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A CASE BOOK

New York Times, Sunday, January 11, 1953

Author:
Albert Carroll
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 638 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 169, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Albert Carroll has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 14-Down clue didn't have a comma after the blank; added one.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,302
Across
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One with keen powers of deduction. : SHERLOCK
9
Supreme Court justice, 1902–32. : HOLMES
15
Election results. : RETURNS
22
Brave. : HEROICAL
23
Portion of the iris. : AREOLA
24
English university student. : OXONIAN
25
"The Creation," for instance. : ORATORIO
26
Penitence. : REGRET
27
Marked with stripes. : LINEATE
28
Sure: Abbr. : POS
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Inventor of an incandescent lamp. : NERNST
31
Needle: Fr. : AIGUILLE
33
U. N. name. : LIE
34
Papal name. : PIUS
36
Actor Hardy. : ANDY
37
Sizes with white of egg. : GLAIRS
38
Arbiter of mss. : EDITOR
40
Register. : ENROL
42
Newly coined rupee. : SICCA
44
Of the kidneys. : RENAL
46
Mr. Eden. : TONY
47
More abstruse. : DEEPER
49
They open locked diaries. : KEYLETS
51
Immerse. : BATHE
54
Like a Merino. : OVINE
56
Depend. : RELY
57
"The ___ League." : REDHEADED
61
Producer Helburn. : THERESA
64
Combine by melting. : FUSE
65
Lacking color. : PALLID
66
Egg: Prefix. : OVI
67
Scull. : OAR
68
What the price of wisdom is above. : RUBIES
70
Stalk-eyed decapod. : CRAB
72
Hires. : ENGAGES
74
Home of redwoods, Douglas fir, pine: Abbr. : OREG
76
Body. : SOMA
77
Cubic meters. : STERES
79
Actress Royle. : SELENA
80
Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
82
Owner of the dog that didn't bark. : BASKERVILLE
85
Schoolroom equipment. : SEATS
86
Aptitudes. : SKILLS
88
Tropical fruit. : MANGOS
89
Troubles. : AILS
91
Materials for glass making. : FRIT
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Reaching with a missile. : HITTING
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"High ___." : NOON
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Boundaries. : LIMITS
97
Dutch commune. : EDE
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Rather than. : ERE
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Of special value. : SELECT
101
March time. : IDES
103
Worker of cryptograms. : DECODER
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Profligate. : DISSOLUTE
107
Dross. : SCUM
108
Where supplies are stored. : DEPOT
109
Vacant. : UNLET
110
Lifesaver. : RESCUER
112
Stupefied. : SOTTED
116
Oriental detective. : CHAN
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Liquidated. : SLAIN
121
Closefitting breeches and stockings of Scotland. : TREWS
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Steel coated with an alloy. : TERNE
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Prowled. : LURKED
127
Overacts. : EMOTES
129
Resins from scale insects. : LACS
131
Clears of. : RIDS
132
Boxer Lee ___. : OMA
133
Standard Chinese. : MANDARIN
135
Starry. : ASTRAL
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Cross-country vehicle. : BUS
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"The Adventure of the Sussex ___." : VAMPIRE
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Colors: Poet. : TINCTS
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Well-paid job with no work. : SINECURE
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Isolated. : ENISLED
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Forever: Poet. : ETERNE
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Go-getter. : OBTAINER
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Vacationers. : RESTERS
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Small room: Span. : SALETA
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The One Hundred. : NEEDIEST
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Looked for buys. : SHOPPED
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The villain still pursues her. : HEROINE
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Scratching out. : ERASURE
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Balderdash. : ROT
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Symbol of England. : LION
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Flower sheath. : OCREA
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Landmarks. : CAIRNS
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Gold rush scene, 1897–98. : KLONDIKE
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Contemporary playwright. : HART
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Coin of Norway. : ORE
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Lawful. : LEGAL
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Archfoe of 9 Across. : MORIARTY
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Sad songs. : ELEGIES
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Jupiter, ___, Uranus. : SATURN
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Swaying gait. : ROLL
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Man without a country. : EXILE
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Modified the general coloring of. : TONED
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French article. : UNE
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Famous bridge in Venice. : RIALTO
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People. : NATION
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Given to flouting. : SNEERY
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Indian groom. : SYCE
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Actress Bigley. : ISABEL
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Lethargic sleep. : SOPOR
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Outbursts, as of laughter. : GALES
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Willow. : ITEA
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British novelist. : LEVER
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Inventor McCormick. : CYRUS
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Spoon. : LADLE
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A laugh: Lat. : RISUS
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Brand-new science. : ELECTRONICS
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Dilutes. : THINS
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Avoids a decisive course. : HEDGES
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Wealthy person. : NABOB
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French scholar, physician, satirist. : RABELAIS
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Turned down at the corners, as a page. : DOGEARED
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A time of day. : EVENTIDE
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Ruinous mischance. : DISASTER
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Place for hammer and sickle. : TOOLSHED
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Japanese method of face-saving. : HARAKIRI
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Hermits. : EREMITES
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Performance of a duty, in law. : FEASANCE
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___ passu (side by side): Lat. : PARI
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Eastern title. : IMAM
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Speeds a motor. : REVS
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Material for book edges. : GILT
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"The Flower of Utah." : SEGO
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Inconsiderable. : SLIM
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Susan Glaspell's name for Emily Dickinson. : ALISON
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Clove hitch. : KNOT
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Suppress. : ELIDE
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Line of a fishhook. : SNELL
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Entrechats. : STEPS
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Sticks. : GLUES
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Woolly relative of the monkey. : LEMUR
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Skedaddle. : SCOOT
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Tried: Scot. : ETTLED
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Anatomical canals. : DUCTS
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Web-footed animal. : OTTER
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Hit bottom. : SUNK
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Watcher. : SENTINEL
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Amanuensis to 9 Across. : DRWATSON
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Famous Ziegfeld show. : RIORITA
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Artful dodgers. : EELS
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Rostrum. : TRIBUNE
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Lasts. : ENDURES
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Trifle, for instance. : DESSERT
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Forage plant. : CLOVER
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Having compassion. : HUMANE
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One of a fictional trio. : ARAMIS
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Timber trees of Cen. America. : AMATES
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Aptly named French dramatist. : SCRIBE
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M. Zola. : EMILE
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Challenger. : DARER
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
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Health: Fr. : SANTE
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Edgar and Edward. : NEDS
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On the deep. : ASEA
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4th from the longest and strongest. : LEAD
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Sibilant signal. : PST
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Explosive. : TNT
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3 times 34. : CII

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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