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New York Times, Monday, January 19, 1953

20-Across : Basis of most chemical elements.

Author:
George Henderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,310

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Across
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Lorelei's golden possession. : COMB
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Zoo attraction. : CHIMP
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New president of Columbia University. : KIRK
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Sound of a locomotive. : CHOO
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Greek goddesses of the seasons. : HORAE
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Product of reflection. : IDEA
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June 2, 1953. : CORONATION
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Where Maidstone is. : KENT
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Basis of most chemical elements. : ISOTOPES
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Turning points. : CRISES
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Donkey: German. : ESEL
24
For shame! : FIE
25
Ramble. : WANDER
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Senator from Delaware. : WILLIAMS
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Biblical name. : ELI
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A heavenly system. : SOLAR
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A heating system. : STEAM
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Geologist's time scheme. : EONS
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Afternoon church service. : NONES
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Farm annex. : SILO
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Do homage. : KNEEL
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Annexed. : ADDED
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The ear: Comb form. : OTO
47
Congressional gatherings. : SESSIONS
49
Brush off again. : REDUST
51
City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
52
Silk: Italian. : SETA
53
Olivia de Havilland's role. : RACHEL
57
Big bug of southwestern U.S. : CONENOSE
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Good-for-nothing: Scot. : ORRA
62
Where the kids used to slide, in an old song. : CELLARDOOR
64
Foretoken. : OMEN
65
Expect. : AWAIT
66
River in Austria, tribute of the Danube. : ENNS
67
Deputy to the new Secretary of Defense. : KYES
68
Heroine of "I Pagliacci." : NEDDA
69
Prevail beyond control. : RAGE
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When Emperor Constantine was a boy: Roman num. : CCCI
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Exclamations of discovery. : OHOS
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Native of the Philippines. : MORO
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Kicked. : BOOTED
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Charley's aunt's job. : CHAPERON
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Houston's Shamrock, for instance. : HOTEL
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She substituted for Mercury as messsenger. : IRIS
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Chinese Red leader. : MAO
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Eyebrow marker. : PENCIL
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Lenore Ulric's famous role. : KIKI
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March time. : IDES
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M. Mayer of France. : RENE
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Krazy felines. : KATS
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Muzzles. : NOSES
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Electrical units. : RELS
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Baked, as pottery. : FIRED
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He will take over from Sawyer. : WEEKS
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Status of the Ancient Mariner. : ALONE
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Playing cards. : NINES
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Scepters for Mab and Titania. : WANDS
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Useful parts of the alphabet. : AEIOU
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Produces germinated grain. : MALTS
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Mormon leader in U. S. Senate, 1903-33. : SMOOT
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R. F. C. specialties. : LOANS
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His: French. : SES
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Piece of music. : SERENATA
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Short written message. : LINE
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Discourage through fear. : DETER
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Denizen of the tool chest. : OILCAN
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Anger: Colloq. : DANDER
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Reliable. : SOLID
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Chess piece. : ROOK
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R. T. B. Stevens' new responsibility. : ARMY
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Indian. : CREE
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___ Andersen. : HANS
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Clothed. : CLAD
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O'Neill's daughter, Chaplin's wife. : OONA
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Item on the "Hit Parade." : SONG
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Member of the flock. : EWE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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