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WORD HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, September 21, 1952

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,190
Across
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Daily deliverer. : MAILMAN
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Musial or Stanky. : CARD
12
"Madame ___ Gène." : SANS
16
It hit the moon, Jan. 24, 1946. : RADAR
21
Where Santa Claus is. : INDIANA
22
Fragrance. : ODOR
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Individual. : UNIT
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Smyrna figs. : ELEME
25
It hold the witch's brew. : CALDRON
26
African native. : NUBA
27
Biblical term of reproach. : RACA
28
Inexperienced speculators. : LAMBS
29
Character in "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." : APE
30
He wrote "Detective Story." : KINGSLEY
32
Symbolized by the cornucopia. : PLENTY
34
Generation. : ERA
35
Carlos Salzedo's instrument. : HARP
37
Dwellers in Egypt. : NILOTS
38
___ Starr, comic-strip character. : BRENDA
39
Siouan Indian. : CROW
40
Like bone. : OSTEAL
42
Flaw of many a golfer. : SLICE
43
Portmanteau. : VALISE
45
Forest debris. : SLASH
48
Glenn Seaborg's occupation. : SCIENTIST
51
Covered with wax. : CERATED
52
Capital of Tasmania. : HOBART
54
Magnify. : ENLARGE
55
Baseball bobble. : ERROR
56
Moroccan seaport. : AGADIR
57
1/20 of a shekel. : GERAH
58
Hosiery shade. : GUNMETAL
62
Trophy winner. : MEDALIST
65
Discriminating. : CRITICAL
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Soul: Latin. : ANIMA
69
City of 40,974 in Maine. : LEWISTON
71
Nonexistent. : NULL
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Young cod. : SCROD
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Bungle. : MUFF
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Muddy. : SALLOW
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Caught sight of. : ESPIED
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Uncanny. : EERY
81
Japanese girdle cases. : INROS
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Legato effect, in music. : SLUR
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Nominal hero of an 18th century novel. : TRISTRAM
86
Lead or handicap in a race. : START
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Large barrel. : HOGSHEAD
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Dike for defense. : ESTACADE
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Skowhegan's county, in Maine. : SOMERSET
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Alleviates. : EASES
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Took French leave. : ELOPED
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Soil erosion expert, author of "Deserts on the March." : SEARS
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Eyes of TV. : CAMERAS
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King Kong's category. : SIMIAN
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Measures. : BUSHELS
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Treating with favor. : CARESSING
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State in Brazil, its capital Fortaleza. : CEARA
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Entirely: Lat. : INTOTO
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Came to pass. : FARED
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Garnished. : LARDED
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Put away. : STOW
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George Eliot's weaver. : MARNER
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The "greater doxology." : GLORIA
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Wildcat's cry. : YOWL
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Amateur: Slang. : HAM
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Post again. : REMAIL
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Mecca for art lovers. : FLORENCE
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Rolled tea. : CHA
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Peculiar mammal. : OKAPI
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Popular princess. : ANNE
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Make muddy. : ROIL
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Expanded. : DILATED
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___ four. : PETIT
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Frappes. : ICES
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Mouth of a canyon: Sp. : ABRA
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Whatnot: Fr. : ETAGERE
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River of the Shoshone Falls. : SNAKE
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Headland. : NESS
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Time of difficulty. : NEED
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More distant. : REMOTER
Down
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Book of the Old Testament. : MICAH
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Port on the Black Sea. : ANAPA
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Slowpoke. : IDLER
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Cover. : LID
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___ W. Clark. : MARK
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Consecrate. : ANOINT
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British nurses. : NANNIES
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Cheering. : CONSOLING
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Over 21. : ADULT
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Canonicals. : ROBES
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Heavy wagon. : DRAY
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Kind of party. : SURPRISE
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Literary excerpt. : ANALECT
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Of a certain creed. : NICENE
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Growing trees, on a given area. : STAND
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Have confidence. : RELY
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Where the Coosa flows: Abbr. : ALA
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Bad mark. : DEMERIT
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Channel off New York harbor. : AMBROSE
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Ripped through again. : RESAWED
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Candied. : GLACE
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Fraunces' historic place in N. Y. C. : TAVERN
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Spanish inn. : POSADA
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Frustrate. : BLIGHT
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Closed four-wheeled carriage. : CLARENCE
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High-pitched. : SHRILL
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Pervading note. : STRAIN
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
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Make-believe. : SHAM
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Theatre box. : LOGE
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Inhabited place: Hindu. : ABAD
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Balloters. : ELECTORS
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Slender. : NARROW
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Fried cakes. : CRULLERS
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Judges. : TRIES
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Part of a slogan of 1790. : EGALITE
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Exhaust. : TIRE
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Roman Cupid. : AMOR
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Member of a queen's household. : LADY
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Blustering daredevils. : SWASHERS
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Cloths for wrapping fabrics. : TILLOTS
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People in the know. : INSIDERS
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Davis and Wightman. : CUPS
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Nugget. : SLUG
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Beauty contest candidate. : MISS
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"Sufficient ___ the day . . . " : UNTO
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Explorer Nansen's ship. : FRAM
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Pre-indicate. : FORESHOW
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Expunges. : ERASES
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Appointments. : DATES
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10 Downing ___. : STREET
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Joined. : TEAMED
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Finding bad motives for good actions. : MALICE
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Listener. : HEARER
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Elliott Nugent's forte. : COMEDY
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Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
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Sweetheart. : DEAR
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Writer Ferber. : EDNA
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Strauss opera. : SALOME
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Status of Mr. Midshipman Easy. : SAILORLAD
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Slipshod. : CARELESS
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Pitfall. : SNARE
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Chess pieces. : BISHOPS
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Not captured. : UNTAKEN
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Ostioles. : STOMATA
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Dalmatians. : CANINES
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Millstone. : GRINDER
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Where Auriol is President. : FRANCE
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Extrusive rock. : DACITE
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Violently. : AMAIN
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Shakespeare's theatre. : GLOBE
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Nantes' river. : LOIRE
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Singing group. : OCTET
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From what place. : WHERE
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Stevedore. : LADER
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Ceremony. : RITE
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Member of a famous television trio. : FRAN
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Biblical land. : ELAM
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Varying measure, 18 to 30 in., in Levant. : PIK
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"Long, long ___." : AGO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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