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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 1951

Author:
Helen H. Chapman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 603
Across
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Wave. : PERM
5
An unspecified number. : SOME
9
Active participant in "The Great Debate." : TAFT
13
Operatic selection. : ARIA
14
Stuff. : CRAM
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French city on the Rhone. : ARLES
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U. S. boundary river. : RIOGRANDE
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Girl's name. : LEONA
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Epithet for Rome. : ETERNAL
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Electrical reluctance unit. : REL
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Relatives of the Barrymores. : DREWS
26
Lays turf. : SODS
27
Author of "The Counterfeiters." : GIDE
28
Weird. : EERIE
29
Forty winks. : NAP
30
Another name for Esau. : EDOM
31
Tore down. : RASED
32
Lessen. : BATE
33
Back talk. : SASS
34
Appellation. : NAME
36
Formerly. : ERST
38
Paris flower girl in "La Boheme." : MIMI
41
Chooses. : OPTS
43
What 1 Down does and when. : MARCH
47
___ fixe. : IDEE
48
Fifth sign of the Zodiac. : LEO
49
Saturday afternoon treat. : OPERA
50
Cape. : NESS
51
Piece of pastry. : TART
53
Cryptographer. : CODER
54
Laughing ___. : GAS
55
Deserted. : FORSOOK
57
Mr. Husing. : TED
58
South American ruminant. : LLAMA
60
Extensive view. : LANDSCAPE
62
City in Illinois. : ELGIN
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Irritable. : EDGY
64
National ___ Golf Tournament. : OPEN
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Safe-cracker. : YEGG
66
Do business. : DEAL
67
Weights of India. : SERS
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An Irishman on St. Patrick's Day. : PARADER
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Italy's lost African colony. : ERITREA
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Brawlers. : RIOTERS
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Chatterbox: Colloq. : MAG
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Village near Verdun. : ORNES
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Evergreen tree of Pacific Coast having red berries. : MADRONA
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Corrects a text. : EMENDATES
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High. : TALL
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Exist. : ARE
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Tallahassee is its capital. : FLORIDA
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Turkish island in the Aegean. : TENEDOS
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Cities in Massachusetts and Oregon. : SALEMS
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Grayish green. : RESEDA
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Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
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Hot dogs. : WIENIES
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Nazi police. : GESTAPO
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Sprinkled with beads or drops. : BEPEARLED
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Much; very: Music. : MOLTO
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Protective garments. : SMOCKS
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Associate in company. : MINGLE
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Perfectly. : IDEALLY
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Truman's speech to Congress. : MESSAGE
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An ornamental twist. : TORSADE
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Excessive attention to routine in official doings. : REDTAPE
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Clinging vine. : CREEPER
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Sets. : HARDENS
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The Friendly Islands. : TONGA
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Sharp tooth. : FANG
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Hypothetical force. : ODYL
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Russian jet plane. : MIG
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Dodecanese island. : COS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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