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TOPICAL PUZZLER

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1951

Author:
Evelyn Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Evelyn E. Smith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 868
Across
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Tammany Hall chief. : DESAPIO
8
Truck driver. : TEAMER
14
"Truth" in Russian. : PRAVDA
20
Former Czech Ambassador to U. S. : OUTRATA
21
City in N. Y. : ELMIRA
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Big Four executive. : AURIOL
23
Maker of plans. : DRAFTER
24
King in Oslo. : HAAKON
25
Cheat: Colloq. : RENEGE
26
MacArthur's political affiliation. : GOP
27
Hits hard. : SMITES
29
Horace Greeley. : EDITOR
31
What Texas never was: Abbr. : TER
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Kin of the foil. : EPEE
34
Contemptuous sound. : SNORT
35
Welsh name meaning "woodlark." : ENID
36
He whispered in Alice's ear. : GNAT
37
Rent again. : RELET
39
Chalices. : GRAILS
42
Indian name. : ALI
43
Places for weather bulletins in newspaper. : EARS
44
One of Fechteler's men. : SAILOR
46
Angry. : INCENSED
48
Best pie makers. : MOMS
49
Capital of Kenya. : NAIROBI
51
One ___. : WAY
52
Prince. : EMIR
54
Active volcano. : ETNA
55
Stalin's plans. : ENIGMA
58
1,100-mi. river of Asia. : ANGARA
62
Famed caliph. : OMAR
65
Psychological motivations. : DRIVES
67
Vilified. : BLACKENED
69
Metal. : TIN
70
Finished like soft leather. : SUEDED
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Dutch cheeses. : GOUDAS
72
Used by Ben Hogan. : TEE
73
Former Ambassador to India, now in Iran. : HENDERSON
75
Las ___, Canary Island seaport. : PALMAS
76
Famous bridge-builder. : EADS
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Toward the proper field: Football. : ONSIDE
78
Confines. : LIMITS
80
Bavarian river. : ISAR
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Enormous. : VAST
84
Educational group. : NEA
85
Algonquin Indian. : ARAPAHO
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French general on Eisenhower's staff. : JUIN
90
Living thing. : ORGANISM
94
Dwell. : RESIDE
96
Nazi organization in U. S. : BUND
97
Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
98
Pater ___. : NOSTER
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Goat antelope. : SEROW
101
Girl's name: Ger. : ELSE
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Widespread. : RIFE
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Thinner. : RARER
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Mr. Schary of Hollywood. : DORE
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Twitch. : TIC
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Where the Iron Gate is. : DANUBE
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Betel nuts. : ARECAS
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Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
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Kin of a termagant. : TARTAR
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Throat armor. : GORGET
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Solitary. : EREMITE
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City at geographic center of N. Y. : ONEIDA
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Preserve green fodder. : ENSILE
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One of 96. : SENATOR
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Most untrained. : RAWEST
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Vision obscurant. : EYELID
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Elder statesmen. : SENIORS
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Pennant runner-up. : DODGERS
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One aided by Marshall Plan. : EUROPEAN
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African plant. : STAPELIA
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Cockney's "Half." : ARF
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Small masses. : PATS
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Listed things. : ITEMS
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Propelling a boat. : OARING
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Scene of oil dispute. : TEHERAN
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Supple. : ELASTIC
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Group of doctors. : AMA
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A piece of radio equipment: Colloq. : MIKE
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Eat away. : ERODE
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Amphibian sub-family. : RANINAE
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French Sec'y General of Foreign Affairs. : PARODI
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Regretful one. : RUER
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Governor of Kansas. : ARN
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Legal Indo-Chinese Government. : VIETNAM
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Book disfigurements. : DOGEARS
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Puts on guard. : ALERTS
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Gateways in Yoshida's country. : TORII
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Used in cañon, señora, etc. : TILDE
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More slippery. : EELIER
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Popular ruler. : GEORGE
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Civil wrong. : TORT
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U. M. W. czar. : LEWIS
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Nylon catastrophe. : SNAG
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Circles: Poet. : RONDURES
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Used by Einstein in his equations. : SYMBOLS
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Furry animals. : MINKS
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Discloses. : BARES
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Port of Celebes. : MACASSAR
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"Oh, how lovely is the ___." : EVENING
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Double sulfate. : ALUM
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Group producing experimental plays. : ANTA
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Supreme Court justice. : REED
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Soft drinks. : ADES
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Ruler of Holy Roman Empire. : OTHO
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Aspect. : MIEN
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Misses Sothern and Harding. : ANNS
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"Bloomin' ___ made o' mud . . . " : IDOL
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California bay. : ADAIR
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City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
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Short for Gatling gun. : GAT
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Classify. : DIVIDE
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Truman's hobby. : PIANO
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Got rid of. : ERASED
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Small-minded. : MEAN
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Kin of the Bander-log. : APES
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Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
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Bitter: Fr. : AMERE
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"Mikado." : HIROHITO
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Perfume atomizer. : ODORATOR
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West European monarch. : JULIANA
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Open. : UNSCREW
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DP. : REFUGEE
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Moshe Sharett. : ISRAELI
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Commenced. : STARTED
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Attendants with finger bowls. : EWERERS
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Pimlico customer. : BETTOR
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Historic mountain. : ARARAT
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Congress not in session. : RECESS
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Hard wood. : EBONY
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Peep show. : RAREE
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Parents. : DADS
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Language of Scotland. : ERSE
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Alpine herdsman. : SENN
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Restrict. : TIE
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Man's nickname. : GIL
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French month. : MAI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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