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New York Times, Wednesday, March 12, 1952

3-Down : The Yankees' man in the wire mask.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 997
Across
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Trouble spot in the Middle East. : EGYPT
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To be: French. : ETRE
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City in N. W. France. : STLO
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W. A. Butler's Miss M'Flimsy. : FLORA
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Unit of weight in the Far East. : TAEL
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Uttered in words. : ORAL
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Political symbol in N. Y. C. : TIGER
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The 22nd President, and by some counts the 24th, also. : CLEVELAND
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Strikes. : SMITES
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Mr. Mulford, creator of Hopalong. : CLARENCE
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Thickets. : BOSKS
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Roller on a printing press. : INKER
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But: German. : ABER
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Invite or allure. : ATTRACT
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Adriatic port south of 29 Down. : BARI
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"___ Boom-der-e," song of the Gay Nineties. : TARARA
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Girl's or boy's name. : RAE
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Money in 32 Across and 29 Down. : LIRA
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States: French. : ETATS
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American actress, starred in "Lilac Time." : COWL
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Thirty: French. : TRENTE
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Space occupied by something. : ROOM
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Steppe son. : RUSSIAN
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Where the Storting sits. : OSLO
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Bravery : VALOR
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Ex-Vice President Garner's middle name. : NANCE
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Originate. : INITIATE
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Slatted panel for ventilation. : LOUVER
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Genuine. : SIMONPURE
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Tributary of the Rhone. : ISERE
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Roman road. : ITER
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Name of three Turkish Sultans. : SELIM
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Red news agency. : TASS
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Contemporary of Sarah Bernhardt. : DUSE
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First name of a Presidential aspirant. : ESTES
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Newts. : EFTS
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A light: Slang. : GLIM
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The Yankees' man in the wire mask. : YOGIBERRA
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Capital of Transvaal. : PRETORIA
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Weeds sowed among the wheat. : TARES
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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French chalk. : TALC
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1,000 feet of 35 mm. film. : REEL
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Girl's name. : ELVA
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Channel N. of Isle of Wight. : SOLENT
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Piece of skin from which gloves are cut. : TRANK
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Steel-headed spear. : LANCE
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What we are all growing. : OLDER
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Violinist Morini. : ERICA
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Olympic winners Dick Button and Ken Henry. : SKATERS
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___ rights. : STATES
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Competent. : ABLE
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Minnows, for instance. : BAIT
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Italian seaport on the Adriatic. : TRANI
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Palm stem used in wickerwork. : RATTAN
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Storehouse for military equipment. : ARSENAL
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One of the Mount Rushmore sculptures. : ROOSEVELT
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A situation for the M. P.'s. : AWOL
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Saint of sailors. : ELMO
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First signs of spring. : CROCUSES
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City on the Po River. : TURIN
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Revolving parts of dynamos. : ROTORS
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Friendly or official call. : VISIT
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Novelist Loos. : ANITA
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Juicy fruits. : LIMES
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Clamor. : NOISE
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Followed the leader. : APED
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Ballerina's short full tarlatan skirt. : TUTU
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Cupid's twin. : EROS
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City midway between Cleveland and Buffalo. : ERIE
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German river, tributary of the Neckar. : REMS
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Suffix implying synthetic manufacture. : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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