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New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 683
Across
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Charles, for instance. : CHAMP
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The beginning of an idea. : GERM
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Any upright pole. : MAST
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Capital of Viet Nam Government. : HANOI
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The Bell Song from "Lakmé," for instance. : ARIA
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Indian of ancient Peru. : INCA
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Agave figer used in making cordage. : ISTLE
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Fortress and seaport near the S tip of Spain. : GIBRALTAR
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Vinson of the Armed Services and Doughton of the Ways and Means. : CHAIRMEN
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Week-enders. : GUESTS
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Corps. and sgts. : NCOS
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Russian jets. : MIGS
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Long piece of writing. : SCREED
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M. Pleven's successor. : QUEUILLE
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Be profitable to. : PAY
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First appearance. : DEBUT
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Ribbons of steel. : RAILS
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Conjunctions. : ANDS
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Brunnhilde's punishment. : SLEEP
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Temple or shrine in ancient Greece. : NAOS
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Source of porterhouse steaks. : STEER
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Island in the Baltic Sea. : OESEL
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Aneurin Bevan's nickname. : NYE
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Britain's Foreign Secretary. : MORRISON
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Stuffs again. : REPADS
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Abstracted and pensive. : GLUM
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Winnie's epithet. : POOH
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Glossy fabric. : SATEEN
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Dr. Flemming's and Dr. Graham's problem. : MANPOWER
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Georgia Neese Clark. : TREASURER
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Old. : ANILE
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So be it. : AMEN
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Crown of the head. : PATE
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Equip with new furnishings. : REFIT
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Ibsen's Peer. : GYNT
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Hurried along. : SPED
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Patou model. : DRESS
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How hats should look. : CHIC
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Reminiscent dish. : HASH
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Theatrical group. : ANTA
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City in Illinois. : MOLINE
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Affected deeply. : PIERCED
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Measures the capacity of: Var. : GAGES
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Barry Fitzgerald's homeland. : ERIN
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Main vein of a leaf. : RIB
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A much-serenaded girl. : MARGIE
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The first of the Celts in Ireland. : MILESIAN
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Aardvark's favorite entree. : ANTS
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Word to chase a feline. : SCAT
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Old salts. : TARS
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Predict events from natural signs. : AUGUR
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Fashions. : MODES
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Devices to soften the tones of musical instruments. : MUTES
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Involuntary contraction of a muscle. : SPASM
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Part of a long poem. : CANTO
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Name of a famous golf cup. : RYDER
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Popular mystery writer. : QUEEN
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Climbing plant or vine. : LIANA
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Famous name in marine insurance. : LLOYD
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Letters. : ESSES
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Rosy color on the cheek. : BLOOM
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Police officer. : SERGEANT
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La Prensa's foe. : PERON
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Annoys: Colloq. : RILES
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Big cat. : LEOPARD
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Dawns. : SUNUPS
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Man on the wire. : PHONER
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Cut little by little. : PARED
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"The ___ at bay." : STAG
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Frank Pace's responsibility. : ARMY
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Suffix for certain numbers. : TEEN
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Distribute. : METE
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Lady of the house. : WIFE
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They lost the boat race to Cambridge. : ELIS
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Soaks. : RETS
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Knock on any door. : RAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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