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New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,623
Across
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City northwest of Napoli. : ROMA
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Sumptuous. : RICH
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Gambling game. : FARO
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Amo, amas, ___. : AMAT
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Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
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Pitcher Kellner. : ALEX
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Author Waltari. : MIKA
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Throws the fight, in boxing parlance. : TAKESADIVE
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Resembling a pillar. : STELAR
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Center of Arizona's flag. : STAR
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Turkish title. : BEY
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Lloyd's symbols for first-class. : AONES
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Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
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Escapes. : GETSAWAY
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Hunt through or around. : BEATABOUT
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Gov. Stratton's state: Abbr. : ILL
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Tastes. : PALATES
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Modernist. : NEO
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Undergo an exam. : TAKEATEST
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Ring around sun or moon. : HALO
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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Agree to a wager. : TAKEABET
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Untidy or muddled. : INAMESS
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Steward or bailiff. : REEVE
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Land east of Eden. : NOD
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Man's nickname. : STAN
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Heretofore. : ERENOW
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Indulge in international finance. : FLOATALOAN
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Seaport in Spain. : ADRA
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River flowing into North Sea. : ELBE
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Emblem worn by a marine. : GLOBE
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Cogwheel. : GEAR
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Great Barrier of Australia. : REEF
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Mrs. Edward Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
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Sarah ___ Jewett, writer. : ORNE
Down
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Armored prows of early warships. : RAMS
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Address an audience. : MAKEATALK
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Puzzled. : ATALOSS
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Gardner ___, cartoonist. : REA
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Where Thesus slew the Minotaur. : CRETE
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Is all booked up. : HASADATE
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Passing fancy. : FAD
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Legal plea. : ALIBI
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Pave an embankment. : REVET
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A daisy. : OXEYE
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Scatter. : STREW
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
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Sayings or writings: Suffix. : ANA
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Cousin of the marten. : SABLE
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Predecessor of Titania. : MAB
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Pace or canter. : GAIT
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Actress Raines. : ELLA
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Ferment; agitation. : YEAST
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Perfume from roses. : ATTAR
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Indulging in a lost weekend. : ONABENDER
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River in Belgian Congo. : UELE
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Fictional tugboat. : TOOT
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Least ruddy. : PALEST
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In a period of development. : ATASTAGE
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Greek underground group. : EAM
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Attempt, in British parlance. : HAVEAGO
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City in New Hampshire. : KEENE
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Conclude from facts given. : INFER
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___ prosequi (notice of end of prosecution). : NOLLE
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Home in the southwest. : ADOBE
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Quip. : SALLY
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Famous racehorse. : NOOR
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Seaport in North Africa. : ORAN
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Something for sale. : WARE
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The doughboys. : AEF
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Mr. Burrows of Broadway. : ABE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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