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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 1950

49-Across : Engage gears.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 533
Across
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French Minister of Defense. : MOCH
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Handshake. : CLASP
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"Wait for the ___ tone." : DIAL
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Atmosphere. : AURA
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Dispatch. : HASTE
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Mr. Gardner. : ERLE
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Where Bennett defeated Senator Thomas. : UTAH
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Spartan magistrate. : EPHOR
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Fiddle-dee-dee! : BOSH
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Wood nymphs. : DRYADES
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Embattled land, French Indo-China. : VIETNAM
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___-tse, Chinese philosopher. : LAO
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Unproductive. : USELESS
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Seventh Greek letter. : ETA
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Pass by. : IGNORE
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Medicine used in nose drops. : EPHEDRIN
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Builds a little home. : NESTS
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Pâté de ___ gras. : FOIE
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Al Jolson's son. : ASA
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Virginia willow. : ITEA
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Baby buggy. : PRAM
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French coin. : SOU
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Plum for gin. : SLOE
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An American in Luxembourg. : MESTA
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Blue steel. : GUNMETAL
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Engage gears. : MESHES
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Forever: Australasia. : AKE
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Native of C. Z. : PANAMAN
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Member of Congress: Abbr. : REP
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Floating through air. : WAFTING
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Characteristic of former days. : OLDTIME
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Malay outrigger canoe. : PROA
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Filmy, wavy clouds. : CIRRI
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Surplus. : OVER
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Adam's grandson. : ENOS
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Mr. Stern, violinist. : ISAAC
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Molly Goldberg's name off the air. : BERG
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Popular fabric pattern. : DOTS
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In harmony. : ATUNE
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Otherwise. : ELSE
Down
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Mawkish. : MAUDLIN
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Scandalize. : OUTRAGE
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Child's drawing materials. : CRAYONS
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Laughter. : HAHA
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Wisconsin's prime product. : CHEESE
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Error. : LAPSE
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Cold fire. : ASH
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Abe Lincoln's hat. : STOVEPIPE
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Blighter: British slang. : PERISHER
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The national burden. : DEBT
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Ladies of the press. : IRONERS
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Old Alsace. : ALSATIA
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Re-elected N. Y. Senator. : LEHMAN
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Dared: Dial. : DURST
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Language; people: Suffix. : ESE
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Well-known lion. : LEO
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Leisure: Latin. : OTIUM
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Great ladies. : DAMES
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Follower of Franco. : FALANGIST
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A ranch in Mexico. : ESTANCIA
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Make changes. : AMEND
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President of Indonesia. : SUKARNO
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Length of a ruler. : ONEFOOT
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Scandinavian name. : OLA
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Wither. : SHRIVEL
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Swarmers. : TEEMERS
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Sprinkle. : ASPERGE
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Stared in amazement. : GAWPED
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Finial. : EPI
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With ___ toward none. : MALICE
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Gussie, the tennis player. : MORAN
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Soviet news agency. : TASS
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First proposition of Hamlet's soliloquy. : TOBE
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India's knight at the U. N. : RAU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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