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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 1951

17-Across : Extravagant person.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
David Steinberg notes:

In original, second line of 44-Across quote was on a second line; added slash to indicate that.

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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 730
Across
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E. C. A. administrator. : FOSTER
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Red Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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President of Cuba, 1925-33. : MACHADO
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Premier of Iraq. : SUWAIDI
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Wakes. : AROUSES
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Extravagant person. : SPENDER
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Small bits of thread. : LINTS
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N. Y. State canal. : ERIE
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Big top. : TENT
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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Portico. : STOA
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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Sea, an arm of the Arctic Ocean. : KARA
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Unaccented word. : ATONIC
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Three strikes. : OUT
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Storms. : RAGES
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Small wheel on a TV chair. : CASTER
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Mississippi Senator. : STENNIS
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Menders of metal household utensils. : TINKERS
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Buckingham ___. : PALACE
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Greek island in the Mediterranean. : CRETE
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___ American. : ALL
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Ecclesiastical vestments. : ORALES
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"'Twas brillig and the slithy toves/Did gyre and gimble in the ___." : WABE
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Small-minded. : MEAN
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Puff of an engine. : PANT
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Radio quip. : GAG
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One way to close a door. : BANG
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Force. : DINT
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Miraculous food. : MANNA
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Leader of the House of Lords. : ADDISON
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Where Margaret Truman traveled. : IRELAND
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Eternal. : AGELONG
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Expresses in symbols. : NOTATES
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Builds. : ERECTS
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Foreshadowed. : OMENED
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Breakfast cereal. : FARINA
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New head of Senate crime investigation. : OCONOR
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___ out. : SHUT
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Russian news agency. : TASS
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British Home Secretary. : EDE
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Circular architectural ornaments. : ROSETTES
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Legendary Gaelic bard and warrior. : OSSIAN
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Deceive. : DUPE
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Sheep. : EWE
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Friend of good children. : SANTA
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Marginal reference. : SIDENOTE
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German Chancellor. : ADENAUER
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Jacob ___, Russia's U. N. man. : MALIK
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New York subway. : IRT
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Kangaroos: Colloq. : ROOS
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Having more of a certain spice. : SAGIER
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Inadequate. : SCANT
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Wild buffalo. : ARNA
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Coldest. : ICIEST
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Musical vibrations: Abbr. : TRS
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Town in Canal Zone, suburb of Panama. : ANCON
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Turn aside. : SKEW
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Saratoga. : SPA
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Governor of Georgia. : TALMADGE
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Louisiana Senator. : ELLENDER
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Italian region, formerly Austria's. : TRENTINO
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The MacGregors, for instance. : CLAN
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Imitations. : APINGS
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Relative on the father's side. : AGNATE
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Forbidden. : BANNED
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Minced oaths. : EGADS
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Spry. : AGILE
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Last word of "The Whiffenpoof Song." : BAA
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"But ___ go near the water." : DONT
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Apportion. : METE
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Ambassador Kirk. : ALAN
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An association: Abbr. : SOC
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Gypsy husband. : ROM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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