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TAPESTRY OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 23, 1951

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 826
Across
1
First name of a radio blockhead. : MORTIMER
9
French port. : CALAIS
15
Reduce in rank. : ABASE
20
Domineered. : OVERBORE
21
Portuguese seaport. : OPORTO
22
Diets: Humorous. : BANTS
23
F. D. R. aide. : ROSENMAN
24
Washed. : RINSED
25
Mane: Comb. form. : CHAET
26
Congress does. : SITS
27
Composer of "El Capitan." : SOUSA
29
Youngest god. : EROS
31
Noun suffix. : STER
32
Wynn, Flynn. : EDS
33
Adriatic port. : RIMINI
35
Charm. : ENAMOR
37
Danish name. : OLE
38
Samson on the screen. : MATURE
39
Resounding slap. : SWAT
40
Actress Ritter. : THELMA
42
Asserts. : ALLEGES
45
A pillar. : STELE
46
Eastern Christian. : UNIAT
47
He wrote "Barbary Shore." : MAILER
48
Parking ___. : METERS
50
English socialists. : FABIANS
52
Rizzuto specialties. : BUNTS
53
Ginger of Hollywood. : ROGERS
54
Electrical unit. : FARAD
55
Appends. : ADDS
56
Seaport in Norway. : BERGEN
57
Runner. : MILER
58
Before: Prefix. : PRE
61
Utah Governor. : LEE
62
Shell hole. : CRATER
63
Turkish town, n. of Aleppo. : AINTAB
64
Actor Harrison. : REX
65
Kansas Governor. : ARN
66
Ethiopian town. : HARAR
67
Sprees. : BINGES
68
Water plant: Archaic. : LOTE
69
Excitement. : FEVER
70
Kitchen tool. : MASHER
71
___ and Fields. : WEBER
72
Schooled, as fish. : SHOALED
75
Waco university. : BAYLOR
76
Instigate. : FOMENT
77
It is 2,000 years old. : PARIS
78
Free-for-all. : MELEE
79
Intemperate speeches. : TIRADES
80
Subsides. : ABATES
82
Macaws. : ARAS
83
Vehemently. : KEENLY
85
Rodent. : RAT
86
U. S. spokesman at U. N. : AUSTIN
88
Made concave. : DISHED
89
Revolutions per minute. : RPM
92
A boss. : KNOP
94
King of Israel. : AHAB
95
Vale of ___ in Thessaly. : TEMPE
96
Silk: French. : SOIE
97
Ancient capital of Ethiopia. : MEROE
99
Tropical plant. : IPECAC
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Chinese. : ORIENTAL
104
"Tempest" spirit. : ARIEL
105
Andes plateau. : PARAMO
106
City in southern California. : SANTAANA
107
Mother-in-law of Ruth. : NAOMI
108
Baseball's "Duke." : SNIDER
109
Senator from New Mexico. : ANDERSON
Down
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Oregon's liberal Senator. : MORSE
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Egglike. : OVOID
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Cue supports in billiards. : RESTS
4
___ bien. : TRES
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___ Saud. : IBN
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May's lady. : MOM
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Dutch scholar. : ERASMUS
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He painted "Circus Children." : RENOIR
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N. Y. C. Mayoralty candidate, 1950. : CORSI
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Samoan seaport. : APIA
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Mr. Chaney. : LON
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Storehouses for arms. : ARSENALS
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Say again. : ITERATE
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Lot escaped its ruin. : SODOM
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The rudiments. : ABC
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Poohs. : BAHS
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Asia Minor. : ANATOLIA
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Truman's labor aide. : STEELMAN
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Takes away by a levy: Law. : ESTREATS
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One: French. : UNE
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Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
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Frenzies. : RAGES
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Brain passage. : ITER
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Jugs. : EWERS
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Movie about a cat and baseball. : RHUBARB
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Vanishes. : MELTS
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Forbidding. : STERN
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___ Bagnold. : ENID
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City in the Punjab. : AMBALA
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He sang, "I Love a Lassie." : LAUDER
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Unter den ___. : LINDEN
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Stockyard transient. : STEER
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Cannon with a short tube. : MORTAR
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A moth. : EGGER
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Hesitate. : FALTER
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Scopes. : AREAS
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Bred. : REARED
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Pinky. : FINGER
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Warren Spahn, for instance. : BRAVE
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River in Spain and Portugal. : MINHO
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Kefauver did. : PROBED
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A hydrocarbon. : RETENE
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Puts pressure. : EXERTS
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Part of London. : CHELSEA
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"Two on the ___." : AISLE
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Former musical comedy star, Nora ___. : BAYES
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Head of our strategic bombers. : LEMAY
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___ accompli (thing done). : FAIT
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S. African Prime Minister. : MALAN
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"One ___." : WORLD
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Alabama Democrat. : SPARKMAN
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Rise Stevens sings it. : HABANERA
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Dramatic text: Music. : ORATORIO
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Disease cured by Vitamin B. : BERIBERI
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Governor of Pennsylvania. : FINE
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Peloponnesos cape. : MATAPAN
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Where Harriman went. : TEHERAN
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Mole ruit ___ (It falls down of its own bigness). : SUA
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___ Il Sung. : KIM
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Wife: Spanish. : ESPOSA
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"United States," "America." : SHIPS
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Ornamental ensemble. : DECOR
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Roman Curia courts. : ROTAS
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Soft: Music. : PIANO
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Black: Comb. form. : MELAN
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Sandburg's forte. : POEM
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Docile. : TAME
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Old word for tangle. : SNAR
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New Haven man. : ELI
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Bounder. : CAD
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Where Kokomo is: Abbr. : IND
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French summer. : ETE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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