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New York Times, Tuesday, December 5, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 534

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Across
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Vacation spot in Quebec. : GASPE
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Ruler of Iran. : SHAH
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First-grade subject. : ABCS
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Embellish. : ADORN
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Benita ___, Ronald Colman's wife. : HUME
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Hero of the Deluge. : NOAH
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Fred Wilt is one. : MILER
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Israeli delegate to U. N. : EBAN
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One: German. : EINE
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Light fabric for dresses. : ETAMINE
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Squalid districts collectively. : SLUMDOM
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Putting through a kitchen utensil, as vegetables. : RICING
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Worn away. : EROSE
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Albert ___ Terhune. : PAYSON
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Provide; store up. : LAYIN
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S-shaped molding. : OGEE
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Malignant. : EVIL
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Greek fabulist. : AESOP
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Signal stage of history. : ERA
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The Sitwells' nationality. : BRITISH
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Miss Gardner. : AVA
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Miss Powers, who played "The Medium." : MARIE
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Name meaning rich. : OTTO
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Mulligan. : STEW
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Piece of furniture. : TABLE
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Says. : UTTERS
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Chancellor of N. Y. U. : CHASE
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Pertaining to a nerve network. : RETIAL
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Underground refuge. : SHELTER
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Lightweight wool fabric. : CHALLIS
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___ soit qui mal y pense. : HONI
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Pig's trotters. : FEET
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California rockfish. : REINA
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Odd: Scot. : ORRA
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River in Spain. : EBRO
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Commune in Netherlands. : ASTEN
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Curb. : REIN
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Mild imprecation. : DARN
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Pegasus. : STEED
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Plucky. : GAME
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Entrance to a mine. : ADIT
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Approximately 365¼ days. : SOLARYEAR
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Basis of argument. : PREMISE
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Caruso. : ENRICO
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Well-known Monsignor. : SHEEN
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Boston. : HUB
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Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
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Scene of annual regatta in England. : HENLEY
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One of South Dakota's state flowers. : ANEMONE
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Sparrows, with a Brooklyn accent. : BOIDS
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Paddle your own. : CANOE
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Eldest son of 16 Across. : SHEM
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Forty-___. : NINER
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Mr. Heep, Dickens villain. : URIAH
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Musical advice to the glowworm. : GLITTER
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"The Waste Land," for instance. : POEM
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Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Stringed instrument. : VIOL
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What Hungary is to Russia. : SATELLITE
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Finished. : OVER
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Scrapes with the forefoot. : PAWS
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Kinkajou, for instance. : BEAST
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The solid ___. : SOUTH
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One of President Einaudi's people. : ITALIAN
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Most vapid. : STALEST
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Complained: Slang. : BEEFED
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Coronets. : TIARAS
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Odd job. : CHORE
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M. Queuille. : HENRI
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Senator from Montana. : ECTON
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Mr. Toots. : SHOR
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Girl's name. : REBA
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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George ___, novelist. : SAND
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Be mistaken. : ERR

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

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