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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { B F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
David Steinberg notes:

Rumor has it that Margaret Farrar herself constructed this puzzle, which was the first daily-sized crossword to run in the New York Times.

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 449

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Across
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One of New York's watershed areas. : ESOPUS
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New York's rainmaker. : HOWELL
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Political organization controlled by boss. : MACHINE
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Supreme Court decision. : OPINION
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Largest of N.Y. water system reservoirs. : ASHOKAN
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Spread through; permeate. : PERVADE
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Where Gen. Eisenhower commanded: Abbr. : ETO
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French city on the Moselle. : EPINAL
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Girl's name. : INGA
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Feminine pronoun. : SHE
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Implement. : TOOL
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Acquire again. : REGET
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Italian river, flowing into Adriatic near Venice. : PIAVE
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Cheered for the home team. : ROOTED
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Hollywood designer. : ADRIAN
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Be acquainted with. : KNOW
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Perform. : ACT
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President of Smith College, 1917-39. : NEILSON
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Subject studied in ___ school. : GRAMMAR
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Before. : ERE
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Parts of the foot. : TOES
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Thirty: French. : TRENTE
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Unceremonious dismissals. : CONGES
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Frock. : DRESS
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Under oath. : SWORN
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Native of Latvia. : LETT
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Cask: Abbr. : CSK
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Saint's head adornment. : HALO
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Helpers. : AIDERS
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The National Open ended in one. : TIE
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Going offstage. : EXITING
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Springs back, as a gun. : RECOILS
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Fan. : DEVOTEE
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Paints. : ENAMELS
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Indicate. : DENOTE
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It's used to make paste jewelry. : STRASS
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Denizen of lower Manhattan. : EASTSIDER
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One of New York's reservoirs. : SCHOHARIE
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Exclamation of surprise. : OHO
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They're sometimes wall-eyed. : PIKE
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Not suitable. : UNAPT
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Member of graduating class. : SENIOR
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The idol of American kids. : HOPALONG
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German motor car. : OPEL
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We: German. : WIR
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Begrudged; coveted. : ENVIED
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Chinese weight. : LIANG
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Henry Cabot ___, Senator from Massachusetts. : LODGE
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Miss Murray or Miss West. : MAE
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Tidy. : NEAT
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Secluded spot. : NOOK
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Wicked. : EVIL
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Prize for excellence. : REWARD
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Window glass. : PANE
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Pennsylvania city on the Delaware. : EASTON
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Civil wrong. : TORT
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Midday. : NOON
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Official pardons issued by governments. : AMNESTIES
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Where rainfall is important to New Yorkers. : CATSKILLS
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Very: French. : TRES
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Feminine at-home attire. : NEGLIGEE
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It registers the temperature: Abbr. : MERC
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Grass ___. : SEED
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Reservoir on east shore of Hudson. : CROTON
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Run off of, as water. : SHED
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Grew larger, as the moon. : WAXED
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___ branch, symbol of peace. : OLIVE
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English river. : TRENT
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Dillseed. : ANET
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Disfigure. : SCAR
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Double curve in a road. : ESS
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Japanese name. : ITO
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One of the current heavyweights. : OMA

Answer summary: 17 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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