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New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 907
Across
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Iranian oil center. : ABADAN
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Greek letter. : PHI
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"Their Finest ___." : HOUR
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Valuable food fish, also called the snook. : ROBALO
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Daughter of Loki. : HEL
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First name of Lovett's assistant. : ANNA
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Digressive. : TANGENTIAL
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Frees. : RIDS
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Forward part of a ship. : STEM
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Ethel Barrymore ___. : COLT
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Former bane of babyhood. : CROUP
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William Allen White made this newspaper famous. : GAZETTE
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Ropes. : LINES
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Well-known Irish county. : CLARE
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Ennui. : TEDIUM
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An islet in a river or lake. : AIT
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Member of the House of Lords. : PEER
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The fiber of wool, cotton, etc. : STAPLE
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Unheralded movie that becomes a hit. : SLEEPER
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Five-cent pieces: Slang. : JITNEYS
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City on the Fulda River. : KASSEL
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Princess Margaret ___. : ROSE
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Where Belfast is. : ULSTER
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Arles' river. : RHONE
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Father: Comb. form. : PATRI
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He wrote "The spacious firmament on high . . . " : ADDISON
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Killed. : SLAIN
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The middle point. : MEAN
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Sanctions again. : REENDORSES
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Lacking in richness. : LEAN
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Limb. : ARM
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Combines. : UNITES
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Soften in feeling. : MELT
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Contents of an editor's briefcase. : MSS
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Composed. : SEDATE
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College subjects. : ARTS
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Gig. : BOAT
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Renounces. : ABNEGATES
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Television's blond star. : DAGMAR
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Beverage. : ALE
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Present. : NONCE
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Potion of trouble for Tristan and Isolde. : PHILTER
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Angry. : HEATED
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Senator Douglas' state: Abbr. : ILL
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Director of the Mutual Security Agency. : HARRIMAN
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Soup ingredient. : ONION
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Excessive. : UNDUE
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Grates. : RASPS
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Audrey ___ of Hollywood. : TOTTER
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Throws into disorder. : CLUTTERS
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Inventor of an airship, 1900. : ZEPPELIN
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Hogshead. : CASK
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
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Smooth-skinned fishes. : EELS
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Political partisan of Argentina. : PERONISTA
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Mary ___, founder of Mount Holyoke College. : LYON
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Domestic slave, in early England. : ESNE
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Greedy. : ESURIENT
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Middle East country whose king was assassinated. : JORDAN
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Atones for. : REDEEMS
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Clyde Beatty and others. : TAMERS
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One phase of the little girl with the curl. : HORRID
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Sacred song. : PSALM
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Big name in vaudeville. : ALBEE
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New ruler of 39 Down. : TALAL
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River of Tibet, Kashmir and Pakistan. : INDUS
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Metrical units in verse. : FEET
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Part of a piledriver. : RAM
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Single. : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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