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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,592
Across
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Square pegs in round holes. : MISFITS
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Water bottle. : CARAFE
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Museum specialty. : EXHIBIT
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Giver of absolution. : SHRIVER
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Mode of scenic representation. : DIORAMA
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Looking at: Slang. : LAMPING
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Glut. : SATE
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Portable stoves. : ETNAS
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Betting advantages. : ODDS
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Two-timers. : DECEIVERS
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Vegetable sponges. : LOOFAHS
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Treats hide again. : RETANS
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Coolness under pressure. : SANGFROID
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Ben Jonson wrote "Drink to me only with thine eyes" to her. : CELIA
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Which: Italian. : CUI
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Old name for Tokyo. : EDO
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Bird of the Antipodes. : EMU
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Embellish. : ADORN
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Lucky Luciano and others. : DEPORTEES
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Strip. : DENUDE
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Italian physicist, discoverer in field of current electricity. : GALVANI
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Item on the color chart. : NILEGREEN
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German school assembly hall. : AULA
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Steams over. : MISTS
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Turkish judge: Var. : KADI
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Man in a bookstore, just looking. : BROWSER
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Dweller on Lake Cayuga. : ITHACAN
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Steady dancer, random singer. : ASTAIRE
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Approaching. : NEARING
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Followers of Dionysus. : SATYRS
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Waffle plate. : GRIDDLE
Down
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Degrees in education. : MEDS
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South African iris. : IXIA
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16-pound metal ball. : SHOT
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Support for a log. : FIREDOG
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Mountain in Luzon. : IBA
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Worker's record of hours of labor. : TIMECARD
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Hawaiian-Alaskan dream. : STATEHOOD
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Water after spirits. : CHASER
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Wing. : ARM
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Swift retort. : RIPOSTE
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Greedy. : AVID
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Stave off. : FEND
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Units of work. : ERGS
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European. : SLAV
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"De mortuis nil ___ bonum." : NISI
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Turkish title of respect. : EFFENDI
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Bend back. : RECURVE
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Cum ___, with honors. : LAUDE
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Ingredient of scalloped potatoes. : ONION
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An issei. : ALIEN
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Japanese who is U. S. born and bred. : NISEI
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Browne and Hill. : SAMS
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Cigarfish or goggler. : SCAD
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Going. : DEPARTING
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Disturbing party. : MOLESTER
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Robinson Crusoe or Dick Whittington. : RUNAWAY
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The makings of floating island. : EGGS
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Relative of a beaker. : TANKARD
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Davis and Rice. : ELMERS
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Part of Ireland. : EIRE
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Down with: French. : ABAS
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Bear constellation. : URSA
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George ___, doubles champion with Doeg, 1930. : LOTT
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Biting. : ACID
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Webster who fought the devil. : DANL
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Pulitzer Prize playwright. : INGE
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___ Winston. : SIR
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Shout to draw attention: Var. : HAI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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