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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 794
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Part of a name of a port of Israel. : AVIV
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Crown Prince of Norway. : OLAF
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Instruments used in military parades. : FIFES
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A day in June? : RARE
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Scoff at. : GIBE
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Originated. : AROSE
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Eagerly welcoming. : OPENARMED
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Tapering pieces of cloth. : GORES
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555 foot shaft in Washington, D. C. : MONUMENT
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John L. Lewis' men. : MINERS
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Waving of a lighted lamp, in Hindu worship. : ARATI
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The aborigines of Japan. : AINOS
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"The ___ Jungle." : ASPHALT
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Girl from Rio. : RITA
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State of the oaken bucket. : OLD
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What Lake Victoria is to the Nile. : SOURCE
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Pianist Petri, of Germany. : EGON
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New ___, Staten Island. : DORP
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One appointed to try challenges of jurors: Var. : TRIOR
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Hangar. : SHED
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Plan of action. : IDEA
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Workers in Siberia. : SLAVES
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Experiment upon. : TRY
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Nicholas II was the last. : CZAR
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Sahara, Gobi, Death Valley. : DESERTS
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Peninsula, north of Sumatra. : MALAY
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Not to starboard. : APORT
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Football yell: 2 wds. : HOLDEM
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Baby's first game. : PEEKABOO
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At full speed. : AMAIN
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Coastal highway. : SHOREROAD
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Debussy's "___ de Puck." : DANSE
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Sound made by a hollow celluloid ball. : PING
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Teak: Spanish. : TECA
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Cradle of Lake Titicaca. : ANDES
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Similarly. : ALSO
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Light-gray. : ASHY
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Fragrance. : AROMA
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Mist. : VAPOR
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Spenser's personification of Ireland. : IRENA
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Benay ___, actress. : VENUTA
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A Grimm being. : OGRE
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Draw; paint. : LIMN
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Countenance. : ABET
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Gave sustenance. : FED
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Alec Guinness role on the screen. : FAGIN
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Important product of Minnesota. : IRONORES
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Prescience. : FORESIGHT
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Danish weights. : ESER
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Soap-bar frame. : SESS
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Out of order. : AMISS
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Machine tool. : MITERER
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Recessed part of a room. : ALCOVE
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Meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin. : POTSDAM
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Our Ambassador to China, 1944. : HURLEY
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Elaborate solos. : ARIAS
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Word for a ballet dancer. : TOER
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Radio's Mr. Devine. : ANDY
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Pertaining to a lyric poem. : ODIC
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City in Central Poland. : LODZ
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Unreal, delightful country. : DREAMLAND
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"Oh, Wilderness were ___ enow!" : PARADISE
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Money wagered. : STAKE
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Athens' rival. : SPARTA
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Smooth consonants. : LENES
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Orchestral instuments. : OBOES
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Freshwater sunfish. : ROACH
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The present. : TODAY
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"Mary ___ little lamb." : HADA
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Part of Arabia. : OMAN
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Band leader ___ Harris. : PHIL
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Divisions of time. : EONS
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Aix-la-Chapelle, for instance. : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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