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New York Times, Monday, November 23, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Antiaircraft fire. : FLAK
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Harry Blackstone's forte. : MAGIC
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One of George Marshall's achievements. : PLAN
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Temporary cessation of activity. : LULL
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Got into motion. : AROSE
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Tiptop. : AONE
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Voice part. : ALTO
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Important reading matter for a contract signer. : SMALLPRINT
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Animals allied to the llamas. : GUANACOS
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Documents having 18 Across : LEASES
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French stylist. : DIOR
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Scene of Anna Leonowens' adventure. : SIAM
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Cinder track event. : SPRINT
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Field Marshal Montgomery's title. : VISCOUNT
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Chicago's county. : COOK
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Overflow of a reservoir. : SPILTH
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No: Scot. : NAE
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Beasts of burden. : ASSES
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Stage star Tanguay of "I Don't Care" fame. : EVA
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State flower of New Mexico. : YUCCA
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Symbol of aloha. : LEI
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Be kind enough. : PLEASE
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Henry VIII's Catherine. : PARR
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Pella, Hoxha, Laniel. : PREMIERS
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Governor-general of Canada. : MASSEY
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Book of the Bible. : ACTS
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Slight altercation. : SPAT
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Part of a daisy. : FLORET
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Items in the tack room. : STIRRUPS
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Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece. : LASTSUPPER
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City in Keystone State. : ERIE
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Unfounded. : IDLE
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Ask for with humility. : CRAVE
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Region of southwestern Arabia. : ADEN
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Worker south of the border. : PEON
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Highway curves. : ESSES
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A necessary thing. : MUST
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Old Glory : FLAG
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Miss Bett. : LULU
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British Columbia's neighbor: Abbr. : ALTA
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Gold region in Yukon territory. : KLONDIKE
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Army's mule, Navy's goat. : MASCOTS
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Panoply for a hoplite. : ARMOR
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Antelopes of Tibet. : GOAS
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Governors or Bedloes: Abbr. : ISL
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Gregor Piatigorsky's métier. : CELLIST
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Any high barren plain, in tropical South America. : PARAMO
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Girl's name. : LOIS
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Henry VIII's Boleyn. : ANNE
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Equipment on a trawler. : NETS
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Excellent: Slang. : PEACHY
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River from the Jura Mts. to the Rhone. : AIN
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Man's name. : SILAS
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Copperskin's trophy. : SCALP
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Baffling question. : POSER
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Well-known riveter. : ROSIE
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Cheers from Italian enthusiasts. : VIVAS
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James Fenimore Cooper's Mohican hero. : UNCAS
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Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Lachrymal. : TEARY
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House of ___, part of Japan's legislature. : PEERS
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Pepper and ginger. : SPICES
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Against the current. : UPSTREAM
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Iceberg. : LETTUCE
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Byzantine and Greek. : EMPIRES
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Fur called sable. : MARTEN
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River in Helvetia. : AAR
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Allen of TV. : STEVE
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A hot, sweetened drink. : FLIP
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Put in cargo. : LADE
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Where the Storting sits. : OSLO
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Salutary spots. : SPAS
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National language of Pakistan. : URDU
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Turnovers. : PIES
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Mailed. : SENT
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Kings and queens: Abbr. : PRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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