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New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,612

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Across
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Wearers of sheets and hoods. : KKKS
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Nickname of new middleweight champion Olson. : BOBO
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Price-fixing agency. : OPS
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Illuminated letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Bakery item, shaped like a doughnut. : BAGEL
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Team from New Orleans. : TULANEGREENWAVE
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Time of the cave man. : STONEAGE
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Disney character. : MINNIE
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Mythical female with snaky hair : FURY
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Part of Gen. Stilwell's sobriquet. : VINEGAR
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Enthusiasms. : ARDORS
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Tawny or swarthy: French. : BISTRE
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___ Castle, famous fortress of Havana. : MORRO
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Kind of rabbit. : WELSH
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W. S. Gilbert's "___ Ballads." : BAB
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Tennyson poem. : MAUD
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Man's nickname. : HAL
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Third word of "Silent Night." : HOLY
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Branch of a river. : ARM
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Car pedal. : BRAKE
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Cutting machine. : MOWER
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Picture by a famous American artist. : MARINS
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Wailed. : HOWLED
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Springing. : LEAPING
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U. S. security. : BOND
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"Cowboys and ___." : INJUNS
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Nocturnal noisemaker. : ALLEYCAT
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Team from Athens. : GEORGIABULLDOGS
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Take on. : HIRE
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Not any: Dial. : NAIRY
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Ingredient of gumbo. : OKRA
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Gridiron scores. : TDS
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Middleweight champion of 30 years ago. : GREB
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Brand. : SEAR
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Sets of tools. : KITS
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Norwegian novelist Hamsun. : KNUT
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One thousand, in the metric system. : KILO
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Home of the "Indians." : STANFORD
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Unpressed. : BAGGY
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Giant. : OGRE
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Ferdinand's nemesis. : BEE
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Team from Oxford, Mississippi. : OLEMISS
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Scene of New Year's Day classic. : ORANGEBOWL
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City in Lombardy, Italy. : PAVIA
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Manifest disdain. : SNEER
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Baylor eleven. : BEARS
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Proprietor. : OWNER
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Nerve: Comb. form. : NEURO
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End of a ball game. : NINTH
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Town: French. : VILLE
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Spiritual mother. : AMMA
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Sound of the football throng. : ROAR
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They star at the half. : DRUMMAJORS
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Sharp snouts of sawfishes. : BEAKS
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A resounding blow. : WHANG
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Away from the wind. : ALEE
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Senator Robertson's colleague. : BYRD
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Embarassing situations: Colloq. : HOWDYDOS
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Convey. : BRING
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Washing lightly. : RINSING
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Metal resembling nickel. : MONEL
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Venezuelan river, into the Orinoco. : APURE
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Seasonal decoration. : HOLLY
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Word in Genesis I:3. : LIGHT
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Vergil's epic: Var. : ENEID
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Gelett Burgess' word for book jacket copy. : BLURB
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Rose's husband. : ABIE
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Fuel. : COKE
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City in India. : AGRA
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Ruler. : TSAR
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Swiss river. : AAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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