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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 977
Across
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A G. O. P. hopeful. : WARREN
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Thickskulled. : STUPID
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The typical genus of eagles. : AQUILA
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Commercial city in Washington. : SPOKANE
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Became impaired by inaction. : RUSTED
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Fierce. : TIGERISH
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Mothers. : MAS
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Harvest flies. : CICADAS
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Old English custom. : TEA
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Very, in musical directions. : TRES
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Appraise. : RATE
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Sound of a turning wheel. : BIRR
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Sword handles. : HILTS
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Only this, and nothing else. : MERE
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Be excessive in praise. : RAVE
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Faucets in pubs. : ALETAPS
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Moaned. : WAILED
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"A very valuable American expression"—Churchill. : NOCOMMENT
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Variety of grape. : MUSCAT
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Golden in color. : AUREATE
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Days: Poetic. : SUNS
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Telegrams. : WIRES
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Conclusion. : TAIL
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Implored: Colloq. : PLED
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Favorite of Charles II. : NELL
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Noxious. : ILL
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The snakes, in zoological parlance. : OPHIDIA
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Booksellers' group. : ABA
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Where memoranda go. : NOTEBOOK
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A prayer. : ORISON
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Former Prime Minister Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
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Put fresh veneer on. : RECOAT
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Obliterated. : ERASED
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Extraordinarily charitable people. : SAINTS
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Fervency. : WARMTH
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Where fish gaze open-mouthed at people. : AQUARIA
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Author of "New Hopes For a Changing World." : RUSSELL
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Musical direction to slow up: Abbr. : RIT
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It's A.C. or D.C. : ELEC
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The lowest point. : NADIR
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Interrupter of a caseous meal. : SPIDER
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What a Senator-elect dons. : TOGA
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Relatives of the guitar. : UKES
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Average. : PAR
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Incipient. : INITIAL
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Merit. : DESERVE
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What diplomats should be. : STATESMANLIKE
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Ran swiftly. : HARED
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Level plain in South America. : CAMPO
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First requisite in mimeographing. : STENCIL
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John Bull. : BRITAIN
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Grecian porch and colonnade. : STOA
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
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Again. : ANEW
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Pondered. : MUSED
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Pertaining to morning. : MATIN
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Not isolated. : UNALONE
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Walker with long sticks. : STILTER
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Defined in Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution. : TREASON
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Dutch sloop. : EELBOAT
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Support. : UPHOLD
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Takes a diagonal course. : SLANTS
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Styles by the "New Look" designer. : DIORS
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Sashes for Japanese kimonos. : OBIS
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Skier's aid. : POLE
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Tract of the earth's surface. : AREA
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Important name in Buenos Aires. : EVA
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Here: French. : ICI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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