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New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { B F H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
David Steinberg notes:

Original 12-Down clue had comma after "violinist"; removed it.

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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 779
Across
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French soldiers in Arab costumes. : ZOUAVES
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Ship defeated by the Bon Homme Richard. : SERAPIS
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Showing sincerity. : EARNEST
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Strive to equal. : EMULATE
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Famous forest in France. : ARGONNE
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Revoked. : RENEGED
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Transferring property. : DEEDING
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Town in Indiana. : ARI
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Fairy tale characters. : OGRES
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Supreme Court Justice since 1938. : REED
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Central Vietnam. : ANAM
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College entrance examination. : TEST
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Small sailboats. : CATS
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Eaglestone. : ETITE
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Detroit's river. : ROUGE
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Former gold coins, of Germany. : KRONEN
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Mao. : INSURRECTIONIST
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Approached. : NEARED
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Strained. : TENSE
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Carpet. : TAPIS
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Roof covering. : TILE
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Hindu peasant. : RYOT
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Contributed. : GAVE
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Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
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Arikara Indian. : REE
49
Miss Young of Hollywood. : LORETTA
51
Vanishing South American Indian. : ONA
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Large city in China. : NANKING
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Washington Indians. : YAKIMAS
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Fugitive. : ESCAPEE
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Ecclesiastic. : PRELATE
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He plays Harvey's pal. : STEWART
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Early Palestine ascetics. : ESSENES
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Fanatical partisan. : ZEALOT
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Rowing motion. : OARAGE
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Insisters. : URGERS
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Up: Comb. form. : ANO
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Hawks. : VENDS
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Former domestic slave. : ESNE
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Certain ship accommodations. : STEERAGE
8
World ___. : SERIES
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Rectify. : EMEND
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Part of a wheel. : RUNG
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Beverage. : ALE
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Celebrated Italian violinist (1784–1840). : PAGANINI
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Repeats. : ITERATES
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Lees. : SEDIMENT
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Member of the police department. : DETECTIVE
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Ancient name of Tuscany. : ETRURIA
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Expiators. : ATONERS
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Ingredient of cheese. : CURD
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God of love. : EROS
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Native metals. : ORES
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Cattle: Archaic. : KINE
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Resident hospital physicians. : INTERNES
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Turkey, Palestine, and neighbors. : NEAREAST
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Wisdom. : SAPIENCE
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Apparatus for news transmission. : TELETYPE
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A goal to be reached. : TARGET
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Petty officer in the Navy. : YEOMAN
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Overdecorated. : ORNATE
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Tantalizes. : TEASES
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Something past recovery: Slang. : GONER
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Captures. : TAKES
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Fat, in medical parlance. : LIPA
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Sailors. : TARS
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River that flooded in Kansas. : KAW
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___ de France. : ILE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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