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New York Times, Wednesday, May 21, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,067

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Across
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The Roosevelt Dam is on this Arizona river. : SALT
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Disappoint. : FAIL
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Falling neck ruffle. : JABOT
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Heroine of two Broadway hits of this season. : CLEOPATRA
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San Antonio's historic mission. : ALAMO
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Engaged the attention. : ATTRACTED
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Harold LeClair ___. : ICKES
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Stone that made hieroglyphics readable, discovered 1799. : ROSETTA
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Guests of Ellis Island. : ALIENS
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Liquidated by periodic payments. : AMORTIZED
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Frankness. : CANDOR
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Establish in a strong position. : ENTRENCH
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Good-by, in Toledo. : ADIOS
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Searches inquisitively. : PRIES
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Exclamation of exultation. : OHO
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Inadequate. : POOR
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Common roadside plant. : SUMAC
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Red man of Manitoba. : CREE
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Decline. : EBB
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Cat: Latin. : FELIS
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Very hard question. : POSER
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Most shabby. : SEEDIEST
42
Low, hard-hit baseballs. : LINERS
43
What we seek at Panmunjom. : AGREEMENT
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Apprehensions. : ALARMS
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Secretary of State following Daniel Webster, 1852. : EVERETT
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Case or box: French. : BOITE
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Apparatus for converting paper into pulp. : MACERATER
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Poet Wystan Hugh ___. : AUDEN
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A check inside a letter, for instance. : ENCLOSURE
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Set in operation. : START
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Island west of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Part of a fork. : TINE
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Mark left on a stem by a fallen leaf. : SCAR
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Member of the glee club. : ALTO
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Rents. : LETS
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Escamillo. : TOREADOR
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Element that contributes to a result. : FACTOR
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Rose petal perfume. : ATTAR
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Where Sligo is: Abbr. : IRE
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Term of endearment for any man. : LAD
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Officials at the Tombs. : JAILERS
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De Gasperi of Italy. : ALCIDE
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Harden by heat. : BAKE
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Prognostic. : OMEN
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Throw carelessly. : TOSS
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The island where St. John saw the visions of "Revelations." : PATMOS
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Early inhabitant of Mexico. : AZTEC
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Destroyer of houses. : TERMITE
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Cousins of the dolphin. : INIAS
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Ann and May. : CAPES
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Building material in dry regions. : ADOBE
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She was punished for boasting of her children. : NIOBE
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Natives of Bergen. : NORSE
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"Be of good ___." : CHEER
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Farm workers. : HOERS
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72 per minute is normal. : PULSE
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Crystal-gazers. : SEERS
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Opposition of associated things. : CONTRAST
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A product of the imagination. : FIGMENT
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He wrote "The Enchanted Cottage." : PINERO
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Small fresh-water fish. : DARTER
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Knocks down. : LEVELS
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Capital of Hejax. : MECCA
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Arab garments. : ABAS
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Bumpkin. : LOUT
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Its first performance was in Cairo, 1871. : AIDA
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Cousin of the gull. : TERN
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The ailanthus, for instance. : TREE
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Brothers. : MEN
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Black cuckoo. : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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