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New York Times, Monday, November 6, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 505

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Across
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Golf's No. 2 wood club. : BRASSIE
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It's scarlet for a cardinal. : BIRETTA
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Taft and Bricker. : OHIOANS
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Language of Palestine in New Testament days. : ARAMAIC
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Lilting. : MELODIC
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Great new French liner. : LIBERTE
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Topnotch. : BEST
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Works hard. : TOILS
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Cross. : ROOD
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Estimate is 120,000 per normal head. : HAIRS
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Crone. : HAG
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Skilled worker. : OPERATOR
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Monty Woolley's trademark. : BEARD
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Factor in curbing inflation. : CREDIT
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Father of lakes. : SUPERIOR
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Merlin's practice. : SORCERY
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Sugar ___ Robinson. : RAY
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Maine, the ___ State. : PINETREE
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Trenchermen. : EATERS
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Places of refuge. : ASYLA
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Lissome looks. : SLIMNESS
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British izzard. : ZED
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Dame ___ Evans. : EDITH
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Elevator car. : CAGE
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Watch twice. : RESEE
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High spirits. : ELAN
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Cinema Hamlet. : OLIVIER
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Zebrawood. : ARAROBA
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South America's George Washington. : BOLIVAR
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Good whist holdings. : TENACES
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Audience. : HEARERS
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Aluminous mineral. : EDENITE
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Explosive subject. : BOMB
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South Korean chief. : RHEE
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Falls ill. : AILS
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Mollified. : SOOTHED
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Dejected. : SAD
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Starter. : INITIATOR
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Company for a lady. : ESCORT
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Former Minnesota Senator. : BALL
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Notre Dame team. : IRISH
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Dog in a story by Dr. John Brown. : RAB
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Appearer. : EMERGER
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Used in recipe for poi. : TARO
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Yugoslav chief. : TITO
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Made a hole in one. : ACED
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Triangle with two equal sides. : ISOSCELES
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Grain beards. : ARISTAE
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In suspension. : ABEYANT
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Root used in perfumery. : ORRIS
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Thought purchaser. : PENNY
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Repent. : RUE
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Lion talk. : ROARS
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Parched politicians. : DRYS
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Onion: Latin. : CEPA
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Introduced a show. : PREMIERED
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Thing: Latin. : RES
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Dutch family of book makers, 1583–1680. : ELZEVIR
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Shah's chief city. : TEHERAN
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Create thoughts. : IDEATE
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Gloomy. : DREAR
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Seaport near Cork. : COBH
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Medicinal lily plant. : ALOE
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Arizona's river. : GILA
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Strays. : ERRS
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Places. : LOCI
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To further. : ABET
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Headland: Var. : NASE
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Verbal contraction. : IVE
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One: Scot. : ANE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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