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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,270
Across
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A big laugh, in "Variety" patois. : BOFF
5
Belgian protagonist for United Europe. : SPAAK
10
Egyptian descended from the ancients. : COPT
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River in Bavaria and Bohemia. : EGER
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A rabbit or its fur. : LAPIN
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In a line. : AROW
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Man's name. : ERLE
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Turkish body of scholars. : ULEMA
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Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar. : MAGI
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Liberation. : RELEASE
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Linear arrangement of fighting craft. : ECHELON
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German name for a submarine device. : SCHNORKEL
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They instruct fliers before missions. : BRIEFERS
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Long range navigation. : LORAN
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High jumper of the insect world. : FLEA
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Employ. : USE
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Chemical carbon compound. : KETONE
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Road defect. : RUT
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Ourselves: Ger. : UNS
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Attaching device. : PIN
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A short time. : BIT
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Business trip. : ERRAND
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Chinese deity or idol. : JOSS
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Town in Italy, near Salerno. : EBOLI
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Go to live in another country. : EMIGRATE
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Scene of a battle for human rights. : PANMUNJOM
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Sea cow. : MANATEE
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Appetizers. : CANAPES
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Fish pickle. : ALEC
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Princess captive of Hercules. : IOLE
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Item of Greek architecture. : STOA
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Lively. : AGILE
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Tree of the chocolate family. : COLA
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Weights. : TONS
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Works of 17th century Dutch painter. : LELYS
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Away off. : AFAR
Down
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Malt beverage. : BEER
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Giant. : OGRE
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"I do not like thee, Dr. ___." : FELL
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Fragrant white or yellow flower. : FREESIA
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Politicians' money to grease the wheels: 2 wds. : SLUSHFUND
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Lack of color. : PALENESS
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Relative of the missing link. : APE
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Pointers. : AIMERS
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Aptitude. : KNACK
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Legendary spot in British fable. : CAMELOT
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A type of school examination. : ORAL
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A kind of stick for jumping. : POGO
13
St. Paul to Minneapolis. : TWIN
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Topnotcher. : ACE
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Mrs. Melvyn Douglas. : HELEN
25
Where Astoria is: Abbr. : ORE
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Gelett Burgess' word for a book ad. : BLURB
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Backwards: Prefix. : RETRO
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Karel Capek's contribution to the language. : ROBOT
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Aromatic herb. : ANISE
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Catches butterflies. : NETS
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Independent. : FREE
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Version of the Bible, published 1611. : KINGJAMES
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Near East Christian. : UNIAT
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Magnificent. : PRINCELY
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Relatives of the llama. : ALPACAS
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Fast-running bird. : EMU
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Island south of Cuba. : JAMAICA
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Become manifest. : EMERGE
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King Arthur's sword. : RON
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Scene of the Swiss mountaineers' historic climb. : NEPAL
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Pole to support an aerial. : MAST
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Marian Anderson's voice. : ALTO
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Filler for a light tube. : NEON
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Exclamation of disdain. : POOF
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Girl's name. : ELLA
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Char. : SEAR
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Black gold. : OIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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