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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,220

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Across
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Courage in the face of difficulties: Colloq. : SPUNK
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Flood season of ancient Egypt. : AHET
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Epistolary salutation. : DEAR
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Signature of a famous author. : EAPOE
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Essential part. : CORE
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Forerunner of the feared N. K. V. D., Russian secret police. : OGPU
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Where "Derby Day" is held. : EPSOMDOWNS
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Olympia is its capital: Abbr. : WASH
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Well-known street. : MAIN
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Mize or Snider. : OUTSTANDER
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Sailed: Abbr. : SLD
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In the middle: Comb. form. : MESO
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Miss Curie. : EVE
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First President of German Republic, 1919–25. : EBERT
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Within eyeshot. : SEEABLE
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City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
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Noun suffixes. : ISTS
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Traffic sign. : SLOW
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Act like a ham. : EMOTE
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Master of ledger domain. : CPA
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What furnacemen do. : STOKE
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Salamander. : NEWT
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Packet. : BOAT
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John Llewellyn. : LEWIS
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Seaport of New Zealand. : DUNEDIN
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Very large, to Elizabethans. : ENORM
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Snooze. : NAP
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Raglan or chesterfield. : COAT
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Period of significance. : ERA
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Dad's suit on junior, for instance. : HANDMEDOWN
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Redolence. : ODOR
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Butterine. : OLEO
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Without friends, money or prospects. : DOWNANDOUT
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Table d'hôte side dish. : SLAW
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Wings of a Roman army. : ALAE
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Phoebe or flycatcher. : PEWEE
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Work for. : EARN
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Grant. : LEND
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Thrice-repeated notice of intended marriage. : BANNS
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Appears to be true. : SEEMS
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___ bull. : PAPAL
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Topsy-turvy. : UPSIDEDOWN
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Lunchtime. : NOON
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Senator from Missouri. : KEM
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Instrument to aid in hearing. : ACOUSTICON
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Publishers' category for self-help books: 2 wds. : HOWTO
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Those who take examinations. : TESTEES
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Native of Maine. : DOWNEASTER
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Oldtime expletive. : EGAD
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The Bishops' seat. : APSE
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Where Essen is. : RUHR
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Performer. : DOER
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Rosary bead. : AVE
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First word of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
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Part of an order during a storm at sea. : BATTENDOWN
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What industry would be under socialism. : STATEOWNED
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Popeye's epithet. : BLOWMEDOWN
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Norse god of mischief. : LOKI
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Fleecy animals. : EWES
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Transport. : SEND
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Cousin of the cassowary: Var. : EMEU
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Evian or Vichy. : SPA
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Mailbox opening. : SLOT
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Descriptive of man. : BIPEDAL
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The Hungry Horse, for instance. : DAM
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Zola wrote it. : NANA
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Jerome of Hollywood. : COWAN
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City on the Seine. : ROUEN
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Works of art, in Cicero. : ARTES
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Argyles. : HOSE
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Mme. Nazimova. : ALLA
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Closely akin. : NEAR
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Give out sparingly. : DOLE
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Ancient Greek theatres. : ODEA
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Government agency responsible for stockpiling. : NPB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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