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New York Times, Friday, September 29, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 467

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Across
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Subject of Ibn Saud. : ARAB
5
Prominent Republican. : TAFT
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Beast of burden. : CAMEL
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Important food. : RICE
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Seaport of Hawaii. : HILO
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Italian violinmaker. : AMATI
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Make too florid. : OVERCOLOR
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Ice cream flavor, butter ___. : PECAN
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Charlie's aunt. : MARGARET
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Condition dependent on hope, confidence, etc. : MORALE
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Kentucky's ___ Barkley. : ALBEN
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Poetic name for the sun. : DAYSTAR
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Attain. : GET
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Proceeding. : STEP
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Caroline island, site of U. S. cable station. : YAP
34
Transparent. : SHEER
36
Carol's son. : MIHAI
37
Put on the "qui vive." : ALERTED
39
Song title, tenor's favorite. : BECAUSE
41
Scene of 1950 fighting. : KOREA
42
Racy speech. : SLANG
44
"The ___ Shoes." : RED
45
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
46
Spelling ___. : BEE
47
Performed. : DID
49
Los ___. : ANGELES
52
Suitable place in life. : NICHE
56
Playshoe. : SANDAL
58
Vine called tree on Broadway. : WISTARIA
60
Afghanistan prince. : AMEER
61
Symbol of a political party. : PACHYDERM
62
1949 home run champion. : KINER
63
Killer whale. : ORCA
64
Fencing sword. : EPEE
65
Vestibule. : ENTRY
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Dutch pressed cheese. : EDAM
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Botch. : MESS
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Essence. : AROMA
2
Bob Acres or Captain Absolute. : RIVAL
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Harsh-tasting. : ACERB
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Famous Edgar. : BERGEN
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Norse thunder god. : THOR
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Was indisposed. : AILED
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Buoyant matter. : FLOTAGE
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Anderson play, "High ___." : TOR
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Winner of 1949 Preakness. : CAPOT
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Philip Jaffe's former magazine. : AMERASIA
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Colorful general. : MACARTHUR
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And others. : ETAL
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Furrow : LINE
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Popular card game. : CANASTA
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Denver's time. : MST
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Herb used in making tea. : YERBA
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Article. : THE
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Mitigate. : EASE
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___ Piper. : PIED
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Communist fighter planes. : YAKS
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Lilylike plant. : ALOE
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Enduring—for about six months. : PERMANENT
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Late son of Henry Ford. : EDSEL
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"Down went ___ to the bottom of the sea." : MCGINTY
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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed ___. : REINDEER
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Culmination. : END
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Antigua is one of the ___ Islands. : LEEWARD
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Babylonian god. : BEL
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Regal power. : DIADEM
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___ Davis, first citizen of the world. : GARRY
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Newly coined rupee. : SICCA
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Kind of paper. : CREPE
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Charters. : HIRES
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Former Met soprano. : EAMES
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Japanese rice beer. : SAKE
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Ammonia derivative. : AMIN
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Counterfeit. : SHAM
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He wrote many "chillers." : POE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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