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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F H J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 698

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Across
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An impromptu team. : SCRUB
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Nanook of the North. : ESKIMO
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Noah's ocean. : DELUGE
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Russian ballerina (1885–1931). : PAVLOVA
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Fine-wooled sheep. : MERINOS
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Forced to stop. : STALLED
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Great poems. : EPICS
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Three: Fr. : TROIS
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Spill over. : LEAK
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City on the road to Rangoon. : PROME
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Blunt penpoint. : STUB
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Bank payments: Abbr. : INT
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Former Governor of Connecticut. : CROSS
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Mythical mother of rhymes. : GOOSE
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University city, capital of So. Australia. : ADELAIDE
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Digs. : DELVES
30
Peronista. : ARGENTINE
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Inquiries into corruption. : PROBES
35
Borscht. : BEETSOUP
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Automaton. : ROBOT
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Coppers. : CENTS
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Favoring. : PRO
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Roman road. : ITER
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City divisions. : WARDS
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Mountain near Lake Lucerne. : RIGI
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Imperfect: Prefix. : MAL
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Sad song. : DIRGE
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White wear. : LINEN
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Make use of. : UTILIZE
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Cause of a reaction. : REAGENT
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Words for Ali Baba. : SESAMES
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Force payments. : EXTORT
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Irish daggers. : SKEENS
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Men of action. : DOERS
Down
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In sequence. : SERIATE
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An instant success: Slang. : CLICK
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Figures on the score board. : RUNS
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Hugh in Italy. : UGO
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Straddled. : BESTRODE
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Salts and Downs. : EPSOMS
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Eccentric French composer, Erik ___. : SATIE
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Russian beer: Var. : KVAS
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Useless kind of wind. : ILL
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Possible successor to Stalin. : MOLOTOV
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Hackneyed repetition. : OVERUSE
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Rely. : DEPEND
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Houses of sun-dried bricks. : ADOBES
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Aphetic form of a girl's name. : MELIA
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Anna the dynamic. : ROSENBERG
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Complacent characters. : PRIGS
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Cobbles. : SOLES
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Mark to insert. : CARET
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Men: Slang. : GENTS
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Secretary Tobin's province. : LABOR
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Legislatures of Denmark, Sweden, Japan, etc. : DIETS
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Offered. : TENDERED
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Portable stove used by Arctic explorers. : PRIMUS
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Spins. : ROTATES
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Cleopatra's needle. : OBELISK
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Thinkers out loud. : OPINERS
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Essential now. : URGENT
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West ___. : POINT
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Gesture of affection. : CARESS
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Shrivel. : WIZEN
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Harshness. : RIGOR
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Subway fare. : DIME
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Dilatory. : LATE
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Out: Prefix. : EXO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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