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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,581
Across
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New Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, first admiral in that post. : RADFORD
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Galveston, Houston, Beaumont. : PORTS
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Reward excessively. : OVERPAY
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Results of scrimmages. : PILEUPS
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Popular song often heard at weddings. : BECAUSE
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"Its body brevity, and wit its soul"—Coleridge. : EPIGRAM
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Girl's name. : INA
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Wearing a shoulder wrap. : SHAWLED
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Compass point. : NNE
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Without feeling. : NUMB
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Audacious. : BOLD
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Lady of Iberia. : DONA
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___ Rebellion in India, 1857–58. : SEPOY
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Author of "Nonsense Verses." : LEAR
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In any case. : EVER
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Portends. : BODES
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Place for catching anguineous fish. : EELERY
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Partially dark. : DUSKY
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Affirms. : AVERS
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Cause of hay fever. : POLLEN
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British jet transport. : COMET
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Stringed instrument. : LUTE
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Colorless salt in baking powders. : ALUM
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Antitoxin. : SERUM
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Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
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Shank's ___. : MARE
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Jackknife. : DIVE
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Tall shade tree. : ELM
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Wasted time. : FIDDLED
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Express. : PUT
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Fidelity to nature. : REALITY
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Arithmetic problem. : EXAMPLE
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Seams. : SUTURES
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Existing in name only. : TITULAR
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Relatives of jeunes filles. : PERES
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Lingering guests. : STAYERS
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Thrushes. : ROBINS
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Way of approach. : AVENUE
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Run away suddenly. : DECAMP
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Title of monk or friar. : FRA
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Literary work. : OPUS
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Daredevil. : RASH
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Stainable. : DYEABLE
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Kin of a castle in Spain. : PIPEDREAM
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Having a strong smell. : OLID
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Rule: Abbr. : REG
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Amount of business done in a given time. : TURNOVER
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Wrenches. : SPANNERS
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New Italian premier. : PELLA
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Bedaubed. : SMEARY
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Rainy day items. : WOES
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Double-ripper. : BOBSLED
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Crossed out. : DELETED
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Servitude. : YOKE
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Blows up. : DYNAMITES
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Periods before events. : EVES
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Bend over, as in laughter. : DOUBLEUP
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Final. : ULTIMATE
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Small pincers with long jaws. : PLIERS
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What bonnyclabber is. : CURD
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Fooyungs. : OMELETS
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___ maid. : LADYS
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Ruffle slightly. : RIPPLE
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Pertaining to part of soft palate. : UVULAR
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Measures of length. : METERS
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Make in a kiln. : FIRE
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Theatre sign. : EXIT
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Facts. : DATA
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One of a Persian people. : LUR
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Very: Spanish. : MUY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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