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New York Times, Saturday, October 20, 1951

32-Across : Adroitness.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 853
Across
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Powers' girls. : MODELS
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Father: Latin. : PATER
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Former President of Guatemala. : AREVALO
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Man working. : LABORER
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Where Omsk and Tomsk are. : SIBERIA
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Run, as an elevator. : OPERATE
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"Come ___ My House." : ONA
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Mormons' provisional state, 1849. : DESERET
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"Put down six and carry two ... " : SUM
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Diplomat's message. : NOTE
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The Brahmaputra is one. : RIVER
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Walls: Latin. : MURI
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A pointer hunts by it. : SCENT
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Self: Scot. : SEL
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Brings home the bacon. : EARNS
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Prized statuette. : OSCAR
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Adroitness. : NEATNESS
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Natives of a 1,200-mile U. S. archipelago. : ALEUTIANS
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Early loser at Saratoga. : BURGOYNE
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More inadequate, as an excuse. : LAMER
42
He's questioned at Ellis Island. : ALIEN
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German official news agency. : DNB
45
Where R. L. S. lived and died. : SAMOA
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What frost does. : NIPS
48
Hook's alternative. : CROOK
50
McAuliffe's reply in '44. : NUTS
51
Philippine city. : DAO
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Native of Farouk's capital. : CAIRENE
54
Money in Riga. : LAT
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Ready for use: 2 wds. : INSTORE
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Say it again. : RESTATE
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Found a 21 Across. : TOTALED
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H. S. T., from '34 to '44. : SENATOR
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Peddles. : VENDS
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Crowbars, pedals, etc. : LEVERS
Down
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Society H. S. T. belongs to. : MASONS
2
River along Colombian border. : ORINOCO
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Congressional discussions. : DEBATES
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"The stag at ___ ... " : EVE
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Item not on Jack Sprat's menu. : LARD
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More cunning. : SLIER
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First anniversary symbol. : PAPER
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Second a sinner. : ABET
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"High ___" on the Hudson. : TOR
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Rubbed out place. : ERASURE
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Cause of excitement in early November. : RETURNS
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Desert stop-over. : OASIS
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Carol Channing's role. : LORELEI
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Neglectful. : REMISS
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Steady course: 2 wds. : EVENTENOR
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Shuts up. : ENCAGES
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Male respected by his fellows: 2 wds. : MANSMAN
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Hawk's weapon. : TALON
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Vessels for heating liquids. : ETNAS
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Any Spanish king. : REY
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Still wet. : UNDRIED
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Jesse James was one. : BANDIT
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Lenin's real name. : ULIANOV
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Quick, sharp retort. : RIPOSTE
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Strive in rivalry. : EMULATE
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Anything that revolves. : ROTATOR
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Natives of Pretoria. : BOERS
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Fall flowers. : ASTERS
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Has an interest. : CARES
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Genuflect. : KNEEL
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Word on a faucet. : COLD
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Victim of feudalism. : ESNE
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Tawny. : TAN
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Hebrew letter. : TAV

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

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