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New York Times, Friday, January 9, 1953

Author:
Henry A. Wolfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Henry A. Wolfe has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Where chow is eaten. : MESSHALL
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Minstrels' music makers. : BANJOS
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Flower cluster, botanically speaking. : ANTHEMIA
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Adding machine figure. : AMOUNT
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Vaporizing. : STEAMING
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Slitlike opening for ventilation. : LOUVER
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Pilchard in oil. : SARDINE
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Certain Swiss. : BERNESE
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River in France. : AIN
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Having courage. : NERVY
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Ancient capital of Egypt. : TANIS
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Style of George Ade's fables. : SLANG
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Beneficiary of the Magna Carta. : SERF
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Pot covers. : LIDS
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Exclamations of pain. : OWS
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Blue-pencil. : EDIT
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Robert Edward ___. : LEE
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Independence man. : TRUMAN
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Tatters. : SHREDS
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Tributary of the Yangtze. : HAN
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Season just past. : YULE
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Its new leader is Walter P. Reuther. : CIO
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Plant disease. : ESCA
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Befits or belongs. : GOES
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Peewee of the Dodgers. : REESE
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Gleamed. : SHONE
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Screen for duck hunters. : BLIND
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Less than carload lot: Commercial abbr. : LCL
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Candies with nuts. : NOUGATS
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Came to an agreement. : SETTLED
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Electrical unit. : AMPERE
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Native of a North African city. : ALGERINE
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Moved in ripples. : ROLLED
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Outdoor living areas. : TERRACES
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Prepares dough for baking. : KNEADS
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In best order. : TRIMMEST
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First word of a Stephen Foster song title. : MASSAS
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Necessitate. : ENTAIL
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Breastbones. : STERNA
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Hudson River fish. : SHAD
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Creator of Santiago. : HEMINGWAY
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Chemical compound. : AMINE
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Newport News products. : LINERS
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Procrastinate. : LAG
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Closely compressed package. : BALE
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Lifeless. : AMORT
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Pertaining to a part of speech. : NOUNAL
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He usually plays opposite the ingenue. : JUVENILE
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Biased. : ONESIDED
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Accents. : STRESSES
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American League rookie of the year. : BYRD
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Neckline shape. : VEE
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___ de plume. : NOM
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State treasury. : FISC
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Comfortable. : SNUG
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Subject of the most recent Amendment. : THIRDTERM
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Jack London's ship, 1911. : THESNARK
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1951 winner as best foreign movie. : RASHOMON
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Disconnect, as railroad cars. : UNCOUPLE
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Small deer. : ROE
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Tennis strokes. : LOBS
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"Yet you balanced an ___ on the end of your nose . . . " : EEL
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Miss Lansbury of the movies. : ANGELA
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Member of baseball's Hall of Fame. : SISLER
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Another name for the Lagoon Islands. : ELLICE
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Eighth word of "The Old Oaken Bucket." : SCENES
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Status of James in F. D. R.'s family. : ELDEST
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Auriculate. : EARED
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Star of the silent screen. : NEGRI
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Lyons and Williams of baseball. : TEDS
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Means of transportation. : TRAM
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Siamese coin. : ATT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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