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WORLD WIDE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1945

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 664 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 67
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1945, The New York TimesNo. 187
Across
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Contenders for Palestine. : ARABS
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Famous newspaper man. : OCHS
10
Surname of "Josh Billings." : SHAW
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Maritime Commission head. : LAND
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Faneuil Hall, "___ of Liberty." : CRADLE
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Mournful. : PLAINTIVE
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First sign of zodiac. : ARIES
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Governor of New Jersey (1941–44). : EDISON
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Under-Secretary of War. : PATTERSON
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Truman's Secretary of Treasury. : VINSON
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Cover. : LID
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Antecedent. : BEFORE
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Mawkish. : VAPID
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Loss of power to make a symbol of thought. : ASEMIA
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Single entry. : ITEM
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Barrel. : CASK
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What "Caspar Milquetoast" is. : TIMID
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"The Better ___." : OLE
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Bore. : IRK
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Largest dog of terrier class. : AIREDALE
40
Trouble. : AIL
41
Ravine. : DELL
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Long seat. : SETEE
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Wildcat. : LYNX
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FDR's personal secretary. : TULLY
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Concave vessel. : DISH
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Contended. : VIED
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Walks haughtily. : STALKS
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Assist. : BESTEAD
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Lady Astor's rank. : PEERESS
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Daphnis and ___. : CHLOE
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___ Domingo, burial-place of Columbus. : SANTO
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Gunpowder container. : KEG
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At no time. : NEER
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The late ___ Himmler. : HEINRICH
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Where the Wabash flows. : INDIANA
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President Franklin ___. : PIERCE
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Former times. : ELD
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Sift. : STRAIN
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Dieresis. : UMLAUT
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Purloin. : STEAL
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Chairman of Senate War Investigation Committee. : MEAD
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Mutton-fish. : SAMA
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Wood sorrel. : OCA
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Move about. : STIR
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Web-like membrane. : TELA
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Prussian port. : EMDEN
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Or "Virtue Rewarded" by Richardson. : PAMELA
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Perennial candidate for President. : THOMAS
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Perched. : LIT
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Wound. : REELED
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Island of Sunda group. : SUMATRA
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Greek woman, type of wifely constancy. : PENELOPE
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"Sweet Nell of Old Drury." : GWYN
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Favorite theme for sermons. : SIN
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Faulty. : AMISS
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Auto accessory. : WIPER
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Tlingit. : ALASKAN
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Inflammable. : TINDERY
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Candles. : TAPERS
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Happy. : GLAD
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Character in "Idylls of the King." : ENID
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Clamor. : NOISE
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Former admiral, now a Senator. : HART
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What Mr. Attlee heads. : LABOR
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Musical sign. : CLEF
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Spoil. : ROT
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Mountain-bay tree. : GORDONIA
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
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Consumed. : ATE
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Hampton ___, Va. : ROADS
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River in Russia. : URAL
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Typical example. : NORM
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Drama by Oscar Wilde. : SALOME
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Caruso's rival in 1906. : BONCI
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Armadillos. : APARAS
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Energy. : VIM
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Dinner-table decoration. : SMILAX
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Inner layers: Bot. : ENDOCARPS
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French saint. : TERESA
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Santa ___ handicap. : ANITA
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Adherents of Socinian belief. : ADORANTES
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Does penance. : ATONES
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Leaves. : GOES
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Noted German refugee. : MANN
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Not one: Dial. : NARY
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Hottentots. : NAMAS
Down
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Composer of "Kiss Waltz." : ARDITI
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Type of Army airplane. : RAIDER
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Public notices. : ADS
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Produce bubbles. : BLOB
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Followers of a Stoic philosopher. : SENECANS
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Resist. : OPPOSE
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Truman's Attorney General. : CLARK
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Detestation. : HATE
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Be located. : SIT
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Gad about: N. Eng. : STRAM
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Bristly. : HISPID
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Shunned. : AVOIDED
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Make one's way. : WEND
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Traitor. : LAVAL
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Originates. : ARISES
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Number of Supreme Court Justices. : NINE
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Inflammation of a ligament. : DESMITIS
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Rosalind's friend. : CELIA
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The Umbrella Man. : NEVILLE
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Evening parties. : SOIREES
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Unsheathed. : NAKED
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Snake's poison-fang. : FALX
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Secretary of Treasury under three Presidents. : MELLON
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Attacker of Beecher's moral character. : TILTON
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"Hellzapoppin" comedian. : OLSEN
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Two-branched candlesticks: Var. : DYKERS
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Founder of Texas. : AUSTIN
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Noted facial feature of Hapsburg family. : LIP
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He spoke at Gettysburg. : EVERETT
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Bowling strike. : TEN
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City in Washington. : YAKIMA
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Sneaky character in "David Copperfield." : HEEP
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Crafty person. : SCHEMER
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Imaginary abbey in Gargantua. : THELEME
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Surveyor's rule. : ALIDADE
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Where Nassau is. : BAHAMAS
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Port N. of Dover. : DEAL
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Captain of Nile boat. : REIS
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Material for a crazy-quilt. : SCRAP
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Grind the teeth. : GNASH
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Shylock's coin. : DUCAT
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Outstanding procedure in many mystery novels. : AUTOPSY
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Abscond again. : REELOPE
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Instrument for measuring diameters. : CALIPER
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Snapping-beetles. : ELATERS
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Greek mythological seer. : IAMUS
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Occasions. : TIMES
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African cape on Indian Ocean. : DELGADO
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Compound from bone-oil. : OLANIN
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Flowed. : RAN
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Send out. : EMIT
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Most docile. : TAMEST
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Lincoln's Secretary of State. : SEWARD
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Levee. : DYKE
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60,000,000 in U. S. A. : RADIOS
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Competitor for "America Cup." : LIPTON
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___ O'Neill, American actress. : NANCE
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Spleen. : IRE
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Vessel sunk by "Kearsage" in Civil War. : ALABAMA
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Designating. : LABELING
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Nothing. : NIL
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Stage name of Lillian Norton (1859–1914). : NORDICA
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Material for ballet-skirts. : TARLATAN
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Wilson's Secretary of Treasury. : GLASS
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Jewish hero of George Eliot novel. : DERONDA
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Grant's Attorney General. : HOAR
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Having branches. : RAMATE
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Kettle used for grinding ores. : FONDON
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Abounding in herbage. : GRASSY
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Period of devotion. : NOVENA
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Blue flags. : IRISES
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Syrian abbesses. : AMMAS
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265,896 sq. mi. : TEXAS
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Source of knopper. : ACORN
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Lowest-priced Pullman accommodation. : UPPER
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Smile. : BEAM
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Gulf, NW coast of Greece. : ARTA
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Bristle. : SETA
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Massachusetts cape. : ANN
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Gipsy. : ROM

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 52 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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