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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1950

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 549

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For a sailor's duffel. : SEABAG
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Nebraska's river. : PLATTE
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Sothern's Julia. : MARLOWE
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Costume jewelry fad. : EARRING
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Slurring over of a vowel. : ELISION
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With a side glance. : ASKANCE
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Hold session. : SIT
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Winter invaders of Franconia Notch. : SKIERS
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Tibetan sheep. : SHAS
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Like an autumn leaf. : SERE
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Gnaws away. : EATS
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Representative of Marley or Banquo. : GHOST
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War party. : ENEMY
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Tibet's threatened city. : LHASA
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Arikara. : REE
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___ Mater, a hymn of Mary. : STABAT
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It blows no one any good. : ILLWIND
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Native of Asiatic Turkey. : ANATOLIAN
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Bacchus of the Last Chance Saloon. : BARKEEP
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Tom Thumb. : MIDGET
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Half a mo'. : SEC
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Lancelot wore her scarf. : ELAIN
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Paavo ___, The Flying Finn. : NURMI
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Relinquish a right. : WAIVE
49
Female deer: Scot. : DAES
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A month: Abbr. : SEPT
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Wavy: Heraldry. : ONDE
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Target of the Damon Runyon fund. : CANCER
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Have being. : ARE
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What the Supreme Court hands down. : OPINION
58
He picks up the check. : TREATER
60
Washington's river. : POTOMAC
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Time-defying. : AGELESS
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University in Philadelphia. : TEMPLE
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Alludes. : REFERS
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Prominent; conspicuous. : SALIENT
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Colony that Italy lost. : ERITREA
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Jolson and Smith. : ALS
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A wood: Fr. : BOIS
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Quit sleep. : AWOKE
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Cheerful. : GENIAL
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Logan ___ Smith, witty essayist. : PEARSALL
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Girl. : LASS
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Refuge in time of flood. : ARK
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Not to be thrown in the street. : TRASH
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La Guardia's epithet for a gambler. : TINHORN
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Enwrapped. : ENCASED
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Eating places for soldiers. : MESSES
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"Beau ___," novel and movie by Percival Wren. : GESTE
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Subject of Haile Selassie. : ETHIOPIAN
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Block up. : EMBAR
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Knight of the Round Table. : GAWAIN
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Perennial pennant-winner. : YANKEE
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Lissome. : SLIM
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Chinese money of account. : TAEL
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One of three great rivers of India. : INDUS
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A thé dansant. : TEADANCE
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Boston cooking utensil. : BEANPOT
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Rock rich in silica. : ACIDITE
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More important. : GREATER
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Title of Nagako of Japan. : EMPRESS
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Chemical concentrations in solutions. : TITERS
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Pounce like a hawk. : SWOOP
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Drink for washing down ambrosia. : NECTAR
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Pure spite. : VENOM
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Maestro Koussevitsky. : SERGE
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Product of Pennsylvania. : COAL
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Norman's Woe, for instance. : REEF
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Junior-sized trouble. : IMP
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Brew. : ALE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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