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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,621
Across
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Seasonal symbol. : PUMPKIN
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Large umbrellas. : GAMPS
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Colony of 1653. : CAROLINA
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Region in N. Africa. : SAHARA
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Manages with frugality. : HUSBANDS
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Kindergarten tool. : CRAYON
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"Stubborn ___ mule." : ASA
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Gray. : NEUTRAL
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Craze. : FAD
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Teacher at Jefferson High. : PEEPERS
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Ousters. : EVICTORS
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Gems. : OPALS
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Pièce de résistance. : BEEF
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Military misdemeanor. : AWOL
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Sound with a deep tone. : DONG
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Author of "The Philadelphia Story." : BARRY
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Colorado phenomenon. : MESA
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Goddess of strife. : ERIS
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Adjective for George Washington. : FIRST
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Appoint. : NOMINATE
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Roaster. : PAN
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Derivative of ammonia. : AMINE
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Abhors. : DETESTS
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Silver coin of Lima. : SOL
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Adjective for an ingénue. : GIRLISH
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Mauna ___, Hawaiian volcano. : LOA
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Twist and turn. : WRITHE
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Chanting: Var. : ENTONING
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Kinsmen of the Eskimos. : ALEUTS
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Herman of Atlanta. : TALMADGE
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Peevish. : TESTY
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Electra's brother. : ORESTES
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Stop for station identification. : PAUSE
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Bears in the sky. : URSAE
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Flock. : MOB
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Orrery objects. : PLANETS
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Ralph and Nancy. : KINERS
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Longest of Himalayan rivers. : INDUS
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Cartoonist of the Boss Tweed era. : NAST
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Food seasoning. : GARLIC
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There you are! : AHA
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Historic 180-ton sailing vessel. : MAYFLOWER
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Outrigger of the East. : PROA
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Author of "Léila." : SAND
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Guy. : CHAP
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Make cutting remarks about. : SCARIFY
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Foot-loose people. : ROVERS
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William Bradford or John Carver. : PILGRIM
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Fabric like bunting or voile. : ETAMINE
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Adjective for Chas. Addams cartoons. : EERIE
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Barney of boxing. : ROSS
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Thin strip of wood. : SLAT
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Husband of Frigg. : ODIN
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Pupil in Owl's school. : POGO
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Irregularities. : ANOMALIES
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Method of trade. : BARTER
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Popular headgear. : BEANIES
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Understands thoroughly. : FATHOMS
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Garment. : NIGHTY
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Tool used for grinding. : PESTLE
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About $2.80 in Iraq. : DINAR
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Playground equipment. : SLIDE
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Companion of hammer. : TONGS
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Turkey dressing ingredient. : SAGE
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Heavy blow: Colloq. : SWAT
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Inner border on an escutcheon. : ORLE
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Mother of Artemis. : LETO
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Expression of mild rebuke. : TUT
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Man's nickname. : NAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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