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Puzzles for December, 1951
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Sat 12/1/1951
ZANZIBARQUEASY
AQUACADEUSABLE
CUDGELEDISRAEL
HAGDERNIERTEL
ARIASNORTDUPE
RINSEOSACORER
YAGERSENGAGERS
ROBOAR
HIZZONERSEWARD
ARIELLEATELAE
LONEBLAMETARA
INCDEALERSBID
THAMESINITIATE
EATERSSTEELMAN
STEAMYEASTLAND
Sun 12/2/1951READING AND WRITING
AFRICASTATAMESBOSTON
BREMENPESOROLEARLINE
RAPPEDUNPOINTEDSTATES
ONUSEARNESTOVALSWHIT
ACTOSTRICHESELIOTELL
DEEMSTESTMINNIEAISLE
ACRIDCEROAGENT
PASSAICSTADIUMENTERED
ACCORDPAULSNUBGARAGE
THINDELANOSSIRSLAMIN
HENSEPARATEDRATITALY
TUNNEYSTAIDBOOZER
EDINAEBBARROGANCEALP
MALARSORASEWANEEAMOY
MILDEWYALUFELTLAMARR
ALADDINGESTUREBONUSES
ERNESREALDATES
FONDUVESTRYASORLEWIS
AMAMOIRASLANTWISEINK
VETOANILEORLANDOALVA
OLIVESALTERNATEBANDIT
REVERELOTIICERENTETE
STERESSWANMENSREARED
Mon 12/3/1951
COLLINSSALAZAR
OCEANICPROFILE
PASSAGEAMBROSE
ESTHENATEINOL
ISLESDAK
STONESIPMALTA
COUGARARUIHID
APTFORMOSAABO
LEEAMOIABASER
PERONDNBLEARN
USSOASES
SWATCARGOOLPE
MISLEADDUMPIER
ESTELLEASSIZES
WHITMANDESCANT
Tue 12/4/1951
AFOOTPASTFLAG
PRUTHASCHLATE
PECHEREARANTE
THESEAAROUNDUS
REAMFEND
CONSUMESSIESTA
ASASECTSTREAD
ICERSIOUXSORA
NAVALASPERUSN
ERIVANSERAGLIO
EROSRENA
ASOLDIERSSTORY
BALISNEEILIAD
ERINENIDNEGRI
RANGDANEGRAND
Wed 12/5/1951
SCENASBLEACH
MARTINIRETILE
RIVERBEDADORED
IRADEMECCAWAG
ARNOPICOTHAVE
LONALCANLAYER
TRAUMARILES
OSHKOSHCAMPING
ARMEDTASMAN
PHASELEAHYPTA
LOGECLARETERR
AMESHEDSERROL
ZINNIAPERTAINS
ANTONSANANIAS
SYSTEMNEWALL
Thu 12/6/1951
SCRAPRECKSATI
QUITOUPONKLAN
URGESSIBERIANS
ASHTASSWOMBAT
DETECTIONWPA
MATADORSMED
SOMBREERASILO
CLOUDSINCASE
ROSSTVASOONER
YRSPSALMIST
AVELIONESSES
MODISHMUGGHAP
ELECTIVESADAGE
ALGALINEYEMEN
LAHROATSSNERD
Fri 12/7/1951
WAFDTOSCAPPP
OMARRUMORCIEL
NOMINATIVEOTSU
GRANULATEALTOS
AMENSOLUS
LOSBEDSBAMBOO
AMASSOLDENBURG
TANEGUARDIRAD
CHARLOTTECAGLE
HANGAREARLHEN
TENTSMOAS
CLOAKCOBUILDER
LINNBATONROUGE
ALITILIADAKIN
MAOBESTSNEST
Sat 12/8/1951
ABELBERGCABRA
DOVEAXELALLOW
AWEDLANAVIOLA
GENERALASSEMBLY
ENTRANTGAME
ENCEORANGES
BLURTEDWANTAGH
EISNAE
ALEMBICMIRANDA
UTRILLOOMEN
NOSYUPSTAGE
LEAGUEOFNATIONS
OBOLSTOTSBRAT
RENEEERISETTE
DRESSSMEESASS
Sun 12/9/1951ROVING REPORTER
KENNANSPACINGSHARETT
INQUIRYLACUNAEHORATIO
NEUTRALENTRANTEMINENT
TEAABODEHANKBREDSTY
ALTOSNAPSTEETERSSIAM
KEEPSSNEEZEEASYIMAGE
