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New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 1950

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 471
Across
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Certificate of indebtedness; "shining plaster." : SCRIP
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Sacred beetles of ancient Egypt. : SCARABS
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Fairyland dweller. : SPRITE
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Thirty-eighth ___. : PARALLEL
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Traditional name of Korea. : CHOSEN
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What airplanes need. : ALTITUDE
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Ascribe. : REFER
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Ready for battle. : ARMED
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Transgression. : SIN
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Fragment of little value. : ORT
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Chief silver coin of the Hebrews. : SHEKEL
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King of the Huns who married Gudrun. : ATLI
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Real estate document. : DEED
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River forming part of German-Polish border. : ODER
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She wrote "a rose is a rose is a rose" : STEIN
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Actress' assistant. : DRESSER
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Yogi of the Yankees. : BERRA
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Breakfast dishes in old New England. : PIES
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Mediocre. : SOSO
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Hambletonian races. : TROTS
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Criticize adversely. : CENSURE
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Twelve dozen. : GROSS
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Loser of a fabled race. : HARE
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Brownish-red quartz. : SARD
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Congealed vapor. : RIME
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Capital of Tasmania. : HOBART
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Wrath. : IRE
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Girl's name. : ADA
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Sudden widespread fear. : PANIC
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Not a milksop. : HEMAN
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Work place of 25,000 people. : PENTAGON
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Feel contrition. : REPENT
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Mane of a horse: Fr. : ENCOLURE
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Rectifies. : AMENDS
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Play produced in 1611 (with The). : TEMPEST
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Contests at Travers Island. : MEETS
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Formed into a globe. : SPHERED
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Small farmer of Scotland. : CROFTER
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___ Stevens of the Met. : RISE
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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The bull ___. : PEN
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The plug in a car engine. : SPARKER
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Pacifier. : CALMER
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Russian labor group. : ARTEL
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Sudden attack. : RAID
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Utter loud, empty protests. : BLUSTER
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Seats (usually three) in the chancel for officiating clergy. : SEDILIA
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Young cod. : SCROD
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Soviet head, 1917–24. : LENIN
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Yellow fever mosquito. : AEDES
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Used by firemen. : HOSES
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Black. : ATROUS
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Remove from high office. : DEPOSE
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Bar of a soap frame. : SESS
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Is in session. : SITS
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Foolish blunder: Colloq. : BONER
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Pinnacle of ice. : SERAC
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What Neptune carries. : TRIDENT
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Faith Baldwin's forte. : ROMANCE
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Presidential advisors. : CABINET
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Trappings. : RAIMENT
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Commissions. : ERRANDS
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Smooth-skinned fruit. : GRAPE
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Good bridge cards. : HONORS
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Hollows in a surface. : DENTS
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One capital of the Netherlands. : HAGUE
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Subject of discourse. : THEME
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Insect's feeler. : PALP
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Senator Connally. : TOM
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Pile driver weight. : RAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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