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DOCUMENTARY

New York Times, Sunday, October 11, 1953

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Marion Moeser has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,575
Across
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Devices used in Civil Defense. : RADARS
7
Youth. : LAD
10
Haggard title. : SHE
13
Thames contest. : REGATTA
20
Euphonic omission. : ELISION
22
Chemical salts. : OLEATES
24
Hollywood's Don and family. : AMECHES
25
Impediments to spiritual progress. : SEVENDEADLYSINS
27
Bothers. : PESTERS
28
Compass point. : ENE
29
Beast's leg, in Heraldry. : GAMBE
30
Display board. : SIGN
31
Bureau in the Treasury Dept. : MINT
32
Bonnet accessory. : BEE
33
Crusaders' destination, 1104. : ACRE
35
Biblical "perceive." : SEEST
37
Cree or Sioux. : AMERIND
39
Spirits of Moslem legend. : JINN
40
Puccini opera. : TOSCA
42
Perfume. : ATTAR
44
Stood. : AROSE
45
Fine. : MULCT
46
Latch: Scot. : SNECK
47
Absalom's sister. : TAMAR
49
Though. : YET
50
Edges along. : SIDLES
51
Notorious Batory stowaway. : EISLER
54
General's nickname. : MAC
56
Second: Sp. : SECUNDO
58
Tennis racket. : BAT
61
Sped. : HIED
62
French politician (1883-1945). : LAVAL
64
Finnish poem. : RUNE
65
Exhaust. : FAG
68
Compose as did Gray. : ELEGIZE
70
A dramatist and a city. : RACINES
72
Councils: Abbr. : BDS
73
Inlet. : RIA
74
Paternally related. : AGNATE
75
Rich. : LUSH
76
Garden flower. : DAHLIA
78
"Date." : GIRL
79
Right-hand page. : RECTO
80
She visited U. S. S. R. : MESTA
81
Proclamation. : EDICT
82
One of three stage sisters. : MAGDA
83
Greek god. : EROS
84
Bluish-red. : RAISIN
85
Impart. : LENT
86
Diplomat's necessity. : TOPHAT
87
Raised edge. : RIM
88
Bing's house. : MET
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Makes loved. : ENDEARS
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Grow aggressive. : BRISTLE
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Rep. Rayburn. : SAM
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Strings, brasses, etc.: Abbr. : ORCH
95
Takes hold. : GRABS
96
Variegated. : PIED
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___ of Okhotsk. : SEA
98
Ishmael's father. : ABRAHAM
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
102
Minister. : PASTOR
104
Biblical land. : CANAAN
106
Article: Span. : LOS
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Cabinet post. : LABOR
110
Gay. : RIANT
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Strangely. : ODDLY
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Between Earth and Mercury. : VENUS
117
Balkans. : SERBS
119
Moth. : EGGER
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Asiatic tree. : LIME
121
Fine-grained rocks. : BASALTS
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Athenian colonnades. : STOAS
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Arafura Sea islands: Var. : AROE
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Poet's "unclose." : OPE
127
Soften. : MELT
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Sir: Malaysia. : TUAN
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De Gaulle's birthplace. : LILLE
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Officer's alma mater. : OCS
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Verse form. : RONDEAU
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Antithesis of 25 Across. : CARDINALVIRTUES
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Actress Winwood. : ESTELLE
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Firedog. : ANDIRON
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Frenchman's name. : ETIENNE
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Was vested (in). : RESIDED
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But no. : NAY
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Conjunction. : AND
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Sown. : SEEDED
Down
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Re-elects. : RESEATS
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France's lace center. : ALENCON
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Multiform. : DIVERSE
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Chemical suffix. : ASE
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Symbolic ornament. : RING
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Fountain products. : SODAS
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A guiding ideal. : LODESTAR
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Entirely. : ALL
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African rulers. : DEYS
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Mark. : STIGMA
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Chicken Little's home. : HENNERY
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Letter. : ESS
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Plunder. : RAPINE
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Correct. : EMEND
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Exploit. : GEST
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Behave. : ACT
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Great modern document. : THEBILLOFRIGHTS
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Roman playwright. : TERENCE
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Complies. : ASSENTS
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Valley in ancient Argolis. : NEMEA
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Far East. : ASIA
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Furthered. : ABETTED
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Naval title. : MISTER
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Hat. : TAM
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Deer. : ROES
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Former Minnesota Congressman. : JUDD
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Royal visitor to U. S. : AKIHITO
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Hero of Indian epic. : RAMACHANDRA
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Great sources of supply. : MINES
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Punjab river. : RAVI
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Island chain of Indonesia. : SUNDA
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Measurements. : SIZE
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Utah Governor. : LEE
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Old religious ornaments. : CANDELABRAS
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18 inches. : CUBIT
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Members of a safari. : BEARERS
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Where Tebessa is. : ALGERIA
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Great ancient documents. : TENCOMMANDMENTS
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Durable. : LASTING
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Pipes for rain water. : LEADERS
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Navy term for carrier hand. : AIRDALE
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Shaw's Liza Doolittle. : GALATEA
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Channels. : GATS
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Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
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Climbs (a rope). : SHINS
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Hawaiian welcome. : LEI
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Arithmetical figure: Abbr. : LCT
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Intervals. : GAPS
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Main event in the ring. : MATCH
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Old gold coin of Portugal. : MOIDORE
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Raced again. : RERAN
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Old trade allowance. : TRET
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Savage eel. : MORAY
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Sen. Capehart's middle name. : EARL
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Twice: Music. : BIS
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Most vigorous. : HALEST
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Recipe direction. : PARBOIL
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Large bundle. : BALE
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Girl's name. : MONA
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Mrs. Fred Allen. : PORTLAND
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Baltic Gulf. : RIGA
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Pastel artist. : COLORER
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Fatty. : ADIPOSE
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Seedless grape. : SULTANA
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Egyptian god. : BES
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Not afloat. : AGROUND
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Tertiary period in geology. : NEOCENE
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With crowning glory. : TRESSED
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Esteemed. : VALUED
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Vigorous. : STURDY
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Lipstick. : SALVE
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"Blues" Street. : BEALE
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Poet of Shiraz. : SADI
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Cuts. : SLITS
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Canasta play. : MELD
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Blue Eagle. : NIRA
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Huron's neighbor. : ERIE
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___ gratia. : DEI
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Know how to. : CAN
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Not "oui." : NON
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Links site. : TEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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