ERSATZDREEANNOKRONEN
LOUSYDALIAMTORG
FISSUREISLANDSABUDEB
UTATITANOSTIAREPLETE
REMSCALLOUSKNITTACET
CROUCHSANSIMEONASSERT
LAVERSOWSTERNATESINE
ATATURKSERUMYEARSVAR
DERCEILTEDEUMLAURELS
DIADEMLENSPETRE
RACIALVINYTUFAEDDIAS
ETHELRINEMORALESIMLA
FROMMETHIDEPIETYDOLL
LORMOVEGRRSLYCEEGUI
EPICENESHIGERUEASTERN
CHOOSERRENEGERTRAINEE
TYNDALEIRKSOMECAUSES
Mon 12/10/1951
STAFFPAPABERG
WAGEREMUSAREA
OPINETONSORIAL
RELEVEREBONDS
DREAMERTROD
DEEMATLANTA
JAPANIDLESOWN
ALUMSNEERRUIN
JOETHUMBLUNGE
APRIORIEMIT
GRITAUTHORS
ATONALURGEFAT
LEGISLATERATTI
PARTEGERAMEER
SMEEROSSLANDS
Tue 12/11/1951
MILOCLAMSACRE
IRESRAVELSAID
MONTGOMERYSLAG
INSINCEREDOILY
OAKSSURF
STILTTABLETOPS
WARESBAITRAT
IKEFRONDNYU
FENALAICRIED
TSETSEFLYHOARY
DUPEAKIN
SPURSMINNESOTA
MANNROCKOFAGES
EINEFLEETREEK
EDERCERESDENS
Wed 12/12/1951
CLARKAHABTRAP
AUDENPOLOROBE
TRADEPALISADES
SEMESTERLOVETT
ESSAYELI
OATMEALREADER
ALATRIBESTELA
SAPSSNAREABUT
EMITSGRILLIDE
SORRELELECTED
UTESCENA
PLATTEWASTRELS
HISTORIANILION
INEEERMALORNA
LEARDAILSTEEP
Thu 12/13/1951
ABADANPHIHOUR
ROBALOHELANNA
TANGENTIALRIDS
STEMCOLTCROUP
GAZETTELINES
CLARETEDIUM
AITPEERSTAPLE
SLEEPERJITNEYS
KASSELROSERON
ULSTERRHONE
PATRIADDISON
SLAINMEANRIFE
ABLEREENDORSES
LEANARMUNITES
MELTMSSSEDATE
Fri 12/14/1951
ATTLEEGRIPERS
FRIERSREVENUES
FAROESEGYPTIAN
ELANAGNISENSE
CENTYRANTRACE
TEACHIDAHOTAR
HENNAEUROPE
PRAISEDASSURED
RETAILONSET
OVASLACKLHASA
JEBBYACHTSMOL
EAREDLUSHHIDE
CLINICALEDENIC
TENEMENTFAROUK
RESEEDSTHERMS
Sat 12/15/1951
WINNIECAPSTAN
ARIADNEANATOLE
DANGLEDDAKOITY
INAEMEUTIP
PRYNNESIGHS
AVERSTENTTREE
NEVASCORIAALN
GRAMMARIGNITES
ENDOVULESGENE
LONESOMEHODES
ONERSBARBER
NAPFOOLGAP
DECADESCOMPARE
IRONERSSKEETER
ANTIQUESTREAK
Sun 12/16/1951WORLD QUIZ
LAMARPANAMACARESS
AVALONARISENAREOLAS
CONSTELLATIONLIGNITE
ECAEXAMRAWALARVIA
TEGSTREPANPRESIDENT
STEEDCRATSINSPARES
GISHDEVOTOSPY
IMPORTERSAMYCAESAR
MAEEASEATEPONDEOS
PIRACYDIVERTINGFRAT
OLENTREVERSALSDOONE
SMITQUEENLETSHARBOR
TARHELMGATEOANEKE
NARINEBENINDUCTEES
OSABORDEROLEO
ARIOTBARSLANASURAT
LONDONESETENACETELO
TANRAGENOMBETAPEW
ERASINGLOWERBRACKETS
RETRACEAVENUETRENTE
REINEDPARTEDENTER
Mon 12/17/1951
ACERBCHOWBALM
ALLOYHOSEAREA
ROGERALLAHABAD
OVADEPLOREIKE
NEROVIASALT
VIENNAPERCH
SECERNDIDBARE
CLARETSRELATED
AITSSIRSINEWY
RATESDEMILO
LAIRSAGNATO
SHEGENUINEHAD
COMINFORMTHESE
OPENEDGECOAST
WINKREEDHODES
