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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 905

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Across
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Famous Greek island. : MILO
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Littlenecks. : CLAMS
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160 square rods. : ACRE
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Provokes to anger. : IRES
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Composer of "Enchanted Flute," "Bolero," etc. : RAVEL
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Egyptian port. : SAID
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Mr. Clift of Hollywood. : MONTGOMERY
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Waste of a blast furnace. : SLAG
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Hypocritical. : INSINCERE
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Draper who originated a household article. : DOILY
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One of the "classic" English horse races. : OAKS
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Florence Chadwick's medium. : SURF
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Long-legged bird. : STILT
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Where 21 Across is used. : TABLETOPS
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Commodities. : WARES
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Part of an angler's paraphernalia. : BAIT
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Brown, or Norway, ___. : RAT
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Lodge's candidate. : IKE
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Palm leaf. : FROND
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School at Washington Square: Abbr. : NYU
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A place of stagnant waters. : FEN
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Mountains in Asia. : ALAI
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Proclaimed. : CRIED
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Plague of Africa, now being brought under control. : TSETSEFLY
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Remote in time past. : HOARY
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Cat's-paw. : DUPE
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Of the same kind. : AKIN
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Tracks diverging from a main line. : SPURS
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Senator Humphrey's state. : MINNESOTA
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Author of "The Holy Sinner." : MANN
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Toplady's famous hymn, 1776. : ROCKOFAGES
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One: German. : EINE
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James Van ___, U. S. commander. : FLEET
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Give off steam. : REEK
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It flows into the Fulda near Kasse. : EDER
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Corn and earth goddess. : CERES
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Rooms. : DENS
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Bidu Sayao role. : MIMI
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Product of 52 Across. : IRON
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City in France. : LENS
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Small aperture. : OSTIOLE
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Cookie receptacle. : CROCK
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Least strong. : LAMEST
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Allege as a fact. : AVER
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A lake: Poetic. : MERE
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Character in "Taming of the Shrew." : SLY
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Classify. : ASSORT
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Second most populous state. : CALIFORNIA
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Monetary unit of Iran. : RIAL
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Snappish. : EDGY
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Kin of the black flies. : GNATS
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"Tea for Two," for instance. : DUET
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Slipped. : SLID
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Creator of Laputa and Lilliput. : SWIFT
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Movie scenes photographed at one time without interruption. : TAKES
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She played Queen Victoria. : IRENEDUNNE
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Seething. : ABOIL
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Proscribe. : BAN
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He foots the bill. : PAYER
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Room. : STUDY
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Escape. : FLEE
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Britain's heroes. : RAF
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Egyptian cobras. : ASPS
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J. Lawton Collins' title. : CHIEF
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French poet best known for light verse. : RONSARD
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Vice-Admiral Charles ___ Joy. : TURNER
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Man from Connecticut. : YANKEE
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Half hitches. : KNOTS
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Widgeon. : SMEE
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Rendered. : PAID
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Freezer. : ICER
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A double curve. : OGEE
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Harold of comic strip fame. : TEEN
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Inquires. : ASKS
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Agency that was under inquiry. : RFC

Answer summary: 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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