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TOWN AND COUNTRY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, May 4, 1952

Author:
Willard N. Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 646 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 164, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 139-Across had "billions"; changed to "billion."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,050
Across
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Museum keeper. : CUSTODIAN
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Son of Anna and Tobit. : TOBIAS
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Foremother. : SIRESS
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Hors d'oeuvre. : ANTIPASTO
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Brabantio's son-in-law. : OTELLO
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Stock. : CRAVAT
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Touchstone. : CRITERION
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Less plump. : LANKER
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The Jerusalem thorn. : RETAMA
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Video's Mr. Murray. : KEN
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True: Poet. : LEAL
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Small fox with big ears. : ZERDA
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Plowman. : CLOD
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___ Lagerkvist, wrote prize-winning "Barabbas." : PAR
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Lake: Spanish. : LAGO
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Weather prediction. : CLOUDY
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Achilles' weakness. : HEEL
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Wayne or Worth. : FORT
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Auriol's palace. : ELYSEE
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Spanish dining hall. : SALA
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Unethical. : AMORAL
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Seed coat. : ARIL
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Coin of Italy. : LIRA
49
Emblem of Gov. Arn's state. : SUNFLOWER
51
Violin. : AMATI
52
Erroneous. : INCORRECT
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Adjutants. : AIDES
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Native of Candia. : CRETAN
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Farmer, in India. : MEO
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Gov. Long of Louisiana. : EARL
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Article of food. : TRIPE
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Threshold. : SILL
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Where Derby is: Abbr. : ENG
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Word of contempt: Var. : PSHA
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Yesmen or hangers-on. : TOADEATERS
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Votes against. : NOES
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Object of worship by Amenhotep IV. : ATEN
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City on the Somme. : AMIENS
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Burmese knife. : DAH
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Forceful. : DYNAMIC
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Armatures of a dynamo. : CORES
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King of Judah. : AMON
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Cocoroot. : TARO
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Old name of Homs, Syria. : EMESA
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Where Gov. Driscoll works. : TRENTON
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P. M. snack. : TEA
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"Northern Capital" from 1421 to 1928. : PEKING
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Father of Vali and Balder. : ODIN
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Soapstone. : TALC
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Student of horoscopes. : ASTROLOGER
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Rival of Amneris. : AIDA
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John O'Hara's "___ Joey." : PAL
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Baubles. : TOYS
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Gorgeous. : SHOWY
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Glacial ridges. : OSAR
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Either of two Epistles: Abbr. : COR
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Inhabitant. : ABIDER
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Foil-like blades. : EPEES
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Hirsute. : CRINITORY
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The talk of old Rome. : LATIN
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Bridesmaid, in ancient Greece. : PARANYMPH
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He wrote "The People's Choice." : AGAR
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News note. : ITEM
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Their abode is Pandemonium. : DEMONS
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Egg-shaped. : OOID
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Hebrew prophet. : ELISHA
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Ungreen. : SERE
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Henry IV and Louis XIV. : ROIS
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Brandy. : COGNAC
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Black, Yellow and Red. : SEAS
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Dr. John W. Cline's group. : AMA
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City on the Rhine. : BONN
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Prized wood. : EBONY
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Alumnus: Slang. : GRAD
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Region in Europe: Abbr. : SIL
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Enumerate. : DETAIL
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Where most of ECA's $12 billion went. : EUROPE
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Our literature. : AMERICANA
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Without knots or knobs. : ENODAL
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Ogling one. : STARER
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Hollywood V. I. P. : CAMERAMAN
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Jeweler's paste. : STRASS
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Worker's reward. : SALARY
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Handling. : TREATMENT
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Gibblegabble. : CACKLE
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Fanciful. : UNREAL
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Penurious. : STINGY
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Chickadee. : TIT
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Popular German car. : OPEL
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Virginia born in 1587. : DARE
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Worshiper of the cow-headed goddess. : ISIAC
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Christmas, Funafuti, etc. : ATOLLS
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Persona ___ grata. : NON
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Resident of Ohio. : TOLEDAN
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Eared seal. : OTARY
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South ___, Ind. : BEND
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Each: Scot. : ILKA
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Pub specialty. : ALE
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Circe was one. : SORCERESS
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Piece of writing. : SCROLL
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Embittered. : IRED
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Ship deserter. : RAT
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Disappear into thin air. : EVAPORATE
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Subject of a parable. : SAMARITAN
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Frightful. : STARTLING
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Native of Natal. : ZULU
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He said, "Her voice was ever soft . . . " : LEAR
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Site of the 1952 winter Olympics. : OSLO
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Tobacco drier. : OAST
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Author of the "Battle Hymn." : HOWE
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Obscurity's opposite. : FAME
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O'Kelly's land. : EIRE
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List of corrected misprints. : ERRATA
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Wing-footed. : ALIPED
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Judiciously. : MODERATELY
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Weather forecasting. : AEROMANCY
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___ accompli. : FAIT
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Miss Francis of TV. : ARLENE
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Collision. : IMPACT
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Counselor of the Greeks at Troy. : NESTOR
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Stick. : COHERE
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Prospector's tract of land. : CLAIM
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Surfeit. : CLOY
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Gov. Browning, for instance. : TENNESSEAN
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Headland. : RAS
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Java, Celebes, Sumatra, etc. : INDONESIA
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About. : ANENT
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Hindu godling: Var. : DEOTA
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Cap worn by British foot guards. : SHAKO
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Where Tutuila is. : SAMOA
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Sawbones. : MEDICO
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Man's name. : ISIDOR
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Island group where Las Palmas is. : CANARY
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Island south of Kill van Kull. : STATEN
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Inclemency. : RIGOR
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Swan genus. : OLOR
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King Paul's capital. : ATHENS
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Prisoner on Kaje island. : POW
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A farm. : GRANGE
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Blushing. : ROSY
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40 miles on the Hudson. : PALISADES
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Depreciation. : ABATEMENT
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Critic. : LITERATOR
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Less pleasant aspect. : SEAMINESS
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Monetary unit of Iran. : RIAL
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Thin coin. : DIME
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Certain golfers. : PROS
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Dynasty of the Great Wall. : CHIN
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Mr. Speaker. : TRIS
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Day laborer. : PEON
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Madness. : MOONERY
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Lake trout. : POGY
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Wags. : DROLLS
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Virginia Egnor's TV name. : DAGMAR
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Ruskin's "___ and Lilies." : SESAME
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Where Kiungshan is. : HAINAN
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Obliquely. : ASLANT
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Girder-notching machine. : COPER
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___ de menthe. : CREME
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Influence. : BIAS
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Periodic. : ERAL
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Adriatic wind. : BORA
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District. : AREA
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Material containing gold. : DIRT
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Francis Biddle's organization. : ADA
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Girl's name. : UTA
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"Tread the boards." : ACT
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Trippet. : CAM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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