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WORDS AND MEANINGS

New York Times, Sunday, July 15, 1951

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 41
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 756
Across
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Stapleton, on Staten Island, is the only one in U. S. : FREEPORT
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Baseball innings. : FRAMES
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Subject of poem by Kipling. : BOOTS
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Instrument for determining specific gravity. : AREOMETER
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Most mature. : RIPEST
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Hurried. : RUSHED
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Where the Mississippi begins. : MINNESOTA
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Sacred books of Persia. : AVESTA
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Girl's name. : ARLINE
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Taverns. : INNS
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Grand Central and Penn. stations. : TERMINI
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M. Pétain. : HENRI
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Worthless leavings. : ORTS
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Factor in 70 Across. : AGE
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Cold wind in Southern France. : BISE
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Snowshoe. : SKEE
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Berate. : SCOLD
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Sink. : DIE
40
African wild cat. : SERVAL
42
Thomas Kincaid, for instance. : ADMIRAL
45
Recruiting officer. : ENLISTER
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Salt of a certain acid. : OLEATE
49
Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
51
Pedigree. : DESCENT
52
Remove a rifle from the shoulder. : UNSLING
55
Army beds. : COTS
57
Native of Balmoral. : GAEL
59
She lived in Aiaie. : CIRCE
60
Tidy. : NEAT
61
Distant cousins of the rhino. : TAPIRS
63
Where Sarawak is. : BORNEO
65
French bitters. : AMER
66
Of a nobleman. : DUCAL
68
"My friend." : IRMA
69
They are sometimes mere mirages. : OASES
70
Truman's preparedness bill. : UMT
72
Suffix of ordinal numbers. : ETH
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Steel workers. : ANNEALERS
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Descriptive of a colorful bird. : REDTAILED
81
Theories of a famous psychoanalyst. : FREUDISM
83
Gallic chariot. : ESSED
85
___ man, primitive doctor. : MEDICINE
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Talented blind pianist. : TEMPLETON
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Swedish Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1930. : SODERBLOM
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Ray Bolger's dance. : TAP
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Fall month: Abbr. : SEP
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Compare. : LIKEN
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Member of low Hindu caste. : TELI
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Froth. : SPUME
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Woody fiber. : BAST
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World's largest river. : AMAZON
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Beats back. : REPELS
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Its symbol is Fe. : IRON
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Sweetsops. : ATTAS
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
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Author of "Utopia." : MORE
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Maestro Bernstein. : LEONARD
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Founder of The London Sketch, 1893. : SHORTER
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Mr. Lanza, cinema Caruso. : MARIO
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In time: Music. : ATEMPO
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Architectural. : TECTONIC
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Hungarian statesman (1841–1914). : KOSSUTH
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His predecessor was Bernadotte. : BUNCHE
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Dark fluid. : INK
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Famous fur trader. : ASTOR
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Printer's direction. : STET
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Building wings. : ELLS
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Enclosure for chickens. : RUN
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Margins. : LIPS
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The Compleat Angler. : IZAAK
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Abroad. : OVERSEA
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The etiquette queen. : POST
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Secular. : LAICAL
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Capital of Albania: Native sp. : TIRANE
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Informal social gathering. : OPENHOUSE
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Bind. : ENLACE
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Hardest substance of the body. : ENAMEL
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His foil is Imogene Coca. : SIDCAESAR
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Ancient Chinese. : SERES
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Ruler. : DYNAST
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Yes-man. : ASSENTER
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Surrey ornament. : FRINGE
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Late Austrian President. : RENNER
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Time immemorial. : EONS
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Scotch uncle. : EME
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Plaguy. : PESTILENT
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Indians. : OTOES
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Bugle call. : RETREAT
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Trolley. : TRAM
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Jewish mystics converted to Catholicism. : FRANKISTS
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Diamond necklaces. : RIVIERES
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Makoko, for instance. : APE
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Netting. : MESH
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Sen. Kefauver. : ESTES
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Batter's position at the plate. : STANCE
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Special alphabetic system. : BRAILLE
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Christiania. : OSLO
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Subject of latest amendment. : THIRDTERM
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Awareness. : SENTIENCE
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Bowfins. : AMIAS
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Renegade. : DESERTER
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Crust on molten metal. : RONDLE
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Romantic South Sea isle. : BALI
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Handle of a pitcher. : EAR
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Kind of musical jockey. : DISC
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Physicist after whom electromotive unit was named. : VOLTA
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A tenth. : DECIMA
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Seaport in Portugal. : LAGOS
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Ischial. : SCIATIC
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Con. : AGAINST
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Solicitous one. : CARER
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Clumsy. : UNDEFT
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Neither masculine nor feminine: Fr. : NEUTRE
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Leader of Tammany Hall. : SACHEM
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Bishop's robe. : ORALE
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Musical group. : ENSEMBLE
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Bicuspid. : PREMOLAR
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Situated, as an army group. : BASED
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Best. : OUTDO
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Dipper. : LADLE
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Actor Welles. : ORSON
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Disables. : MAIMS
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Drug-producing bark. : NIEPA
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Iron and steel city. : ESSEN
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Jacques ___, French poet (1738–1813). : DELILLE
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Obscure spot: Zool. : LITURA
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Captivate. : ENAMOR
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Rely. : DEPEND
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Snob. : UPSTART
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Dissuade. : DETER
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Sovereign of Hyderabad. : NIZAM
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Battologize. : REPEAT
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Picture taker. : KODAK
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Monkey puzzle tree. : PINON
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___ Day, July 14th in France. : BASTILLE
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Venizelos and Tsaldaris. : ATHENIANS
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Reserve of scarce commodities. : STOCKPILE
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St. ___, Swiss tourist resort. : MORITZ
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Congressman from N. Y. : ROOSEVELT
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Unreal appearance. : SEMBLANCE
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Where Zeno lectured. : STOA
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Discords. : MISTONES
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Musical work. : OPUS
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Stores as fodder. : ENSILES
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Roods: Abbr. : ROS
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Father of Greek tragedy. : THESPIS
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Covered. : COATED
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Indian. : UTE
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Co-author of "Call Me Madam." : CROUSE
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Wearer of a busby. : HUSSAR
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Matriculate. : ENTER
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Pluvian. : RAINY
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City on the Aire. : LEEDS
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Disfigure. : SCAR
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Persian coin. : KRAN
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Miss Ponselle. : ROSA
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Carl Sandburg. : POET
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Capt. Jabara, for instance. : ACE
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Medical group. : AMA
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River in Korea. : HAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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