Tue 12/18/1951
RIGAPHONEAVER
ADONRAMONTAXI
FELTIRONHORSES
TODOSROAPIECE
ENVOYSUE
CANYONPATRICIA
HUGNEPALACORN
ADAHRENEWSPAN
TITUSREMANPTA
STEELERSREDEEM
AMYSLYER
AVIATEETOSHES
SILVERSTARIESI
KOKOGOURDRANG
SLAWEXITSEDEN
Wed 12/19/1951
HOOFTAURPANG
ALVADOGMAOMAR
LEALOKAPILAMA
FALLGUYSNELLED
BEBOPFLOG
ERRANTITALIANS
NIECEATALAMEL
TALKAWFULWAVE
ATEANOASCITED
LANDFALLCANERS
TARTLURED
BALLOONSUNFALL
ORELLOTUSALOE
LISAISERELEON
TASSAERYLEST
Thu 12/20/1951
SOLEHOARJAFFA
AVONELBEALOIS
RUDDIGORESTUNS
ALGECIRASPERSE
HEEDERDEFERS
MALEARECAS
GEESEARMYGONE
ARLINESESCORTS
LIMNISMSUSEES
SEEGAREAST
RATERSHERALD
HARPOESCALATOR
ORIONBARRYMORE
NACREEGADULNA
KNEESLEGSSEAM
Fri 12/21/1951
AFRICAPAJAMAS
RAINERIRONICAL
CROKERLABORITE
HOTSAHABMEDIA
EURSATINYTAG
SKYEYBEAUCEBU
DAVISTOUSLE
EPAULETSTARTED
SAUCERHAYTI
CUTEDEEDHEAPS
APOFILLIPBAA
PEDALAPERPORT
ERADIATEORALLY
DEFENDERBUTLER
DENTERSESSAYS
Sat 12/22/1951
NIZAMPARDGAPS
EDAMSIDEEALIA
LIMPSCOGNIZANT
LOBEMARIOLANZA
ORNEESTEDAN
MEASURETEXT
ERNABERGEROPEN
SIGNSIARAMORE
HEADSCREWBALLS
SITADARTLES
SHEROMPRIOT
KALTENBORNSAFE
ARMADILLOYOKEL
TREKNEATDUETS
EYREGRRSSPREE
Sun 12/23/1951XMAS X-WORDS
COMETMESAALARMDONNER
URIAHIRONRILEYOPIATE
PADRESANTACLAUSGIBBON
ITALIANGILAENTREEBIN
DESNEOSSIRSPIUSTELE
SERMONCOMPACTXERES
HAWKOENONEARCHOME
AVRILRITEERIKSDANCER
BEIRUTCEMENTSENOSREE
INSTEADCOATOILERDOLL
TATLLAMAPRANCERPASSY
WALLETSOERENVIERS
OHARADEEPENDLEARNWOW
POTSFATSOOONALISSOME
ASCKOLNTOURINGDEPRES
LEHMANATHOSEDESTEDGE
ALTAHEPPLENUMTSAR
GRANIBARRAGERURALS
LORNVILIKOKOSERAADE
OMARIBALDRAMPBLITZEN
VORTEXSLEIGHRIDECOURT
ELAINEKEENEAPETANSER
SATEENARMORHENSLEAKY
Mon 12/24/1951
PARISCAPPADAM
ADELEARIAMESA
DELAWAREANEMIL
ULASIMONESANA
CITSRELISHRIB
ANETALASELENA
HERALDSTREETER
LEIFSALA
PETERPANPEDANT
INERTTEDRENEE
CARSCAREDRIGA
ACMEALINEDMAS
STIRKISSMEKATE
SETAESSENITER
ODESSTARSLEDS
Tue 12/25/1951
BRAZILYEARONE
ROMULOURSULINE
ATONICLEANINGS
VARIAMENEVERT
ETASLALOMETAH
DELIAIOWANEVE
LYINGREMEET
ERSKINELICENSE
NEVADAPOETS
ALESILOSASLOP
BINGRANCORESO
LEGITUGHSBABS
EVALUATELIEGES
DELATTREENSURE
SISSIESRESETS
Wed 12/26/1951
PALACENEPAL
PELICANSVERONA
ATLANTICEXERTS
CRONESHUNTTIC
KINGCLINTCARA
SNYGUESTROGER
EMBERMINUTED
LASSLOFT
EVERETTDUADS
PLANSROADSITA
HELDHARRYSCAR
AGAMAYORGATTI
SANDALSIBELIUS
ENCOREEVERMORE
STEMSERMINE

Original 3-Down clue had "1 1-3"; changed to "1 1/3."

