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New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 492
Across
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Joan of Arc. : MAID
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Meat jelly. : ASPIC
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Seafarers. : TARS
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Draftee destination. : ARMY
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Master; boss: Africa. : BWANA
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Violent action by three or more persons. : RIOT
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Deal with. : COPE
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Records. : DISCS
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Marie Wilson's ethereal ego. : IRMA
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Mozart's middle name. : AMADEUS
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Couch. : OTTOMAN
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Ladies of American descent. : DAR
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Plan merging coal and steel in Western Germany. : SCHUMAN
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Conjunction. : AND
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Bear witness. : ATTEST
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Knee-high to a grasshopper. : PINTSIZE
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He's in de cold, cold ground. : MASSA
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First word of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
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Wings. : ALAE
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Co-ordinator of Economic Mobilization. : SYMINGTON
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Sausage seasoning. : SAGE
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Elderly persons: Colloq. : OLDS
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Lounger. : IDLER
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Sunflower. : TURNSOLE
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"The ravel'd ___ of care." : SLEAVE
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Miss Hagen. : UTA
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Mark the day in advance. : PREDATE
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Bleat. : MAA
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Hold. : CONTAIN
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Auction action. : BIDDING
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Quote. : CITE
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Port in Brazil, across the Atlantic from Dakar. : NATAL
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Ex-dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. : INGE
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Biblical name. : OSEA
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Grain for the mill. : GRIST
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Port of Normandy invasion fame. : CAEN
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Stalk of bananas. : STEM
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Grooms: India. : SYCES
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Scot or Gael. : KELT
Down
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Scottish inventor of broken stone paving. : MACADAM
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Fragrances. : AROMATA
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Lends. : IMPARTS
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Colored. : DYED
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Kidnap. : ABDUCT
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Rustle of taffeta. : SWISH
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Dance step. : PAS
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Entries. : INCOMINGS
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Spanish rattler. : CASTANET
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Somerset Maugham's new picture. : TRIO
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Important part of Donaldson's work. : AIRMAIL
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Fictitious and wonderful tale: Ital. : ROMANZA
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Sign of a Broadway hit. : STANDEE
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Gem from Montaigne. : ESSAY
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Explosive. : TNT
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Turned bottom up. : UPENDED
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Chief city of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
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Jockey who grandslammed Gallant Fox, 1930. : SANDE
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A thousandth anniversary. : MILLENARY
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Anchoring cables. : MOORINGS
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Lubricated. : OILED
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Coats with cement. : STUCCOS
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Driver. : AUTOIST
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Legal recipient of lands, rights, etc. : GRANTEE
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Layers. : LAMINAE
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The good tidings. : EVANGEL
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Chemical activator. : REAGENT
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Saratoga. : SPA
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High heels. : STILTS
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Humble. : ABASE
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Eleven men. : TEAM
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Sleuth: Slang. : DICK
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Nervous twitch. : TIC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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