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New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,306
Across
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A particularly favored thing. : SPECIAL
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Voices. : ALTOS
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Little fishes. : SMALLFRY
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Seaport and capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
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Bebop, for instance. : HOTMUSIC
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Snack for a party. : CANAPE
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Any official proclamation. : UKASE
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"Dat ole davil" in "Anna Christie." : SEA
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Celebrations. : FETES
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Camper's shelter. : TENT
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Puzzled: Colloq. : STUCK
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Housewife's bugaboo. : DIRT
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Title used by Nehru. : SRI
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Deceived. : FLAMMED
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Girdle of a kimono. : OBI
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Hill, in Scotland. : BRAE
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Kind of city Rome is. : ETERNAL
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Corresponds. : AGREES
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Super-duper. : CLASSY
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Whisper. : BREATHE
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Meat and potatoes in the army. : CHOW
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Penalty: Slang. : RAP
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In earnest. : SERIOUS
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Spigot. : TAP
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Cain's wife, in a Byron poem. : ADAH
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Something sweet. : SIRUP
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City of 50,246 in Ohio. : LIMA
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Spanish silver dollars. : DUROS
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Olivier's title. : SIR
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Duck yielding down. : EIDER
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Gobbles: 2 wds. : EATSUP
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Nicer. : DAINTIER
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Mans the helm. : STEERS
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They don't pay attention. : IGNORERS
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Norse literature. : EDDAS
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Acolytes swing them. : CENSERS
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Well-populated railroad car. : SMOKER
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River in Siam. : PATANI
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Sign akin to Maple Rd. : ELMST
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Guide to the solution. : CLUE
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Speculations. : IFS
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Awns. : ARISTAE
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Association for discussion, lectures, etc. : LYCEUM
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The rudiments of a subject. : ABC
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Turn the pages of a book. : LEAF
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Like a fork. : TINED
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Commencement speeches. : ORATIONS
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Onetime nickname of Brooklyn Dodgers. : SUPERBAS
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Closes. : SHUTS
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In a huffy manner. : TESTILY
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Top point. : ACME
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Cuts. : SLASHES
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Spicy culinary concoction. : KETCHUP
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Chafes. : FRETS
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Island in the Aegean. : DELOS
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Lady Peel. : BEA
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Untrained. : RAW
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Rubs off. : ABRADES
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Leave ivied walls. : GRADUATE
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Separated again. : REPARTED
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Greek goddess. : ERIS
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Pluck. : COURAGE
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Of a silver-white metal. : IRIDIC
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In better trim. : TIDIER
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Moslem leaders. : AMEERS
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Young salmon. : PARRS
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Having nylons. : HOSED
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Metric unit, a little over a quart. : LITRE
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One of the 124 chapters of the Koran. : SURA
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Biblical name. : ENOS
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Epistolary afterthoughts. : PSS
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Tabard ___. : INN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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