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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,587
Across
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Crown Prince Akihito's father. : MIKADO
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Cause to lose heart. : DISPIRIT
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Shrew, for example. : ANIMAL
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Cruel. : INHUMANE
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Muss. : CREASE
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More disheveled. : SLOPPIER
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Red Sox batsman. : KELL
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Pertaining to Swiss ranges. : ALPEN
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River at Frankfurt. : ODER
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Pre-graduation ordeal. : FINALTEST
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Pitcher's hand aid. : ROSIN
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Dance step. : PAS
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Gift of the dove. : PEACE
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Referee Simon. : ABE
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French cop: Slang. : FLIC
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Zoo favorites. : PANDAS
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Publicity hounds. : HEADLINEHUNTERS
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Of the stars. : ASTRAL
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Ding ___ School, on TV. : DONG
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Harried. : BESET
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River bounding Uruguay and Paraguay. : APA
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Liquid rubber. : LATEX
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Divided like an orange. : SEGMENTED
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Cries in the fold. : BAAS
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Slow and stately: Music. : LARGO
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Situations. : JOBS
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People off a plane. : ARRIVALS
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Bruiser. : MAULER
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Shooting script. : SCENARIO
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Mistakes in printing. : ERRATA
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Rawhide with a rough surface. : SHAGREEN
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Remembered vistas. : SCENES
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Connie of baseball. : MACK
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About. : INRE
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61-mile ship canal between North Sea and Baltic. : KIEL
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Historic port near Salerno. : AMALFI
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Men of law: Abbr. : DAS
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City on the Allegheny. : OLEAN
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Seeker of a country. : DISPLACEDPERSON
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Creeks. : INLETS
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Glinted. : SHONE
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Young seal. : PUP
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Powerless. : IMPOTENT
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Foray. : RAID
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Hawaii's status: Abbr. : TERR
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French rabbit. : LAPIN
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Blow up. : INFLATE
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Stud with sequins. : SPANGLE
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The dragon of darkness: Job, ix, 13. : RAHAB
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Having embonpoint. : OBESE
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Large houses on country estates. : SEATS
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Deft. : ADEPT
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Roulette bet centering on four adjacent squares. : CARRE
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U. S. carrier. : ESSEX
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Size for Abner. : LIL
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Kind of verbal quibble. : PUN
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Sauce for the goose. : DRESSING
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___-ho, Chinese river; Var. : HOANG
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Charlotte ___, U. S. Virgin Island capital. : AMALIE
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Entreat solemnly. : ADJURE
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Fierce gaze. : GLARE
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Most reference books. : TOMES
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Quartet member. : BASS
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Roguish. : ARCH
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60 square miles for D. C. : AREA
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Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
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Stupide! : BETE
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Another way to spell a word: Abbr. : VAR
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Abstract curve. : ARC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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