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New York Times, Monday, December 22, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Lou, Eleanor, Bess, ___. : MAMIE
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British Crown Colony in Borneo. : SARAWAK
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Sound of cymbals. : CLANGOR
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Ike's home town. : ABILENE
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Territory administered by another nation. : MANDATE
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Brian de Bois-Guilbert's knightly status. : TEMPLAR
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Composer of "When the Swallows Homeward Fly." : ABT
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Intrinsic worth. : DIGNITY
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Baden-Baden or Saratoga Springs. : SPA
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Vigorous. : HALE
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Scene of a recent dramatic election. : SAAR
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Man's nickname. : CHET
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The end. : OMEGA
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Foot levers on sewing machines. : TREADLES
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Twangy utterance. : NASALITY
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Damp. : MOIST
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Miss Lee, actress. : LILA
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Ecclesiastical mantle. : COPE
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Compactly arranged. : THICK
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Poisonous compound. : ARSENIDE
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Detestable: Var. : HATEABLE
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Play the ukulele. : STRUM
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"Quo Vadis" locale. : ROME
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Where Monument Valley is. : UTAH
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King. : SIRE
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Marshall Plan's onetime initials. : ERP
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Gave color to. : CHROMED
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Patriotic society: Abbr. : DAR
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Roman officials. : AEDILES
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Cleaning the blackboard. : ERASING
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Rhythmic break in verse. : CAESURA
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Direct traffic by another way. : REROUTE
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Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Akeley, etc. : HUNTERS
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Term denoting multiplication. : TIMES
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Late Senator from Connecticut. : MCMAHON
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Where Mobile is. : ALABAMA
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Items from the gaslight era. : MANTLES
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Nehru's land: Poet. : IND
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Minced oath. : EGAD
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Juvenal and Wilde wrote this. : SATIRE
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Encourage, usually in a bad sense. : ABET
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Frosty. : RIMY
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Very high mountain. : ALP
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Cheats by evading payment: Slang. : WELSHES
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A trisyllable metrical foot. : ANAPEST
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Horn: Comb. form. : KERAT
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Cornelia's dad. : OTIS
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Racing meet on the Thames. : REGATTA
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Not one: Dial. : NARY
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Found with Liberté and Fraternité. : EGALITE
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Customers. : CLIENTS
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Girl in an old song. : ALICE
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Man's name meaning "burden." : AMOS
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Dumbbells. : DOPES
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Miss Chase. : ILKA
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Companion of the sugar bowl. : CREAMER
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Famous naturalist. : THOREAU
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A famous Cyrano. : HAMPDEN
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Low-range singer. : ALTO
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Element used in platinum alloys. : IRIDIUM
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Mr. Schnozzola. : DURANTE
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Comes forth. : EMERGES
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Sacs at the joints. : BURSAS
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Establish communication with. : REACH
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Present. : HERE
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Sometimes it's a red herring. : CLUE
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German title. : HERR
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Arrow. : DART
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Noun suffix. : IST
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___-disant (so-called): French. : SOI

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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