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New York Times, Thursday, June 12, 1952

44-Down : Caught by a perplexing situation: Slang phrase.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,089
Across
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A dessert is named for this singer. : MELBA
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First grade. : BEST
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Not present: Abbr. : ABS
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Actresses Yvonne or Jean ___. : ADAIR
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Oriental servant. : AMAH
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Boorish fellow. : LOUT
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A poultry dish is named for this singer. : TETRAZZINI
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A Gershwin hit of the '20s. : LIZA
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Vandykes. : BEARDS
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Dark brews. : ALES
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Gentlemen. : SIRS
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Select by lot. : DRAW
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Name made famous by Margaret Mitchell. : RHETT
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Mme. de ___, French writer. : STAEL
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A verse. : STICH
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Dined. : ATE
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It's used to catch lampreys. : EELPOT
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Pastoral poems. : ECLOGUES
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Prize contest of ancient Greece. : AGON
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Word element meaning blood. : HEMO
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Stew, probably named for a tramp. : MULLIGAN
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A style of potatoes. : OBRIEN
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Pronoun. : ONE
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He started a French dynasty. : CAPET
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Good mental capacity. : SENSE
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Mixes. : STIRS
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Galena, bauxite, etc. : ORES
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The facts. : DATA
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Karl Mundt's colleague. : CASE
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Straightens. : ALINES
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Politician's trademark. : HAT
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Magnum ___. : OPUS
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Pudding named for a Russian count. : NESSELRODE
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Part of "to be." : WERE
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Cyrano's trademark. : NOSE
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Greek flute. : AULOS
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Morning's trademark. : DEW
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Literary collections. : ANAS
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French port. : BREST
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Octogenarian French painter. : MATISSE
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Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
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Football maneuver. : LATERAL
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Cape on the Gulf of Aden. : BIR
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He eats couscous, a dish of millet and meat. : ARAB
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Market places in the East: Var. : BAZARS
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State of an Arabian rule. : EMIRATE
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Luncheon dish named for an earl. : SANDWICH
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First word of "Evangeline." : THIS
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Supreme Being of the Mohammedans. : ALLAH
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French satirical poet, contemporary of Racine. : BOILEAU
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A pancake is named for this girl. : SUZETTE
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There's no accounting for them. : TASTES
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Englishman's final letter. : ZED
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Leaf of the calyx of a flower. : SEPAL
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Parallelograms. : RHOMBS
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Lines of reasoning. : LOGICS
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Nickname for Vivien Leigh roles. : CLEO
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Semi-circular garment of ancient Rome. : TOGA
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Having triangular inserts. : GORED
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Dessert named for a general. : NAPOLEON
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George Kennan's post. : MOSCOW
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Unbound. : UNTAPED
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Avocation time. : LEISURE
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Portia's maid. : NERISSA
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Caught by a perplexing situation: Slang phrase. : INAHOLE
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___ Unidos. : ESTADOS
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"___ Trick of the Week." : NEATEST
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Past, present, future. : TENSES
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Hem again. : RESEW
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Visit. : SEE
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A style of potatoes. : ANNA
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What Allie Reynolds toes. : SLAB
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"Rossum's Universal Robots." : RUR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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