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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 540
Across
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What Signe Hasso does. : ACTS
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Thick slice. : SLAB
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Out of line. : ASKEW
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British commander at Malta in World War II. : GORT
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Another name for Sheba's kingdom. : SABA
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Meaning. : SENSE
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His essays appeared in 1820–25. : ELIA
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N. Y. bridge completed in 1939. : WHITESTONE
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Of high moral character. : NOBLE
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What Rommel did in Africa. : RETREATED
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Dwarfs or giants of Teutonic myth. : TROLLS
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Other. : ELSE
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Streamlet. : RILL
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Very: French. : TRES
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Roll of paper money. : WAD
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Old ___, the frigate "Constitution." : IRONSIDES
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Native of Jutland. : DANE
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Either Fairbanks. : DOUG
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English sandy tracts. : DENES
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Noted Italian family. : ESTE
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Hangs back. : LAGS
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Firmer. : STAUNCHER
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Anglo-Saxon letter. : EDH
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Famous Speaker. : TRIS
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Glamorous island near Java. : BALI
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Alice ___ Miller. : DUER
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What a "modern" parent never does. : SPANKS
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Young man at a gas station. : ATTENDANT
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Slang. : ARGOT
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Bridge over Welfare Island. : QUEENSBORO
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Arrow poison: Var. : URARE
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Lover's ___. : LEAP
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Went horsebacking. : RODE
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Man's name meaning helmet. : ANSEL
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Trees in O'Neill title. : ELMS
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Dressmaker's gadget. : SNAP
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Official. : AGENT
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Newcomer to television. : COLOR
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N. Y. bridge over two rivers and assorted kills. : TRIBOROUGH
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Co-author of "What Price Glory." : STALLINGS
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Compass point. : SSW
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Comedian Bert. : LAHR
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He married Rose. : ABIE
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Large borough of London. : BATTERSEA
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Estimate the value of. : ASSESS
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Bristles. : SETAE
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Nautical mile, 6,080.20 ft. : KNOT
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Serf. : ESNE
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Quack grass. : WEED
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Mrs. Al Jolson. : ERLE
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House additions. : ELLS
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Glided. : SLID
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Overnight hike equipment. : TENTS
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Bridge whose span is 3,500 feet. : WASHINGTON
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Pre-poker-deal assessment. : ANTE
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Bambi's family. : DEER
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At liberty. : IDLE
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Off-Broadway theatre. : ROAD
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Pleasing; agreeable. : DESIRABLE
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Bidders in bridge. : DECLARERS
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Second-string players. : SUBS
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California wine valley. : NAPA
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N. Y.'s newest is at the Battery. : TUNNEL
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Ultraradicals. : REDS
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Play producer Dwight ___ Wiman. : DEERE
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Knighted British film producer. : KORDA
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Drench. : STEEP
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Water, in pharmacy. : AQUA
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Act, at the Palace. : TURN
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British meals. : TEAS
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Mr. Coward. : NOEL
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Trolley's English cousin. : TRAM
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Goddess of harvest. : OPS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 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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