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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 915
Across
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Port Said to Capetown. : AFRICA
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Suit for a dreamer. : PAJAMAS
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Luise of Hollywood. : RAINER
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Sarcastic. : IRONICAL
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Old time "boss" of New York. : CROKER
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British voter. : LABORITE
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Heats: British. : HOTS
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Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
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Magazines, newspapers, etc. : MEDIA
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Murmansk to Gibraltar: Abbr. : EUR
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Smooth and glossy. : SATINY
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Label. : TAG
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Like the blue empyrean: Poetic. : SKYEY
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Swain with flowers. : BEAU
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Philippine isle E. of Negros. : CEBU
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Cup in Australian hands. : DAVIS
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Rumple. : TOUSLE
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Shoulder ornament for uniforms. : EPAULET
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Instigated. : STARTED
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Flying mystery. : SAUCER
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Where Port-au-Prince is: Var. : HAYTI
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Attractive, as a child. : CUTE
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Feat. : DEED
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Jalopies. : HEAPS
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Overseas address for soldiers. : APO
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A flick or flourish. : FILLIP
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Lamb's lament. : BAA
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Ride a bicycle. : PEDAL
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Copycat. : APER
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___ Arthur. : PORT
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Shoot forth rays. : ERADIATE
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By word of mouth. : ORALLY
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Fighter against invasion. : DEFENDER
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Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer. : BUTLER
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Fender benders. : DENTERS
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"Friendship" and "Compensation." by Emerson. : ESSAYS
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Triumphal structures. : ARCHES
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Egypt's king. : FAROUK
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Civl turmoil in the streets. : RIOTRY
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School-desk items. : INKS
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School-card mark. : CEE
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Wall hanging. : ARRAS
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Of Pontius, the procurator of Judea. : PILATES
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Neighbor to Egypt. : ARABIA
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Personification of poverty and patience. : JOB
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An unprecedented thing; a miracle. : ANOMY
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Sludge. : MIRE
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Final analysis. : ACIDTEST
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Capable of being satisfied. : SATIABLE
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Federated. : LEAGUED
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Behavior pattern. : HABIT
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Describing a fruit cake. : NUTTY
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Elicit. : EDUCE
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Frank Merriwell's alma mater. : YALE
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Madame Radium. : CURIE
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Famous composer (1813-1901). : VERDI
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Loyalty ___. : OATH
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Got away. : ESCAPED
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Reduced to poverty. : PAUPERED
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Execution of a heretic, in the Spanish Inquisition. : AUTODAFE
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Central character in "Rain." : SADIE
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Assistants. : HELPERS
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Cause of high spirits. : ELATER
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Roman cloak. : ABOLLA
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Truce talk. : PARLEY
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Silenus and his followers. : SATYRS
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Automotive city in Michigan. : FLINT
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Investigation. : PROBE
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Gulf opening from the Red Sea. : ADEN
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Casual accolades. : PATS
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Fruit drink. : ADE
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From the White Sea to the Black: Abbr. : RUS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 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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