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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 673

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Across
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The Big Show. : CIRCUS
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La Norma, The Man in the Moon, etc. : ARTISTS
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Leaf in a garland of bays. : LAUREL
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Waited idly. : LOITERED
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St. Laurent's capital. : OTTAWA
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Behold the man: Lat. : ECCEHOMO
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Scripture. : WRIT
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American admiral, our Ambassador in Moscow. : KIRK
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Fasten again. : REPIN
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Nothing. : NIL
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Part of a sonnet. : SESTET
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Number of herds of elephants at Madison Square. : NINE
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Bloodhound trail. : SCENT
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Respite. : LETUP
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Army pallet. : COT
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Ledged, as a roof. : EAVED
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Thailand silver coins. : TICALS
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Mother of Achilles. : THETIS
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Fighting spirit. : MORALE
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Trust for a customer. : CREDIT
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Czech Archbishop banished from Prague. : BERAN
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Household god. : LAR
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He reigned in Rumania, 1930–40. : CAROL
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Tree on Lebanon's flag. : CEDAR
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Did likewise. : APED
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Merciful judgment. : LENITY
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Japanese sash. : OBI
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Repair, as a ship. : REFIT
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Source of cocaine: Var. : CUCA
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Valise. : GRIP
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Chemical compounds. : OZONIDES
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"Popcorn and Lemonade." : PARADE
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"Circus ___," John Ringling North production. : SERENADE
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Slurs over. : ELIDES
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Calms. : SERENES
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Answering quip. : RETORT
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Emmett Kelly and the Perambulating Pantomimic Pranksters. : CLOWNS
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Medical. : IATRIC
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Reddish-brown mineral. : RUTILE
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Member of a class: Comb. form. : CRAT
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United electrical union: Abbr. : UEW
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Quench. : SLAKE
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Warned for emergency. : ALERTED
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Interstellar spaceship. : ROCKET
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Nervous twitch. : TIC
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Roman road. : ITER
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Auf Wieder___. : SEHEN
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Hot in climate. : TROPICAL
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Everglades Indian. : SEMINOLE
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Region of Russian coal fields. : DONETS
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Pacific landfalls. : ISLES
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Noises not broadcast. : STATIC
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Coach. : TUTOR
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Sad lack. : NEED
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Illegal reprinting of copyrighted works. : PIRACY
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Essential. : VITAL
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Malacca. : CANE
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Where the Alluring Aloha Girls do their ballet. : TRAPEZES
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Because of this: Obs. : HEREFORE
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Suitable for singing, as poetry. : MELIC
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Light, mild cigars. : CLAROS
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Appreciation payments. : BONUSES
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Retreat, as the hair line. : RECEDE
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El ___, golden city. : DORADO
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Dweller. : ABIDER
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Most succulent. : RIPEST
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Trolley-shaped restaurant. : DINER
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Narrow toward the end. : TAPER
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Prong. : TINE
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Courage. : GRIT
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Ill-fated Mr. McGrew. : DAN
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Destiny of malt. : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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