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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,285
Across
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Titled Turks. : AGAS
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It comes in cakes. : SOAP
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Straws in the wind. : SIGNS
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His dad worked for 17 Across. : TINYTIMCRATCHIT
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56 Across once a year. : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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System of conduits. : SEWERAGE
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Nibbler of the gingerbread house. : HANSEL
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Initials of the Blue Eagle. : NRA
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Ruler in Tunis. : BEY
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It follows "The flowers that bloom in the spring." : TRA
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Chaplains. : PADRES
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Particular instances. : CASES
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Boz, for instance. : ALIAS
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Native of Pueblo. : COLORADAN
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Tattersall garment. : VEST
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Street urchin. : GAMIN
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Ancestor of the mandolin. : LUTE
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British tax officers. : EXCISEMEN
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Part of a long poem. : CANTO
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Proprietor. : OWNER
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He made Jupiter's thunderbolts. : VULCAN
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In the mode of. : ALA
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Former war area. : ETO
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Pronoun. : HER
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Love seat. : SETTEE
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City of 45,533 in California. : SANTAANA
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Part of an Irving Berlin title. : AWHITECHRISTMAS
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Herbert Blythe's older son. : LIONELBARRYMORE
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City of 605,125 in Germany. : ESSEN
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Kind of short-legged, shaggy dog. : SKYE
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Crude metals. : ORES
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Stuttering comedian. : ATES
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Piece of sarcasm. : GIBE
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All over again. : ANEW
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Part of a Robert Burns title. : SYNE
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Subsidized students at Cambridge. : SIZARS
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Antipode of alpha. : OMEGA
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City of the Holy Land. : ACRE
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How gloves are bought and sold: Abbr. : PRS
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Rambler. : STRAYER
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Sacred image of Eastern churches. : ICON
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Marley, for instance. : GHOST
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Timbuktu's near-by river. : NIGER
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Milepost of ancient Greece. : STELA
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Coats with a tin and lead alloy. : TERNES
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Key figure in NATO councils. : ACHESON
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Knight in Arthurian legend. : BALIN
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Cover with asphalt. : PAVE
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Mr. Woollcott. : ALEX
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The puck in ice hockey. : DISC
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The rule of three. : RATIO
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A person of promising talent: Colloq. : COMER
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Shrub with an edible berry. : SALAL
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Gem carved in relief. : CAMEO
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Mr. Phyfe's nickname. : DUNC
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Source of orange-red light. : NEON
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Well-mannered. : GENTEEL
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Make mild or kind. : SWEETEN
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Bow to a queen. : CURTSY
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An order to form a jury. : VENIRE
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At bargain prices. : ASALE
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Creator of Carol Kennicott. : LEWIS
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Comte de la Fère. : ATHOS
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Bess Wallace's husband. : HARRY
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Prong of reindeer's antler. : TINE
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The Bard abbreviated. : SHAK
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Steam: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Part of the nose. : NARE
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Enzymes. : ASES
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Radio network. : CBS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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