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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 825

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Across
1
Jesse Donaldson's wares. : STAMPS
7
Footwear accessories. : CLEATS
13
Impractical idea, so-called after a fabulous monster. : CHIMERA
14
Armed insect. : HORNET
15
Popular form of fiction. : WHODUNIT
16
Plane part. : ENGINE
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Tax man. : RATER
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Smooth. : SUAVE
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Girl's name. : MAE
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M. I. T. alumni, for instance: Abbr. : ENGS
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DuBose Heyward's best-known novel. : PORGY
23
Group of musicians. : BAND
24
Man's nickname. : STU
25
Hollywood actress Reed. : DONNA
26
Dissolves. : MELTS
27
Periods of holding offices. : TENURES
29
Unfeigned. : REAL
31
Capitalism, for example. : SYSTEM
32
Indictment. : CHARGE
36
News agency of U.S.S.R. : TASS
38
Topping's hired hands. : PLAYERS
39
Plane stop before Rio. : BELEM
42
The Indian, for example. : OCEAN
44
Collection. : SET
45
Like a wing. : ALAR
46
Seaboard. : COAST
47
Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
48
Fold. : LAP
49
Politician of McKinley's day. : HANNA
50
What 11 Down has. : LEASE
51
Founder of antiseptic surgery. : LISTER
53
One who tells all. : ADMITTER
55
City and lake in New York. : ONEIDA
56
Exalted to divine rank. : DEIFIED
57
Group of three lines rhyming together. : TERCET
58
Part of a balance sheet. : ASSETS
Down
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Legendary marital inducements. : SHOTGUNS
2
Gets over a difficulty. : TIDES
3
River boundary in northeast Asia. : AMUR
4
Kings or queens, in chess. : MEN
5
Atlanta, Leavenworth, etc. : PRISONS
6
Sixth major planet. : SATURN
7
___ Chase. : CHEVY
8
Single. : LONE
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Work done by a dyne. : ERG
10
Beast. : ANIMAL
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Possessor, but not owner. : TENANT
12
Palfreys. : STEEDS
13
Seaman's song. : CHANTEY
15
Takes away by force. : WRESTS
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Journalist, essayist, Herbert ___. : AGAR
22
Gwendolyn Brooks' Pulitzer prize work. : POEMS
23
Fasten a rope by winding around a pin. : BELAY
25
Victor Herbert's "___ Girl." : DREAM
26
Admiral and authority on sea power (1840-1914). : MAHAN
28
Unqualified. : UTTER
30
Splendor. : ECLAT
33
Says over again. : RESTATES
34
Lubricated. : GREASED
35
Book of the Old Testament. : ESTHER
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Gershwin song hit. : SOON
38
Tricks of show horses. : PESADES
39
Weapon of the constituency. : BALLOT
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Girl's name. : ELAINE
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One who fails in duty. : LAPSER
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St. Laurent's country. : CANADA
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3,086 grains. : CARAT
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Small (in legal phrases). : PETIT
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Girl's name: German. : HEDE
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Kind of sentence. : LIFE
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Muscular contraction. : TIC
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Negative prefix. : MIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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