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New York Times, Thursday, September 28, 1950

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 466
Across
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British ambassador to U. S. : FRANKS
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Chancellor of the Exchequer. : CRIPPS
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Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
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Golden. : AUREATE
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Washington's river. : POTOMAC
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Riot weapon of the police force. : TEARGAS
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Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
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Fragrance. : AROMA
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Wails mournfully. : KEENS
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Ceremony. : RITE
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A bite to eat. : SNACK
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Vic and ___. : SADE
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Heroes. : IDOLS
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Sound of airplane motors. : DRONE
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Stephen Foster's "old uncle ___." : NED
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Old card game. : TAROTS
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Ancient Palestinians. : AMORITES
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Soviet state department. : POLITBURO
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Fiercely feline. : TIGERISH
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In the direction of. : TOWARD
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Scene of the British Derby. : EPSOM
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Haranguer. : RAVER
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South American republic. : PERU
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Dawn. : SUNUP
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African Moslem's title of respect. : SIDI
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Machinations. : PLOTS
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Inquired. : ASKED
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Soft drink. : ADE
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A light for Diogenes. : LANTERN
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Lowers the assessment. : DERATES
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Confined to a certain area, as a disease. : ENDEMIC
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Queen of the Himalayas. : EVEREST
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Gibe. : DERIDE
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Most recent. : NEWEST
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Vacationland. : FLORIDA
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Spinner. : ROTATOR
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Coin of Macao. : AVO
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Eelworm. : NEMA
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Knots in wood. : KNARS
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Space of time. : SECOND
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Subterranean burial passage. : CATACOMB
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___ de la Paix. : RUE
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Where Bagdad is: Var. : IRAK
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Fathers: Fr. : PERES
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Spectacle of pomp and glory. : PAGEANT
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S. R. O. customer. : STANDEE
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___ of St. Louis. : SPIRIT
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Ancient British chariots. : ESSEDS
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26-mile races. : MARATHONS
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Flee to wed. : ELOPE
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Russian whip. : KNOUT
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Grocery. : STORE
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Slip. : ERROR
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Ferry ___. : SLIPS
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Indians. : IOWAS
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A giving out. : ISSUANCE
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Apparatus by which loaded coal cars are emptied. : TIPPLE
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North Atlantic outpost. : ICELAND
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Department of France, Bordeaux its capital. : GIRONDE
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Flies. : AVIATES
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Furthest left. : REDDEST
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Most thirsty. : DRIEST
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Manchurian capital. : MUKDEN
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Complete. : UTTER
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Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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John ___, famous actor. : DREW
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Free of. : RID
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Have reality. : ARE

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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