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SINGLES AND DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 1952

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 576 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,267
Across
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Farmland in Spain. : ARADA
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Stock exchange in Paris. : BOURSE
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Complaining à la G. I. : BEEFING
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Medieval theatre fare. : MIRACLEPLAYS
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Dweller on Lake Peipus. : ESTONIAN
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Army ability determinant. : APTITUDETEST
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Where Aduwa is. : ETHIOPIA
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Common contraction. : IVE
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Climbing iron. : SPUR
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Emulates Anna Leonowens. : TEACHES
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Boxer Willie. : PEP
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Author of punny verse. : NASH
32
Israel's Ambassador to U. S. : EBAN
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Swimming star Williams. : ESTHER
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Area for building. : SITE
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Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
38
Source of power. : STEAM
40
Symbols of candidacy. : HATS
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Fish dam. : WEIR
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Cotton remnants. : WASTE
44
Popular street name. : ELM
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Alaskan center of Eskimo crafts. : NOME
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Skipper of the Yankees. : CASEY
47
Treasury function. : MINTING
49
Canters. : LOPES
51
Alexander ___, fictional tractor salesman. : BOTTS
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Not out of breath. : UNWINDED
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Topeka's river. : KAW
55
"___ moi le déluge." : APRES
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Kind of verse form. : SKELTONIC
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Dyed the hair. : HENNAED
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Op. ___. : CIT
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Badly. : ILLY
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Term used in taxonomy. : GENUS
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Actress Darnell. : LINDA
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Scene of the first miracle. : CANA
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Famous: Abbr. : CEL
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Subject of many cartoons. : CAVEMAN
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Lessors. : LANDLORDS
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Blackouts. : COMAS
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Conducted. : RAN
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Stool. : TABOURET
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Mr. Moore of TV. : GARRY
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A European in India. : SAHIB
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Part of a stove. : GASPIPE
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Member of a colonial triangle. : ALDEN
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Orbit. : PATH
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Figures: Abbr. : NOS
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French preserve. : GELEE
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Halfbeaks. : GARS
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Body. : SOMA
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One of the Fates. : PARCA
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Alpine herdsman. : SENN
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Mine tunnel. : ADIT
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Rhyming game. : CRAMBO
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Slav of Brandenburg. : SORB
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Children. : TADS
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Between: Ital. : TRA
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Tool. : CATSPAW
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___ Eulenspiegel. : TYLL
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Weather vane at an airport. : TEE
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Cape off the Eastern seaboard. : HATTERAS
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Song popular since 1903. : SWEETADELINE
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Exchange business. : AGIOTAGE
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Railroad assets. : ROLLINGSTOCK
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Newspaper men. : SCRIBES
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Starts the day. : AWAKES
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Villeins. : ESNES
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At full speed. : AMAIN
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Anyone very much behind the times. : RIPVANWINKLE
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Source of water. : ARTESIANWELL
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___ Nichi, supreme power of Japanese Buddhism. : DAI
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St. John, ___, Romans. : ACTS
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Calls. : BEDUBS
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Act. : OPERATE
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In the preceding month: Abbr. : ULT
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Girl's name. : RAE
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An organic whole. : SYSTEM
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Nancy's husband. : ESTES
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Noted British conductor. : BEECHAM
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High-brow. : ESTHETE
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Powerful solvents. : ETHERS
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Time: Fr. : FOIS
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Wife of Athamas. : INO
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Most invigorating. : NIPPIEST
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Delightful entertainments. : GAIETIES
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Actress Velez. : LUPE
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Table linen. : NAPERY
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Fictional soldier of Louis XIII. : ATHOS
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Lickety-brindle. : HASTILY
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Miss Trent. : NELL
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Hits flies. : SWATS
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Day's work. : STINT
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Running wild. : AMOK
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Custom of marriage within a tribe. : ENDOGAMY
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Part of a stairway. : NEWEL
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Football rooter. : COED
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Hindemith's specialty. : MUSIC
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Mamie's second name. : GENEVA
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Word of contempt. : PAH
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Baker's wrapping material. : BREADBAG
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Eats out. : DINES
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Church income. : ANNAT
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Amble. : PADNAG
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Summa ___ laude. : CUM
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___ desperandum. : NIL
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Kansas exponent of nephalism. : CARRIENATION
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HST's plane. : INDEPENDENCE
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Discrimination. : TASTE
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Mrs. Siddons. : SARAH
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Pope's favorite verse form. : COUPLET
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Unsophisticated humor. : CORN
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One way of saying no. : NAH
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Gets the short end. : LOSES
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Top. : CREST
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Follower of the Santa Maria. : NINA
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Sunday attire. : GLADRAGS
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Gulf of Venice. : ADRIATIC
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Timbrophilist's delight. : STAMP
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Lancelot's uncle. : BORS
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Novelist Christie. : AGATHA
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Usual part of canoe trip. : PORTAGE
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Snowballs. : AMASSES
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Presidential pet. : SCOTTIE
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Mummy's symbol of immortality. : SCARAB
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Confab. : POWWOW
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Indo-Europeans. : ARYANS
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Port in S. E. Iraq. : BASRA
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Edifice: Abbr. : BLDG
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What a zetetic does. : SEEKS
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Of the constellation Whale. : CETI
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Injured: Fr. : LESE
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Rocky peak. : TOR
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Anything highflown. : ELA
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Leather. : ELK
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Army officers: Abbr. : LTS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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