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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 559

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Beat, as wings. : FLAP
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Priest's vestment. : ALB
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Hindu religious teacher. : SWAMI
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Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
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"___ et mon droit." : DIEU
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Licia Albanese's role. : MANON
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What the professional betting man makes. : BOOK
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North African native. : ARAB
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City in Illinois. : ALTON
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New York's pro basketballers. : KNICKERBOCKERS
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Fly high. : SOAR
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Success is one. : LAKE
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Island in the Pacific. : EASTER
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Governor of Nebraska. : PETERSON
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Slammin' Sam of the fairways. : SNEAD
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Called, as a bellboy. : PAGED
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Little Miss St. Clare. : EVA
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Governor Browning's state: Abbr. : TENN
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Canal Zone dam. : GATUN
36
Stiffly decorous. : PRIM
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Rebound. : CAROM
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He wrote "Age of Reason." : PAINE
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Assistant to the President. : STEELMAN
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Governor of Montana. : BONNER
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Praise: Latin. : LAUS
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Four gills. : PINT
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Great necessity in foreign affairs. : BIPARTISANSHIP
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Crucial. : ACUTE
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High-pitched sound. : TING
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Times. : ERAS
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Hat. : BERET
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Mr. Pinza. : EZIO
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Steeplechase. : RACE
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Popular Christmas gifts. : SLEDS
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Marshall's position: Abbr. : SEC
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Look obliquely. : SKEW
Down
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Free on board. : FOB
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"___ Homeward, Angel." : LOOK
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Poet who is nameless. : ANON
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Liaquat Ali Khan's land. : PAKISTAN
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Frame for drying clothes. : AIRER
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Louis Calhern's role. : LEAR
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$20 million is spent on it annually. : BUBBLEGUM
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Kissed. : SMACKED
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Postmaster General, 1940–45. : WALKER
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Heath. : MOOR
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Roadhouses. : INNS
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Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
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Columbia U. girl. : COED
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Of a certain cereal. : OATEN
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Man's name. : ESTES
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Intelligence. : SENSE
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"Lost in the Stars" was based on his book. : PATON
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Relative of the canary. : SERIN
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Designator. : NAMER
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Spongers. : PARASITES
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Entire range. : GAMUT
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Pittsburgh University's team. : PANTHERS
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Red wines. : CLARETS
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She sings Rosina in "The Barber of Seville." : PONS
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In high spirits. : ELATED
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Form of lotto. : BINGO
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Keep an audience highly amused: Slang. : PANIC
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Miss Hutton. : BABS
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Reykjavik is its capital: Abbr. : ICEL
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Unalloyed. : PURE
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Relative dimensions. : SIZE
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Bagdad is its capital. : IRAK
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Secretary of the Army. : PACE
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Baste. : SEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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