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New York Times, Monday, October 5, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,569
Across
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Authority to regulate. : CONTROL
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Neckwear for G. I.'s. : DOGTAGS
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Manage. : OPERATE
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Miss too many classes, in campus parlance. : OVERCUT
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Has a change of heart. : REPENTS
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Thomas Hardy's rank. : GENERAL
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Malayan canoe. : PROA
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More secure. : SAFER
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No one; no man: Latin. : NEMO
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Given to back talk. : SASSY
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Had an irritating effect. : GRATED
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English bird, the yellow wagtail. : OATEAR
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State of northeastern India. : ASSAM
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Holy woman in the Bible. : STANNE
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Saucy. : PERT
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Dr. Korowicz' asylum. : USA
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"Missed by a ___." : WHISKER
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Least articulate. : DUMBEST
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Poetic "over." : OER
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Chemical suffixes. : ENES
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Extinguishes: Colloq. : DOUSES
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Rustler's nemesis. : POSSE
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Spinning giddily. : AWHIRL
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Peninsula where Trieste is. : ISTRIA
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Dramatic oaths. : EGADS
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Sun god of Egypt. : AMON
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Teller of folk tales, in 1880 book. : REMUS
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African lily. : ALOE
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Marciano, Gavilan, etc. : RINGMEN
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Treat as a V. I. P. : LIONIZE
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Where the Liffey flows. : IRELAND
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Adorned with stately robes. : ERMINED
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Mojave and Black Rock. : DESERTS
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Residence of a church official. : DEANERY
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Branch of the armed forces. : CORPS
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"Fidelio." : OPERA
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Roman historian, first century, B. C. : NEPOS
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Traitorous acts. : TREASONS
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Plied between two points. : RAN
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Mel of baseball, and family. : OTTS
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Author of "Gil Blas." : LESAGE
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Worn, as the pages of a book. : DOGEARED
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Observable. : OVERT
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : GEN
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Drifts. : TRENDS
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City near Mount Carmel. : ACRE
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American Pacific outpost. : GUAM
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French city in hedgerow country. : STLO
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Tighten slack ropes, on shipboard. : FRAP
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They won five in a row. : YANKEES
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Advice to a thin man. : EATMORE
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A certain age. : TEEN
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Pays court to. : SUES
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African fox. : ASSE
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Gymnasium equipment. : MATS
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Exchange: Colloq. : SWOP
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Girl's nickname. : THEO
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Affectations. : AIRS
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German man's nickname. : RUDI
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Where cabooses belong. : REARENDS
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Marshal of the Russian Army. : BULGANIN
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In the ___ (active in current society). : SWIM
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Base hit. : SINGLE
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Dragged. : HAULED
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Third largest stream in England. : TRENT
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Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
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Cat napper. : DOZER
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Down at the heels. : SEEDY
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Wanting in interest. : ARID
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Road hazard. : MIRE
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Certain persons. : ONES
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Progenitor. : SIRE
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A month: Abbr. : MAR
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Lee ___, former boxer. : OMA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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