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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 899
Across
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Settings at La Scala, Milan. : SCENAS
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Whiten the laundry. : BLEACH
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Tenor Nino. : MARTINI
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Redo the kitchen wall. : RETILE
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Bottom of the Grand Canyon. : RIVERBED
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Idolized. : ADORED
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Mohammedan fiat. : IRADE
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Capital of Hejaz, in Arabia. : MECCA
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Dog in the Army. : WAG
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His cartoons are in "Ladies & Gentlemen." : ARNO
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Loop edging on ribbon. : PICOT
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Own. : HAVE
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Mr. Chaney. : LON
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Auto road to Fairbanks. : ALCAN
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Hen or cake. : LAYER
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Injury or mental shock. : TRAUMA
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Nettles. : RILES
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City in Wisconsin. : OSHKOSH
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Concomitant of hunting and fishing. : CAMPING
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Fortified. : ARMED
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Sea southeast of Australia. named after Dutch discoverer. : TASMAN
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One of the series of changes of the moon. : PHASE
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Admiral or football coach. : LEAHY
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Moms and marms. : PTA
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Box seat at the movies. : LOGE
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Famous county in Eire. : CLARE
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Area: Abbr. : TERR
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Spirit: French. : AME
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Storage places on the farm. : SHEDS
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Leon ___, former comedian. : ERROL
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Popular member of the aster family. : ZINNIA
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Refers. : PERTAINS
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Men named after Dvorak. : ANTONS
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Egregious liar. : ANANIAS
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The opposite of chaos. : SYSTEM
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New Zealand's wartime governor general. : NEWALL
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Georgia river, site of H-bomb plant. : SAVANNAH
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Something to live by. : CREDO
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Existence: Fr. : ETRE
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Working end of a pen. : NIB
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Without vigor. : ANEMIC
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Attachment to a motorcycle. : SIDECAR
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Leaf at the base of a flower. : BRACT
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Mother of Clytemnestra. : LEDA
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Ike's whereabouts, 1945. : ETO
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Route with fields, beacons, radio beams, etc. : AIRWAY
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Cling. : CLEAVE
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Equivocal one. : HEDGER
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Effective items in interior decoration. : MIRRORS
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Theatre district of New York City. : RIALTO
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Shaped like a peak. : CONIC
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Something formed or molded: Comb. form. : PLASM
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Lid fasteners. : HASPS
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Con ___ (tenderly): Ital. : AMORE
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Boss of the bombardiers. : LEMAY
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Any official proclamation. : UKASE
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Equipment for metal turning. : LATHE
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The girl who drowned in the Hellespont. : HELLE
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Fruitful valley in California desert. : IMPERIAL
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Sodium carbonates. : NATRONS
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Knots in wood. : GNARLS
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The comedy of Buster Keaton, for instance. : DEADPAN
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Public squares. : PLAZAS
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Breakfast food. : HOMINY
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Ten-percenters. : AGENTS
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Fictional rogue, M. Lupin. : ARSENE
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Ausable ___. : CHASM
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Shadow. : TRAIL
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Mathematic item. : SINE
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Mountain with eruptive tendencies. : ETNA
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"Do ___ disturb." : NOT
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Bleak, as the weather. : RAW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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