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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1951

6-Down : Microscopic denizens of fresh water.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 898
Across
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Astir; in progress. : AFOOT
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Beyond the reach of. : PAST
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The Confederate ___. : FLAG
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Tributary of the Danube. : PRUTH
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His latest book is about Moses. : ASCH
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Far advanced in time. : LATE
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___ Melba, on a French menu. : PECHE
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Tower aloft. : REAR
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Stake. : ANTE
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A nonfiction best seller. : THESEAAROUNDUS
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20 quires. : REAM
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Parry. : FEND
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Burns up. : CONSUMES
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Rest hour. : SIESTA
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A good king of Judah. : ASA
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Denominations. : SECTS
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Part of an automobile tire. : TREAD
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Cooler. : ICER
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Sitting Bull was one. : SIOUX
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Short-billed crake. : SORA
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The N. in U. S. N. A. : NAVAL
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Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
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Dan Kimball's responsibility. : USN
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Capital of the Armenian Republic. : ERIVAN
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Harem. : SERAGLIO
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Cupid. : EROS
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Little Marina. : RENA
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A nonfiction best seller. : ASOLDIERSSTORY
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A tourist mecca east of Java. : BALI
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Oldtime knife. : SNEE
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A long narrative. : ILIAD
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John McCormack's land. : ERIN
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Pola of the silent films. : NEGRI
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Pealed. : RANG
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Member of the Rigsdag. : DANE
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___ Coulee. : GRAND
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Appendix: Abbr. : APP
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Ridge on a mandolin fingerboard. : FRET
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Exclamation after hitting one's finger with a hammer. : OUCH
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Different ones. : OTHERS
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He slew the Minotaur. : THESEUS
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Microscopic denizens of fresh water. : PARAMECIA
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On the briny. : ASEA
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Popular Christmas gift. : SCARF
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Paroxysms. : THROES
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A Vermonter in Washington. : FLANDERS
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Come ashore. : LAND
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Outer tip of the Aleutians. : ATTU
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Turns to the right. : GEES
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A once famed soprano. : EAMES
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Specified amount used as a measure. : UNIT
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Scene of Herman Wouk's novel. : CAINE
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Mr. Ewing. : OSCAR
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Moles, in medical parlance. : NAEVI
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Facing the direction whence a glacier moves: Geol. : STOSS
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Keijo. : SEOUL
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Ankle bones. : TARSI
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Fictional city that wanted a bell. : ADANO
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Succeed to the position of. : SUPERSEDE
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Thread from a fabric. : RAVELING
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Former name of Jerez, Spanish city noted for sherry wine. : XERES
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Shortening. : LARD
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Talking wildly. : RANTING
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Spread the rumor. : NOISED
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Official at Newgate. : GAOLER
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Plant used as a drug. : SENNA
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But: German. : ABER
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Girl's name meaning princess. : SARA
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Rep. Teague of Texas. : OLIN
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Kin of the martingale. : REIN
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Gulf of the Baltic Sea. : RIGA
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Story made up as one goes along. : YARN
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Accomplished. : DID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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