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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1952

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 984
Across
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Modern word for a complete muddle. : SNAFU
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Place for doing certain work. : SHOP
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Supplicate. : PRAY
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Seaport in Panama. : COLON
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Maria ___, Marlene Dietrich's daughter. : RIVA
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Actor's part. : ROLE
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Shots that go beyond the target. : OVERS
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Popular German car. : OPEL
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Earthen pot for cooking. : OLLA
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One skilled in distinguishing the qualities of teas, wines, etc. : TASTER
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Towers topped with spires. : STEEPLES
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Vessel-launching structure. : WAYS
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Offend by open disrespect. : AFFRONT
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Zealots. : DEVOTEES
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Gobbled up. : ATE
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Mexican farewell. : ADIOS
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Non-clerics. : LAICS
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Rural sound. : MOO
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Impart. : LEND
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"Live ___ and Like It." : ALONE
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Mr. Andrews of the movies. : DANA
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Miss Claire, actress. : INA
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Gentle or agreeable. : BLAND
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Longest river in Iberian Peninsula. : TAGUS
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The Siamese language. : TAI
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An expert on heredity. : EUGENIST
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More frequently. : OFTENER
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Exercises in arithmetic. : SUMS
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Author of "Requiem for a Nun." : FAULKNER
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What opera supers carry. : SPEARS
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One phase of the moon. : FULL
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Menu items. : ICES
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Lily Pons' role. : LUCIA
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Fell in. : SUNK
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Medieval sword. : ESTOC
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Supporting devices. : RESTS
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Hector McNeil, for instance. : SCOT
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Star which appears suddenly and then grows fainter. : NOVA
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Beverages. : ALES
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Name of U. S. garrison formerly on Bedloe's Island. : FORTWOOD
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Deprives of place in a legislative body. : UNSEATS
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Theatrical sign. : SRO
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They come before the hoorays. : HIPS
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___ Culp Hobby : OVETA
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Bob Hope's movie role. : PALEFACE
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Amour-___ (self-esteem). : PROPRE
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Forerunner of the Alger heroes. : ROLLO
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Portland Hoffa's husband. : ALLEN
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Source of Vitamin B. : YEAST
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Sandwich bread. : RYE
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Salamanders. : EFTS
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A chair, in ancient Rome. : SELLA
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Famous surrealist. : DALI
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River in Scotland. : EDEN
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Authoress Delmar. : VINA
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River flowing into the Rhone at Lyons. : SAONE
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River through Kashmir and Pakistan. : INDUS
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The Three Wise Men of the East. : MAGI
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Burden. : ONUS
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Kiln for drying tobacco. : OAST
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Psychiatrist. : ALIENIST
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Maria Tallchief, for instance. : DANSEUSE
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Place of business in "Point of No Return." : BANK
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British High Commissioner for Malaya. : TEMPLER
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Employe of a 42 Down. : TELLER
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Man's nickname. : GUS
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Bid. : OFFER
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Premier of France. : FAURE
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Oklahoma oil city. : TULSA
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Come again. : RECUR
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City north of Lake Tahoe. : RENO
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Parts of the bill at the Palace. : ACTS
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Disturbance of the public peace. : RIOT
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Chief Black Hawk's tribesmen. : SACS
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Firmament. : SKY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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