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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 909

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Nickname for a well-known author, artist, etc. : WINNIE
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Device for raising an anchor. : CAPSTAN
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The wife of Theseus. : ARIADNE
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M. France. : ANATOLE
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Hung and swung. : DANGLED
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Gang robbery in India and Burma: Var. : DAKOITY
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Miss Claire. : INA
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Kin of the ostrich. : EMEU
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Bit of information. : TIP
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Hawthorne's Hester. : PRYNNE
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Bridge of ___, over the Truckee in Reno. : SIGHS
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Affirms. : AVERS
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A tall screw pine. : TENTTREE
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
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Cinders from a volcano. : SCORIA
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River in England. : ALN
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Speech or writing in accordance with standard usage. : GRAMMAR
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Lights. : IGNITES
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Omega. : END
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Rudimentary seeds. : OVULES
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Mr. Kelly of "An American in Paris." : GENE
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Describing a wallflower's plight. : LONESOME
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He shifted from negotiating to fighting in Korea. : HODES
49
Unique things: Slang. : ONERS
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Beaumarchais' Figaro. : BARBER
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Surface of a carpet. : NAP
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British dessert, stewed fruit with cream. : FOOL
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Mountain pass. : GAP
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The Twenties and Thirties. : DECADES
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Examine for differences. : COMPARE
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Mangles. : IRONERS
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Pestiferous insect: Colloq. : SKEETER
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Treasured piece of furniture. : ANTIQUE
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Move rapidly. : STREAK
Down
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Watercourse in North Africa. : WADI
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Country of 39 Down. : IRAN
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Heroine of "Strange Interlude." : NINA
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Old gray mare. : NAG
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Do-nothings. : IDLERS
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Opponent. : ENEMY
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No gentleman. : CAD
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Structure of an animal: Abbr. : ANAT
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Karachi is its capital. : PAKISTAN
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Mother's plaint to junior. : STOPIT
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Thou: French. : TOI
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High: Comb. form. : ALT
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Napoleon's marshal, shot for treason, 1815. : NEY
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Speaker to the U. N. in Paris. : EDEN
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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Princess Anne's equipage. : PRAM
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Uncanny. : EERIE
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Caused irritation. : GRATED
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Girl's name. : HELENE
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Sight, smell, taste, etc. : SENSES
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Lord in "Measure for Measure." : ANGELO
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A famous Castle. : VERNON
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Girl's name. : EVADNE
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Dresses stone with a hammer. : NIGS
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Jimmy the comedian. : SAVO
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Small portion of anything. : CRUMB
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One way of spelling a famous Premier. : MOSSADEQ
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Borodin's unfinished opera, "Prince ___." : IGOR
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Creator of Ferdinand. : LEAF
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Bandit hero of a Verdi opera. : ERNANI
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Headgear for Kaz. : HELMET
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High fliers of Arabian myth. : ROCS
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For which Par Lagerkvist won the Nobel Prize. : BOOKS
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Where Callao is. : PERU
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Money for admissions. : GATE
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Sector. : AREA
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Filter through, as coffee. : PERK
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Day: Spanish. : DIA
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Eagle. : ERN
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Collapsible bed. : COT
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Compass point. : SSE
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Through. : PER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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