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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 970
Across
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Social affair. : PARTY
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Smudge. : BLUR
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Talk indiscreetly. : BLAB
14
Greeting or farewell in Honolulu. : ALOHA
15
River in Yorkshire. : OUSE
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Irritate. : ROIL
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Objects of affection. : VALENTINES
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Preposition. : UNTO
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Mischievous spirit, the ___-king. : ERL
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Costume for "Brigadoon." : KILT
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Mr. Hemingway. : ERNEST
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Local news notes. : ITEMS
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Secular. : LAIC
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Judicial order. : DECREE
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Jolly and gay. : MIRTHFUL
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Garden tools. : RAKES
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John Garner's middle name. : NANCE
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Siouan Indian. : OTO
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Mr. Skinner. : OTIS
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Having a specified value. : WORTH
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Finish of a golf match. : PUTT
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Otto ___ Bismarck. : VON
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Captain Carlsen's companion. : DANCY
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Proofreader's mark. : CARET
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Swallows greedily. : ENGORGES
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Where food and dishes are kept. : PANTRY
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Miss March and others. : MEGS
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Shoulder bag. : PURSE
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Disclose to view. : UNVEIL
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Antitoxic fluids. : SERA
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Supplement. : EKE
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Girl's name. : GAIL
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Comes between. : INTERVENES
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Insect's home. : HIVE
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Closely akin. : NEAR
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"Ad ___ per aspera." : ASTRA
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Part of a venetian blind. : SLAT
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Good-sized mouthfuls: Slang. : GOBS
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India's great leader. : NEHRU
Down
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Prepare, as a way. : PAVE
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Wing-shaped. : ALAR
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Very jolly. : ROLLICKING
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Article. : THE
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Rizzuto, Berra, et al. : YANKEES
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Cooks. : BOILS
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He staged Mozart's "Cosí Fan Tutte." : LUNT
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Enjoyment of property: Law. : USE
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Prerequisite to any great discovery in medicine. : RESEARCH
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Important meal in American homes. : BRUNCH
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Describing a wolf or a star. : LONE
12
Small islands. : AITS
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Stain. : BLOT
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An old man with a scythe. : TIME
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Ceremony. : RITE
25
Very: French. : TRES
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Covered with bits of thread. : LINTY
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Flock. : DROVE
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Congressman from New Jersey. : EATON
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Playwright Connelly and others. : MARCS
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Good February date. : FOURTEENTH
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Total and unconditional. : UTTER
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Little Charlotte. : LOTTY
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Canonical hours. : NONES
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Preliminary swinging of a golf club. : WAGGLING
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Kitchen utensils. : PANS
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Three: German. : DREI
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Arabs traveling. : CARAVAN
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Dish for 10 Down. : OMELET
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Sound of contentment. : PURR
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Makeup of the House of Lords. : PEERS
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Exclamations of aversion. : UGHS
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Horseshoe holder. : NAIL
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Italian's shout of acclamation. : VIVA
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Strike with a pointed weapon. : STAB
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Actress Deborah, from Scotland. : KERR
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Hairy son of Isaac. : ESAU
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New: Comb. form. : NEO
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Compass point. : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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