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ROVING REPORTER

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1951

Author:
John Roget
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
John Roget has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 903
Across
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Mr. "X" of the State Department. : KENNAN
7
Typist's concern. : SPACING
14
Israel's Foreign Minister. : SHARETT
21
Popular activity of 82nd Congress. : INQUIRY
22
Gaps. : LACUNAE
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Character in Shakespeare. : HORATIO
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Above the battle. : NEUTRAL
25
Sen. Taft in the Presidential contest. : ENTRANT
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Outstanding. : EMINENT
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Gunpowder, for instance. : TEA
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Stayed there. : ABODE
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840 yds. of yarn. : HANK
31
Caused. : BRED
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Facial blemish. : STY
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Singer. : ALTO
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Thin cakes. : SNAPS
37
Is unbalanced. : TEETERS
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Rama IX is king here. : SIAM
40
Guards. : KEEPS
42
Involuntary muscular action. : SNEEZE
44
___ going. : EASY
45
Representation. : IMAGE
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Substitution. : ERSATZ
48
Suffer: Scot. : DREE
49
___ Domini. : ANNO
50
German coins. : KRONEN
51
Well supplied: Slang. : LOUSY
53
Spanish painter. : DALI
55
Soviet trading company in U. S. : AMTORG
57
Split. : FISSURE
60
One in a Thousand. : ISLAND
62
Hollywood's Elephant Boy. : SABU
63
Newcomer: Colloq. : DEB
66
Saint Joan on Broadway. : UTA
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Unusually strong being. : TITAN
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Ancient port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Full. : REPLETE
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Tributary of the Neckar River. : REMS
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Insensible. : CALLOUS
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Mend. : KNIT
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Silent: Music. : TACET
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Lie in wait. : CROUCH
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Fabulous California estate. : SANSIMEON
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Maintain. : ASSERT
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Washer. : LAVER
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Scatters. : SOWS
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Like poison ivy leaves. : TERNATE
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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"Victor of the Dardanelles," 1919. : ATATURK
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Whey of milk. : SERUM
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Calendar, civil and legal. : YEARS
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Department of France. : VAR
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"___ Bingle." : DER
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Dress designer Chapman. : CEIL
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Sung at morning prayer in Anglican Church. : TEDEUM
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What many people rest on. : LAURELS
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Badge of royalty. : DIADEM
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City in Pas-de-Calais. : LENS
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Confessor of James II of England. : PETRE
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Pertaining to more than one man's family. : RACIAL
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Resembling creeping plants. : VINY
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Porous limestone. : TUFA
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Son of Parosh: Bib. : EDDIAS
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Star of "Kind Lady." : ETHEL
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Russian hemp. : RINE
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Esprit. : MORALE
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City in Punjab. : SIMLA
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Forth out of. : FROM
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Chemical compound. : METHIDE
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"Nor all your ___ nor Wit ... " : PIETY
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Vivian Blaine's role. : DOLL
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Nobleman: Var. : LOR
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Propose. : MOVE
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Canine expressions of anger. : GRRS
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French high school. : LYCEE
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Man's name: Fr. : GUI
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Adapted to both sexes. : EPICENE
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First name of Japan's Prime Minister. : SHIGERU
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One kind of time. : EASTERN
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Elector. : CHOOSER
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Deceiver at cards. : RENEGER
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Business neophyte. : TRAINEE
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British religious reformer (1492-1536). : TYNDALE
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Monotonous. : IRKSOME
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Motives. : CAUSES
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Suppliant. : KNEELER
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Reduces to the average. : EQUATES
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Goober. : NUT
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General Johnson headed it. : NIRA
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A people in revolt. : ARABS
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Black market commodity in Britain. : NYLONS
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Unexpected success. : SLEEPER
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Criticize severely: Slang. : PAN
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Remedy for arthritis. : ACTH
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Cleric. : CURATE
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Lacking reason. : INANE
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Durable cotton fabric. : NANKEEN
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Take possession. : GET
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Cooking aid. : SHERRY
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Raymond Foley's field. : HOMES
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Sere. : ARID
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What Dewey did in 1948. : RAN
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Periodical. : ETESIAN
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Degree of coloring. : TINTAGE
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Low-caste laborers of India. : TOTYMEN
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Amount collected. : INTAKE
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First-rate. : DANDY
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Brooms. : BESOMS
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Iridescent minerals. : OPALS
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Distributes players evenly, in tennis tournaments. : SEEDS
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500-mile river in Kenya. : TANA
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Noxious mixture: Colloq. : SMOG
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Creator of Archie Goodwin. : STOUT
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Diligent. : ZEALOUS
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Bursts upon violently. : IRRUPTS
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Where treaty ending Franco-Italian war was concluded, 1859. : ZURICH
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"___ She Sweet?" : AINT
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Japan's second seaport. : KOBE
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Thin bristle. : SETA
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Debility. : LASSITUDE
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Caustic. : TART
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Minked and sabled. : FURCLAD
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Russian urn. : SAMOVAR
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Relative types. : INLAWS
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Ditch digger. : DIKER
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Offer false evidence. : DECEIVE
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"___ smiles his emptiness betray."—Pope. : ETERNAL
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Improves. : BETTERS
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Further. : ALSO
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Pseudonym. : ANONYM
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She of the delicate air. : LASS
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Fatty tissue. : SUET
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Suffix denoting subfamilies: Zool. : INAE
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Decisive. : CRUCIAL
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Souvenir. : MEMENTO
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Charge with air. : AERATE
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Driving hazard. : SKID
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Piece of gossip. : TALE
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Existing. : REAL
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Depend upon. : RELY
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Irrational numbers. : SURDS
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Descendant of Jacob. : LEVITE
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Take unjustly. : USURP
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Fixed over. : REDID
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Carpe ___. : DIEM
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Viet ___, Indo-China's communists. : MINH
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Chairman of CBS. : PALEY
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Muse. : REFLECT
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Waste away. : ATROPHY
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Embryonic membrane. : CHORION
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Companion of 120 Down. : NEIGHER
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Insolvency. : FAILURE
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Girl's name. : IMOGENE
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Snares. : ALLURES
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Salty. : SALINE
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Famous horseman. : REVERE
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Absorbs. : MERGES
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Favorite phrase of a King of Siam. : ETCETC
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Nickel alloy. : MONEL
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Slot machine item. : DRINK
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Californian sumac. : YEARA
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Plateau. : MESA
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State flower of Utah. : SEGO
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Isaac and Rebecca's son. : ESAU
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Rockfish. : COD
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Hindu title of respect. : SRI
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Money sent: Abbr. : REM
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Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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