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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 1951

12-Down : Cage bird of India.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 842
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Mexican articles of clothing. : SERAPES
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Smoothed down. : SLEEKED
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Novel by Frances Burney. : EVELINA
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Flapjack. : PANCAKE
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Early English classic. : CANTERBURYTALES
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High explosive. : TNT
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Popular radio and TV M. C. : COLLYER
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Petition. : ASK
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Honeydew. : MELON
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Knock. : RAP
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F. D. R.'s Scottie. : FALA
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Annoy by petty faultfinding. : NAG
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Things gone by. : PAST
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Emulated Daniel Webster. : ORATED
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Siberian peasant, nemesis of Czar Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
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Where the Statue of Freedom is. : CAPITOL
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Slow percolation. : SEEPAGE
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Sean O'Kelly, for instance. : IRISHMAN
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Mrs. Lovett and Miss Astaire. : ADELES
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Nearly extinct antelope of Africa. : ASSE
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___ Moines. : DES
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Mental or spiritual calm. : REST
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Furniture wood. : ELM
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Petrova and Nethersole. : OLGAS
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Reverence. : AWE
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Physical culturist MacFadden. : BERNARR
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Roman numeral. : VII
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D'Herblay, de la Fère and du Vallon. : THREEMUSKETEERS
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A leader of the first Crusade. : TANCRED
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Rome, the ___ City. : ETERNAL
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Resolutely. : STOUTLY
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Cracker. : SALTINE
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School of philosophy. : SECT
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Man's name. : EVAN
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A regular monthly bill. : RENT
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High in music. : ALT
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A limited quantity of something. : PIECE
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Matriculate. : ENROL
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French baritone. : SABLON
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Vigorous. : SPRY
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A thickness, as of cake. : LAYER
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Decoyed. : ENTRAPPED
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Agency for European aid. : ECA
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Cage bird of India. : KALA
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Contrives to make do. : EKES
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Roll top. : DESK
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Pertaining to one of the forearm bones. : ULNAR
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Octogenarian French painter. : MATISSE
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People without means of support. : PAUPERS
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Points of concentration. : FOCI
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Brazilian macaw. : ARARA
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___ lazuli. : LAPIS
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Fuel. : GAS
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Hackneyed. : STALE
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Buster Brown's dog and others. : TIGES
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Mr. Nevin, composer. : ETHELBERT
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DiMaggio of the Red Sox. : DOM
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The Sargasso ___. : SEA
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Little home. : NEST
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Stripling. : LAD
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Main street lights. : NEONS
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Cools or refreshes. : SLAKES
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Seaport in Lithuania. : MEMEL
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Famous first name in Hollywood. : GRETA
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Quondam Russian labor group. : ARTEL
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Coins of King Rama's country. : ATTS
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Beginning of a question. : WHAT
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Man's name. : ERNO
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Mr. Halley, to friends. : RUDY
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One third of a speech by Caesar. : VENI
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Scene of Britain's big problem. : IRAN
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Wight or Man. : ISLE
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Former French coin. : ECU
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Urge on: Scot. : ERT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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