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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 625
Across
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The "Independence," for instance. : SHIP
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Weathercocks. : VANES
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Bind with a rope. : LASH
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Congressional messenger. : PAGE
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Greek market place. : AGORA
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Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
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Household tool. : IRON
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U. S. heavy cruiser, recently out of the mothball fleet. : LOSANGELES
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Brazil's new President. : VARGAS
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Grain. : OAT
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Consumers. : USERS
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Marjorie Main's movie role, Ma ___. : KETTLE
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Lady's long cloak. : PELISSE
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Parrotlike: Ornithology. : ARINE
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Not a Fair Dealer. : DIXIECRAT
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U. N. personality. : LIE
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Animal like a civet. : GENET
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Exclamation of surprise. : OHO
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Senator from Arizona, majority leader. : MCFARLAND
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U. S. Ambassador to Israel. : DAVIS
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___ as a cucumber. : COOL
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Alarm clocks, for instance. : ROUSERS
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Brig. Gen. Graham, for instance. : DOCTOR
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Finishing lines in races. : TAPES
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Finial of a roof. : EPI
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Sound of weariness. : SIGH
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Adroit strategist. : ELUDER
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What the British beefeater is turning into. : VEGETARIAN
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Stabilizer DiSalle, to his friends. : MIKE
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Kind of examination. : ORAL
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John ___ Garner. : NANCE
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Tie score. : EVEN
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Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
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Choler. : ANGER
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Pointed weapon. : DART
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Black marketeer, in British slang. : SPIV
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___-kiri. : HARA
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Borodin's "Prince ___." : IGOR
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Tuxedoed bird. : PENGUIN
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Concert pieces. : VALSES
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Gone by. : AGO
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Sniffs. : NOSES
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Periods of time. : ERAS
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Ancient language of the Hindus. : SANSKRIT
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New Guinea port of World War II. : LAE
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Parcel out. : ALLOT
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Plagiarize. : STEAL
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Speed. : HASTE
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Flying honkers. : GEESE
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Large African antelope. : ASSE
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Distribute over again. : REDEAL
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Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
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Victor's reward of honor. : PALM
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Mr. Johnston. : ERIC
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Willingly. : LIEF
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An out-of-door bench, nearly semicircular, with high solid back. : EXEDRA
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Wayside ___. : INN
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Wander. : ROVE
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Dairymen's caste in India. : AHIR
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Throw a coin to decide something. : TOSS
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Spenser's name for Queen Elizabeth. : GLORIANA
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What thespians do. : ACT
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Perch. : ROOST
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The Burr-Hamilton affair. : DUEL
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Fictional. : ASSUMED
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Housewife's kitchen aid. : OPENER
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County in SW England. : DEVON
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Deems Taylor's ___ quiz. : OPERA
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Churchill's constant companion. : CIGAR
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Mystery in a popular song. : THING
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Father's mother. : GRAN
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Mary Garden, for instance. : DIVA
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One who stretches the budget. : EKER
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Part of the budget. : RENT
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Member of B.P.O.E. : ELK
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King topper. : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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