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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 912
Across
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Iron-Curtained capital. : RIGA
5
"Q" is missing on its dial. : PHONE
10
Declare on the witness stand. : AVER
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Mythical and yet handsome youth: Latin. : ADON
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Met's Mr. Vinay. : RAMON
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One way to get around. : TAXI
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Milliner's basic material. : FELT
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Locomotives. : IRONHORSES
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Fuss. : TODO
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Sign that delights "angels." : SRO
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Each. : APIECE
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Diplomatic agent. : ENVOY
25
Sunbonnet girl. : SUE
26
Grand Coulee is one. : CANYON
28
Miss Wentworth, whodunit writer. : PATRICIA
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Demonstration of affection. : HUG
34
Tibet's neighbor. : NEPAL
36
Oak in infancy. : ACORN
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Wife of Esau. : ADAH
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Invigorate. : RENEW
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Space between two supports of a bridge. : SPAN
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Companion of the Apostle Paul. : TITUS
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Give new courage. : REMAN
46
Group fostering education. : PTA
47
Pittsburgh's pro footballers. : STEELERS
49
Make amends for. : REDEEM
51
One of the Lowells (1874–1925). : AMY
52
More artful. : SLYER
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Pilot a Scorpion. : AVIATE
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Where Shaef operated. : ETO
58
The distaff side. : SHES
61
Medal for gallantry in action. : SILVERSTAR
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City in Italy. : IESI
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D'Oyly Carte character. : KOKO
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Shell of a fruit used as a bottle. : GOURD
66
Used the 5 Across. : RANG
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Vegetable dish. : SLAW
68
Departures. : EXITS
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Britain's new Foreign Secretary. : EDEN
Down
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One way to go to sea. : RAFT
2
Idea: Comb. form. : IDEO
3
San Francisco's strait. : GOLDENGATE
4
Laurence Olivier role. : ANTONY
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King Rudolph, "___ of Zenda." : PRISONER
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Hopkins to F. D. R. : HARRY
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Book by Melville. : OMOO
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___ sequitur. : NON
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On high: French. : ENHAUT
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City in Italy. : ATRI
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Flower holder. : VASE
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Chief officer: Colloq. : EXEC
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Miss Stevens, of opera and movies. : RISE
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"Le Coq d'Or." : OPERA
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Erich ___ Stroheim. : VON
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Where Governor McKay works. : SALEM
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Informal talks. : CHATS
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Check the accounts. : AUDIT
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Window parts. : PANES
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Suffix for names of sciences. : ICS
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Yankee favoring the South in the Civil War. : COPPERHEAD
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Central Vietnam. : ANNAM
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Hero of Lake Erie 1813. : PERRY
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Intensity of color. : HUE
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Men of power in China. : WARLORDS
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Line-up for next November. : SLATE
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Napoleon's marshal. : NEY
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Come out. : EMERGE
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Object of longing. : DESIRE
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Get going. : START
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Requests. : ASKS
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Ancestor of the contrabass. : VIOL
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Miss Chase. : ILKA
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Acknowledge. : AVOW
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Fancy little case. : ETUI
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Early English slave. : ESNE
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Write on "the dotted line." : SIGN
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Baseball players' sartorial symbol. : SOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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