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NEWS NOTES

New York Times, Sunday, June 10, 1951

49-Down : Famous aria.

Author:
W. W. Webster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 721
Across
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Attlee's supporters. : LABOR
6
"___ virumque cano ... " : ARMA
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Greek letters. : PSIS
14
Baffled. : POSED
19
Atlantic Pact country. : ITALY
20
A Hollywood Marjorie. : MAIN
21
Man's name meaning rich. : OTTO
22
Edible stem of a fern: N. Z. : ARUKE
23
University at Nashville. : VANDERBILT
25
Othello. : MOOR
26
Mature. : RIPEN
27
Grows old: Obs. : ELDS
28
Word on a towel. : HIS
29
One of the Waugh brothers. : ALEC
31
"The Salesman" is one. : TRAGEDY
33
Chilean export. : SALTPETER
36
Miss Chase. : ILKA
38
Arabian ruler. : EMIR
39
Mr. Rochester's "Jane." : EYRE
40
Sound effect in "Emperor Jones." : TOMTOMS
42
Furniture-making Mr. Phyfe. : DUNCAN
45
Papal cape. : ORALE
47
Colors. : HUES
48
One of a famous trio. : ATHOS
50
Remain as before. : ARE
51
Byway. : SIDESTREET
54
Donlevy or Aherne. : BRIAN
55
Linen fabric. : CREA
56
What a tree's rings tell. : AGE
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Fly high. : SOAR
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In great frenzy. : AMOK
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Sir ___ N. Rau. : BENEGAL
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___ avis. : RARA
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Siouan tribe. : OTOS
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Betel palm. : ARECA
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Dote on. : ADORE
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Office of the bishop of a chief city. : METROPOLITANATE
73
Large number. : SHOAL
76
Describing Chicago in 1871. : AFIRE
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Worry: Coll. : STEW
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World War I plane. : SPAD
82
Where MacArthur spent 14 years. : PACIFIC
84
Cozy cottage. : NEST
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Captain Hook's nemesis: Coll. : CROC
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Part of baseball box score. : RBI
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Charge upon property: Law. : LIEN
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Tallinn: Russ. : REVEL
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Used for head colds. : INHALATORS
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Thus: Latin. : ITA
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Harass. : BESET
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___ Caliente racetrack. : AGUA
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Pons role. : LUCIA
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Dorothy's pal in "The Wizard of Oz." : TINMAN
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Differ in opinion. : DISSENT
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Roll call reply. : HERE
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Protracted. : LATE
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Oppositionist. : ANTI
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Arm of the Atlantic. : CARIBBEAN
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Prickly. : SPINOSE
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German count. : GRAF
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Electrical unit. : REL
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Vainly. : IDLY
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Russian idol. : LENIN
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Wilt vs. Gehrmann. : MILE
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Friend of Kit Nubbles. : LITTLENELL
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White poplar. : ABELE
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Bright thought. : IDEA
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Mountains of Kirghiz. : ALAI
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A sober comic. : SERIO
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Unit of pressure. : BARAD
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Popular subject in British poetry. : LARK
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Persephone. : KORE
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City near Duesseldorf. : ESSEN
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Biographies. : LIVES
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Book by Chateaubriand. : ATALA
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Tommy Dorsey. : BANDLEADER
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A pen name of Washington Irving. : OLDSTYLE
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Maritime town in Sussex. : RYE
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Precinct. : AMBIT
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Make a hullabaloo. : RAISETHEROOF
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.001 of an inch. : MIL
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Helen Hayes' group. : ANTA
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Grapefruit. : POMELO
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Exchanges. : STOCKMARKETS
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Zionist group. : ITO
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Character. : SORT
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Borough in New Jersey. : PARAMUS
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Extraction. : ORIGIN
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Officer on a merchant ship. : SUPERCARGO
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Stretched the budget. : EKED
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Abjure. : DENY
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Controversial figure in Korea. : RHEE
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Wagon ___ (French sleeping cars). : LITS
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Performed anew. : REDONE
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Rotary ___. : PRESS
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Casanova. : ROUE
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City near Alessandria. : ASTI
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Goalpost for chariot races. : META
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In the back. : AREAR
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He wrote "Jerusalem the Golden." : NEALE
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To dare: Sp. : OSAR
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Port on the Dvina. : RIGA
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Famous aria. : HABANERA
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Sound the horn. : TOOT
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Frustrating predicaments. : RATRACES
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Spanish soprano. : BORI
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Surrenders. : CEDES
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Men. : MALES
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Singer Cole. : NAT
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Violently. : AMAIN
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Whodunit. : SPINETINGLER
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Assail one who proves too strong: 3 wds. : CATCHATARTAR
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Sprite. : ELF
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City 205 miles S of Moscow. : OREL
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Military sin. : AWOL
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Yugoslav seaport. : SPLIT
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Its monetary unit is the gourde. : HAITI
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"America." : OCEANLINER
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Advancers. : PROCEEDERS
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Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
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Orchid, "Flower of the Gods." : DISA
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Miss Bordoni and Mrs. Selznick. : IRENES
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Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
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Scout for Moses. : CALEB
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Hindu sacred literature. : VEDA
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___ Dimittis. : NUNC
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Engines in 75 Down. : TURBINES
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Cudgeled. : BATONED
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Tiger country. : ASIA
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Replaced, as capital, by Quezon City. : MANILA
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Go rapidly. : STREAK
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Senator from Alabama. : HILL
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Knot again. : RETIE
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Pitcher Reynolds of the Yanks. : ALLIE
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Coal, air and water. : NYLON
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Place for toe of 108 Down. : SLAB
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Armadillo of Texas. : PEBA
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Met conductor Cooper. : EMIL
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A. A. fire. : FLAK
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Where Mt. Borah is: Abbr. : IDA
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World-wide labor group. : ILO
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Compass point. : ESE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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