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New York Times, Thursday, November 12, 1953

43-Across : Small and uncomfortable.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,607
Across
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Pipe or breaker. : CASK
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On the heavy side. : OBESE
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Russet pear. : BOSC
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Back ailment. : ACHE
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Has value. : RATES
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Vague impression. : IDEA
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Palmer Stadium players. : PRINCETONTIGERS
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Where Secy. Wilson works. : PENTAGON
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Dinner course. : ENTREE
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"It came ___ a midnight clear ... " : UPON
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White Sox outfielder. : MELE
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Current Porter-Burrows hit. : CANCAN
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Indulged in fanciful talking. : ROMANCED
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Vichyssoise ingredient. : LEEKS
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Tendon. : SINEW
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Michie Stadium players. : ARMY
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Foreshadowed. : BODED
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Part of a ship. : PROW
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Boston cream ___. : PIE
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"Catfish Row" resident. : PORGY
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Came into general knowledge. : BROKE
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Where to catch bass or grunnion. : SEASHORE
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Biologist Will and Railroader Lucius. : BEEBES
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Small and uncomfortable. : POKY
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Schuschnigg of Austria. : KURT
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Poetic heroine. : ELAINE
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Plea. : ENTREATY
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Nickname of Marquette's squad. : GOLDENAVALANCHE
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___ Royale, in Lake Superior. : ISLE
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Tee off. : DRIVE
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O'Kelly of Eire. : SEAN
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Gridiron headliner. : STAR
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Scoffer's grimace. : SNEER
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Sister of Mars. : ERIS
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Founder of "Dogpatch." : CAPP
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Piece of land. : ACRE
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Foreshank. : SHIN
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Winner of 1952 Cotton Bowl game. : KENTUCKY
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Home of the Beavers. : OREGON
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___ Rouge, lair of eleven "Tigers." : BATON
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Where Rugger is played. : ETON
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New title for Mayor Burke: Abbr. : SEN
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Prized. : ESTEEMED
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Midwest Conference. : BIGTEN
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Boundary river between Poland and Germany. : ODER
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Brown. : SERE
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State of affairs. : CASE
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Cloaks for senoritas. : CAPAS
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Relative. : INLAW
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Time, according to Ben Franklin. : MONEY
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Applauds. : CLAPS
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Clifftop home. : AERIE
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Where Hercules slew the lion. : NEMEA
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An animal's back. : RIDGE
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Locust tree bearing pods. : CAROB
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Summon. : EVOKE
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V. P. who won Nobel peace prize, 1925. : DAWES
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Expression of apology. : SORRY
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Certain desk paraphernalia. : BOOKENDS
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Something done for show. : PRETENSE
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Bobby soxer's monopoly. : PHONE
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Yogi the Yankee. : BERRA
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An arachnid and not an insect. : SPIDER
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One of Churchill's right-hand men. : BUTLER
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Playing card. : KNAVE
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Shield. : EGIS
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"Little Boy ___." : LOST
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___ marcia (played in the style of a march). : ALLA
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Girl's nickname. : EVIE
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Box elder. : ACER
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Language of Siam. : THAI
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Longings: Colloq. : YENS
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Governor at Topeka. : ARN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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