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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 939

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Across
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Good word for everyday use. : PLEASE
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Rings: French. : BAGUES
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New Republican Senate leader. : BRIDGES
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He wrote "Praise of Folly." : ERASMUS
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Former Supreme Court Justice. : ROBERTS
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Lacking worthiness. : IGNOBLE
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Battleground. : ARENA
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City south of Cleveland. : AKRON
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One ___ time. : ATA
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There are over 49 million in the U.S. : CARS
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Federal Mediator Ching. : CYRUS
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15,432 grains. : GRAM
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Fraternity letter. : ETA
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Native of Unalaska. : ALEUT
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___ cum laude. : MAGNA
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Austrian city, site of Harvard seminar for European students. : SALZBURG
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Native of Pago Pago. : SAMOAN
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Coffeepots. : URNS
32
___ soit qui mal y pense. : HONI
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Betting combination. : PARLAY
36
Radioactive element in pitchblende. : POLONIUM
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Ancient Troy. : ILIUM
41
Plateau in central Asia, "Roof of the World." : PAMIR
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Wild sheep. : SNA
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Moves too slowly. : LAGS
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Propelled a boat. : POLED
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Central points of attention. : FOCI
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Out of date: Abbr. : OBS
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John Llewellyn. : LEWIS
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Chef's ___. : SALAD
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Swimmer in the spring. : TADPOLE
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A thick soup of vegetables and meat. : POTTAGE
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A little knowledge. : SMATTER
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Frequent plight of Junior's spinach. : UNEATEN
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Playing marbles. : AGATES
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Beautiful bay of Italy. : NAPLES
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According to share. : PRORATA
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Favorable to progress and reform. : LIBERAL
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Elysiums. : EDENS
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Large city in northern India. : AGRA
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Appoint. : SET
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Those who endeavor. : ESSAYERS
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Port and capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
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Rival of Sparta and Athens. : ARGOS
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Dolly ___, sister of Vice President Curtis. : GANN
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Group serving the servicemen. : USO
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Weapon of the cold war. : EMBARGO
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Wife of an Eastern ruler. : SULTANA
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Suspenders. : BRACES
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Backbone of the Navy. : SEAMAN
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Former Secretary of the Interior. : KRUG
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Famous museum in Paris. : CLUNY
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Boy of the streets. : GAMIN
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Man's name. : ABRAM
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Patroon's holding of land. : MANOR
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Natives of southeast Africa. : ZULUS
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Describing a good citizen. : SOLID
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Philosophy à la Will Rogers. : HOMESPUN
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Mig Alley combatants. : PILOTS
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Where Tombigbee River flows. : ALABAMA
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Parliament in Copenhagen. : RIGSDAG
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Sacred language of the Buddhists. : PALI
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Track down, in chemistry. : ISOLATE
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Releases. : UNCAGES
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Initial. : MAIDEN
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Members of the U.N. : POWERS
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Volcano on the island of Martinique. : PELEE
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Decisively important. : FATAL
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Former tennis star. : LOTT
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A short distance. : STEP
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School group. : PTA
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Girl's name. : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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