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New York Times, Tuesday, February 5, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J M Q X }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 961

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Across
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This Marx wasn't very funny. : KARL
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Dressed. : ROBED
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Coin of Charlemagne's time. : OBOLE
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Author of still popular travel book. : POLO
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Tensely stretched. : TAUT
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Recorder of business transactions. : BOOKKEEPER
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How many amendments before Woman Suffrage? : EIGHTEEN
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Port on the Black Sea. : ODESSA
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A kind of spring. : HAIR
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Adjective for a devotee. : AVID
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Candidate for the Olympics. : ATHLETE
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Status of Joe DiMaggio. : RETIRED
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Baby's word. : GOO
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___ Row, for British equestrians. : ROTTEN
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The ___, Thames estuary. : NORE
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Musical work. : OPUS
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River in Korea. : HAN
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Character in "Treasure Island." : GUNN
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Mount. : RISE
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Edward Teach was one. : PIRATE
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Farmer's "scram!" : GIT
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Sour or severe. : ACERBIC
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Swaggers. : SWASHES
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Homeless wanderers: Slang. : VAGS
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Roguish; saucy. : ARCH
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Dishes made with meat jelly. : ASPICS
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Wailing spirits of Ireland. : BANSHEES
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A piece of bric-à-brac. : KNICKKNACK
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Solemn, like a wise bird. : OWLY
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Orson Wells' "Citizen." : KANE
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Large triangular peninsula. : INDIA
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Flax or linseed: German. : LEIN
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Adjective for a nonagenarian. : AGED
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Down-and-out. : NEEDY
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Cutting tool with a curved blade. : ADZE
Down
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Her greeting is "Hello, everybody!" : KATE
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Jai ___, game resembling squash. : ALAI
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Noisy sport in a spirit of fun. : ROUGHHOUSE
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Fatal. : LETHAL
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Ingrid's husband. : ROBERTO
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Its tones are reedy. : OBOE
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Congenial, as a companion. : BOON
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He's "benevolent" and "protective." : ELK
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He composed "Robin Hood." : DEKOVEN
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Highway hazard. : SPEEDING
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Inexpensive concerts of well-liked music. : POPS
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English country festivals. : ALES
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Mrs. Copperfield, nee Spenlow. : DORA
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Emulate Hibbs, Luce, etc. : EDIT
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Part of the Met. : TIER
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Meccas for sports fans. : ARENAS
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Where Greek met Greek. : AGORA
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A subject for discussion. : TOPIC
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Science dealing with the moral duty of man. : ETHICS
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Formed crudely. : ROUGHHEWED
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Man's nickname. : ERNIE
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Results of garage mishaps. : DENTS
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Product of Georgia. : TAR
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Repaired, as a TV set. : SERVICED
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Oval in a grid game. : PIGSKIN
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A kind of green tea. : TWANKAY
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What little pitchers have. : EARS
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Recent novel by Henry Green. : BACK
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Where the "magister" taught. : SCHOLA
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Belgian Congo pygmy. : AKKA
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Hidden hindrance. : SNAG
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Symbol of Maine. : PINE
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Ordered. : BADE
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Substance used by etchers. : ACID
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Girl's name: Abbr. : ELIZ
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Auld Lang ___. : SYNE
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Opposite of SSW. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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