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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 795

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Across
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One of Churchill's middle names. : SPENCER
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Marshall's middle name. : CATLETT
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Pie or beef ___. : ALAMODE
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Mrs. R.'s middle name. : ELEANOR
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Objects of psychical research. : MEDIUMS
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A trap. : SPRINGE
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___ de Calais. : PAS
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Fixed course of life. : RUT
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Noted English novel. : SHE
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Inquire. : ASK
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New detergents don't require this. : RINSE
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Girl's name. : OSA
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Made mule noises. : BRAYED
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Large black and red butterflies. : MONARCHS
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Measure of capacity. : LITER
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Cronies. : PALS
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Easy Esperanto. : IDO
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Zippy beverages. : STINGOS
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Exist. : ARE
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Part of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
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Mild alternative to tequila. : AGUA
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Not prolix. : TERSE
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Sham. : PRETENSE
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Gen. Ridgway's middle name. : BUNKER
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Expurgated. : CUT
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Enriches with pork. : LARDS
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Norse goddess. : HEL
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The Delaware, near Stroudsburg. : GAP
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Poet Masters' middle name. : LEE
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Truman's troubleshooter's middle name. : AVERELL
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Kinder. : GENTLER
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The government's income. : REVENUE
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Of the summer. : ESTIVAL
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Most hackneyed. : TRITEST
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Put another way. : RESTATE
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Hominy. : SAMP
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Entreaty. : PLEA
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Noted bridge builder. : EADS
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Lacking a middle name: Army abbr. : NMI
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Spies who carry messages or films. : COURIERS
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Dewey's middle name. : EDMUND
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Musical signs. : RESTS
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Luck, usually bad. : CESS
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Bob Taft's middle name. : ALPHONSO
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Current Italo-American movie. : TERESA
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Medieval poem. : LAI
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City in Sicily. : ENNA
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Clothes. : TOGS
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Travel by ox wagon. : TREK
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Suburb in Westchester. : RYE
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Al Smith's middle name. : EMANUEL
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It'd drawn with a compass. : ARC
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Mr. Low's Colonel. : BLIMP
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Middle name of author of 21 Across. : RIDER
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Make up for. : ATONE
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Mme. Baclanova. : OLGA
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Hoover's middle name. : CLARK
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"Tony Draws a ___." : HORSE
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Stock yards candidate. : STEER
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Ellis Parker Butler's middle name. : PIGS
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His punishment was a tease. : TANTALUS
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University men. : STUDENTS
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&c. : ETC
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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City in Oregon. : EUGENE
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One of Samuel Morse's middle names. : BREESE
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Non-bridge Horatio. : ALGER
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Tom Benton's middle name. : HART
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Semper. : EVER
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Football's Mr. Jackson. : LEVI
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A kind of whip. : PLET
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Edison's middle name. : ALVA
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Shaw didn't eat it. : MEAT
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Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
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Soak. : RET
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Small bird. : TIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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