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New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 517
Across
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"___ and Old Lace." : ARSENIC
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Bent over. : STOOPED
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Search back, as for clues. : RETRACE
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Agatha Christie's Detective Poirot. : HERCULE
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"King of Mystery Writers." : GARDNER
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Mrs. Billy Rose. : ELEANOR
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Pigmented layer of the iris. : UVEA
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Writer of sealed room mysteries, John Dickson ___. : CARR
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Where criminals serve time: Slang. : STIR
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Stitch. : SEW
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Arthur's castle. : CAMELOT
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One or all. : ANY
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Murderer's foe. : COP
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Vaulted roofs. : DOMES
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Della Street's boss. : MASON
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___ Yard. : SCOTLAND
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Bestowed upon. : AWARDED
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Britain's famous diamond. : KOHINUR
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"The Pit and the ___," Poe's famous horror story. : PENDULUM
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Vestibule. : ENTRY
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Summer capital of India. : SIMLA
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Work unit. : ERG
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Man's nickname. : SOL
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Commercial hydrocarbons, used in dyeing. : TOLUOLS
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German name for Sava River. : SAU
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Distress. : PAIN
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___ May Oliver. : EDNA
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Author Robert Warren's middle name. : PENN
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Waste away. : ATROPHY
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Resembling saliva. : SIALOID
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Confucius-quoting detective. : CHARLIE
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On the way. : ENROUTE
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Ventured. : ESSAYED
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Leslie Charteris' hero, the "Saint." : TEMPLAR
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The giant with 100 eyes. : ARGUS
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Plunder: Arch. : REAVE
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Spread abroad. : STREW
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Wagner's earth goddess. : ERDA
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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Vast glacier. : ICECAP
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Island of the Moluccas. : CERAM
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Famous Baker Street resident. : SHERLOCK
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Far: Comb. form. : TEL
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Salem is its capital: Abbr. : ORE
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Oxalis plants. : OCAS
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___ Arenas, southernmost city in the world. : PUNTA
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Convey, legally. : ELOIN
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Refrain word in old songs. : DERRY
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Rhode Island chickens. : REDS
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Pipe or aqueduct. : CONDUIT
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Novel of Tahiti by Melville. : OMOO
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Secures by rope. : TETHERS
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Ribbed fabrics. : CORDS
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David's weapon. : SLING
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Treasure-seeker's requisite. : MAP
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Reverence. : AWE
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___ Juan. : SAN
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Worker insect. : ANT
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Hard knot in wood: Var. : NUR
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Humorous in an impersonal way. : DRY
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Sailors' patron saint. : ELMO
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Lackluster in expression. : DULLEYED
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Miss Silver, Patricia Wentworth's detective. : MAUD
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She came to 24 Across. : ELAINE
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___ ship, fantasy fiction commonplace. : SPACE
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Solemn affirmations. : OATHS
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Italian coins. : LIRAS
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Capital in the headlines. : SEOUL
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Actress ___ Louise. : ANITA
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Lower in rank. : UNDER
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Mrs. "Thin Man." : NORA
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Splashing sound. : PLOP
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Fold or plait. : PLY
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Hasten. : HIE
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Long ___ of the law. : ARM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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