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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 874

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Ibn Saud's country. : ARABIA
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D. S. Freeman's subject. : LEE
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Mr. Kyser. : KAY
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Searches made for useful military information. : RECONNAISSANCES
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Mason's trough. : HOD
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"Less ___ the dust ... " : THAN
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Musical third. : TERTIA
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Fastener, shaped like a staple. : UPIN
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French pupil. : ELEVE
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State of a famed chord. : LOST
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Network. : RETE
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Reflective thinker. : MUSER
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"As I gnash'd my teeth, when from its sheath I drew my snicker ___." : SNEE
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Wild man of Borneo. : DYAK
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Former assembly of Poland. : SEIM
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Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
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Designate. : TERM
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A large quantity: Slang. : SCAD
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China's seldom-seen dictator. : MAO
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Food in general. : MEAT
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Short talk. : WORD
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Feature of the Metropolitan Opera. : RING
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Involuntary contraction. : SPASM
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Navigational hazard. : REEF
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Sequoia. : TREE
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Outworn, trite: Colloq. : CORNY
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Originator of pay-as-you-go plan. : RUML
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Incite, stimulate. : UPSTIR
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Rocky peaks. : TORS
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Moslem flute. : NEI
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Anathema to believers in democracy. : TOTALITARIANISM
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Moves from one place to another. : TRANSPORTATIONS
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Attempt. : TRY
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Yo-yo, for instance. : TOY
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He produced "Alice." : DISNEY
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MacArthur's son. : ARTHUR
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Lassoed again. : REROPED
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Tartness. : ACIDITY
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Half a piece of candy. : BON
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Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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Hymn of praise or patriotism. : ANTHEM
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Simba's spouse. : LIONESS
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Je suis, tu es, il ___. : EST
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Understood by a select few. : ESOTERIC
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Small ridges, as on a thumbscrew. : KNURLS
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Inflammable liquid used in varnishes. : ACETONE
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River in Siberia, 2,950 miles long. : YENISEI
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The Babylonian Hades. : ARALU
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Beverage. : ALE
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Usher. : SEATER
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Unadulterated. : NEAT
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Symbols of victory. : VEES
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Republican Senator from Missouri. : KEM
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Hillbilly's parent. : MAW
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A rewrite. : RESCRIPT
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Spiny-finned fish, a small goby. : MAPO
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Rhode Island rebel, 1842. : DORR
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Arthur Train's well-known legal character. : MRTUTT
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New York International, for instance. : AIRPORT
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Brigadier general's shoulder ornament. : ONESTAR
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Region in Asia and Europe. : TARTARY
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Get-together. : REUNION
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Property territory. : DEMESNE
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Mother Hubbard's dog didn't! : GETANY
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Sound of contempt. : SNORT
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Immense number. : MYRIAD
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Airmail paper. : FLIMSY
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They: French. : ILS
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Egyptian queen of heaven. : SATI
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Me ___. : TOO
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Scandinavian brownie. : NIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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