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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1951

17-Across : Ambassador Griffis of Spain.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Across clue had "across"; changed to "Across."

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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 624
Across
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Ancient rival of Athens. : SPARTA
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Country of 19 Across. : RUSSIA
13
Author of "The Adventurer." : WALTARI
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Make greater. : ENHANCE
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Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
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Ambassador Griffis of Spain. : STANTON
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Movable cover. : LID
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One of the world's great writers. : TOLSTOY
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Actress Munson. : ONA
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Supports. : LEGS
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French chanteuse. : PIAF
25
Utilizing sound waves. : SONIC
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Trojan hero: Var. : ENEAS
29
Foozle. : FLUB
31
A hundred, used in phrases. : CENT
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Harvey's cinema pal. : STEWART
34
Belles ___. : LETTRES
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Red China's leader. : MAO
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Likewise. : TOO
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Not well done. : SEMIRAW
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Indulges to excess. : PAMPERS
46
Athletic field. : OVAL
47
President of South Korea. : RHEE
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Common shrub. : SUMAC
50
Seethes. : BOILS
52
Near East oil center. : IRAN
54
Jimmy ___, pantomimist. : SAVO
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Addition to a building. : ELL
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Provided with food. : CATERED
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Snooze. : NAP
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Kind of sale for charity. : RUMMAGE
62
All of a ship's canvas. : SAILAGE
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Increase. : STEEPEN
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Salts of a certain acid. : OLEATES
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Arrives. : ENTERS
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Capes. : NESSES
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Outer part of a trench system. : SALIENT
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One who holds property for collateral. : PLEDGEE
3
Zoological suffix. : ATA
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Talk noisily. : RANT
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32 Boy Scouts. : TROOP
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The historic Berlin ___. : AIRLIFT
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Tranquil. : RESTFUL
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Biblical preposition. : UNTO
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A leader of Massachusetts rebellion, 1786-87. : SHAYS
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___ Salvador. : SAN
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Chanter. : INTONER
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Alkaloid, derived from monkshood. : ACONINE
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Former Under Secretary of State. : WELLES
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What Congress does to laws. : ENACTS
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Maglie of the Giants. : SAL
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___ River Parkway. : SAWMILL
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Eight-armed cephalopod. : OCTOPUS
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Industrial region in Europe. : SAAR
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Burst of cheering. : ROAR
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Male turkeys. : TOMS
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Subdues. : SOBERS
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Unfolded, as petals. : EVOLUTE
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Nothing stays these couriers. : MAILMEN
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Blanches. : WHITENS
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Canadian Minister of External Affairs. : PEARSON
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Plunders. : RAVAGES
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Principal in Tennessee evolution trial, 1925. : SCOPES
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Before. : ERE
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Scenic view. : SCAPE
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Former coach of Philadelphia Eagles. : NEALE
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Apparatus used in dyeing. : AGER
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First head of Un-American Activities Committee. : DIES
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Helen Traubel sings here. : MET
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___ Vegas. : LAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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