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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1951

18-Across : Plainsmen of South America.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 817
Across
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State needing flood relief. : KANSAS
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Party disciplinarian in Congress. : WHIP
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1952 convention city: Slang. : CHI
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Narcotic. : OPIATE
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Mixture with air, purifying water. : AERATION
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Calendar of court cases. : DOCKET
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Plainsmen of South America. : LLANEROS
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Sum of years. : AGE
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Diplomatic handling. : TACT
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Sail at an angle to the wind. : TACK
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Range of sight or knowledge. : KEN
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Tramped the country. : HOBOED
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Cogitate. : MULL
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Far from spruce. : SEEDY
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Properly hoisted, as a sail. : ATRIP
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U. N. veteran. : LIE
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Sunburnt. : ADUST
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President of Harvard. : CONANT
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An upward billowing. : UPSURGE
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Wants. : DESIRES
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Connecting rod. : TIEBAR
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Sun-crisped. : SERED
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Stop. : END
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Fascinating woman. : SIREN
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Interprets. : READS
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Scene of the new Rodgers musical. : SIAM
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Perfumes with burning spices. : CENSES
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Topic for a sermon. : SIN
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Man's name. : OTIS
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Lyric beauty. : POEM
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Important bean crop. : SOY
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Walt Disney, for instance. : ANIMATOR
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Pres. Bierut's country. : POLAND
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Eire's reconquering hero. : DEVALERA
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Drug from tea. : THEINE
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Salute to the West Wind. : ODE
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Makes lace. : TATS
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Serenading cat. : YOWLER
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Photographs. : KODAKS
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Highest point. : APOGEE
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Pertaining to a certain creed. : NICENE
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Creamy white Egyptian cotton. : SAK
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Corroded. : ATE
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Fracas. : SETTO
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The new old champ. : WALCOTT
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___ skelter. : HELTER
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Author Wolfert. : IRA
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Labored breath. : PANT
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Round. : CIRCULAR
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First two of a fisherman's trio. : HOOKLINE
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Office-holders. : INS
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Smooth-functioning pair. : TEAM
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Humble. : ABASE
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Many-headed monsters. : HYDRAS
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Gambler. : DICER
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Permits. : LETS
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Inartistic botch. : DAUB
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Tough problems. : POSERS
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Tongue like that of the Magyars. : UGRIC
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Nest. : NIDE
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Utah reservation dwellers. : UTES
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Shackled. : PINIONED
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Having a calming effect. : SEDATIVE
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Thick. : DENSE
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Ladies of Santander. : SENORAS
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Detail the news. : REPORT
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Attack. : ASSAIL
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Oliva of Ontario. : DIONNE
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Member of Truman's Cabinet. : SNYDER
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Female mimic. : MIMA
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Vacuous. : EMPTY
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Great ___ Lake. : SALT
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Fuss. : ADO
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Supper. : TEA
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Cry of triumph. : OHO
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Actor Ayres. : LEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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