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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 925

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Across
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Consequently: Latin. : ERGO
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Atrocious. : BAD
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Important member of the transportation system. : BUSMAN
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He had three daughters. : LEAR
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
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Inveigle. : ENTICE
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Victor Herbert's naughty heroine. : MARIETTA
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Legal writ held by a creditor. : ELEGIT
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Sphere. : ORB
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The Landgrave's niece, in "Tannhaeuser." : ELIZABETH
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George and Thomas. : MOORES
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Acting with violence. : DRASTIC
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Term of address. : SIR
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Serves the purpose. : DOES
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She ruled at Castle Adamant. : IDA
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Any Southern girl. : BELLE
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Idaho's famous Senator. : BORAH
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Housewives' budget aid. : OLEO
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Describing certain floors. : TILED
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Ruler. : TSAR
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"Mon ___ Pierrot." : AMI
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Becomes tiresome. : PALLS
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In an ardent manner. : HOTLY
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Corporation officer: Abbr. : SEC
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Friend and supporter. : ALLY
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Herd of seals. : POD
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Support for railroad tracks. : TRESTLE
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Famous name in opera. : GARDEN
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___ Burt, American author. : STRUTHERS
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Where 24 Down is: Abbr. : NOR
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Work over. : RETOOL
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Occupation for knights. : ERRANTRY
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Ancient city of southern Italy. : ATELLA
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Trouble about nothing. : ADO
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First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
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Beat with a flail. : THRESH
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Opportune. : PAT
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Coffee ___. : BEAN
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Mr. Roper. : ELMO
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Prepare again for battle. : REARM
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Famous name in movies. : GARBO
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Mouth: Comb. form. : ORI
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Important member of Churchill Cabinet. : BUTLER
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The opposition. : ANTIS
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He was President of Mexico for thirty years. : DIAZ
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Substance stored in honeycomb cells. : BEEBREAD
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Let loose. : UNLEASH
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Lets stand, in printing. : STETS
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Having the greatest power. : MIGHTIEST
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Chemical prefix. : ACI
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Foundation for lace. : NET
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Adjective for Chas. Addams drawings. : EERIE
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Is very fond of. : ADORES
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Trygve Lie's home. : OSLO
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Noble objective. : IDEAL
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Mrs. Nation. : CARRY
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The locksmith's daughter, in "Barnaby Rudge." : DOLLY
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Be proud in the possession of. : BOAST
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Mr. Davis. : ELMER
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Robert Dudley, of "Kenilworth." : LEICESTER
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Loop which holds the end of a buckled strap. : BILLET
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Famous name in the theatre. : TALLULAH
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Mary Lincoln's maiden name. : TODD
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Units of eight Boy Scouts. : PATROLS
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Jute who invaded England. : HORSA
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The only lady aboard the "Kon-Tiki." : PARROT
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Stylish dress accessory. : STOLE
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Beautiful giantess, Frey's wife. : GERDA
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Among: French. : ENTRE
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Rosa Ponselle's great role. : NORMA
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Great quantity. : HEAP
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Boss of longshoremen's union. : RYAN
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Destructive pest. : RAT
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Suffix of ordinal numbers. : ETH
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Catch. : NAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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