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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 968
Across
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He plays the tango, rumba, conga and samba. : CUGAT
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Jeweler's wares. : GEMS
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Exclamation of sorrow. : ALAS
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The University of Maine is here. : ORONO
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Spindle of a wheel. : AXLE
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Home of the "Panthers." : PITT
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University in Senator Kefauver's state. : VANDERBILT
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Earthen jar. : OLLA
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Terminate. : END
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Prominent Republican. : DULLES
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Turmoil in the streets. : RIOT
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Neighborly gathering for work. : BEE
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Bathing places in France. : BAINS
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Colorful spring flower. : TULIP
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Explode with sudden violence. : DETONATE
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More diminutive. : SMALLER
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Member of Truman's Cabinet. : BRANNAN
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Take on cargo. : LADE
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Phi ___ Kappa. : BETA
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Country places. : ESTATES
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Willie Lumplump, Cauliflower McPugg, e.g. : SKELTON
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Chemical substances used in developing photographs. : REAGENTS
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French girl's name. : DIANE
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Performed. : ACTED
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
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Zoo dwellers. : APES
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Clique. : SET
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British dramatist, creator of Rose Trelawney. : PINERO
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Suffix of agency. : IST
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North Caucasian language. : UDIC
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Agreed to meet the expense of. : UNDERWROTE
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"The Biggest Little City." : RENO
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A short distance. : STEP
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Lady interested in a small waistline. : LACER
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Irritable. : EDGY
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Carriers for mortar. : HODS
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Trades: Colloq. : SWAPS
Down
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Hiding places used by hunters. : COVERTS
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Radioactive element No. 92. : URANIUM
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Means of transportation in Venice. : GONDOLA
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Conjunction. : AND
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Drove nails at an oblique angle. : TOED
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Star of "Lone Star." : GABLE
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Expatriated. : EXILED
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French girl: Abbr. : MLLE
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Library units. : SETS
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Soldier's mailing address. : APO
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Gish or Smith. : LILLIAN
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It burned in 1864. : ATLANTA
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One of the candidates. : STASSEN
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Polish by friction. : RUB
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Cultivated land. : TILLAGE
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Went for a row. : BOATED
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Payments of first year's revenues for church preferments. : ANNALIA
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Coated with a thin film of gold or silver. : PLATED
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Declines. : EBBS
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Journey. : TREK
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Churchill's Foreign Secretary. : EDEN
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Slumber. : REST
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A scratching out. : ERASURE
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Eleven states did in 1860–61. : SECEDED
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Making openwork with thread. : TATTING
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Kind of pudding. : TAPIOCA
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Popular dance of ragtime days. : ONESTEP
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Birds in the spring. : NESTERS
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Polished with quartz grains. : SANDED
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Sounds of a horn. : BEEPS
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Blunder. : ERR
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Vigorous effort. : PUSH
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Preposition. : INTO
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Nocturnal birds. : OWLS
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Demure. : COY
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Chilly. : RAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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