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New York Times, Tuesday, January 30, 1951

15-Down : Smooth and shiny.

Author:
J. F. Kelly
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
J. F. Kelly has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 590
Across
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Supplicates earnestly. : PLEADS
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Grandma Moses, for instance. : ARTIST
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Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. : BRADLEY
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Rough sheds with sloping roofs. : LEANTOS
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Senator Connally's nickname. : LONGTOM
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Site of West Coast steel plant. : FONTANA
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The Old Curmudgeon. : ICKES
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Flat-bottomed boat on the Nile. : BARIS
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Place to built a house. : LOT
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Jean ___ of the stage. : MUIR
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Mr. Hilton's specialty. : HOTEL
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Straight-vizored military cap. : KEPI
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Members of a race in China. : LOLOS
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South Korean supply port. : PUSAN
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Scriptural discourse. : SERMON
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A famous Charlie. : MCCARTHY
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From ship to sea. : OVERBOARD
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A cowboy. : BUCKAROO
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Nurse Kenny's title. : SISTER
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Small bay. : INLET
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Pintail ducks. : SMEES
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India's voice at U. N. : RAU
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Mardi ___. : GRAS
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Obligations. : DEBTS
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Freshwater fish. : CARP
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Grand Army of the Republic. : GAR
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Ornamental pine of Japan. : MATSU
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Elongated South American country. : CHILE
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Obvious. : EVIDENT
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Laborer who digs trenches. : DRAINER
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Anathematize anew. : RECURSE
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In a serious reality. : EARNEST
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Important parts of cameras. : LENSES
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Workshops for Jo Mielziner. : STAGES
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Acquire; gain. : PROCURE
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Taller and thinner. : LANKIER
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Machine for finishing lumber. : EDGER
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Singers: Abbr. : ALTS
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To God: Latin. : DEO
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The olive branch, for instance. : SYMBOL
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In the open air; out of doors. : ALFRESCO
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Lubricate anew. : REOIL
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Sunburns. : TANS
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Savings bank item: Abbr. : INT
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Most vapid. : STALEST
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City with gold mines in Nevada. : TONOPAH
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Non-rigid aircraft. : BLIMPS
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Smooth and shiny. : SATINY
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World War II's offspring. : ATOMBOMBS
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Sharpener. : HONER
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People of Persia and Caucasia. : KURDS
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Famous British Commando leader. : LOVAT
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Where SHAPE has its headquarters. : PARIS
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Donkeys: Slang. : MOKES
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Packing boxes. : CASES
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Ribbon ornaments. : ROSETTES
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Of greater bulk. : BIGGER
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What to do if you drop a stitch. : UNRAVEL
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Girl's name. : CLARICE
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Soldier at camp. : TRAINEE
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Sans aural appendages. : EARLESS
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Anthony Hope's hero. : RUPERT
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Chopin composed these. : ETUDES
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___ Macabre. : DANSE
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Chairman of the Wage Stabilization Board. : CHING
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Seas: French. : MERS
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Girl's name meaning dear one. : CARA
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Khaki color. : DUN
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Pompadour padding. : RAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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