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New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 640
Across
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Hoover, Shasta, etc. : DAMS
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Nickname for Mrs. Zaharias, golf champion. : BABE
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Old Black Joe's master. : MASSA
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Skip. : OMIT
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Historic river. : AVON
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Moreover. : AGAIN
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Colonel ___ P. May, head of the Wafs. : GERALDINE
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Milkman's rounds. : ROUTE
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Entangle. : SNARE
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Resign. : DEMIT
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Where England's famous botanical gardens are. : KEW
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British medal for gallant seamen. : CGM
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Eastern Aramaic dialect. : SYRIAC
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Mr. DiSalle. : MICHAEL
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Native of mountainous region. : ANDEAN
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Period. : ERA
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Pesky person. : TEASE
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Bring to naught. : UNDO
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Well-known defense worker. : ROSIETHERIVETER
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Within. : INTO
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Queen: Spanish. : REINA
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Turmeric. : REA
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Seesaw motion. : TEETER
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Tammany chiefs. : SACHEMS
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Neglect: Law. : LACHES
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Lawyer's daughter. : SUE
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Loki's daughter. : HEL
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Swiss cheese adornments. : HOLES
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Mountain crest. : ARETE
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Farm land in southern U. S. : ARADO
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Site of the world's largest telescope. : MTPALOMAR
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Open a package. : UNTIE
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British prep school. : ETON
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Small troublemakers. : IMPS
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Yorkshire city, center of British cloth industry. : LEEDS
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List of names. : ROTA
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Junior Senator from South Dakota. : CASE
Down
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Boxers, borzois, etc. : DOGS
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Word of assent. : AMEN
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Star in Constellation Cetus. : MIRA
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Strength and activity: Slang. : STARCH
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Worthless. : BAD
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Keenly eager. : AVID
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Endman of a minstrel show. : BONES
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"An ___ of the People." : ENEMY
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Mary who plays Nellie Forbush. : MARTIN
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In past time. : AGO
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Birthplace of Sinclair Lewis. : SAUKCENTRE
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Local position. : SITE
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Over again. : ANEW
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Papal ambassador. : LEGATE
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One of the Gershwins. : IRA
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Assembling of huntsmen. : MEET
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Together: Musical direction. : ADUE
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Order of ___. : MERIT
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Violet-scented ketone. : IRONE
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Build with battlements. : CASTELLATE
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Merrymaker Bert. : LAHR
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Revoke, as a legacy. : ADEEM
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Ibsen and Hammett heroines. : NORAS
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Meet and converse with. : SEE
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She threw the apple of discord. : ERIS
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Smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. : IOTA
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Girls named after Miss Claire. : INAS
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Pertaining to an empty space. : VACUAL
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Repeated words. : ECHOES
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Greek letter. : RHO
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Larger than life. : HEROIC
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Sinclair Lewis' Gantry. : ELMER
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Fight: Colloq. : SETTO
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Strong pull. : HAUL
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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What X marks. : SPOT
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Madame Bovary. : EMMA
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Bugle call. : TAPS
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Celtic. : ERSE
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Accomplished. : DID
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___ Pauker of Rumania. : ANA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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