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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 556
Across
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Secretary of Agriculture. : BRANNAN
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Scene of November Communist "peace conference." : WARSAW
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Loosening of restraint. : RELEASE
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What Etna did. : ERUPTED
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Try. : ATTEMPT
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Frequent role of Cyrus Ching. : ARBITER
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Stone with a crystal-lined cavity. : GEODE
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Except. : SAVE
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His time was your time in the '30s. : RUDY
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Make uneasy. : IRK
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Ethel Merman's prototype. : MESTA
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First aid item. : ADHESIVE
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Believer in divinity. : THEIST
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The rage of lions. : ROAR
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Ceiling price. : RENT
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Remover of discomfort. : EASER
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Hose ladder. : RUN
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Street of forgotten men. : SKIDROW
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A U. N. veteran. : LIE
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Dwelt. : ABODE
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Beastly hole. : LAIR
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Blight. : BANE
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Stock; family. : STIRPS
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Bugaboos. : BOGEYMEN
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Formation of a coral island. : ATOLL
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Veer wildly, as a boat. : YAW
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Greets frigidly. : ICES
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V. P. : VEEP
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Sleep. : SOPOR
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Give heart. : SUSTAIN
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Platform. : ESTRADE
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Skilled. : TRAINED
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Cleopatra's monuments. : NEEDLES
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Tickets: Slang. : DUCATS
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Least prolix. : TERSEST
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Indulge in big talk. : BRAG
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Network. : RETE
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Man's or woman's voice. : ALTO
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Closer to want. : NEEDIER
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New parents. : NAMERS
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Snake that bit a queen. : ASP
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Trawler equipment. : NETS
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Spin a web. : WEAVE
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Police action. : ARREST
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Point of friction. : RUB
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Handsome rose shrub. : SPIRAEA
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Aleutians' western isle. : ATTU
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Lady Nicotine for burning. : WEED
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Athirst. : DRY
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Having room for improvement. : AMENDABLE
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Our Ambassador to Russia. : KIRK
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Sinew. : THEW
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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A shadow on the jury. : DOUBT
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Capital of French Indo-China. : HANOI
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Mask. : VEIL
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Religion of the Moslems. : ISLAM
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This has two famous Parisian banks. : SEINE
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Wooden. : TREEN
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Maugham's movie. : TRIO
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Seven. : SEPT
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Uncurbed revelry. : ORGY
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Extreme. : DRASTIC
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Popular phrases. : BYWORDS
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Russian council. : SOVIET
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Rain-bearing wind. : EASTER
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Imparts. : LENDS
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Follower. : IST
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A tidbit for Miss Muffet. : CURD
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He sold his birthright. : ESAU
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Held in. : PENT
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Washed out. : PALE
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Verse forms. : ODES
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Pause. : REST
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Mme. Pauker of Rumania. : ANA
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Take note. : SEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 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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