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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,195
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Talk indiscreetly. : BLAB
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Friend of Porthos and Aramis. : ATHOS
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Girl's name. : ELLA
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The Texas star. : LONE
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Rest for an oar. : THOLE
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Offensively showy, as colors. : LOUD
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Eight: Comb. form. : OCTA
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Belted blouse. : TUNIC
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Source of penicillin. : MOLD
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Shared the limelight. : COSTARRED
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A group of related animals or plants. : GENUS
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Flagstones. : SLABS
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River from the Alps to the Rhine. : AAR
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Romaine lettuce. : COS
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Winning serve at Forest Hills. : ACE
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Columbia. : AMERICA
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On. : ATOP
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Resident of Libya's capital. : TRIPOLITAN
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Spokes of a wheel. : RADII
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Part of a jeweler's gear. : DOP
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Put in boiling water. : SCALD
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Trips around the world. : GRANDTOURS
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French personal pronoun. : ELLE
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Expelling. : OUSTING
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His president is Griswold. : ELI
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Wartime strategists. : OSS
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"Lost Week-end" man. : SOT
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City in Florida. : OCALA
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Kind of game for Virgil Trucks. : NOHIT
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First three words of a Ben Jonson poem. : DRINKTOME
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Girl's name: Abbr. : ELIZ
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Unit of electricity. : FARAD
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Boxing match. : BOUT
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Trickery. : WILE
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Group considered socially superior. : ELITE
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Part of a church. : APSE
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Auctioneer's finale. : SOLD
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German river to the North sea. : WESER
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Hissing sounds enjoining silence. : TSTS
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Political group. : BLOC
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Crazy: Spanish. : LOCO
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Hill dwellers. : ANTS
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Pounds. : BEATS
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Invite or allure. : ATTRACT
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Fabulous cartoon character. : THURBERDOG
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Whetstones. : HONES
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Fetid. : OLID
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Of wines, not sweet. : SEC
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Lawyer, playwright, novelist. : ELMERRICE
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Large diving bird. : LOON
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : LULU
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Affixes. : ADDS
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With, in cookery. : ALA
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People on the Isle of Man. : GAELS
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Lading. : CARGO
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Seaport on Hokkaido Island, Japan. : OTARU
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Rivals of sundaes. : SODAS
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Be grateful for. : APPRECIATE
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Mediterranean country: Comb. form. : ITALO
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Drops in. : CALLS
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Where Aconcagua is. : ANDES
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Small. : PINTSIZED
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Evidence of a debt. : IOU
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Foolish one. : IDIOT
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100-proof vodka, figuratively. : TNT
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Injure by malicious talk. : SLANDER
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Kind. : ILK
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Rootstock of iris. : ORRIS
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Up: 2 wds. : ATBAT
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"What ___ on the Rialto?" : NEWS
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Potpourri. : OLIO
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Senator from Montgomery. : HILL
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Mrs. Roy Rogers. : DALE
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Exclamation before "I'm sorry!" : OOPS
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A necessity. : MUST
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Nous sommes, vous ___. : ETES
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The number of Giant fans in Flatbush. : FEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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