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New York Times, Thursday, October 29, 1953

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,593
Across
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Table decoration. : VASE
5
___ Jumbo, African medicine man. : MUMBO
10
Mrs. Goldberg's creator. : BERG
14
Height: Abbr. : ELEV
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Lily relative. : ONION
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Arena shape. : OVAL
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Dickens character. : EDWINDROOD
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Ship's course. : LANE
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Pair of baskets for pack mules. : PANNIERS
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1,300-mile river in South Africa. : ORANGE
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Nut tree. : COLA
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Maturing. : AGING
25
Guiana natives. : CARIBS
28
Scoffers. : DERIDERS
31
Chemical compound. : AMINE
32
Contemporary of Toulouse-Lautrec. : DEGAS
33
Took fire. : LIT
34
Russell B. of Louisiana. : LONG
35
Jeans fabric. : DENIM
36
Danny Kaye's Sylvia. : FINE
37
Energy unit. : ERG
38
Basketball teams. : FIVES
39
Horizontal band in an escutcheon. : FESSE
40
Is convinced. : BELIEVES
42
Superior to another. : BETTER
43
Appear. : ENTER
44
Displease. : ROIL
45
License tags. : PLATES
47
David Copperfield's nurse. : PEGGOTTY
51
Ghislanzoni's libretto. : AIDA
52
Indian pilgrim area near Cochin. : TRAVANCORE
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Travel slowly. : TREK
55
Overready. : EAGER
56
Distinguish. : KNOW
57
Aesop character. : HARE
58
Lingered. : DWELT
59
6-4, 7-5, etc. : SETS
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V. I. P. in Washington. : VEEP
2
Broadway star. : ALDA
3
Basted. : SEWN
4
Making manifest. : EVINCING
5
Automobile designs. : MODELS
6
Post-war agency. : UNRRA
7
My: Spanish. : MIOS
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A razzberry. : BOO
9
Record of wave forms of electric current. : ONDOGRAM
10
Fluttery actress. : BOLAND
11
Graham or Sunday. : EVANGELIST
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Sounded. : RANG
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Hilarity. : GLEE
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Sad Grecian. : NIOBE
22
N. Y. social reformer. : RIIS
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Sponsorship. : AEGIS
25
Biblical wanderer settler in Canaan. : CALEB
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Love: Italian. : AMORE
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Chief mutineer. : RINGLEADER
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Sand hills in England. : DENES
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Remove the soap. : RINSE
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Direct. : STEER
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Former Governor of Massachusetts. : DEVER
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Deprived of. : DIVESTED
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Horse's joints. : FETLOCKS
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Garden party. : FETE
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Simulate. : FEIGN
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Consumption. : INTAKE
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Skipper of the "African Queen." : BOGART
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Merrymaking. : REVEL
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Course taken. : PATH
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Turkish pound. : LIRA
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Congressional attendant. : PAGE
48
Inflection. : TONE
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Submit for approval (with "out"). : TROT
50
Berry-bearing evergreens. : YEWS
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Chilly. : RAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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