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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J K V X }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 895
Across
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Island that supplies the world with cloves. : ZANZIBAR
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Ill at ease; uncomfortable. : QUEASY
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Natatory spectacle. : AQUACADE
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Fit for service. : USABLE
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Beat with a heavy stick. : CUDGELED
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Near East republic. : ISRAEL
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A girl, in Navy slang. : HAG
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Final; ultimate. : DERNIER
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A. G. Bell's invention: Abbr. : TEL
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Zinka Milanov's forte. : ARIA
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Nasal sound. : SNORT
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Deceive. : DUPE
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Part of a shampoo. : RINSE
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Girl's name. : OSA
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Kitchen instrument. : CORER
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German riflemen. : YAGERS
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Parties to a contract. : ENGAGERS
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Plunder. : ROB
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Essential element of a regatta. : OAR
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The mayor: Humorous. : HIZZONER
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Alaska was his "folly." : SEWARD
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Servant of Prospero in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
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Greensward. : LEA
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Weblike tissues. : TELAE
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Solarity. : LONE
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Culpability. : BLAME
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Ancient capital of Irish monarchs. : TARA
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Common business abbreviation. : INC
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Merchants. : DEALERS
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Invitation to join a frat. : BID
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Where the Tilbury Docks are. : THAMES
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Induct into a frat. : INITIATE
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Cafeteria customers. : EATERS
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Presidential advisor. : STEELMAN
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Vaporous. : STEAMY
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Senator from Mississippi. : EASTLAND
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Mr. Taylor, twelfth U. S. President. : ZACHARY
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Where guppies swim. : AQUARIA
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Jogging. : NUDGING
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Part of forked lightning. : ZAG
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Frozen. : ICED
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Burlap-covered packages. : BALES
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City at the foot of Mt. Etna. : ADERNO
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Reindeer Rudolph's respirator. : REDNOSE
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Peaceable. : QUIET
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Member of the Paris conference. : USSR
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Pinna or concha. : EAR
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Grass and underbrush beaten down by a stag. : ABATURE
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Railroad tie. : SLEEPER
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Football rooters. : YELLERS
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Persia: Comb. form. : IRANO
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Peer Gynt's mother. : ASE
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Rhubarb's enemy. : DOG
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Mr. Flynn of Hollywood. : ERROL
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Upside down V. : CARET
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Favorite ___. : SON
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Product of a refinery. : GAS
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Mrs. Spewack, coauthor of "Kiss Me, Kate." : BELLA
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Native rock salts. : HALITES
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Military helmet. : IRONHAT
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Salt of a certain chemical. : ZINCATE
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Last letter. : ZEE
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Have cognizance, in England. : REALISE
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Rainy. : WET
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Where Helen Keller was born. : ALABAMA
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River in New Jersey. : RARITAN
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Road sign. : DEADEND
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Catkins, in botany. : AMENTA
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Girl's nickname. : BESSY
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Indians conquered by the Iroquois. : ERIES
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Skin: Suffix. : DERM
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Let it stand. : STET
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___ culpa. : MEA
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Where Joliet is: Abbr. : ILL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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