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New York Times, Saturday, January 24, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,315
Across
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Zoom into the wild blue yonder. : SKYROCKET
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A game fish, name of a U. S. submarine. : WAHOO
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Studied discourtesy. : INSOLENCE
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Take ___ (give pause). : ABACK
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Scamperers of the meadows. : FIELDMICE
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South American coffee plantation. : FINCA
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Attempt. : TRY
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Against the odds. : EVENS
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When an all-out attack is launched. : DDAY
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Symbol of Maine. : PINE
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Loam deposit. : LOESS
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Prance around. : CAVORT
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Spiraling air maneuver. : TAILSPIN
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Like an old woman. : ANILE
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Item to be washed out. : GRIME
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Caviar. : ROE
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Internal. : INLY
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Photographer of Lincoln. : BRADY
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Eat well. : DINE
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Sound international money: Abbr. : DOL
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White Rabbit pursuer. : ALICE
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Murderous member of the Chuzzlewit family. : JONAS
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Phenomenon at a debutante party. : STAGLINE
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Do something awkwardly. : BOGGLE
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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A working force of men. : CREW
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Volcano. : ETNA
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Abram's wife. : SARAI
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Warp yarn. : ABB
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Mount in Asia and National Park in Utah. : ZIONS
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Phrase for a sword or bayonet. : COLDSTEEL
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Artificial beauty. : ROUGE
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Involve. : IMPLICATE
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Oldtime word for an orator. : SPEECHMAN
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Wife of Thor. : SIF
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Do needle work. : KNIT
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French-Belgian river. : YSER
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Chubby as a Teddy Bear. : ROLYPOLY
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Not fresh. : OLD
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Paving material. : CEMENT
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Stab: Var. : KNIVE
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Behold!: Latin. : ECCE
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Ending for some cardinal numbers. : TEEN
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Air Force girl. : WAF
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Remains steadfast. : ABIDES
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Relative of a cartwheel. : HANDSPRING
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Now and then. : OCCASIONAL
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All right: Colloq. : OKAY
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Foul. : SLIMY
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Hot displeasure. : IRE
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Norwegian name. : OLE
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Moorish commanders. : CAIDS
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Explanatory item in a textbook. : ANNOTATION
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Given to scurvy tricks. : VILLAINOUS
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Vestige. : TRACE
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A right-hand man. : AIDE
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Georgia ___ Clark. : NEESE
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Smile. : GRIN
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Happiness. : BLISS
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Ship's lookout period, from 4 to 6 or 6 to 8 P. M.. : DOGWATCH
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This is near beer. : ALE
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House Speaker Martin. : JOE
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Farm organization. : GRANGE
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Headstall, bit and reins. : BRIDLE
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Ancient name of one of the Pillars of Hercules. : CALPE
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Secy. of Agriculture Benson. : EZRA
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Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
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Play boisterously. : ROMP
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Smile. : BEAM
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Weight of India. : SER
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Literally (as an editorial parenthesis): Lat. : SIC
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Man's nickname. : LEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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