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A FEW FITTING WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 601 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,603
Across
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Statistics for salesmen. : PRICELIST
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Gen. Hull's new assignment. : FAREAST
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Former head of U. S. ground forces. : HODGE
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Friml operetta. : ROSEMARIE
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Broadway hit of the 20's. : RIORITA
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Composer of "K-K-K-Katy." : OHARA
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Our folklore, history, etc. : AMERICANA
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They rise and fall. : EMPIRES
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November symbol. : VOTES
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Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
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To have: Sp. : TENER
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Report card blues. : DEES
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Girl's name. : ESME
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Gourmand's "middle name." : EAT
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Over. : ANEW
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Meteorological lines. : ISOBARS
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
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Rhine tributary. : AAR
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A must for a world power. : OIL
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Biblical verb. : SHALT
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Veni, ___, vici. : VIDI
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Actor killed by Ben Jonson in a duel. : SPENCER
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Ale. : MALT
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Potential houses. : LOGS
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Bacchante: var. : MENAD
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Annuities. : TONTINES
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New York to London. : SEALANE
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Leatherneck. : GYRENE
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Gypsy. : ROM
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Members of the Landsting. : DANES
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Ice cream: Sp. Am. : NIEVE
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More contrary. : CROSSER
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Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
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Bright: Rare. : NITID
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Leaves: Abbr. : LVS
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Sound of scorn. : BOO
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Creator of Hedwig Ekdal. : IBSEN
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Guiding rim. : FLANGE
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Eastern resort. : NANTUCKET
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Sample. : TASTE
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I. T. U. and I. L. G. W. U. : TRADEUNIONS
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Dirt. : GRIME
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African plants yielding fats. : SHEATREES
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Concerning: Dial. : ANENST
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Famous name in billiards. : HOPPE
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Adjective suffix. : INE
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Topeka V. I. P. : ARN
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One of a Churchill trio. : TEARS
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Scenario. : PLOT
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Palace in Rome. : LATERAN
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Oversee. : STEER
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One of Ike's assets. : SMILE
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Where Cobh is: Abbr. : IRE
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Stage talk. : ASIDES
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Fur purse worn with kilts. : SPORRAN
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Franz Drdla's popular piece. : SOUVENIR
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Be surprised: Colloq. : SITUP
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City near Rheims. : LAON
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Barter: Var. : SWOP
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P. D. weapon. : TEARGAS
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Ingredient in lubricants. : TALC
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Card game. : MONTE
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Rocky hill. : TOR
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Nahoor. : SNA
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Pirate in "Peter Pan." : SMEE
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Hill builders. : ANTS
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Former Washington residents. : GARNERS
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Tangled mass. : SHAG
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Shooting match: Fr. : TIR
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Robe of office. : TOGA
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What Quirino spends. : PESO
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Lindbergh's flight et al. : FEATS
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Get in: Abbr. : ARR
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Vacuum tube part. : ANODE
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Italian gulf. : TARANTO
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Adventurous best seller. : ANNAPURNA
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Actor Lloyd. : NOLAN
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Turkey trot's relative. : ONESTEP
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Court game. : BADMINTON
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Worthless parts. : DREGS
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Spring golf tourney. : MASTERS
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Most wintry. : SLEETIEST
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City on the Vltava River. : PRAHA
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Class of type. : ROMAN
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Grenoble's river. : ISERE
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Wax: Comb. form. : CER
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Utter. : EMIT
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Cluny. : LACE
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Native of Meshed. : IRANI
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Mathematical ratios. : SINES
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Place for a snack. : TEAROOM
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Humorist of radio and TV. : FREDALLEN
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To like: Fr. : AIMER
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Ship's gear. : ROPES
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Mythical mischief maker. : ERIS
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Talbott's assignment. : AIR
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The 20th century is. : STEELAGE
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Shoe ornaments. : TASSELS
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Stopped, as a ship (with "to"). : HOVE
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Well, well! : OHO
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What checks have. : DATELINES
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Boarhound. : GREATDANE
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Man from Manhattan. : EASTSIDER
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Table décor. : MAT
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One of the Four Freedoms. : WANT
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Bigot's obliquity. : BIAS
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Desk accessory. : PHONE
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Declares. : AVERS
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Part of a storage battery. : ACID
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French author. : RENAN
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Malenkov and Tito. : SLAVS
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Otranto et al. : STRAITS
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V. I. P. in "The Mikado." : POOHBAH
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All together. : ENMASSE
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Italian painter. : RENI
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B-29 men. : TAILGUNNERS
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Muscle: Comb. form. : MYO
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Liberate. : SETFREE
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Creator of role in "Guys and Dolls." : LEVENE
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Cave: Poetic. : GROT
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Mr. Marner. : SILAS
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Studies. : CONS
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Second of a series. : BETA
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Pop. : DAD
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Fowls. : BANTAMS
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Hair ___. : NET
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First word of Sarah Adams' hymn. : NEARER
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Stage make-up items. : NOSES
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Indian talk. : UGH
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Farmer's concern. : CROP
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Author, lived in Brattleboro, Vt. : KIPLING
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City in Kansas. : EMPORIA
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Wavers. : TEETERS
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Gov. Clement's state: Abbr. : TENN
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Bank item: Abbr. : INT
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Narrow inlets. : RIAS
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Expiate. : ATONE
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Outburst of laughter. : RIOT
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Swings around. : SLUES
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Gen. Custer's fame. : LASTSTAND
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Black Sea region. : ASIAMINOR
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Ingenue's goal. : TITLEROLE
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Evolve. : EDUCE
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Fabric. : REP
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Stage lights. : SPOTS
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Fort Dix trainees. : RAWTROOPS
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Welsh name. : EVAN
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California city. : SANTAANA
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Siesta time. : NOON
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Times. : ERAS
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U. S. artillery piece. : LONGTOM
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Assembly line houses. : PREFABS
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Chou's chief. : MAO
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People: Span. : GENTE
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Flower. : ASTER
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Of the kidneys. : RENAL
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Jockey making a comeback. : SANDE
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Author of Westerns. : HARTE
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Works of a popular cartoonist. : ARNOS
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He's on $50 bills. : GRANT
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Hamilton adorns them. : TENS
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History. : PAST
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Spiritless. : TAME
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Sandy Hook, for instance. : SPIT
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U. N. man. : DAG
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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