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New York Times, Friday, October 24, 1952

58-Across : Quality that arouses pity.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,223
Across
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Aerial on the gridiron. : PASS
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Premier Naguib's headquarters. : CAIRO
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Gulf of Arabia. : OMAN
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Peak. : ACME
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Miss Best and others. : EDNAS
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Miss Dorsay, actress. : FIFI
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Alabama. : THELANDOFCOTTON
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Woodcutters. : HEWERS
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___ East. : NEAR
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Playwright Akins. : ZOE
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$100 bill: Slang. : CNOTE
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Overhauls, as a ship. : REFITS
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Blast of a trumpet. : TANTARA
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Famous puppeteer. : SARG
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Norse name. : OLE
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Symbols of nothing. : ZEROS
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Miss Spenlow and others. : DORAS
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The year Christopher Columbus died. : MDVI
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Prohibit. : DEBAR
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Mr. Raymond of Hollywood. : GENE
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Max, Buddy, and others. : BAERS
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He persuaded the Trojans to take in the wooden horse. : SINON
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Noun suffix. : ENE
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Frog genus. : RANA
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Opera star Steber. : ELEANOR
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Rocky Marciano, for instance. : WINNER
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Church vault. : CRYPT
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It comes between printemps and automne. : ETE
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A handle or loop. : ANSA
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Quality that arouses pity. : PATHOS
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A pair of ancient fighters. : DAVIDANDGOLIATH
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A narrow valley. : GLEN
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Not unlawful. : LEGAL
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Relative of the mandolin. : LUTE
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Wildcat or jaguarundi. : EYRA
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Distrustful: Slang. : LEERY
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Not even. : ALOP
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The way with primroses. : PATH
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Long. : ACHE
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Saw-billed duck. : SMEW
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Exclusive. : SELECT
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Examined for unsuitable matter. : CENSORED
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Do a sum. : ADD
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Three ___ (The Trinity). : INONE
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Man's nickname. : RAFE
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Coveted acting awards. : OSCARS
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Poetic substitute for frequently. : OFT
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She plays with Abbott & Costello in "Lost in Alaska." : MITZIGREEN
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Walking. : AFOOT
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Baseball teams. : NINES
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Desi that loves "Lucy" on TV. : ARNAZ
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Hill nymph. : OREAD
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Vetches. : TARES
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Hoarseness of the vocal cords. : FROG
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Wherein Aida perishes with Radames. : TOMB
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Frances Davis of opera fame. : ALDA
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The sort of land Peter Pan liked. : NEVERNEVER
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Kimono sash. : OBI
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More reasonable. : SANER
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___ Domini. : ANNO
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Predictor of the future. : SEER
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Ambassador Henderson's post. : IRAN
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Short and pudgy. : ROLYPOLY
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Champion on the links. : SNEAD
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Country of King Tribhubana. : NEPAL
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Tighe Woods' predecessor as director of Price Stabilization. : ARNALL
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Hun king of the first century. : ATTILA
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Formation in a football play. : WEDGE
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Pinocchio's birthplace. : ITALY
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Sponge on others: Colloq. : CADGE
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Kind of knife Koko used. : SNEE
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Seiner's catch. : HAUL
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Actor Preminger. : OTTO
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Bandsman Fields. : SHEP
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Girl's name. : INA
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Civil War society. : GAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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