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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1953

Author:
C. M. Fair
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
C. M. Fair has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,298
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Actress Emerson. : FAYE
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A loyal friend, since the 4th century B. C. : DAMON
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Opposite of stern. : STEM
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Not written. : ORAL
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French girl's name. : ELISE
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Large seaport on Honshu Island. : KOBE
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Little stream. : RILL
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He's unpopular in school. : TALEBEARER
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Group. : SECT
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Mr. Sinclair and others. : UPTONS
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Canadian humorist. : LEACOCK
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Fruit of the blackthorn. : SLOE
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"___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT
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Handsome bird. : WOODDUCK
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One lacking common sense. : IDIOT
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Actor Jack ___. : LARUE
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Language-stock of Indo-China. : TAI
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"Pay-as-we-go" was his idea. : RUML
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Pocket openings. : SLITS
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Impart. : LEND
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Isthmus between Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Siam. : KRA
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Bulgars, for example. : SLAVS
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Sprinkles. : DUSTS
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Gershwin's "A Woman Is a ___ Thing." : SOMETIME
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___ de sac. : CUL
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Girl's name. : LITA
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A family in Verona. : CAPULET
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Decolorize. : BLEACH
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Skipping ___. : ROPE
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Peak overlooking ancient Troy. : IDA
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Combine into a complex whole. : SYNTHESIZE
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Indian. : ERIE
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Mr. Kyes, designated as Charles E. Wilson's aide. : ROGER
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I forbid: Latin. : VETO
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Pops. : DADS
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Persons of unusual beauty. : SWANS
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An organization: Abbr. : ASSN
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A slipcase to hold a book. : FOREL
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Get up. : ARISE
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Where history was made, Feb. 4–12, 1945. : YALTA
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Wing. : ELL
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What private eyes do. : DETECT
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Oh, dear! : ALACK
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Berle, for short. : MILT
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Vague. : NEBULOUS
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Emulated Dick Button. : SKATED
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Ferdinand in Spain. : TORO
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Mr. Holden. : EBEN
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Seas: French. : MERS
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Type of lyric verse. : EPODE
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"Not so fast!" in Shakespeare's day. : SOFT
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Self-possessed. : COOL
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Classes. : SORTS
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Put aside for a time. : WAIVE
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Kin of the Comanches. : UTES
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Hollow talk. : CANT
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Small fry. : KIDS
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Peso ___ (hard piastre). : DURO
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Priest of a mosque. : IMAM
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Relative of the camel. : LLAMA
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Moves like a snake. : SLITHERS
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Something extraordinary: Slang. : LULU
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Verse or line of poetry. : STICH
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Trick. : DUPE
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Makes gay. : ELATES
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Flower buds used for seasoning. : CAPERS
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Defraud in a paltry way. : COZEN
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Sour fruits. : LIMES
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Directs the policies of. : EDITS
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The cards left over after the deal. : TALON
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Bachelor of Science in Education. : BSED
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Constellation containing Vega. : LYRA
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Authoress Bagnold. : ENID
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Disseminate. : SOW
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Miss St. Claire of Kentucky. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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