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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 1952

17-Across : An opportune rescuer.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,272
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A rift in the party. : SPLIT
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Genus of swine. : SUS
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The industrialized Orient. : JAPAN
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Dealer's catalogue. : PRICELIST
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Nebraska's big town, pop. 231,117. : OMAHA
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An opportune rescuer. : LIFESAVER
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Dislikes intensely. : HATES
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Soul: French. : AME
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Swap to lower the price. : TRADEIN
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Grain. : OAT
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Postponed, as a matter for legislation. : TABLED
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A kind of shaft. : CAM
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Celebrant of 25 years in radio. : ANDY
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Sensitiveness to musical quality. : EAR
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Gaucho territory. : PAMPAS
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Very solemn people. : OWLS
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Person with an indoor political rash. : PARLORPINK
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Quicker in repartee. : WITTIER
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Kra or Suez. : ISTHMUS
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Phone wire for interoffice use. : INSIDELINE
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Places to live: Abbr. : APTS
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Of the nostrils. : NARINE
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Sen. Holland's state: Abbr. : FLA
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Dross. : SLAG
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Have a meal. : EAT
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Adds figures: 2 wds. : TOTSUP
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The check. : TAB
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Steel plater. : ARMORER
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Hot Springs. : SPA
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Coral reef around a lagoon. : ATOLL
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Artist of smooth surfaces. : ENAMELIST
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Sweeping in from the sea. : TIDAL
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Photography items. : NEGATIVES
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Opponent. : ENEMY
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Football scores. : TDS
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Fatty. : SUETY
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Part of a chair back. : SPLAT
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___ facie (at first view): Lat. : PRIMA
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Relatives of Mae Wests. : LIFEBELTS
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Cold formality. : ICE
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Proving-ground driver. : TESTER
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Hindu god. : SIVA
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"Caveat emptor" motor item. : USEDCAR
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Design with smart modernity. : STREAMLINE
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Mr. Dulles. : JOHN
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Dr. John Cline's group. : AMA
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South African author. : PATON
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Winning. : AHEAD
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Most unpleasant. : NASTY
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Kitchen fat. : LARD
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Take advantage of (with "upon"). : IMPOSE
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Permanent. : LASTING
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Paving material from Trinidad. : ASPHALT
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Where M. P.'s congregate. : PARLIAMENT
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Ingenuity. : ART
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Elmer Davis headed it. : OWI
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Outclass. : WIN
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Nearsighted spectator. : PEERER
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Volatile as a wooden Indian. : IMPASSIVE
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Monomaniac. : NUT
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Knight of the Sword (Sweden): Abbr. : KSS
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Girl in an old song. : IDA
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Chanted. : INTONED
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Ardennes, Argonne, etc. : FORETS
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American commonwealth. : STATE
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Prescription writing. : LATIN
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Habitation. : ABODE
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Kin of a motif. : TEMA
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Unexpected victory. : UPSET
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Actress Kelly. : PATSY
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Helpful country. : ALLY
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Prologue to riches. : RAGS
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Wallop. : LAM
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University in Brooklyn. : LIU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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