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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 1951

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 612
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Bundles of grain. : SHEAVES
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Put in the ground for growth. : PLANTED
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___ moon. : HARVEST
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Workman. : LABORER
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Commune in Ferrara province, Italy. : ARGENTA
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Cab used in the Near East. : ARABANA
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Constellation. : LEO
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Crosses out. : DELETES
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Corporal in Falstaff's "army." : NYM
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Hireling. : ESNE
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Necessities for city dogs. : LEASHES
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"It is ___ than you think." : LATER
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Contended. : VIED
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Meddling person. : BUSYBODY
36
Ovine; bashful. : SHEEPY
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Springs up. : ARISES
39
Part of the eye. : CORNEA
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Badgerlike animals. : RATELS
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Flattered servilely. : ADULATED
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Monte of the movies. : BLUE
44
Farmer's refreshment. : CIDER
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Classifies. : ASSORTS
49
The "d" in o.d. : DRAB
53
Torrid. : HOT
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Ironing day. : TUESDAY
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Town in the Netherlands. : EDE
59
Churn. : AGITATE
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City in California. : ALAMEDA
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Launched. : FLOATED
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Levied. : IMPOSED
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Cars attached to locomotives. : TENDERS
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Young birds. : NESTERS
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Fissile rock. : SHALE
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Jack rabbits. : HARES
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Unit of work. : ERGON
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5th ___. : AVE
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Hawk. : VEND
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Ducal family of Ferrara. : ESTE
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Played for time: Slang. : STALLED
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Estuary between Uruguay and Argentina. : PLATA
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___ and penates. : LARES
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Discomfit. : ABASH
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The head: Slang. : NOB
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Not permanent. : TRANSIENT
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___, meeny, miney, mo. : EENY
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Small quantity. : DRAM
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Frightening. : EERY
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Champs ___, famous avenue in Paris. : ELYSEES
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Man's name. : EVERARD
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Walter ___, actor. : ABEL
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Scoring attempt: Basketball. : TOSS
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Fencing sword. : EPEE
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Chord of two tones. : DYAD
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Fishhook part. : BARB
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Mountains between Europe and Asia. : URAL
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Dramatic crisis. : SITUATION
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How iceboats move before the wind. : SCUD
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Part of a golf course. : HOLE
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"Four Saints in Three ___." : ACTS
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Haughtiness. : DISDAIN
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Department of ___. : STATE
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___ Mongolia. : OUTER
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Pastoral pipes. : REEDS
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Popular Dodger shortstop. : REESE
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Viper. : ADDER
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Necklace. : BEADS
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Handle. : HAFT
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Make eyes at. : OGLE
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Egyptian singing and dancing girl. : ALME
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Barks snappishly. : YAPS
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Lincoln's son. : TAD
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Witty remark. : MOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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