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New York Times, Saturday, September 6, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,175

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Across
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Town with a tower. : PISA
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Isle of 2 sq. mi. in the English Channel. : SARK
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Accept as valid. : ADMIT
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Vivacity. : ANIMATION
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Between a violin and a bull fiddle. : VIOLA
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Jail-bound: 2 wds. : INDURANCE
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High perch. : AERIE
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He gives a choice of weapons. : DUELER
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Drag someone under a ship, as the pirates did. : KEELHAUL
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Before. : ERE
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The wheel or tiller. : HELM
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Baksheesh. : ALMS
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Half hitch or clove hitch. : KNOT
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Headstrong reckless fellow. : HOTSPUR
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Democratic action group. : ADA
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Innkeeper. : HOST
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All hands ___! : ONDECK
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Epithet for Minerva. : GODDESSOFWISDOM
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Say flatly. : ASSERT
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Allowance for waste. : TRET
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Mr. Chips, for instance. : TEACHER
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Canny and clanny. : SCOT
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Piece of gossip. : TALE
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Hilarity. : GLEE
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Make-up shade for TV. : TAN
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One of America's favorite foods. : ICECREAM
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Radio racket. : STATIC
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Scenic phenomenon of the West. : BUTTE
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Render communistic. : SOVIETIZE
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Merman or Waters. : ETHEL
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"Grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous." : POESRAVEN
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Flutelike in note. : REEDY
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Snicker ___: a knife. : SNEE
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For fear that. : LEST
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Rendered, as a compliment. : PAID
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Sly digs: Var. : INNUENDOS
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Bypaths: 2 wds. : SIDEROADS
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A protecting charm. : AMULET
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Space ship's landfall. : STAR
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Own: Scot. : AIN
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Phenomenon of the near future. : ROCKETTOTHEMOON
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Bends in reverence. : KNEELS
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Tough old conservatives. : DIEHARDS
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Aesop's last word. : MORAL
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"The topless towers of ___." : ILIUM
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Chinese weights. : TAELS
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Have being. : ARE
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Invest with authority. : EMPOWER
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Mount for a cowboy. : HOSS
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Old province of central Honshu. : KAGA
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What Damon was for Pythias. : HOSTAGE
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Complete thing. : UNIT
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Present. : HERE
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Instructive. : EDUCATIVE
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Peoples far lands. : COLONIZES
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Slavic peasant. : KMET
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Caught in the act. : DETECTED
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The "F" in F.O.B. : FREE
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Devices for fastening things together. : CLASPS
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Opposite of federal. : STATAL
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River into the Tyrrhenian Sea. : TIBER
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Penetrating of mind. : ACUTE
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The waters of oblivion. : LETHE
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Count upon. : RELY
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Six, at dice. : SISE
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Thrice, in music. : TER
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Coppery disk. : CENT
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Kind of neckline. : VEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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