Thu 12/27/1951
PASTEURGRASSE
ENTENTEBRANNAN
STRAITSRANSOMS
TOEDETROITROC
LIEDROYALFIVE
ENTERREDRENAN
ESCAPESMEAGRE
ACEOAT
SALTENCROCHET
PROUDPOAHECHT
HERRJUNTARUER
ENEDESEADOANY
ROTTERSTEREDOS
ESTUARYALAMORT
DEARLYTENURES

Original 10-Down clue had acute accent over "e" in "Liège"; changed to grave.

Fri 12/28/1951
FLYINGSAUCER
FLEERERCREOLES
ROSSINIAILMENT
ARSDEMILLEADE
NEEDEVESONER
CAPRISENACORN
ELSASSSEAHORSE
GEARSEEN
ASSORTEDSANDED
SPINENYCDOERR
PANSPIERRARA
ITAPATRICELAP
CITRANEMARLENE
SARACENENGIRDS
LATESTASSESS

In original, clues for 1- and 7-Across are bracketed, with "Science fiction" at 1-Across and (uncapitalized) "favorite" at 7-Across, as here.

Sat 12/29/1951
SIKHASANAALPH
OSLORAZOOSOLO
PLAINCLOTHESMAN
SENSITIVEDIANE
THINDISNEY
ASPICEPLANT
SHALLROMAIKAS
CORASPANSNEBO
HOTBREADAGNES
OUTCOMESOTO
AWARDSALOP
RENIGINDONESIA
MASTERSERGEANTS
EVOEAERIECEES
DENSPRODSHERE
Sun 12/30/1951THE OLD AND THE NEW
ALEUTABASHPIPPACROCS
HASSOTONIAARIANREVUE
MCCARTHYISMTONYTRABERT
ETATRELLISANEURINRAT
DILLINEETECSPIVDATE
AYRESDEGASMONITOR
ASTRIDCAIROPPPLINERS
STOICCALMSCREAMING
TORCHONSETHURRAAESOP
INCASTOAERICKSONREVE
ELLICEBALINESEULSTER
AWACASSMESASDADETRI
TAUBERTRAVESTYBETELS
ILSEFLUORINEAMOSRETE
PLEADANTISASTERROMAN
RESETTLEDKENTODETS
CRADLESILANISEGUINEA
REVEALSOCTADBRENT
AVIDLEAPRAPASEAGHAT
NEABERNICEANGELICORE
INTERREGNUMLEGISLATURE
AGORANETTEMAIZEMASON
LEROYALOESSTEENPLEWS
Mon 12/31/1951
ERGOBADBUSMAN
LEARUNIENTICE
MARIETTAELEGIT
ORBELIZABETH
MOORESDRASTIC
SIRDOESIDA
BELLEBORAHEER
OLEOTILEDTSAR
AMIPALLSHOTLY
SECALLYPOD
TRESTLEGARDEN
STRUTHERSNOR
RETOOLERRANTRY
ATELLAADOARMA
THRESHPATBEAN