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New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1951

Author:
W. W. Wordsworth
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
W. W. Webster has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 847
Across
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"Toylanders." : BABES
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Side-post of a door. : JAMB
10
Actress Celeste. : HOLM
14
Hole-card poker. : STUD
18
Scene of a Hersey novel. : ADANO
19
Nautical term. : ALEE
20
Asiatic mountains. : ALAI
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Leon ___, comedian. : ERROL
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Dinah Shore. : SONGSTRESS
25
City of Pennsylvania. : YORK
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"Mule Train" singer. : LAINE
27
Wagner's earth goddess. : ERDA
28
Race course in Berkshire. : ASCOT
29
Execute in vengeance. : WREAK
31
Fictional dog. : NANA
32
"Things are ___ what they seem."—H. M. S. Pinafore. : SELDOM
34
Its periods are called "chukkers." : POLO
36
Senator from Idaho. : DWORSHAK
38
Chief at Rocquencourt. : EISENHOWER
41
Fiber for calking seams of ships. : OAKUM
42
Blueprints. : PLANS
44
Starts. : OUTSETS
46
Flowering water plants: Var. : LOTOSES
50
Roller coaster trip. : RIDE
51
Senatorship: U. S. : TOGA
52
Football maneuver. : SHIFT
54
___ drum. : SNARE
55
Keats' forte. : ODE
56
County in California. : SONOMA
58
Grizzly. : BEAR
60
River in Yugoslavia. : TISA
61
Human being. : MORTAL
63
Where Abadan is. : IRAN
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"But facts ___ and flinch not . . . "—Browning. : AREFACTS
68
President, March–April, 1841. : WILLIAMHARRISON
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Small settee. : LOVESEAT
75
Except. : SAVE
76
Cavern en route to Hades. : EREBUS
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Arabian-African gulf. : ADEN
81
Was left on base: Baseball slang. : DIED
83
Thackeray hero. : ESMOND
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Former Government agency. : OPA
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"Beau ___." : GESTE
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"Perchance to ___." : DREAM
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Popular dessert. : TART
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Polish city, now in U.S.S.R. : LWOW
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Of certain demigods. : SATYRIC
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Rich fabric. : BROCADE
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Less; fewer: Fr. : MOINS
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Irish clans. : SIOLS
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Women's ornamental clasp. : CHATELAINE
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Insects' feelers. : ANTENNAE
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Refrain of John Howard Payne's song. : HOME
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Official national symbols. : CRESTS
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A ring: Var. : CIRC
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Tendon. : SINEW
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Coal. : EMBER
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Sign at the crossroads. : STOP
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Exchange premiums. : AGIOS
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Legal delay. : MORA
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George F. Babbitt's business. : REALESTATE
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Warden of Sing Sing prison. : DENNO
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Waiter's burden. : TRAY
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Actress Magnani. : ANNA
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Gnawed away. : EATEN
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Fix over. : REDO
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Court Turf's treat. : OATS
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Part of a goblet. : STEM
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Twist or turn. : WREST
Down
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Military localities. : BASES
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Worship. : ADORE
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Benny Goodman. : BANDLEADER
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Alpine valley in Switzerland. : ENGADINE
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Radio code signal. : SOS
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Clashes. : JARS
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One of the Waugh brothers. : ALEC
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Cradle of civilization. : MESOPOTAMIA
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Gives. : BESTOWS
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She's back in Hollywood. : HAYWORTH
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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Tourist center on the Rio Grande. : LAREDO
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He wrote "The Adventurer." : MIKAWALTARI
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Salt: Fr. : SEL
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Beyond the mountains. : TRANSMONTANE
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Bathsheba's husband. : URIAH
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Lady: Ital. : DONNA
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Become known undesignedly. : LEAK
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Emulate Petruchio. : TAME
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Lord High Executioner. : KOKO
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"Cloak and dagger" group. : OSS
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Virginia V. I. P.'s. : LEES
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Car jouncers. : RUTS
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Koestler's time of "Darkness." : NOON
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Justice Black. : HUGO
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Junior's party. : PROM
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Beach near Venice. : LIDO
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Kinsman. : SIB
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Ketch. : SAIC
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In ye olde dayes. : ERST
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Black, Red, Yellow, etc. : SEAS
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Rang. : TOLLED
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"Freedom from ___." : FEAR
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Monkeys. : SAIS
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Military science. : ARMS
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Feel displeasure. : RESENT
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Amendment limiting Presidential terms to two. : TWENTYSECOND
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Cry of glee. : AHA
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Hub. : NAVE
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Dearborn's millionaire. : FORD
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Demanded as a right: 3 wds. : LAIDCLAIMTO
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Roman road. : ITER
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New version. : RESTATEMENT
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Moves slowly. : LAGS
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Music halls. : ODEA
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Garment. : VEST
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Nickname for Arkansas. : BOWIESTATE
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___ my word! : UPON
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Proverbs. : SAWS
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Society bud. : DEB
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Produced. : MADE
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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Shamrock land. : ERIN
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Passageways. : ARCHWAYS
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Hawaiian honey-eating bird. : MOHO
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Symbol of Texas. : LONESTAR
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Atomic particles. : IONS
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Alfred Stieglitz equipment. : CAMERAS
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Village: Russian. : MIR
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Mrs.: Spanish. : SENORA
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Israeli port. : ACRE
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Niamey's river. : NIGER
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Threefold. : TRINE
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Pari-mutuels. : TOTES
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Exhausted. : SPENT
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The E in Q. E. D. : ERAT
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Fatal mischief. : BANE
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Region near Babylon. : ELAM
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Sault St. Marie. : SOO
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What Dorcas societies do. : SEW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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