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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,627
Across
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"Madam, I'm ___." : ADAM
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"Kind Sir," for instance. : PLAY
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Buckle. : CLASP
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Kim's friend. : LAMA
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Island of Pearl Harbor. : OAHU
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Winged monster of mythology. : HARPY
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School official. : PRINCIPAL
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Maurois' life of Shelley. : ARIEL
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Chairman of A. E. C. : STRAUSS
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Intoxicated: Var. : EBRIATE
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Grow like ivy. : CREEP
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Creek. : RIA
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Picked out. : CULLED
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Barnyard denizens. : ROOSTERS
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Nebraskan Siouan. : OTOE
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Dusters. : COATS
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Derisive sound. : BOO
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Way of some politicians. : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Wintry hazard. : ICE
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Is so inclined. : LIKES
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Girl's name. : ELLA
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Range of Mount Rainier. : CASCADES
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Pigtails. : BRAIDS
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United. : ONE
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Flings. : SHIES
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Two-by-fours. : TIMBERS
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Nickname. : AGNOMEN
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Just around the corner: Poet. : ANEAR
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One of Ben Franklin's inventions. : HARMONICA
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Señor Casal's forte. : CELLO
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Tributary of the Aisne. : AIRE
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Is mistaken. : ERRS
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Aptitude questions. : TESTS
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She wrote "Three Weeks." : GLYN
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : DEUT
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Where the chamois roam. : ALPS
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Short, tapered seam. : DART
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Noble of the Far East. : AMIR
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Put in irons. : MANACLED
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Having stability. : POISED
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Slip of the tongue. : LAPSE
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Coming season. : YULE
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Dancer in "The Band Wagon." : CHARISSE
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Tether for grazing horses. : LARIAT
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Met specialty. : ARIA
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Chief Executive at Phoenix. : PYLE
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Parish priest of France. : CURE
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Beef tea. : BROTH
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Declare publicly. : PROFESS
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Entertainer. : COMIC
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Textile city in New York. : UTICA
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Veins containing ore. : LODES
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Product of Minnesota. : OATS
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City in Italy, near Salerno. : EBOLI
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Norwegian polar explorer Amundsen. : ROALD
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Ice cream treats. : SODAS
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Industrial fuel. : COKE
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South American cowboys. : LLANEROS
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Squam duck of Maine. : EIDER
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Argued in a logical way. : REASONED
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Metallic element named after a goblin. : COBALT
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Six-footers and over. : BIGMEN
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Las Vegas competitor. : RENO
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Citizen of Independence. : HARRY
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Asset in top-level talk. : TACT
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Arrow poison. : INEE
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Parnell and Ferrer. : MELS
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Tobacco shredded for smoking. : SHAG
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Wet earth. : MIRE
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Curtain shade. : ECRU
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Originator of political elephant and donkey. : NAST
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Be unwell. : AIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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