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New York Times, Thursday, March 27, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,012
Across
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"___ business?" : HOWS
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Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
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Horses for Cinderella. : MICE
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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___ Morini, violinist. : ERICA
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Sea east of the Caspian. : ARAL
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True-hearted. : LEAL
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It's now called a hassle. : FREEFORALL
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Necessity for a smooth-running car. : MOTOROIL
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Great Britain's Ambassador in Washington. : FRANKS
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Second word of "The Rosary." : HOURS
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A piece of scenery. : FLAT
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Strip the blubber from a whale. : FLENSE
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Babies from about six months on: Colloq. : TEETHERS
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"First the blade and then the ___ . . . " : EAR
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Girl's name. : ESTER
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Rose-red dye. : EOSIN
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___ Parliament, 1648. : RUMP
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Lakes in the mountains. : TARNS
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New: Comb. form. : NOVO
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Yards. : AREAS
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Demolished. : RASED
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Region like Alaska or Hawaii: Abbr. : TER
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Lydia ___, heroine of "The Rivals." : LANGUISH
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F. B. I. accomplishment. : ARREST
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Two-faced Vedic fire god. : AGNI
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Diaphanous. : SHEER
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Miss Wynyard and Miss Manners. : DIANAS
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Remnant of winter. : SNOWPILE
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Recalcitrant lessee of the patroon days. : ANTIRENTER
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A large part of the earth. : ASIA
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Sacred image or picture. : ICON
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Adjusts with precision. : TRUES
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Noun suffix. : STER
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About fifty per cent: Prefix. : SEMI
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U. S. plane. : SABRE
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Chinese measure, about 1¼ inches. : TSUN
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Star of "Anna Christie." : HOLM
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It will be yellow in New York. : OLEO
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Important predictors of the near future. : WEATHERMEN
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Carry Nation's bête noire. : SALOON
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Important inventor in radio and electronics. : DEFOREST
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Sharp ridge in architecture. : ARRIS
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Seaport on the Baltic. : KIEL
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Top of a royal flush. : ACE
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One way to win a prize. : RAFFLE
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Twenty-six miles 385 yards. : MARATHON
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Land of Pahlevi and Soraya. : IRAN
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Make watertight, as a boat. : CALK
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Measures of 45 inches in England. : ELLS
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Emulate Demosthenes. : ORATE
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An attempt to pull wool over the eyes. : RUSE
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Royal and New York. : FERNS
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Untamed. : FERAL
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Petrarch sang her praises. : LAURA
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Abraham's father. : TERAH
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Followers of Aristotle. : ESOTERISTS
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Rends apart. : RIVES
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Sound of anger or impatience. : SNORT
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Lower leg joints. : TARSI
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Former Italian violinist, unrivaled in virtuosity. : PAGANINI
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Three-inch star of the Aquarium. : SEAHORSE
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It's spun at the circus. : SUGAR
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U. S. theatrical family. : DREW
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Pictures within a picture. : INSETS
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Lunch or dinner. : REPAST
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Manifest derision. : SNEER
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Where guests of honor sit. : DAIS
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Famous name in early movies. : INCE
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Fuel for a cyclotron. : ATOM
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Part of a checkbook. : STUB
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Place or stead. : LIEU
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Work for wages. : EARN
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Former New Deal agency. : NRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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