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Margaret P. Farrar
Margaret P. Farrar

New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 1950

Author:
Margaret P. Farrar
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F H Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Margaret P. Farrar has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In original 24-Down clue, "But" appears on a new line; inserted slash to indicate that.

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 454
Across
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Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. : WORDS
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Distribute. : ALLOT
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Velvet-like fabrics. : VELURES
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Level treeless tract of land. : PRAIRIE
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Article belonging to a broken or incomplete set. : ODDMENT
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Conquerer of the Forty Thieves. : ALIBABA
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Dentist's degree. : DDS
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Firmly twisted yarn. : WORSTED
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Sheep in its second year. : TEG
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Sets of tools. : KITS
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Ceremonies. : RITES
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Memo. : NOTE
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Covered vehicle. : VAN
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Perceived by hearing. : AURAL
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Enlarge; increase. : GREATEN
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Skill. : ART
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Peninsula of Canada, Halifax its capital: Abbr. : NS
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The gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. : SERENDIPITY
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College degree, Master of Science. : SM
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Author Stout or Actor Harrison. : REX
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Red giant star of first magnitude in Scorpio. : ANTARES
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Narrow strips of cloth. : TAPES
43
One of N. Y.'s subways. : BRT
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Common Turkish name. : SELIM
46
Open, as a door. : AJAR
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Poser for an artist. : MODEL
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Miss Cinders. : ELLA
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Device for cleaning floors. : MOP
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Large whitish edible root. : PARSNIP
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
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Church dignitary; bishop. : PRELATE
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Scattered; sprinkled. : STREWED
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Device for smoothing roads. : SCRAPER
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Blackboard cleaners. : ERASERS
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Analyze a metal. : ASSAY
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Corundum used for grinding and polishing. : EMERY
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Marriage. : WEDDING
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Persons getting along in years. : OLDSTERS
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Spirit distilled from molasses. : RUM
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Sketched. : DREW
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Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
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City on the Rhone River, France. : ARLES
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Placed; located. : LAID
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Where books are kept: Abbr. : LIB
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Eloquent speaker. : ORATOR
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Native of the land of lamas and yaks. : TIBETAN
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Russian distilled liquor, from word meaning water. : VODKA
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Tried hard. : STRIVEN
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Plate used in churches. : PATEN
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Jean ___, Miss Sadie Thompson of "Rain." : EAGELS
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Accepted rules or models. : STANDARDS
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One who shows contempt. : SNEERER
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" . . . nothing would it bear/But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear." : NUTTREE
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Biblical weeds. : TARES
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Operatic solos. : ARIAS
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___ and Jinx. : TEX
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Likely. : APT
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High-strung. : INTENSE
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More jaundiced. : YELLOWER
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What philatelists collect. : STAMPS
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Spanish island in Mediterranean, largest of the Balearic Islands. : MAJORCA
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"By the light of the ___ moon." : SILVERY
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Documents. : PAPERS
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Insect that burrows in trees, fruits, etc. : BORER
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Household servants. : MAIDS
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British version of chum. : MATEY
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Metric unit of capacity, 1.0567 qts.: British sp. : LITRE
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Father. : PAPA
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Baby carriage. : PRAM
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Compass point. : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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