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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,571
Across
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Respectful title in Turkey. : BABA
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Appeared to be. : ACTED
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Note on an invitation. : RSVP
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Popular figure in society. : LION
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Tenor Lanza. : MARIO
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Seaport of Samoa. : APIA
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Role for Silvana Mangano. : ANNA
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Fetch. : BRING
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Atoms, electrically charged. : IONS
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Where West trades with East. : HONGKONG
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Awkward fellow: Slang. : GALOOT
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Become stronger. : RISE
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Actress and politician Douglas. : HELEN
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Land warmed by the Black Stream. : JAPAN
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A bit of finagling: 2 wds. : SHARPDEAL
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A kind of paint. : ENAMEL
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Summer drinks. : ADES
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Absente ___ (in the absence of the defendant): Lat. : REO
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Registrations for the Army: Abbr. : ENLS
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Pertaining to part of the skull. : INIAL
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Green land. : EIRE
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Fermented taro paste. : POI
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Result of 67 Across. : SMUT
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Poisoning. : SEPSIS
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Not genuine. : SYNTHETIC
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The makings of 35 Across. : LIMES
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Energetic ones. : DOERS
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British C. I. C. in World War I. : HAIG
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Beginning of a vocal exercise. : DOREMI
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Mathews had the most this year. : HOMERUNS
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De vous ___ (between you and me): Fr. : AMOI
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Very hot seasoning. : CHILI
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Biblical race of long necked Giants. : ANAK
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Condemn as bad. : DAMN
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Prevents publication of. : KILLS
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Unpronounced letter. : MUTE
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Where Eugene is: Abbr. : OREG
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Old-time girdles. : STAYS
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City atmospheric problem. : SMOG
Down
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Colorless: Slang. : BLAH
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Primitive Japanese: Var. : AINO
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European capital. : BONN
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Pre-Scrabble game. : ANAGRAMS
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Puplits in Eastern churches. : AMBOS
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These are good with 59 Across. : CARNES
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Spruce. : TRIG
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One: German. : EIN
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"Pomes" and jingles. : DOGGERELS
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Spoke bitterly. : RAILED
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"Blushing crow" for "crushing blow." : SPOONERISM
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Wine, in Italy. : VINO
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Ended. : PAST
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Lowing herds, in poetry. : KINE
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Where Monte Rosa is. : ALPS
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"Mary ___ little lamb." : HADA
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Reconnaissance cars. : JEEPS
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Make angry. : ANNOY
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"Was it a cat I saw?" for instance. : PALINDROME
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Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
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High home. : AERIE
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Fertile soil. : LOESS
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"A flea in a fly in a flue," and others. : LIMERICKS
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Historic American retort. : NUTS
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Terse witticisms with a twist. : EPIGRAMS
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Eldest son of Noah. : SHEM
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___ Faure, noted French writer. : ELIE
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Driving a nail slantingly. : TOEING
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Manager Grimm of the Braves. : CHOLLY
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Beside the mark. : AMISS
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Lower part of a wall with panel or border. : DADO
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Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
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The "eye" of a bean. : HILA
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Unesco medium of exchange. : UNUM
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Gruenther's command. : NATO
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Stern extension of a ship's keel. : SKEG
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Stroke of good fortune. : HIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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