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New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1952

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,274
Across
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One of the Spice Islands. : CERAM
6
Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
11
Budget expert from Detroit. : DODGE
16
Junto. : CABAL
21
Girl's name. : ADELA
22
504-mile French river. : RHONE
23
Sayao's specialties. : ARIAS
24
Isolated. : ALONE
25
Moreover. : AGAIN
26
Spit and ___. : IMAGE
27
General and President. : GRANT
28
___-Devi, peak in Himalayas. : NANDA
29
Composure. : BALANCE
31
Mary Lincoln's maiden name. : TODD
33
Natives of Cordoba. : ARGENTINES
35
___ poetica. : ARS
36
Dame Myra. : HESS
38
English river. : TEES
40
Upshot. : ISSUE
41
Noun suffix. : ESE
42
Senator defeated by William Purtell. : BENTON
44
Lunch. : REPAST
46
Lady of the house. : MRS
48
War-menaced city of Tonkin. : HANOI
51
Gossip: Dial. : EME
52
___ restante. : POSTE
53
Ancient peninsula. : IBERIA
57
Sirens. : ALARMS
59
Golf tournament. : MASTERS
62
Price cutters. : REDUCERS
64
No one: Latin. : NEMO
65
___ dancer. : TOE
67
College in N. Y. C. : HUNTER
69
Part of a drainage system. : AIRTRAP
70
Walker. : TRUDGER
72
Melchior, Borge, etc. : DANES
73
Lamb's forte. : ESSAY
75
Indian. : UTE
76
Brazilian bird. : SERIEMA
77
Inspired veneration. : AWED
78
Suffrage leader. : CATT
79
Heavy blow: Slang. : ONER
80
Remedies. : NOSTRUMS
82
Herbert Graf, for instance. : DIRECTOR
85
El ___. : PASO
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Electrified particles. : IONS
89
Secy. of the Army. : PACE
90
Reaches. : ARRIVES
94
Old: Abbr. : ANC
95
Challenger of Henie. : SCOTT
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Ethiopian town. : HARAR
98
Cattle center in Colombia. : PEREIRA
99
Lincoln's Secy. of War. : STANTON
101
Was frugal. : SPARED
103
Dull-green parrot. : KEA
104
Hero of Hindu legend. : NALA
105
Folk story teller. : SOLARIST
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Carve. : ENGRAVE
109
Periodical of 1709–11. : TATLER
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Minstrel show performer. : ENDMAN
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Sultan's decree. : IRADE
114
Minded the baby. : SAT
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Cup: French. : TASSE
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Miss Curie. : EVE
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Ramble. : STROLL
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Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
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British enemies during Palestine mandate. : IRGUN
127
Feudal tenant: Hist. : LEUD
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Fiji capital. : SUVA
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Scientific degree. : SCB
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January events. : LINENSALES
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Article of slow sale. : DRUG
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Kin of the dugong. : MANATEE
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Seed covers. : ARILS
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Nigerian capital. : LAGOS
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City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
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Baseball deal. : TRADE
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Disguise. : CLOAK
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Netherlands city. : BREDA
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Idolatrous. : PAGAN
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Mutual: Pre. : INTER
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Well-known Australian nurse. : KENNY
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Its capital is Shillong. : ASSAM
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Road curves. : ESSES
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Campus sights. : COEDS
Down
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Part of the Great Mosque at Mecca. : CAABA
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Hoover's middle name. : EDGAR
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Piece of eight. : REALS
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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City on the Rhine. : MANNHEIM
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U.N.-controlled city. : TRIESTE
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Electrical unit. : OHM
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Gig. : BOAT
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Cast metal mass. : INGOT
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Indigent person. : NEEDER
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Old pistol. : DAG
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Extra: Scot. : ORRA
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Boswell, for instance. : DIARIST
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Criminal. : GANGSTER
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Park near Denver. : ESTES
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Historic city in Kent. : CANTERBURY
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Mountains of Kirghiz. : ALAI
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Nursemaid: Fr. : BONNE
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Where Aconcagua is. : ANDES
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Allotted period. : LEASE
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Period of time: Abbr. : CEN
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Became more obscure. : DEEPENED
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Early Algeria. : NUMIDIA
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Abbeville's river. : SOMME
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Tennis, soccer, etc. : SPORTS
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Where Napoleon defeated the Russians near Moscow, 1812. : BORODINO
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Teachers' group. : NEA
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Hartebeest. : ASSE
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The Amish, for instance. : SECT
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English county. : HANTS
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___ flamman (to feed the flame): Lat. : ALERE
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Belgian city. : NAMUR
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Reshowing of a movie. : RERUN
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Steamed up. : IRATE
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Turkish money of account. : ASPER
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Peduncles. : STEMS
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Ancestors of the oboe. : SHAWMS
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Berlin's forte. : TUNES
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Point of North Island, N. Z. : EASTCAPE
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Valedictories. : ORATIONS
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Fosterer. : REARER
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First name of 97 Down: Abbr. : GEO
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Intimidates. : DAUNTS
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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Insect. : CICADA
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Akihito, for instance. : ORIENTAL
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Balderdash. : ROT
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Challenger. : DARER
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Discuss. : TREAT
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Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
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Antiquated. : PASSE
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Composer Dvorak. : ANTON
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Cookbook direction. : SCALD
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Plastered ornamentally. : PARGETED
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They hold wrath. : VIALS
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Mr. Gardner and others. : ERLES
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Part of Estonia. : SAARE
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Composer of "Circus Polka." : STRAVINSKY
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Fabricators. : COINERS
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Composer buried in Westminster Abbey. : HANDEL
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Epithet. : NAME
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Poet who was apprenticed to a surgeon. : KEATS
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Incumbents of titles. : TITULARS
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Versions: Abbr. : VSS
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___ Pact. : ATLANTIC
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Misplays. : RENEGES
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January movers. : TRUMANS
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3,750,000 square miles. : EUROPE
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Eggs. : OVA
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Ah me! : ALACK
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Carouse: Dial. : BIRLE
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Kitchen staple. : ONION
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Emperor after Nero. : GALBA
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French dramatist. : DUMAS
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Government department. : STATE
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Surrendered. : CEDED
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Bock, lager. : BEERS
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Impetus: Fr. : ELAN
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Beverage. : SODA
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Denies freedom of speech. : GAGS
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Popular cartoonist. : ARNO
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Mr. Rayburn. : SAM
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Have: Scot. : HAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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