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New York Times, Friday, January 12, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 572
Across
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Impregnable island, World War II. : MALTA
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Heir to Norway's crown. : OLAF
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Great name in music. : BACH
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Three-banded armadillo. : APARA
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Make secure. : NAIL
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Nymph who pined away for love. : ECHO
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Author who acts in his own movies. : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
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Shipshape. : TRIM
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Ascot. : TIE
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Dagger having a serpentine blade. : CREESE
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Pierced. : STABBED
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Part of a revue. : SKIT
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Oscar of the piano. : LEVANT
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Chief deity of the Assyrians. : ASHUR
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Exhausted of energy. : EFFETE
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Current cause of schism in educational circles. : OATH
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Metal-bearing rock. : ORE
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Unadorned. : BALD
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Horse's voice. : NEIGH
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Ice cream ___. : SODA
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He battles Charles tonight. : OMA
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Cobras used by snake charmers. : ASPS
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Handy. : USEFUL
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Buffer state between Tibet and India. : NEPAL
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Offspring of two different plants. : HYBRID
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Former empress of Austria. : ZITA
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABRAHAM
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Popular comic opera. : MIKADO
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Rider Haggard's novel. : SHE
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Small jug shaped like a fat man, viz. Winston Churchill. : TOBY
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President of the American National Red Cross. : EROLANDHARRIMAN
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Capture. : TAKE
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U. S. island in the Pacific. : GUAM
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Mrs. Hobby, former head of W. A. C. : OVETA
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Small wild ox. : ANOA
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Legume with valuable beans. : SOYA
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Corn and earth goddess. : CERES
Down
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London is called City of ___. : MASTS
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On the left side of a ship. : APORT
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Title of a poem by Keats. : LAMIA
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Shook with fear. : TREMBLED
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Swiss river. : AAR
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Lake in central New York. : ONEIDA
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Far advanced in time. : LATE
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Object. : AIM
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U. S. Ambassador to Poland. : FLACK
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Procreates. : BEGETS
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Common head symptom. : ACHE
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Mr. Addams of the "Monster Rally." : CHAS
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Refrain of John Howard Payne's song. : HOME
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Rise of the Met. : STEVENS
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Mr. Wickfield's thieving clerk. : URIAH
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Stake. : BET
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"The ___ at eve." : STAG
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Vociferous. : NOISY
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Dance: Colloq. : HOOF
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Hindustani. : URDU
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Unfeigned. : REAL
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Very black. : EBON
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Hall of ___ of New York University. : FAME
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Part of an envelope. : FLAP
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He wrote "The 13 Clocks." : THURBER
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Hebrew dry measure of corn. : EPHA
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Pain assuager. : SEDATIVE
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Girl's name. : ALIDA
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Olivier's title. : SIR
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Pinkster flower. : AZALEA
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___ Island, N. E. of Cuba. : BAHAMA
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Iceman's implement. : TONGS
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Senator Ferguson. : HOMER
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Let up. : ABATE
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Common birds of Asia, often taught to talk. : MYNAS
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Girl's name. : META
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Persia. : IRAN
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The Lord High Executioner: see 56 Across. : KOKO
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Light open carriage. : SHAY
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Instrumental duet. : DUO
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Sindbad's high flyer. : ROC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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