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CURTAIN CALLS

New York Times, Sunday, January 4, 1953

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.58, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 678 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 44
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,295
Across
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Famous name in Hollywood. : BOBHOPE
8
Ancient city of Palestine. : JERICHO
15
Frills. : RUFFLES
22
One of the 3,000 daughters of Tethys. : OCEANID
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Portrayer of Hamlet. : OLIVIER
24
Along the way. : ENROUTE
25
Tenants of Fred and Ethel Mertz. : LUCILLEBALLANDDESIARNAZ
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Kind. : ILK
29
Country in S. W. Arabia. : YEMEN
30
Noun suffix. : ENCY
31
City in Mexico. : LEON
32
Two: Dial. : TWA
33
Opinion. : VIEW
35
Sudden attacks. : RAIDS
37
What "senators" means. : OLDMEN
39
Author of the "Joseph" series. : MANN
40
Opponents of a particular policy. : ANTIS
42
Yawns. : GAPES
45
Tenth word of "The Star." : ARE
46
Household furnishings. : LINEN
47
He ran "around the rugged rock." : RASCAL
49
Escape from. : EVADE
50
Astronaut's interest. : MARS
52
Remove color from. : UNDYE
53
Granny or prolonge. : KNOT
55
Refrigerator equipment. : ICETRAY
57
Ray Milland's role. : THIEF
59
It's in Canis Major. : DOGSTAR
62
Dross of iron. : SINTER
63
Popular orchestra leader. : HAAS
64
Bureau of the '40's. : OPA
67
Blunder. : ERR
68
Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
70
Important cargo vessel. : OILER
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Domestic. : INTERNAL
73
One of Eisenhower's chief aides. : ADAMS
75
Inferred. : DEDUCED
77
Arrived. : CAME
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
79
Received: Fr. : RECU
80
Cyclades island. : MELOS
81
Position. : SITUS
82
Baronet: Abbr. : BART
83
Scene of "The Quiet Man." : ERIN
84
Expression of hearty approval. : AMEN
85
Silly. : FATUOUS
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Hindu trader. : BANYA
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Sower. : SEEDSMAN
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Where women got the vote in 1947. : JAPAN
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Betel. : SIRI
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Downy surface on wool fabrics. : NAP
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Syllable sung by Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko. : TRA
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Mouth of a canyon. : ABRA
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Reparation. : AMENDS
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Novelist Jane's family. : AUSTENS
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Founder of Sikhism, circa 1500. : NANAK
103
Pain in the shoulder. : OMALGIA
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Length: Abbr. : LGTH
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Gentle poke. : NUDGE
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White ___. : SALE
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African antelope. : ELAND
111
Spheres of action. : ARENAE
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Indignation. : ANGER
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___ judicata. : RES
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City of the Canary Islands. : TELDE
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Contemporary playwright. : ODETS
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Latin interjections. : VAES
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Rebounds after striking. : CAROMS
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Mr. Wegg, in "Our Mutual Friend." : SILAS
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Principal divisions of O'Neill's works. : ACTS
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Lily plant: Ref. sp. : ALO
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Alone: Comb. form. : MONO
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Part of a basilica. : APSE
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Silk voile. : NINON
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Jackdaw: Scot. : KAE
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Stars of "Jumping Jacks." : JERRYLEWISANDDEANMARTIN
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Method for acquisition of knowledge. : ORGANON
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Legal minorities. : NONAGES
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Famous New Orleans restaurateur. : ANTOINE
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Actor Granger. : STEWART
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People with the facts. : KNOWERS
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Powerful feline. : LIONESS
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South American liberator. : BOLIVAR
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Tropical coral. : OCULINA
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Grommets, loops of rope, etc. : BECKETS
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Exclamation: Var. : HAI
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But. : ONLY
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Heaper. : PILER
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Swelling. : EDEMA
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Comedienne of TV and radio. : JOANDAVIS
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Right-angled extension. : ELL
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Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
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Terrible ruler. : IVAN
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Five: Span. : CINCO
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She portrayed Delilah. : HEDYLAMARR
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Army post in California. : ORD
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Call on again. : RESEE
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George Meany heads one. : UNION
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Friend of Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
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Preposition. : FOR
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A pair of Broadway headliners. : LUNTANDFONTANNE
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Lake in Manitoba. : ETAWNEY
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French town. : SEZANNE
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Popular nylon color. : BEIGE
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Gov. Anderson of Minnesota. : ELMER
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Parts for oil lamps. : WICKS
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Ample. : SPACIOUS
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Wagon. : DRAY
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Abundant store. : MINE
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Certain Christmas employes. : SANTAS
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Resembling paradise. : EDENIC
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Colonize. : SETTLE
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Actress Rainer. : LUISE
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Type of soil. : LOAM
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A prominent Cardinal. : STANMUSIAL
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Symbols of merchandise. : TRADEMARKS
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Mouthpiece of an oboe or a clarinet. : REED
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Loathes. : HATES
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Lord Fauntleroy's ma. : DEAREST
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Lady with a shopping list. : ORDERER
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A pair of TV and radio stars. : GRACIEANDGEORGE
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Opening. : HIATUS
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She married Dick Nixon. : PATRYAN
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Pub gear. : ALETAPS
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Girl's name. : SELENA
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Biblical name. : REBA
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Mouth: Ger. : MUND
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Oxford fellow. : DON
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Reuther's responsibility. : CIO
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Snake. : MAMBA
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Timepieces. : SUNDIALS
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Rumor, personified. : FAMA
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Little simian. : APELET
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Snarl. : TANGLE
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Small wine shop. : BISTRO
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More rational. : SANER
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Actor in "The Prisoner of Zenda." : JAMESMASON
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Wrinkle. : RUGA
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Grittiness. : SANDINESS
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Miss Bara of the silents. : THEDA
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Times. : AGES
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Bread spread. : OLEO
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Indian blanket makers. : NAVAJOS
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Not watchful. : UNALERT
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Traffic sign. : ARROW
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A name for Artemis. : DELIA
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Xmas gift. : NECKTIE
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Secures. : ATTAINS
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Early ascetics. : ESSENES
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Misrepresent. : COLOR
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Scarce: Comb.form. : SPANO
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Record of a single event. : ANNAL
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Sleep: Comb. form. : SOMNI
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Talking bird. : MYNA
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Fall in flakes: Dial. : SNAW
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Sharpness. : EDGE
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Subject of a 3-cent stamp. : NATO
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Chilly. : RAW
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___ eraser. : INK
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The: Ger. : DER
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Mr. Colman. : RON

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 26 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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