. : EXSECTOR
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Worn by Gibson girl. : RAT
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Dante's home. : ITALY
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He wrote in shorthand. : PEPYS
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Don Diego's is green: "Don Quixote." : COAT
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Tapering. : TERETE
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Squared stone. : ASHLAR
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When Presidential elections take place. : LEAPYEARS
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Hardens. : INURES
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Heard in the Rue Morgue. : SHRIEKS
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"The Empire of the ___": Wells. : ANTS
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Side guards. : FLANKERS
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Recipient of a bequest. : LEGATEE
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Describing Cyrano's nose. : LARGE
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Peter Ibbetson's affliction. : MADNESS
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The sea: Fr. : MER
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George Borrow's subject. : GYPSY
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Joseph Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
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People in "Tale of Two Cities." : EMIGRES
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Set apart. : DEVOTE
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I am: Dial. : ISE
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Labyrinth. : MAZE
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Tidal inflow. : INSET
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Do away with. : ABOLISH
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Turkish chiefs. : AGAS
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Faithful wife of Posthumus. : IMOGENE
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Eskimo. : AMERIND
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Targets in "The Pioneers."—Cooper. : TURKEYS
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Descriptive of "The Village Blacksmith." : SINEWED
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Miss Dietrich. : MARLENE
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Property owner by transfer. : ALIENEE
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Listener. : HEARER
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Scoffed. : SNEERED
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Fish-lures. : TEASERS
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Stage prop, Act 3, "Lady Windermere's Fan." : SCREEN
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Dickens' Mr. Darnay. : CHARLES
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Spanish title. : HIDALGO
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Wood sorrels. : OCAS
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Loom lever. : LAM
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Machines used in dyeing. : AGERS
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She masquerades as Ganymede. : ROSALIND
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This Robin Hood did. : ROBBED
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Just hove clear, as an anchor. : ATRIP
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Let it stand. : STET
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Herded by "The Virginian."—Wister. : COWS
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Soul: French. : AME
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City on the Rio Grande. : LAREDO
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Secy. of the Treasury. : SNYDER
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Conflict. : CLASH
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Haunch. : HIP
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Sadie Thompson's destination: "Rain." : APIA
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Dot. : SPOTTLE
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Paragraph. : SECTION
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Rubber offers. : ERASERS
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He was stoned to death. : STEPHEN
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Devil: Gypsy. : BENG
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What Pollyanna was. : GLAD
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Moon goddess. : ASTARTE
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White poplars. : ABELES
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In the same place: Latin. : IBIDEM
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Pope at time of First Crusade. : URBAN
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Worn by Gibson girls. : DUSTERS
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Send forth. : EMIT
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Pinkster flowers. : AZALEAS
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Tiger Lily's people: "Peter Pan." : INDIANS
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"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." : PAULA
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Teller of a Canterbury Tale. : NUN
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Peashooters. : BLOWPIPES
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Wild buffalo. : ARNA
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What the Cheshire cat does. : REAPPEARS
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Ancient Wales. : CAMBRIA
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Egg dishes. : OMELETS
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The mother of Hiawatha. : WENONAH
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"The ___."—A. J. Cronin. : CITADEL
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Commands. : DIRECTS
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Status of Sancho Panza. : LABORER
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Places in Thackeray's "Henry Esmond." : ESTATES
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Ko-Ko has a famous one. : LIST
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Ooze. : SEEP
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Payable. : DUE
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For which Kidd was hanged. : LOOTING
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Heard in "The Nine Tailors." : TOLLING
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Surpasses. : EXCEEDS
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Nurse: India. : AYAH
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Saturates. : SOAKS
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Payment for a lease: Rare. : RENTAGE
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Mark Twain's Hartford man. : YANKEE
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Causes of lost week-ends. : SPREES
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Rip's gun is. : RUSTY
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Arikara. : REE
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Chinese weights. : YINS
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Befurred. : ERMINED
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Airship. : AEROSTAT
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Nationality of Rubens. : FLEMISH
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City in Wyoming. : LARAMIE
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Where Hoover Dam is. : ARIZONA
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Droops. : SAGS
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Italian author and painter. : LEVI
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Foreign. : EPIGENE
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One who tries. : ESSAYER
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What Alice's adventures are. : DREAMS
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Tennis player. : NETMAN
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Scored at pinochle. : MELDED
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Gives assent. : YESSES
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Bret Harte character. : MINER
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He wrote "Go and Catch a Falling Star." : DONNE
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Distant region. : THULE
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Elbe tributary. : EGER
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Penny: Scot. : ARLE
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Coffin. : BIER
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Maori trees. : AKES
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Sheep. : EWE
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Narrow inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 57 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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