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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 1951

34-Down : Determine the graduation of an instrument, as a thermometer.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 792
Across
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What the Diamond Necklace really was. : PASTE
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Father of Mankind. : ADAM
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Pierce. : STAB
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Bright constellation. : ORION
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Grant. : CEDE
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Root of a plant eaten as poi. : TARO
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Channel 9. : WORTV
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Splits. : CLEAVAGES
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Suffix denoting language. : ESE
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Foil, saber, and ___. : EPEE
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Cugat plays them. : TANGOS
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Odorous. : REDOLENT
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Magnitude of anything. : SIZE
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Habitual or usual. : WONTED
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Put on a load. : LADED
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Arm muscle. : BICEPS
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Fawn's mother. : DOE
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West Coast state: Abbr. : ORE
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Mozart's middle name. : AMADEUS
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Put in a state of snafu. : CONFUSE
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Rookie McDougald of the Yankees. : GIL
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Seed vessel. : POD
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Carried. : CARTED
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Sneaks: Slang. : SNIGS
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Hard to endure. : SEVERE
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Popular movie, "Dear ___." : BRAT
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He sought the Holy Grail in vain. : LANCELOT
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Apparatus illustrating the solar system. : ORRERY
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Bread spread. : OLEO
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Untouchable tennis service. : ACE
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What K-K-K-Katie was. : BEAUTIFUL
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Political symbol. : TIGER
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Pauline of tennis. : BETZ
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Most of Durante. : NOSE
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Thoughts. : IDEAS
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Winter footwear. : SKEE
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Lady Jane ___, queen for nine days. : GREY
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Chili con ___. : CARNE
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Tyrone of Hollywood. : POWER
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"___ is a rose is a rose." : AROSE
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Fathered. : SIRED
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Little one. : TOT
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Item in the morning mail. : ENVELOPE
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Stress. : ACCENT
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Expunged. : DELETED
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Fruit drink. : ADE
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Steaks and chops. : MEATS
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Part of a poem. : STANZA
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Retired on the basepath: 2 wds. : TAGGEDOUT
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Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
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Political kingpin. : BOSS
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Famous name in telegraphy. : VAIL
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Puts in a cage: 2 wds. : PENSUP
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Was indebted. : OWED
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Wisest of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
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Celtic or Gaelic. : ERSE
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Action. : DEED
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Base markers. : BAGS
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Chemical compound. : IMIN
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Determine the graduation of an instrument, as a thermometer. : CALIBRATE
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Geologic epoch. : EOCENE
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Call for help at sea. : SOS
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Heroin, for instance. : NARCOTIC
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No change. : FREE
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Spray with DDT. : DELOUSE
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Famous French portrait painter. : GREUZE
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Native of Turkestan. : SART
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Region between hills. : VALLEY
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Making a knot. : TYING
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Beer. : LAGER
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What Columbia's the gem of. : OCEAN
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Succinct. : TERSE
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Obbligatos: Abbr. : OBBS
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Send forth fumes. : REEK
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Pro. : FOR
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Girl's name. : IDA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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