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New York Times, Saturday, January 31, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,322

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Across
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Lt. Col. Irene O. Galloway is their Director. : WACS
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Nigerian capital. : LAGOS
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Where the Menam River flows. : SIAM
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Famous pen name. : ELIA
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Put on a scene: Jocose. : EMOTE
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Culmination. : ACME
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"The Castaway." : LATRAVIATA
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Creator of Lorelei Lee. : LOOS
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"The big ___." : LIE
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Famous "nightingale." : LIND
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Parts of a platform. : PLANKS
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Nevada city of 32,497. : RENO
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The pride of Texas. : ALAMO
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"With ___ toward none . . . " : MALICE
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Modern poets of vers libre. : IMAGISTS
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Gelatin-like product of seaweed. : AGAR
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Ruin. : BANE
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Where the Loop is: Colloq. : CHI
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Dramatist who will write special TV programs. : ROBERTESHERWOOD
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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Engage. : HIRE
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Part of a church. : APSE
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President of the American Red Cross. : HARRIMAN
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Frolics. : SPREES
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Kind of TV show. : PANEL
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Run before a gale. : SCUD
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Part of a tooth. : ENAMEL
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Copycat. : APER
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Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
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Turkish city. : KARS
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Popular baritone solo. : OLMANRIVER
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Con ___ (with zeal): Ital. : AMORE
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Lively dance. : REEL
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Japanese sauces. : SOYS
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Cardinal numbers. : NINES
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The "A" in A.U.S. : ARMY
Down
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Overused prefatory word, esp. in radio ad-libbing. : WELL
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Kirghiz mountains. : ALAI
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Mention in orders. : CITE
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Patriotic group: Abbr. : SAR
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First trans-Atlantic air passenger, 1927. : LEVINE
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___ acids, basic constituents of proteins. : AMINO
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A spur. : GOAD
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"Master" Melvin of baseball. : OTT
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Naval craft. : SEAPLANE
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Sandwich filling. : SALAMI
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Television tube. : ICONOSCOPE
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In a frenzy. : AMOK
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G. O. P.'s favorite word in 1952 election. : MESS
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Evelyn Waugh's brother. : ALEC
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Wisconsin product. : LAGER
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To laugh: French. : RIRE
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Indian nurse. : AMAH
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"Semper Fidelis," for instance. : MARCH
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Ancient Greek assembly. : AGORA
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Her Majesty's loyal opposition. : LABORPARTY
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He wrote "The Wild Duck." : IBSEN
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Pronoun. : THOSE
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Pro and con. : SIDES
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The Lorelei's river. : RHINE
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Bank item. : TIMELOAN
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Epochal. : ERAL
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Angus of Mukden fame. : WARD
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Egyptian Pharoah. : RAMSES
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Story settings. : SCENES
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Sound of contentment. : PURR
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Good bowling score. : SPARE
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Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
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Free world's defense. : NATO
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Chief Egyptian deity. : AMON
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All through. : OVER
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Rain cats and dogs. : TEEM
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Airfield outside Paris. : ORLY
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951. : LMI
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One of the Gershwins. : IRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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