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New York Times, Friday, March 23, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 642
Across
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Victim of unsolved million-dollar robbery, 1950. : BRINK
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Hero's drowned swimmer. : LEANDER
13
TV musical program. : REVUE
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The Rock, in San Francisco Bay. : ALCATRAZ
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Contents of the pay envelope. : SALARY
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Joan of "September Affair." : FONTAINE
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Smooths. : EVENS
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Corncobs. : PIPES
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Public ways: Abbr. : STS
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75-mm. recoilless rifle, for instance. : GUN
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Washes out. : ELUTES
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Proofreader's direction. : STET
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Useless fragments. : ORTS
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Symbols of industry. : ANTS
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Tinker Bell, for instance. : FAIRY
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Out of the corner of the eye. : ASKANCE
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Sailing vessels of the Levant. : SAICS
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Washington Square landmark. : ARCH
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Nursery rhyme vessel. : PAIL
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Isolated hill with steep precipitous sides. : BUTTE
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St. ___, Canada's Prime Minister. : LAURENT
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Czechoslovakia's great president. : BENES
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Term of address to a king. : SIRE
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Union payments. : DUES
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Woeful word. : ALAS
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Places to sleep on a train. : UPPERS
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Falling weight of a pile driver. : TUP
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502. : DII
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Anoint: Obs. : ANELE
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All: Italian. : TUTTI
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He's in the army now. : INDUCTEE
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St. Louis Cards' manager. : MARION
54
Denizens of the upper pharynx. : ADENOIDS
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One of the great modern dramatists. : IBSEN
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Manners and bearing. : ADDRESS
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Ivan and Peter. : TSARS
Down
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A florid, brilliant style of music. : BRAVURA
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Becomes more compassionate. : RELENTS
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One of the Brothers Karamazov. : IVAN
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Member of A. N. C. : NURSE
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Part of typewriter. : KEY
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Pirate of the Gulf of Mexico. : LAFITTE
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Travels to Gretna Green. : ELOPES
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Skin afflictions. : ACNES
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Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Cole. : NATS
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New transport agency in Washington. : DTA
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Controversial. : ERISTIC
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Boisterous talkers. : RANTERS
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Keenly enjoyable. : ZESTY
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Kind of lily, state flower of Utah. : SEGO
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Source of British humor. : PUNCH
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Uhlan's weapon. : LANCE
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Took the next boat. : SAILED
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Richard Button's footwear. : SKATES
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N. Y. C. event, 1939–40. : FAIR
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Grammar, logic and rhetoric, for instance. : ARTS
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___ braten. : SAUER
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Gay ___. : PAREE
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Jane Wyman's Oscar-winning role. : BELINDA
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Solo. : UNAIDED
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Having a very thin mouth. : LIPLESS
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More eccentric: Slang. : NUTTIER
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Natives of Europe. : TEUTONS
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Monastery: Italian. : BADIA
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Breaks the traffic law. : SPEEDS
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Weave. : SPIN
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Loosen. : UNTIE
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Pierces. : STABS
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Acidity. : ACOR
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Astronomical bear. : URSA
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Sturm ___ Drang. : UND
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Institute in Cambridge. : MIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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