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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 828
Across
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A great number: Colloq. : SLEW
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Female performer. : MIMA
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Sam ___, radio "private eye." : SPADE
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Closing passage in music. : CODA
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Gulf at Red Sea exit. : ADEN
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Maestro Rodzinski. : ARTUR
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Division of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Current literature. : COMICBOOKS
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Czar of the musicians' union. : PETRILLO
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Head protector. : HELMET
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Gleaming. : ASHINE
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Soft stone: Comb. form. : PORO
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Ancient one. : OLDSTER
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His new book of verse is "Parents Keep Out." : NASH
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Snake charmer's subject. : COBRA
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Strategic river in Asia. : YALU
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Hilarious Dolores in "Two on the Aisle." : GRAY
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The same. : ONE
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The rubble of cities: 2 wds. : WARLOSS
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Historic Spanish hero. : CID
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Brawl. : RIOT
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An occupation, such as tailoring. : TRADE
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Its capital is Lima. : PERU
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Capital of Nicaragua. : MANAGUA
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The Spanish ___. : MAIN
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Fair. : UNDARK
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Silk in the form of filaments. : SLEAVE
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Where U. S. defense strategy is planned. : PENTAGON
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A poet (from the mountain sacred to Apollo and the Muses). : PARNASSIAN
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Fashion. : MODE
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Bret Harte's "Heathen Chinee." : AHSIN
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Assam silkworm. : ERIA
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Free amusement. : TREAT
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Former boxer, now an actor. : BAER
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Hourglass substance. : SAND
Down
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___ Flow, naval base in Orkneys. : SCAPA
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Mislays. : LOSES
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Miss Sitwell. : EDITH
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Al Smith was the "Happy ___." : WARRIOR
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Having dark spots, as a mineral. : MACLED
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Hero. : IDOL
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Interoffice note. : MEMO
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Black cuckoolike bird. : ANI
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Cavalry sword. : SABER
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Draw out. : PROLONG
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Bit of cyclotronic grist. : ATOM
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University at Durham, N. C. : DUKE
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Formerly. : ERST
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Part of a musical show. : CHORUS
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Relative by marriage. : INLAW
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Spanish court game played with a curved wicker racket. : PELOTA
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Native of Damascus. : SYRIAN
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Claw. : TALON
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Recited. : SAID
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Dr. Jekyll's alter ego. : HYDE
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Chicken home. : COOP
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"This one is ___." : ONME
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Popular beverage. : BEER
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What the N. A. T. O. is building. : ARMIES
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Spectacular feat. : STUNT
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Bucharest is its capital. : RUMANIA
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Aïda's beloved. : RADAMES
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Member of a bomber crew. : GUNNER
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___-garde. : AVANT
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Greek market place. : AGORA
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Well-known French sculptor. : RODIN
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Prepare dough for baking. : KNEAD
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Tiff. : SPAT
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He co-stars with 36 Across. : LAHR
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Gaelic language. : ERSE
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City on the Arno River. : PISA
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Simplicity. : EASE
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Egyptian god. : SEB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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