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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1953

Author:
Helen Chapman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Helen H. Chapman has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,585
Across
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Covenant. : PACT
5
Much impressed. : AWED
9
Money in Pakistan. : RUPEE
14
Side petals: Botany. : ALAE
15
Heroine of "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
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Papa Dionne. : OLIVA
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Tennessee eleven. : VOLS
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Nebraska football player. : CORNHUSKER
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Isolate. : ENISLE
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Bustles about. : SCUTTERS
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Provides material (to a machine) again. : REFEEDS
25
Relative of 19 Down. : ERIE
26
Barley water beverage. : ORGEAT
28
Stampede. : ONRUSH
32
Rich tapestry. : ARRAS
34
Home of the "Gophers." : MINNESOTA
36
The "Louisiana Perches," à la Walt Kelly. : PUN
37
Alone on stage. : SOLUS
38
Unwelcome winter visitant. : FLU
39
Alma mater of the "Buckeyes." : OHIOSTATE
42
Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
44
Poorly insulated. : DRAFTY
45
Slender and graceful. : SVELTE
47
Well-known pet. : FALA
49
Henry and Webster. : ORATORS
52
Rebellious ones. : UPRISERS
56
Gilled mushroom. : AGARIC
57
Cause for Saturday cheer. : TOUCHDOWNS
59
Engineer Sikorsky. : IGOR
60
Be suitable (with "with"). : AGREE
61
Kimberley, for instance. : MINE
62
Name for a Spanish miss. : NITA
63
Units of academic credit. : HOURS
64
Matured. : AGED
65
Australian island: Abbr. : TASM
Down
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Way preparer. : PAVER
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With nothing more. : ALONE
3
Home of the "Golden Bears." : CALIFORNIA
4
Small mosaic piece. : TESSERA
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Become a party to. : ACCEDE
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Importune. : WOO
7
Makes a slip. : ERRS
8
Hop. : DANCE
9
Entirely customary. : ROUTINE
10
Belted topcoats. : ULSTERS
11
Fresh-water fish. : PIKE
12
Repeatedly. : EVER
13
Up to the ___ (very deeply). : EARS
19
Wyandots. : HURONS
21
Sides of dividers. : LEGS
24
One-time Navigators Islands. : SAMOA
27
Awnings. : TILTS
29
Home of the "Bulldogs." : UOFGEORGIA
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Normandy town. : STLO
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___ monde (high society): Fr. : HAUT
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Having no feet. : APOD
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Tributary of the Rhine. : RUHR
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___ Leon, Mexican state. : NUEVO
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Smartly fashioned. : STYLED
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___ of the day. : OFFICER
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Hides away: Slang. : STASHES
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Its day is June 14. : FLAG
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Disgrace. : ATTAINT
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Obliterated. : ERASED
48
Spicy fragrance. : AROMA
50
Recent East Berlin events. : RIOTS
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Beat it! : SCRAM
52
Home of the "Redskins." : UTAH
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Popular possum. : POGO
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Nightjar or boobook. : RURU
55
Healthy swallow. : SWIG
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Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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