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New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1950

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 553
Across
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Nasrollah ___, President of UN General Assembly. : ENTEZAM
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Seoul's airport. : KIMPO
13
Deep gorges. : CHASMS
19
Obsequious. : SERVILE
20
"Cocktail Party" author. : ELIOT
21
Airstrips. : RUNWAYS
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Produced. : CREATED
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Pinkish cream color. : FLESH
25
Resident doctor in a hospital. : INTERNE
26
Girl's name. : AVA
27
Betel palm. : ARECA
29
Requirements. : NEEDS
31
Join with others in a cause. : ALIGN
32
Places. : PUTS
34
Ankle bone. : TALUS
36
Cornice strips to throw off rainwater. : DRIPS
38
Escapes: Slang. : LAMS
39
Builds. : ERECTS
41
Senator from New York. : IVES
43
Small bits. : SNIPS
45
No: Scot. : NAE
46
Colloquial name for an Irish city. : DERRY
47
Started. : OPENED
49
Senator from California. : KNOWLAND
51
Type of poem. : EPIC
53
Gypsy. : ROMANY
55
Small cube. : DIE
56
Came to full bloom. : FLOWERED
60
Girl's name. : RITA
61
Mountain in Georgia, well-known name in sports. : KENESAW
65
Part of a cheer. : RAH
66
City 100 miles SW of Denver. : SALIDA
68
Internal: Comb. form. : ENDO
70
Large diving bird. : GREBE
71
Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
73
Joint in a stem. : NODE
74
Tilt. : CANT
76
A rapid drive. : SPIN
77
Name meaning princess. : SARAH
79
Related. : TOLD
81
The Duke of Windsor, to his family. : BERTIE
83
Put two and two together. : ADD
84
Indian transport device of trailing poles. : TRAVOIS
86
Unit of academic credit. : HOUR
88
Famous name in puzzles. : KINGSLEY
90
Peroration. : END
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James Mason's favorite pet. : KITTEN
93
"Ol' Man River" composer. : KERN
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Library of Oxford University. : BODLEIAN
98
Aspirant for statehood. : HAWAII
100
Merits. : EARNS
104
One: French. : UNE
105
Put bottoms on shoes. : SOLED
107
Blood: Comb. form. : HEMO
108
Broadway. : STREET
109
"___ to catch the wind." : NETS
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Doorkeeper of a secret society. : TILER
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Free from moisture again. : REDRY
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The French conquered here, June, 1944. : ELBA
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The best part of anything. : CREAM
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The Veep. : ALBEN
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City of Yorkshire. : LEEDS
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In society. : OUT
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Stinging insects. : HORNETS
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Villify. : ABUSE
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___ France. : ANATOLE
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___ Anderson, Ambassador. : EUGENIE
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Br'er Rabbit character. : REMUS
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Act of resting. : REPOSAL
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Immunizing fluids. : SERUMS
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Grand or little scores. : SLAMS
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Popular book. : MYSTERY
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Slipped away. : ESCAPED
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Vein. : NERVURE
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He picks up the check. : TREATER
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Miss St. Clare. : EVA
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Last Empress of Austria. : ZITA
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Air raid warnings. : ALERTS
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Recent Broadway success. : MEDEA
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Senator from Tennessee. : KEFAUVER
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Evil. : ILL
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Manner. : MIEN
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Sat. : POSED
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Additional ones. : OTHERS
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Shoemaker's Saint. : CRISPIN
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Barbarian. : HUN
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Helen Hayes' theatrical group. : ANTA
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Elegant: Sl. : SWELL
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Girl's name. : MARIANA
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Dr. Rhee. : SYNGMAN
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Became aware of. : SENSED
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Curtail. : CLIP
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Small locomotive. : DINKY
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Propeller. : SCREW
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Evita Peron's title. : SENORA
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Famous British potter (1754–1827). : SPODE
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Kinds. : TYPES
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Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
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Dean of radio news analysts. : SWING
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Wildcats. : OCELOTS
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International ___ line. : DATE
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Insulting looks. : LEERS
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Where Tabriz is. : IRAN
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Garner's middle name. : NANCE
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He wrotes "Birches." : FROST
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Truman's birthplace. : LAMAR
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Composer of "K-K-K-Katy." : OHARA
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Queen Elissa. : DIDO
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Heyerdahl's best seller. : KONTIKI
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Leaf of a calyx. : SEPAL
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Continue. : ABIDE
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Miss Darling. : WENDY
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Nehru's headquarters. : DELHI
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Alvin of the Giants. : DARK
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French composer (1875–1937). : RAVEL
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Prong. : TINE
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Whetstones. : HONES
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"How ___ the busy little bee . . . " : DOTH
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Matthew Vassar's calling. : BREWER
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Plume. : EGRET
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Senseless person. : IDIOT
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Where Bennett defeated Thomas. : UTAH
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Entangle. : SNARE
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Mournful sound. : KNELL
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Unknown. : NAMELESS
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Latest Nobel Peace Prize winner. : BUNCHE
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Burdensome. : ONEROUS
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Cleanse. : DETERGE
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Assumed names. : ALIASES
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Antiseptic: Fr. : IODE
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Set free again. : RELOOSE
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___ hypothesis of Laplace. : NEBULAR
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Majestic. : STATELY
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Excludes. : DEBARS
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Capital of New South Wales. : SYDNEY
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More reasonable. : SANER
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American soldier, 1775–83. : REBEL
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What America is forced to do. : REARM
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Turkey and mince pie. : MENU
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Legendary king of Rome. : NUMA
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Dopes. : SAPS
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He said, "God bless us every one!" : TIM
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Aggregate. : SUM
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Little child. : TOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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