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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1951

Author:
Charles Cross
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 515 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 658
Across
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Scene of Western Hemisphere Pact, 1948. : BOGOTA
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Mr. Hammerstein. : OSCAR
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Former vaudeville star. : WEBER
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First name of physical culturist. : BERNARR
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Shell. : PEAPOD
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Obliterated. : ERASED
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Lasted. : ENDURED
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Puck is one. : SPRITE
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Famed pro golfer. : LITTLE
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Pepper clouds with dry ice. : SEED
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Where Englishmen gather. : TEATABLE
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Fixed routine. : RUT
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Russian river. : URAL
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Member of Truman's Cabinet. : SNYDER
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433d asteroid. : EROS
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___ the dawn. : CAME
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Icy. : GELID
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Word. : TERM
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"They ___ What They Wanted." : KNEW
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Hollywood producer. : MAYER
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Distribute into classes. : ASSORT
44
100 kopecks. : RUBLE
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Allude. : REFER
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Entre ___. : NOUS
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Chicago pro football team. : BEARS
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Heraldic bearing. : SALTIRE
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Clock city in Conn. : ANSONIA
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Douglas Watson's role. : ROMEO
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Cleared a garden. : WEEDED
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Anne Baxter. : EVE
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Perry Mason's secretary. : DELLA
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Hellespont. : DARDANELLES
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See 5 Down. : POEM
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Owen Wister's hero. : VIRGINIAN
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Special aroma of a wine. : SEVE
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Mock-heroic. : HUDIBRASTIC
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DiMaggio specialties. : FLIES
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Diminutive suffix. : REL
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West Indies flatfish. : ACEDIA
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Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
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Mr. Bennet's parental status. : SONLESS
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Draws back. : SHRINKS
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Inclines. : LEANS
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"Darkness at ___." : NOON
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Speaks easily (with off). : REELS
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Mr. Ward, diplomat. : ANGUS
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Hopalong's perch. : SADDLE
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Painter of mist and sunlight. : COROT
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___ Bagnold. : ENID
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Mr. Gardner. : ERLE
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Water wheel. : NORIA
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Danish measure. : ALEN
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City in Spain. : LEON
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What are little boys made of? : SNAILS
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Ridges. : RIBS
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Army men. : GIS
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Lucky Luciano was. : DEPORTED
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Throe. : PANG
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Bookie's item. : BET
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Called forth. : EVOKED
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Officiated at 28 Across. : POURED
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"The Good Samaritan." : PARABLE
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Canceling. : DELING
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Marquand writes it. : SATIRE
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Divulger of secrets. : SPILLER
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Income: Fr. : RENTE
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Stupid. : DENSE
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Discerned. : ESPIED
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Holy city on the Ganges. : BENARES
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Severe trials. : ORDEALS
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Animal. : GNU
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Coxswain's men. : OARS
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John Carter sings it. : TREES
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Burning. : ARDENT
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New Washington agency. : OPS
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When Maine holds elections. : SEPTEMBER
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Anxious one. : CARER
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Upolu seaport. : APIA
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___ Row where Londoners ride. : ROTTEN
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Dowsers' discoveries. : WELLS
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Indian. : ERIE
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Kell's weapon. : BAT
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Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
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Kindle again. : RELUME
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White whale. : BELUGA
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More loved. : DEARER
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Restrain. : DETER
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Cardinals' manager in 1950. : DYER
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He gave Sinatra a start. : BOWES
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Gulf of S coast of France. : LIONS
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Beat with a stick. : DRUB
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International combines. : CARTELS
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Dickens character. : DROOD
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City in Iran. : KERMAN
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Free-for-all. : MELEE
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Berlin specialty. : TUNE
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Lukewarm about religion. : LAODICEAN
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"The Yearling." : FAWN
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Forest trees of a region. : SILVA
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Cross stroke in type. : SERIF
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Drug store cowboys. : IDLERS
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Town officers in Canada. : REEVES
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One of the Fords. : EDSEL
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Affirm openly. : AVOUCH
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One in want. : NEEDER
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Speaking imperfectly. : ALISP
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Vines of East India. : ODALS
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Hebrew dry measures. : EPHAS
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Russian guild. : ARTEL
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Negatively charged atom. : ANION
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One of Ben Hogan's clubs. : MIDIRON
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Part of Transjordan. : GILEAD
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I. Q. deviser. : BINET
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Hogarth subject. : RAKE
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He "slaughters" pitchers. : ENOS
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Metropolitan chairman. : SLOAN
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Produces. : ENGENDERS
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Village in Palestine. : ENDOR
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"Sore labour's bath . . . ": W. S. : SLEEP
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Tributary of the Volga. : SURA
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Nosy folk. : SNOOPS
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Faux pas. : SLIP
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Basketball player's maneuver. : DRIBBLE
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Defamed. : LIBELED
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Island in S. Pacific. : EASTER
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Enclosed. : CAGED
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Mr. Wiswell. : OLIVER
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Mend shoes. : RESOLE
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Foray. : INROAD
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Glide by. : ELAPSE
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Shelf. : LEDGE
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Canary's kin. : SERIN
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Notion counter items. : SNAPS
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Tooth: Fr. : DENT
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Instruct: Humorous. : TUTE
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Handle. : GRIP
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___ Hubbard of Indians. : KIN
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Aberdeen's river. : DEE
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Oriental name. : ALI

Answer summary: 34 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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