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Herbert Ettenson
Herbert Ettenson

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1953

93-Across : Tree pruner.

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 4-Down clue had "example"; corrected it to "exemple."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,568
Across
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Heroine of a best seller. : DESIREE
8
Hoosier humorist. : ADE
11
Waters: Span. : AGUAS
16
Spot. : FLECK
21
Language. : ITALIAN
22
He wrote philosophy in Latin. : SIRFRANCISBACON
25
Composer Lecuona. : ERNESTO
26
Tobias Smollett's hero. : PEREGRINEPICKLE
27
Scatter. : TED
28
Board meeting: Abbr. : SESS
30
Glory. : HALO
31
Eggs. : OVA
32
Infielder with the Red Sox. : KELL
33
City on the Danube: Ger. : WIEN
35
Seedling. : PLANT
37
City in Italy. : MODENA
40
Nothing. : NIL
41
Grifter's decoy. : SHILL
43
Mysterious. : WEIRD
44
A challenge. : GAGE
45
European kite. : GLEDE
47
Cutting tool. : HACK
48
Potherb. : CHARD
49
Reminder of Mary Pickford. : CURLS
50
Looked obliquely. : LEERED
51
Mountain ___. : ASH
52
___ dinner. : SHORE
53
Terms of a deal. : PRICE
54
Make shift. : FEND
55
Characteristic of Uncle Sam. : WHISKERS
57
Gordon of outer space. : FLASH
58
Presidential symbol. : LOGCABIN
62
Barker's come-on. : SPIEL
63
Indian of Utah. : PIUTE
64
Dancer Hal. : LEROY
65
___, deux, trois. : UNE
66
Pacific coast shrubs. : SALALS
68
Token of prowess. : PLUME
69
Ike headed it. : SHAEF
70
Mount near Nicolosi. : ETNA
71
He said, "Books think for me." : CHARLESLAMB
73
George Jessel, for example. : TOASTMASTER
75
Flunky for Ethelred. : ESNE
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He said, "Government is a necessary evil." : PAINE
77
Luigi of TV. : NAISH
78
Says. : UTTERS
79
Nest: French. : NID
80
Valleys. : DALES
81
City in East Punjab. : SIMLA
82
Different. : OTHER
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Served. : ANSWERED
85
Eighth word of "Evangeline." : PINES
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Event at Indianapolis. : AUTORACE
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Columnist's tidbit. : ITEM
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Selection from a menu. : ORDER
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Singer Schipa and others. : TITOS
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Writer: Abbr. : NOV
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Tree pruner. : LOPPER
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Oklahoma Indians. : OTOES
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Weighted down. : LADEN
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Girl's name. : EDNA
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Neighbors of 63 Across. : UTES
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Kind of face. : POKER
102
Wails. : KEENS
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GI's favorite organization. : USO
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Beginning of a nursery rhyme. : TOMTOM
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Ab Jenkins, for instance. : RACER
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Sharp sound. : PING
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___ vacante (the seat being empty): Lat. : SEDE
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Rule: Abbr. : REG
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Composer Bartok. : BELA
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Maglie and Yvars. : SALS
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Initials dating from 1880. : GOP
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Result of too much fisticuffery. : CAULIFLOWEREARS
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Observatory site near San Diego. : PALOMAR
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He had adventures on a raft. : HUCKLEBERRYFINN
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An advance on a balk: 2 wds. : ONEBASE
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Give kudos. : EXTOL
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Caucasian. : ARYAN
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Bean of multiple uses. : SOY
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Thermostat figure. : SEVENTY
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Hollywood ___. : DIET
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Existence: Fr. : ETRE
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Hawaii. : SANDWICHISLANDS
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Martinique, par exemple. : ILE
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The common red currant. : RISSEL
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Consumed. : EATEN
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Man's name. : ENOS
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Stubborn person. : DIEHARD
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Commission. : ERRAND
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Jason's ship. : ARGO
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Civil War group: Abbr. : GAR
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One: Comb. form. : UNI
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Points on a curve. : ACNODES
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Colander. : SIEVE
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Custodian of 123,733,582 fingerprints. : FBI
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Complete absence. : LACK
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German airship pilot on first Atlantic flight. : ECKENER
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Clash. : COLLIDE
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Rang. : KNELLED
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Pressed fabric. : FELT
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Team of horses. : SPAN
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Pieces of asparagus. : SPEARS
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Family. : ILK
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Money in Padua. : LIRE
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He portrayed Willy Loman. : MARCH
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Make eyes. : OGLE
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Government office. : AGENCY
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He wrote "Misalliance." : SHAW
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Hotchpotch. : HASH
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Part of a dactylogram. : WHORL
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Appearance. : GUISE
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Michelangelo painted her. : LEDA
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Miserly one. : CHEESEPARER
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Orange box. : CRATE
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Gigot sleeve. : LEGOFMUTTON
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Art. : SKILL
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Fishline sinker. : PLUMB
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Argonne, par example. : FORET
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Bowling score. : SPARE
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Adriatic seaport. : FIUME
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Thong or cord. : LEASH
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Wealthy gadabout. : BUTTERANDEGGMAN
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Target circle next to bullseye. : INNER
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Proximates. : NEARS
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Drafts. : PLANS
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Where Potale Palace is. : LHASA
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Operatic recitative. : SCENA
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Chinaman in a Bret Harte poem. : AHSIN
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Worked hard. : PLIED
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What agrology deals with. : SOILS
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Salt. : ESTER
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Hawthorne's birthplace. : SALEM
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Circus performer. : TAMER
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One of a fictional trio. : ATHOS
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Indians and Pirates. : NINES
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Abominate. : DETEST
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Opposing parties. : SIDES
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External. : OUTER
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Dry off. : WIPE
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Assistants. : AIDERS
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Sen. Purtell's state: Abbr. : CONN
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Miss Gabor and others. : EVAS
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Man's name. : OTTO
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Gate receipts. : TAKE
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Governor in Columbus. : LAUSCHE
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Hirondelles, corbeaux, etc. : OISEAUX
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Something manufactured. : PRODUCT
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Losing candidate. : OUTGOER
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Town on Lake Maggiore. : LOCARNO
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Tuileries, par example. : PALAIS
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Jewish month. : KISLEV
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Yellow fish. : ORFE
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Kind of toast. : MELBA
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Part of an atoll. : REEF
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Dumbo or comet. : PLANE
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Site of Bing's Nevada ranch. : ELKO
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___ Mawr. : BRYN
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Where GI's get mail. : APOS
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Hops kiln. : OAST
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Hawk's catch. : PREY
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Where Joliet is: Abbr. : ILL
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Contrary. : WRY
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Saeculum. : ERA
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Bend in a ship's plank. : SNY
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British order: Abbr. : OBE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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