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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 901
Across
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Ruling party in Egypt. : WAFD
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Heroine of a Puccini opera. : TOSCA
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Pianissimo: Music abbr. : PPP
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Bradley of J. C. S. : OMAR
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Scuttlebutt. : RUMOR
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Sky: French. : CIEL
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A case in grammar. : NOMINATIVE
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City near Kyoto, Japan. : OTSU
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Crystallize, as sugar. : GRANULATE
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Singing voices. : ALTOS
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Last word of the Bible. : AMEN
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Alone, in stage directions. : SOLUS
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The L in U. C. L. A. : LOS
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Pallets. : BEDS
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Tropical grass used for building. : BAMBOO
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Accumulate. : AMASS
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City in British-occupied region of Germany. : OLDENBURG
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Important Polynesian god. : TANE
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Defense man at football. : GUARD
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Given name and middle initial of evangelist Sankey. : IRAD
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Largest city of North Carolina. : CHARLOTTE
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Former Army All-American halfback. : CAGLE
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Airplane shelter. : HANGAR
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California's Governor Warren. : EARL
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Humpty Dumpty's ancestor. : HEN
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"Fold their ___, like the Arabs . . . " : TENTS
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Extinct birds. : MOAS
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___ and dagger. : CLOAK
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Associate in a housing project. : COBUILDER
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Cedar Rapids is this county's seat. : LINN
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State capitol, "Ol' Man River," oil refineries, and L. S. U. : BATONROUGE
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Dismounted. : ALIT
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Text for Greek students. : ILIAD
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Related by blood. : AKIN
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Red China's top man. : MAO
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Is more than a match for. : BESTS
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Cozy spot. : NEST
Down
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Actress Anna May ___. : WONG
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Rumor, personified. : FAMA
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Tributary of the Sava. : DRINA
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Seaport in Eire. : TRALEE
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Thoroughgoing. : OUTANDOUT
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Deeply affected. : SMIT
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Sheltered inlets. : COVES
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"Many ___ called . . . " : ARE
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Steel, plate glass, Carnegie Tech, and smog. : PITTSBURGH
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About 42c in Uruguay. : PESO
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Having a greater value than usual. : PLUS
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Statehouse, South Carolina U., and the Congaree River. : COLUMBIA
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Deprives of sensation. : NUMBS
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Dr. Valentine. : ALAN
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Man's name. : OBED
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Fastening device. : LATCH
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Meat, grain, the Missouri, and branch of Nebraska U. : OMAHA
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Livestock, mineral springs, Trinity U., and the Alamo. : SANANTONIO
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Roofing material. : SLATE
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Pontifical cape. : ORALE
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City near Great Salt Lake. : OGDEN
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Police officer. : SERGEANT
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Ship of fancy. : DREAMBOAT
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Late British field marshal. : GORT
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Slender and spare. : LANK
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___-de-lune (moonlight): French. : CLAIR
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"Three Blind Mice," "Scotland's Burning," etc. : ROUNDS
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From do to do. : SCALE
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Mrs. O'Dwyer. : SLOAN
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Cherry stone. : CLAM
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Screendom's Miss Lee. : LILA
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Cornelia Skinner's middle name. : OTIS
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University at Durham, N. C. : DUKE
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Shield. : EGIS
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Payment under controls. : RENT
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Accessory in a baby's wardrobe. : BIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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