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New York Times, Wednesday, April 23, 1952

31-Across : Two-inch spider.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,039
Across
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Goal of many pilgrims. : HOLYLAND
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Precipitous rocky place. : SCAR
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Piece of writing done from sheer necessity. : POTBOILER
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Pottery. : WARE
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June 1, 1952. : WHITSUNDAY
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Provoked. : IRED
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Greek goddess of dawn. : EOS
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Tower aloft. : REAR
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Composer Dvorak. : ANTON
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Joins. : ENTERS
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Character in "Measure for Measure." : ANGELO
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Chief harbor or the Solomon Islands. : KIETA
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Two kings of Poland bore this name. : STANISLAS
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Motions of a hen looking for food. : SCRATCHINGS
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Two-inch spider. : TARANTULA
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Soul: French. : AME
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Staunch one-sided adherence or loyalty. : PARTISANISM
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Mechanisms on which cannon recoils travel. : GUNSLIDES
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African river, 2,600 miles long. : NIGER
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The only English pope. : ADRIAN
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Condense and hold, in chemistry. : ADSORB
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Attribute of the briary bush. : THORN
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Owen Johnson's "Stover at Yale." : DINK
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Defendants: Latin. : REI
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Fixed time. : HOUR
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Operetta by Sigmund Romberg (with "The"). : DESERTSONG
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Old: German. : ALTE
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Not casual or simple. : ELABORATE
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Grain of wheat. : SEED
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Steel instruments attached to rifles. : BAYONETS
Down
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Apparatus for lifting. : HOISTER
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Durocher's predecessor. : OTT
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Dieter's concern: Abbr. : LBS
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Sign-off for a letter. : YOURS
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Supply of goods of the same general class. : LINE
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He's featured in "Guys and Dolls." : ALDA
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At hand. : NEAR
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Sarcastic in an impersonal way. : DRY
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Playground pleasures. : SWINGS
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International trade combines. : CARTELS
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Botanical interstices. : AREOLAE
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Rudolph's outstanding attribute. : REDNOSE
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Pertaining to sound. : PHONIC
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Calendar items. : WEEKS
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What Manhattan is, topographically. : ANISLAND
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State: French. : ETAT
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Continuous drum beat. : RATAPLAN
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Scotchman's name. : ANGUS
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Fragment of broken earthenware. : SHARD
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Ink, in Germany. : TINTE
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Dissenters. : ANTIS
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Jeanne of the movies. : CRAIN
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Blackbirds. : ANIS
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Girls named after Miss Christie. : AGATHAS
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Hazard on a country road. : MUDHOLE
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On the way. : ENROUTE
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Some Filipinos. : IGOROTS
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Calm. : SERENE
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Power behind the scenes: Slang. : MRBIG
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Used a respectful form of address. : SIRRED
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City of 274,605 in Ohio. : AKRON
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Walter ___ Mare, English poet. : DELA
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Britisher's expression of surprise. : ISAY
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Mountain associated with the burial of Moses. : NEBO
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Social bud: Colloq. : DEB
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Three, in Italy. : TRE
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Remained inactive. : SAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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