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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 919

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Across
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Where Pernambuco is. : BRAZIL
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Beginning of time, so to speak: 2 wds. : YEARONE
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Probable new Ambassador from the Philippines. : ROMULO
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A nun devoted to educational work. : URSULINE
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Unaccented. : ATONIC
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Inclinations. : LEANINGS
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Diverse: Comb. form. : VARI
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Heartfelt conclusion. : AMEN
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Zigzag ski race against time. : SLALOM
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Greenland point of departure for explorers. : ETAH
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Girl's name. : DELIA
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Native of Dubuque. : IOWAN
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Christmas ___. : EVE
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Emulating Ananias. : LYING
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Convene again. : REMEET
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Caldwell, chronicler of Georgia. : ERSKINE
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Car necessity. : LICENSE
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Where Pyramid Lake is. : NEVADA
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Clement Moore and Thomas Moore. : POETS
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Brown beverage. : ALE
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Towerlike structures on farms. : SILOS
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Awash; spilling over. : ASLOP
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He sings "White Christmas." : BING
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Bitter resentment. : RANCOR
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Within: Comb. form. : ESO
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Broadway term for the theatre. : LEGIT
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Indian's conversational grunts. : UGHS
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Miss Hutton. : BABS
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Appraise. : EVALUATE
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Vassals. : LIEGES
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Top French general in Indo-China. : DELATTRE
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Make safe. : ENSURE
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Imitations of Lord Fauntleroy. : SISSIES
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Fixes over. : RESETS
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Ventured. : BRAVED
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Take turns. : ROTATE
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Undisturbed by conscience. : AMORAL
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Indian tribe associated with the Hopi. : ZUNI
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Sinkiang River, 800 mi. to Lake Balkhash. : ILI
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Of the neighborhood. : LOCAL
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Symbol of Christmas cheer. : YULELOG
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Before this time. : ERENOW
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Man's name, meaning healer. : ASA
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Magic; mystery. : RUNE
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Spain's most important fruit. : OLIVE
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The amendment that gave women the vote. : NINETEEN
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Carves. : ENGRAVES
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Person sensitive to beauty. : ESTHETE
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Where many Christmas trees come from. : MAINE
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Princes, among the Moslems. : SAYIDS
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One of Queen Juliana's names. : MARIE
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Miss Chase. : ILKA
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Delicious beverage. : NECTAR
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"The bombs bursting ___." : INAIR
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Military meal. : MESS
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Made possible. : ENABLED
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Frees from anxiety. : RELIEVES
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Trouble for Trilby. : SVENGALI
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Tilly ___, dancer. : LOSCH
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Silks for summer dresses. : PONGEES
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The other: French. : LAUTRE
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Confederacy. : LEAGUE
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Edith Sitwell's brother. : OSBERT
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Pursuers of bad men in Westerns. : POSSES
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Large lizards of the southwestern deserts. : GILAS
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Famous Canadian physician. : OSLER
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Belittling exclamations. : TUTS
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She is spending Christmas in Independence. : BESS
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Tribe or clan, in New Zealand. : ATI
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Common suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 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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