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New York Times, Saturday, September 30, 1950

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 468
Across
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1867 purchase from Russia, price $7,200,000. : ALASKA
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Scrawny animals. : SCRAGS
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Ben Franklin was one. : PRINTER
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Daniel Boone's appellation. : PIONEER
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Raving. : RANTING
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Occupied by Sherman, Sept. 2, 1864. : ATLANTA
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Alliance of South American powers, mediators between U. S. and Mexico, 1914. : ABC
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___ flame at Gettysburg. : ETERNAL
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Former Giant manager. : OTT
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Stringed instruments. : VIOLS
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Fastener. : NAIL
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Strike out. : DELE
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Deputy-Governor of Virginia, 1611–16. : DALE
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Italian volcano. : ETNA
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European blackbird. : OUSEL
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Temper by heat. : ANNEAL
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"Patrons of Husbandry," won establishment of Dept. of Agriculture, 1889. : GRANGERS
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Idle talk. : GAB
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Month: Abbr. : DEC
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He won over Fremont and Fillmore, in 1856. : BUCHANAN
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McGuffey's specialty. : READER
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Former. : OTHER
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Boat. : DORY
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First president of Hawaiian Republic, 1884. : DOLE
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Commotion. : STIR
51
Wild plum. : SLOE
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Cave ___, beware of the dog. : CANEM
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Army subrating: Abbr. : TEC
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Confidence man. : SHARPER
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Speech by Daniel Webster. : ORATION
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Prototype of Orin in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORESTES
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Vetoed. : NEGATED
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Devices for withdrawing fluid by means of atmospheric pressure. : SIPHONS
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The "bowboy philosopher." : ROGERS
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Diners. : EATERS
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Thoroughbred horse. : ARABIAN
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Subject of Daniel Chester French statue in Potomac Park. : LINCOLN
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Insect. : ANT
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Pens. : STIES
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"The American Blackstone," N. Y. jurist (1763–1847). : KENT
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Made of silver. : ARGENT
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De Soto, or one of his men. : SPANIARD
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A summons: Obs. : CITAL
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Register. : ROLL
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___ Pauker of Romania. : ANA
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Columbus was one. : GENOESE
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Colonist. : SETTLER
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Official Moscow newspaper. : PRAVDA
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Badgers of India. : RATELS
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Sounded. : RANG
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His Washington eulogy contained, "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his fellow citizens." : LEE
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Burrowed. : DUG
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Historian, Pulitzer Prize winner, 1934. : AGAR
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Breezy: Poet. : AERY
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Tracts in Nebraska, the Dakotas, etc. : BADLANDS
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Scene of a momentous jettison, Dec. 16, 1773. : BOSTON
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Speaker. : UTTERER
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Former fur trading station near Fort Dearborn. : CHICAGO
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Pronoun. : HER
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Winner over Citation, holder of world's record 1½ miles in 1:58 1/5. : NOOR
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___ Rehan, star of Daly's Theatre. : ADA
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Contributor. : DONATOR
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Rose Bowl teams. : ELEVENS
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Gather again. : REMASS
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Rest. : REPOSE
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Blacksmith. : SHOER
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Went on tiptoe. : CREPT
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Location. : SITE
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Children's game. : TAG
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Sorceress heroine of 1887 novel. : SHE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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