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MUSICAL ALPHABET

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1952

51-Down : Washday aid.

Author:
Ethel LeStrange
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Ethel LeStrange has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 92-Down clue had "in" printed twice; removed one.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 931
Across
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French composer (1845-1924). : FAURE
6
Diplomat's requisite. : TACT
10
Needed for a duet. : PAIR
14
Author of "Nearer, My God, to Thee." : ADAMS
19
New Yorker cartoons. : ARNOS
20
Woodwind. : OBOE
21
The "A" of A. D. : ANNO
22
Officer-to-be. : CADET
23
Lohengrin, for one. : BRIDEGROOM
25
Soaks. : RETS
26
Hackneyed. : TRITE
27
Common heather. : LING
28
Confiscate. : USURP
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Writer of Mississippi River lore. : TWAIN
31
Part of a ship. : KEEL
32
Chemical compounds. : ESTERS
34
Half. : DEMI
36
Belt: French. : CEINTURE
38
Amatory sentiments. : EROTICISMS
41
Geisha girls dance there. : TOKYO
42
"___ de Puck," by Debussy. : DANSE
44
Of a great Italian writer. : DANTEAN
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Gosh! : GEEWHIZ
50
Actor in "Guys and Dolls." : ALDA
51
Greek letter. : BETA
52
Show scorn. : SNEER
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Snuff a candle: Scot. : SNITE
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Aspect. : MIEN
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Endures. : LASTS
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Envelop. : WRAP
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Gene Autry sings of being back in it. : SADDLE
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Spanish jar. : OLLA
66
Additions to TV sets. : ADAPTORS
68
Cure. : HEAL
70
Curtains do, after overture. : RAISE
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"Auld Lang Syne" is sung at its end. : YEAR
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Provides capital. : FINANCES
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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Entertains. : AMUSES
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The same. : IDEM
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Book of hours. : HORA
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Descending: Poet. : ADOWN
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Become more agreeable. : THAW
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Sews together. : SEAMS
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Standards. : NORMS
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Turkish weights. : OKAS
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Hartebeest. : TORA
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Nonconformist. : HERETIC
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What atabrine prevents. : MALARIA
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Nickname for a small girl. : TEENY
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Radio detecting and ranging. : RADAR
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Pillagers. : RANSACKERS
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Kitchen appliance. : GASSTOVE
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___ dixit. : IPSE
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Chopped and mixed. : HASHED
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Actor's last move. : EXIT
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Burdened. : LADEN
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River of N. Honshu. : OMONO
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Twining stem. : BINE
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Showed preference. : SIDED
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Miss Horne, songstress. : LENA
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They meet at Panmunjom. : NEGOTIANTS
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Describing a serious-minded citizen. : SOLID
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Milk: French. : LAIT
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Concerning: Latin. : INRE
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Salesperson. : CLERK
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Warnings. : OMENS
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Favorite adjective for shoppe. : OLDE
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Roscoe ___, comedian. : ATES
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Girls named after Wagnerian heroine. : ELSAS
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Aesop's forte. : FABLE
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Molding edge. : ARRIS
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Not meant. : UNINTENDED
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Musical comedy kings. : RODGERSANDHAMMERSTEIN
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Compass point. : ESE
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High hills. : TORS
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"___ ben Adhem." : ABOU
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Harmonizer. : COORDINATOR
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Beethoven's Sonata No. 17. : TEMPEST
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Devoted adherent. : PARTISAN
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Again. : ANEW
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Whole. : INTACT
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Subject of an oldtime song. : ROSIEOGRADY
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Vaudeville turn. : ACT
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"Better be ready at 8:30," for this. : DARKTOWNSTRUTTERSBALL
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Farewell. : ADIEU
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Rhythmical structure. : METER
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Inscribed pillar. : STELE
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Sudden brief blast. : GUST
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Greek goddess of Victory. : NIKE
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Deer. : ROE
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Ladies: Abbr. : MMES
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Pheasant broods. : NYES
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Fantasy. : IDEA
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"Hep" ones love jive. : CATS
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Wilson, Norris and Hoover. : DAMS
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Another: Latin. : ALIA
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___ World Symphony. : NEW
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Seaport of Hawaii. : HILO
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Roman highway. : ITER
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Letters. : ZEDS
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Washday aid. : BLEACH
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Epoch. : ERA
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Bridge player's delight. : SLAM
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Songs of joy. : PAEANS
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Conductor Bernstein to his friends. : LEN
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One of world's key statesmen. : LIE
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Continent. : ASIA
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Mrs. James Mason. : PAM
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Composer of "Pagliacci." : LEONCAVALLO
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Approval. : ENDORSEMENT
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Seek to obtain by artifice. : FISH
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Notion: Fr. : IDEE
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Miserly. : NEAR
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Sign of a hit. : SRO
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Bootblack's services. : SHOESHINES
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Merit. : EARN
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Swing and ___. : SWAY
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Weapon. : ARM
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Weight of Egypt. : OKIA
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Predecessor of the WAC. : WAAC
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"The Thinker," for one: Abbr. : STAT
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Let stand in a vinegar-oil mixture. : MARINATE
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Sarcastic rebuke. : SLAP
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Caruso was one. : IDOL
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City in S. W. Connecticut. : ANSONIA
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Drink in a Youmans song title. : TEA
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Bridge term. : REDEAL
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Contractor in India. : KHOT
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Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
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Maxim. : AXIOM
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Move sidewise. : SIDLE
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Come in: Sp. : ENTRA
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Kneehole furniture. : DESKS
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Girl's name. : ENID
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Giant. : OGRE
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Negative votes. : NOES
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Dentist's degree. : DDS
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Symbol of winter. : ICE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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