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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 591
Across
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General Eisenhower's new command. : SHAPE
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Girl's name meaning weary. : LEAH
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Morning and evening, on the subway. : RUSH
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Topnotch golfer whose story is being made into a movie. : HOGAN
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Insist on. : URGE
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At any time. : ONCE
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Encourages. : ABETS
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Eisenhower's Chief of Staff. : GRUENTHER
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A kind of easy chair. : MORRIS
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Wrigglesome. : EELY
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Up: Comb. form. : ANO
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Greek epic. : ILIAD
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In good spirits. : ELATED
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Impy. : VINCENT
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In a line. : AROW
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On a wild rampage. : AMOK
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Describing weather or war. : COLD
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Full of current interest. : NEWSY
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Roofing substance. : TAR
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Group of high school students. : SENIORS
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Former Iranian Ambassador to U. S. : ALA
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Margaret Chase ___, Maine Senator. : SMITH
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Like a ghost story. : EERY
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Offscourings. : SCUM
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Flowering flag. : IRIS
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Army ranks below warrant officer: Colloq. : NONCOMS
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Well known septuagenarian. : STALIN
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First woman MP. : ASTOR
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Work unit. : ERG
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Composer of many popular melodies (1885–1945). : KERN
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Owen Johnson's hero, who went to Yale. : STOVER
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Michigander. : WOLVERINE
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Capital of Idaho. : BOISE
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Nebulous train of a comet. : TAIL
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All over: Archaic. : AGONE
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Nerve network. : RETE
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Pung. : SLED
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Canceled from printed matter. : DELED
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Covering for a pillow. : SHAM
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Weary Willie. : HOBO
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Apparatus used by dyers in treating cloth. : AGER
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General Hurley. : PATRICK
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Store food for cattle. : ENSILE
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Drag along. : LUG
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Made a boner. : ERRED
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Fit of shivering. : AGUE
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Hanger-on of a political boss: Slang. : HEELER
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Nonsense. : ROT
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Doff the headgear. : UNHAT
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Place where any action occurs. : SCENE
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King of Judea, B. C. 37–4. : HEROD
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Hose. : NYLONS
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From that day on. : SINCE
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Makes up for. : ATONES
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Fear inspired by the sublime. : AWE
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Brewery tubs. : VATS
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Title of the ruler of Yemen. : IMAM
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Dried seaweed sprinkled on food by the Japanese. : NORI
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Decorates. : ADORNS
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Entrance requirement for the Tall Story Club. : LIE
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Texas city on the Brazos River. : WACO
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Overpopulated part of a city. : SLUM
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Sweet potatoes. : YAMS
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The butcherbird. : SHRIKE
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Tillers of the soil in India. : RYOTS
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Sesame plant. : TIL
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Symbol of a miserly curmudgeon. : SCROOGE
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Those disinclined to action. : INERTS
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Passable: 2 wds. : NOTBAD
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Seamstress. : SEWER
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Figure of speech: in rhetoric. : TROPE
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Tip of a shoelace. : AGLET
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Ethel Merman's former role. : ANNIE
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Persia's monetary unit. : RIAL
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Orchestral instrument. : VIOL
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Slave. : ESNE
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Supreme Court Justice, from Kentucky. : REED
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Symbol of victory. : VEE
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Antiquity: Archaic. : ELD

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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