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New York Times, Monday, May 5, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,051
Across
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Place to play shuffleboard. : DECK
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Half of Ethiopia's capital. : ABABA
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Spouse of the first lady. : ADAM
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Half of a Spanish game. : ALAI
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He carried the message to Garcia. : ROWAN
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___ Pompilius, second king of Rome. : NUMA
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Your opponent in a political argument. : SILLYGOOSE
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Work with needles. : KNIT
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President of N. Y.'s City Council. : HALLEY
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Thirst quenchers. : LIMEADES
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Told by Mr. I. Magination. : TALE
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Half of a famous university. : NOTRE
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Sorry. : PENITENT
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Adjacent. : NEARBY
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Mohammedan teachers of religion. : ALIMS
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Governor in Boston. : DEVER
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Clear of weeds. : HOE
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Any transportation company. : LINE
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Struggles, with a degree of success. : COPES
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Beginning. : GERM
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Plus more that are similar. : ETC
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Well-known Hollywood name. : POWER
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Martha of the radio. : DEANE
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Petty officers in the Navy. : YEOMEN
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Sardonic comedienne. : EVEARDEN
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Department stores. : MARTS
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Singer Berger. : ERNA
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Expressions of great delight. : RAPTURES
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Husband of Lavinia. : AENEAS
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Easily attained. : ACCESSIBLE
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Where heather grows. : MOOR
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Raise or get (with "up"). : SCARE
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Prodding influence. : URGE
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Young seals. : PUPS
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Modulations of the voice. : TONES
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Complaint. : MOAN
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Signal in Morse code. : DASH
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Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
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A short visit. : CALL
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Dawdle: 2 wds. : KILLTIME
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Sock. : ARGYLE
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Sound from the bleachers. : BOO
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This, in the Army, is bad. : AWOL
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Area enclosed by higher lands. : BASIN
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Relatives of the buttercup. : ANEMONES
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Celal Bayar's capital. : ANKARA
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Chap who won't vote for your candidate. : DUNDERHEAD
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Parisienne friend. : AMIE
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Doilies. : MATS
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Irish dramatist and poet. : YEATS
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Upper regions of space: Spanish. : ETER
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Furnish, as with a gift. : ENDOW
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Radio and TV executive. : PALEY
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Small typewriter type. : ELITE
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The other fellow's candidate. : NINCOMPOOP
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Pre-Hudson apartment in Manhattan. : TEPEE
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Endured. : BORNE
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Kingdom in Arabia, member of U. N. : YEMEN
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Enthusiasm. : VERVE
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A striking exhibition of unlikeness. : CONTRAST
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Denizen of the window sill. : GERANIUM
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Where Callao is. : PERU
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Neighbors of the Germans. : DANES
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Mothers, so called by British schoolboys. : MATERS
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Does away with. : ERASES
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Painting on dry plaster, in Italy. : SECCO
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Frisk about. : ROMP
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Arabian name. : ABOU
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Part of Europe: Abbr. : SCAN
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470-mile river in Spain. : EBRO
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Observed. : SEEN
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Cockney's answer to the rollcall. : ERE

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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