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ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 168, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,316
Across
1
End of handle of Little Dipper. : POLARIS
8
Natives of Thorshavn. : FAROESE
15
Bunker Hill and Bull Run. : BATTLES
22
Brazilian tree. : ARAROBA
23
Star of "Old Vic." : OLIVIER
24
Presumptive. : APRIORI
25
It's this before dawn. : DARKEST
26
Mohammedan month. : RAMADAN
27
British carrier. : TRAMCAR
28
Actress Hagen. : UTA
29
Meaning of "dien" in "Ich dien." : SERVE
31
Sweetsop. : ATES
32
Sailor's call. : AHOY
33
Creation of 6 Down. : ASE
34
Headdress for Carmen. : COMB
36
She said, "Call me Mara." : NAOMI
38
He sailed to Greenland, about 1000. : ERICSON
40
Astound. : STUN
41
One of Ezra's chief men. : ARIEL
43
Workshop. : PLANT
45
Music marks. : DOTS
46
Affirmed on oath. : SWORE
47
Strand wolves. : HYENAS
49
Bride of Perseus. : ANDROMEDA
52
Extra tires. : SPARES
53
Relative of a cartel. : TRUST
55
Hercules' prize. : IOLE
56
Sagittarius. : ARCHER
58
County officers: Abbr. : DAS
61
Impression. : IDEA
62
Varnish ingredient. : COPAL
64
Native of ancient Asia Minor. : HITTITE
68
Road, in Portugal. : ESTRADA
70
Natives of a S. African city. : CAPETONIANS
73
Wheel band. : RIM
74
Diagonal spar on a sail. : SPRIT
75
Hits hard. : SWATS
77
Describing bright eyes. : STARRY
78
Small rail. : SORA
79
Sounds of laughter. : PEALS
80
Pueblo man. : HOPI
81
Single. : UNAL
82
Province of N. Central China. : HONAN
83
Part of a seed. : ARIL
84
Author of a famous "doctrine," 1823. : MONROE
86
Throne, in India. : ASANA
87
Silver medal of old Venice. : OSELA
88
Devotee. : IST
89
Straps to prevent horses from rearing. : MARTINGALES
91
Drumlike seat. : TABORET
93
Not quiet. : RESTIVE
95
Star in Virginis. : SYRMA
96
Doorway part. : JAMB
97
Understand. : SEE
98
Accord. : UNISON
101
Member of a Christian church: Abbr. : PROT
102
Old-womanish. : ANILE
104
Chatters. : PRATES
107
Dancer's equipment. : CASTANETS
110
Caballeros. : SENORS
114
Curtain fabrics. : LENOS
115
Theme of a sweet song. : HOME
116
Lemon ___. : DROPS
118
Marine fish. : DOREE
119
Glacial drifts. : ASAR
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Slows. : RETARDS
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Exhausted. : SPENT
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Screen. : SIFT
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Man in mufti: Slang. : CIT
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Withered. : SERE
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Family man. : PAPA
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Moved with a lever. : PRIED
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"___, fur, and feathers." : FIN
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Embraced. : ADOPTED
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Handy or Hull. : GENERAL
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French nut candy. : PRALINE
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Substitute for. : RELIEVE
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Enclose within alien territory. : ENCLAVE
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Inveigles. : ENTICES
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What his brothers called Joseph. : DREAMER
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U. S. experimental $4 gold pieces, 1879–80. : STELLAS
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McGuffey's production. : READERS
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Kentucky tobacco center. : PADUCAH
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Eloquence. : ORATORY
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Wyoming peak. : LARAMIE
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Biblical refuge. : ARK
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___ Welcome Sound, arm of Hudson Bay. : ROES
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His first play was "Love's Comedy." : IBSEN
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Overlord. : SATRAP
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Superintendent. : FOREMAN
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___ diable (deviled): Fr. : ALA
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Heroine of "Green Acres." : RIMA
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Soft feathers. : EIDER
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Where surf fishermen gather. : SEASIDE
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Eagle. : ERN
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Mawkish emotion. : BATHOS
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Blacksmith's garment. : APRON
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Dog, in "King Lear." : TRAY
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Bob Cratchit's boy. : TIM
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Definer of mining-claim limits. : LOCATOR
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Obliteration. : ERASURE
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Fog signal devices. : SIRENES
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Musical run: Italian. : VOLATA
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"Hitch your wagon to ___." : ASTAR
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Determined. : BENT
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Marks. : INDICATIONS
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Musical climax. : CODA
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Blackish. : SWART
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Roundup equipment. : LARIATS
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Marches on. : TROOPS
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Small barracudas. : SPETS
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Temporary dam, in Egypt. : SUDD
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Ancient wine pitcher. : OLPE
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Market sign. : MEATS
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Radiant. : SHINY
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Vacation places. : SEASHORES
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Quack. : CHARLATAN
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Giant in "Pilgrim's Progress." : DESPAIR
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Calumniate. : ASPERSE
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Bab el Mandeb, Golden Gate. : STRAITS
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Symbols of indolence. : LOTUSEATERS
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Mangles. : IRONERS
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Bird's trill. : TIRALEE
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Arise. : EMANATE
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Kin of a brook. : RILL
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Beautiful isle near Naples. : CAPRI
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Nurses. : NANAS
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It fairly floats on oil. : IRAN
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Habit. : WONT
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Middling. : SOSO
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Tied the legs of a horse. : HOBBLED
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Song thrush. : MAVIS
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Naguib's land. : EGYPT
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Lt. Gen. Edward M. ___. : ALMOND
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Pits. : MINES
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Irishman's "Really!" : ARRA
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Friends. : AMIS
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Coach. : TUTOR
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Ancient symbol of March. : JASPER
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Mexican pine. : OCOTE
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Hottentot. : NAMA
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Biblical oldster. : ENOS
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Poster. : PLACARD
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Dweller. : RESIDER
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M. France. : ANATOLE
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"Don't Tread on Me" symbol, 1775. : SERPENT
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Tumbles down. : TOPPLES
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Aperture. : ORIFICE
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Smeltery worker. : REFINER
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Rigidity. : SETNESS
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Cattleman. : HERDER
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Concealed sharpshooter. : SNIPER
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Councilman, in Canada. : REEVE
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Schottische. : DANCE
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Short period. : SPELL
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4 parts lead, 1 part tin. : TERNE
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Retard oneself on skis. : STEM
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Sea once part of the Caspian. : ARAL
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Facts granted. : DATA
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Herb yielding arrowroot. : PIA
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Tapuyan Indian. : GES
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Actress Gardner. : AVA
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Topper. : LID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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