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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1951

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q U X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 626
Across
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Gian-Carlo Menotti's works. : OPERAS
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Land bordering the sea. : STRAND
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Incites. : FOMENTS
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Russel Crouse's bailiwick. : THEATER
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Make level. : FLATTEN
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Eloquence. : ORATORY
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Transgression. : SIN
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Sam Rayburn's place in the House. : SPEAKER
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First word of "Home, Sweet Home." : MID
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Polar expedition base in Greenland. : ETAH
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Dressed cress. : SALAD
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Colliery. : MINE
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Giant. : TITAN
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He wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner." : KEY
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"Cheaper By The ___." : DOZEN
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Island in the Dutch East Indies. : CELEBES
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Eugene O'Neill's emperor. : JONES
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What scenes of childhood are to the heart. : DEAR
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Piggy-bank item. : CENT
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Famous Broadway theatrical producer (1863–1950). : BRADY
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Short sleeps. : CATNAPS
40
Groans. : MOANS
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Police Athletic League. : PAL
42
Sources of indigo. : ANILS
44
Miss Jeffreys of "Kiss Me, Kate." : ANNE
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School periods. : TERMS
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In single file. : AROW
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Excavate. : DIG
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Racetrack in Florida. : HIALEAH
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Hail! : AVE
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Studio of an artist. : ATELIER
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Fell as frozen rain. : SLEETED
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Coarse woolen fabrics. : MOREENS
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The earth. : TERRENE
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Ancient chariots. : ESSEDS
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Perceptions. : SENSES
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Counterbalance. : OFFSET
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Diplomatic. : POLITIC
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Radiate. : EMANATE
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Soak, as flax. : RET
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Termites. : ANTS
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Fred Astaire's specialty. : STEPS
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Fiberlike strip. : SHRED
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Rent. : TEAR
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Councilor: German. : RAT
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Reduce to fine particles. : ATOMIZE
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Plants with showy, lilylike, red flowers. : NERINES
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English poet laureate, 1670–88. : DRYDEN
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Gym shoe. : SNEAKER
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A sweet grape. : TOKAY
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English country festivals. : ALES
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British biologist in politics. : HALDANE
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Helena is its capital. : MONTANA
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Necessities. : NEEDS
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Anna's title in "Don Giovanni." : DONNA
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"The Green ___ Tree." : BAY
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F9F Panther. : JET
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Most undisturbed. : CALMEST
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Atlantic coast fishes, skipjacks. : BONITOS
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Texas State Police. : RANGERS
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Senator Hayden of Arizona. : CARL
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Comic-opera characters of Penzance. : PIRATES
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A Serb or a Croat. : SLOVENE
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"___ Butterfly." : MADAME
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Pome fruits. : PEARS
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Their U. N. spokesman is Osten Unden. : SWEDES
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Well, well! Just think!: French. : TIENS
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Cash-register recordings. : SALES
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Hurried. : HIED
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Present. : HERE
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Movie-land's Lila. : LEE
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Sea bird. : ERN

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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