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New York Times, Wednesday, December 6, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 535
Across
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Pride and joy of Police Commissioner Murphy. : MUSTACHE
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Glass water bottle. : CARAFE
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Where beekeepers work. : APIARIES
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Griddlecakes, in Mexico City. : AREPAS
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O'Dwyer's new concern. : MEXICANS
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Title page, printed in red. : RUBRIC
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Revenue on bank deposits: Abbr. : INT
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Tempers steel by heating and cooling. : ANNEALS
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Bantu language. : ILA
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Another name for Esau. : EDOM
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Anoint: Archaic. : OINT
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Blunder. : SLIP
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Inhale audibly through the nose: Ref. sp. : SNIF
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Gas used in tubular signs. : NEON
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Tooth. : TINE
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___ Mahal. : TAJ
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What an unlucky canasta player leaves behind. : LOSINGS
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Swerved. : VEERED
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Ropes used to guide horses in training. : LONGES
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Undress. : DISROBE
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Bestseller of 1901, at long last a movie. : KIM
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Behold: Latin. : ECCE
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Sharp projection on a hook. : BARB
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Exclamations of disgust. : PAHS
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Button for a dress shirt. : STUD
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Sets, as a table. : LAJS
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Building location. : SITE
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Military rank: Abbr. : COL
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Small restaurants (argot of Paris and Broadway). : BISTROS
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Hebrew man's name. : DOV
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Dark place on the way to Hades. : EREBUS
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Native. : INDIGENE
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Forty-___. : NINERS
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What a samovar is. : TEAMAKER
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Large region in E. Europe and Asia. : TATARY
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Max Beerbohm, for instance. : ESSAYIST
Down
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Mrs. Eisenhower. : MAMIE
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Sets on end, as a barrel. : UPENDS
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Describing a truck that will carry 12,000 lbs. : SIXTON
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Siamese. : TAI
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Foreign Minister under Mussolini. : CIANO
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Cone-shaped headdress with veil, worn by ladies, circa 1400. : HENNIN
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Cenobite of ancient Palestine. : ESSENE
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Rep. Vinson of Georgia. : CARL
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Islands near New Guinea. : ARUS
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A Confederate: Colloq. : REB
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Like a spring month. : APRILINE
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Shortcomings. : FAILINGS
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Eludes. : ESCAPES
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Bikini is one. : ATOLL
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Beveled the ends for joining at an angle. : MITERED
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Marks of infamy. : STIGMAS
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Game played at Monte Carlo. : FARO
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Sheltered corner. : NOOK
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Fine British accent at the U. N. : JEBB
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Cut. : SNIP
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Irene Dunne's role in "The Mudlark." : VICTORIA
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Edible. : ESCULENT
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The New and The Fair. : DEALS
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A parachute drop. : DESCENT
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Having a flat breastbone, as the ostrich. : RATITE
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Governor-elect of South Carolina. : BJRNES
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Gen. Tojo's first name. : HIDEKI
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Diamonds. : STONES
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Soft drinks. : SODAS
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Jefferson's Vice President. : BURR
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Large suburb of Paris. : ISSY
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Basic igneous rock. : SIMA
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Miss Lillie. : BEA
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Joyous. : GAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 22 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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