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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 815

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Across
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N. Y.-born sculptor in London. : EPSTEIN
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New York's new Fire Commissioner. : GRUMET
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Dance form used by Chopin. : MAZURKA
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Virginia river of Civil War fame. : RAPIDAN
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Fetcher. : BRINGER
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West Point. : ACADEMY
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Emotional storms. : RAGES
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Enthusiastic reviews. : RAVES
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Nothing. : NIL
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Bowed with years. : AGED
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Ladies of high degree. : DAMES
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Island of the armless lady. : MILO
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Army bed. : COT
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Go by car. : MOTOR
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Interrupt a dance to take the partner: 2 wds. : CUTIN
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Atomic island proving ground. : ENIWETOK
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Indians in the halls of Montezuma. : AZTECS
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River along the German-Polish border. : ODER
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Bed rail. : SLAT
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Its fashionable boulevard is the Prado. : MADRID
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Least elegant. : COARSEST
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Sometimes grand, sometimes bouffe. : OPERA
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French North African capital. : TUNIS
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Parental-school group: Abbr. : PTA
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Carriage with a hood: Colloq. : SHAY
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Native of Oriente. : CUBAN
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Wharf. : PIER
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Coolidge the Silent. : CAL
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German man's name. : ERNST
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Rags-to-riches chronicler. : ALGER
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Planted with willows. : OSIERED
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Holy Land pioneer. : ISRAELI
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More garrulous. : WINDIER
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Chosen one for the party ticket. : NOMINEE
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Business before the house. : AGENDA
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Moderators. : ABATERS
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Accept willingly. : EMBRACE
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Faultless character. : PARAGON
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Hungarian violinist in U. S. : SZIGETI
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Put in harmony. : TUNED
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Units of work. : ERGS
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G. I. hero. : IKE
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Yarn spinner. : NARRATOR
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More serious. : GRAVER
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Rapid currents of water. : RACES
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Poison tree of Java. : UPAS
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Among. : MID
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Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
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Dravidian, native of Ceylon. : TAMILIC
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Sheer necessities of the wardrobe. : NYLONS
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State of frenzy. : AMOK
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Was overfond. : DOTED
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Undistinguished dogs. : MUTTS
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Means of advertising. : MEDIA
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Lewis, Petrillo, etc. : CZARS
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Gray hair dye. : WORRY
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Modern French philosopher and essayist. : ALAIN
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Short piece of music. : SONATINA
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City of the Red Square. : MOSCOW
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Loss of speech. : APHASIA
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Doing business. : DEALING
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Phil Cavarretta's men. : CUBS
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Produced at the surface of the earth. : EPIGENE
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Smith who makes edged tools. : STEELER
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Lingers. : TARRIES
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Treeless plain of Arctic regions. : TUNDRA
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A man's faith. : CREED
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Braid. : PLAIT
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England's vacationland. : ERIN
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First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
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British Home Secretary. : EDE
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Cry. : SOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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