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New York Times, Friday, February 22, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 978

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Across
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French military cap. : KEPI
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Robin Hood's jovial companion. : FRIAR
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Where Columbus was, Oct. 11, 1492. : ASEA
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Product of Michigan. : IRON
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Hero of 28 books for boys, 1834ff. : ROLLO
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Her motto is "Semper Paratus." : SPAR
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Master of platter patter. : DISKJOCKEY
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Product of California. : PORT
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Way up and out of control. : SKYHIGH
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A "united" group. : NATIONS
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Start. : ONSET
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Forsaken. : LORN
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Cause of hellish female fury. : SCORN
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Interjections heard at the opera. : SHS
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Little secret-teller. : BIRD
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"One good ___ deserves another." : TURN
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Secretary of State under F. D. R. and Truman. : STETTINIUS
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Canton in Switzerland. : URI
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Solid part of fat. : STEARIN
39
College for cadets in Lexington, Va. : VMI
40
Daunt. : DISHEARTEN
42
Ball-balancing circus star. : SEAL
43
Breaking a mirror, to the superstitious. : OMEN
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A month: Abbr. : SEP
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Disintegrate like a bubble. : BURST
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Kiln to dry tobacco. : OAST
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Severity. : RIGOR
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Crossword fans. : SOLVERS
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Oil port in Mexico. : TAMPICO
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Relative of the yucca. : ALOE
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Contemporary of George Washington. : ETHANALLEN
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Affix one's John Hancock. : SIGN
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Madame Chiang's maiden name. : SOONG
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Institution at Annapolis. : USNA
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Beans grown in China, Japan and U. S. : SOYS
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Lights used in the theatre. : SPOTS
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Sedgman seldom loses them. : SETS
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Members of the American family. : KIDS
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"___ Dorn," novel by Ben Hecht. : ERIK
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Nosegay. : POSY
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Small bottle for writing fluid. : INKHORN
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Edible amphibians. : FROGS
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Cities in N. Y., N. H., Minn., Ind. and Eng. : ROCHESTERS
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Class; breed. : ILK
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In Denmark, 24.7 inches. : ALEN
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Mountain in Montreal. : ROYAL
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Batter's term for a good fastball. : ASPIRIN
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Edgar Lee Masters' "Anthology" of 1915. : SPOONRIVER
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Do gainful labor. : EARN
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Liberal ___ colleges. : ARTS
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Demons in Arabian tales. : JINN
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Cabinet successor to Schwellenbach. : TOBIN
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Guthrie McClintic's bailiwick. : THEATER
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Hole-card poker. : STUD
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Antique shop item. : CURIO
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Art of defining technical terms. : ORISMOLOGY
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Noisy. : STREPITANT
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He wrote "The Count of Monte Cristo." : DUMAS
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Abbreviation for Santa. : STA
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Export from the Malay States. : TIN
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Tiny particles in rivers. : SILT
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Awareness. : SENSE
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Oh, goodness me! : HEAVENS
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Reason for Government sales. : SURPLUS
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Former capital of Belgian Congo. : BOMA
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Lock of hair. : TRESS
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Members of the infamous "Syndicate." : GANGS
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Impudence: Dial. : SASS
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Sign at a highway crossing. : STOP
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Legal tender up to a quarter. : CENT
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Tribe of Tierra del Fuego. : ONAS
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Bird's call. : HOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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