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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,628
Across
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Nomad of Europe's frozen North. : LAPP
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Thick slice. : SLAB
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Former librarian of Congress. : EVANS
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City of the Taj Mahal. : AGRA
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Aborigine of Japan. : AINU
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Native of Egypt. : NILOT
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Whirlpool in the Arctic Ocean. : MAELSTROM
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Ballet by Leo Delibes. : NAILA
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Whitefriars, in London. : ALSATIA
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Relative in the firm: Abbr. : BRO
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Poke. : BAG
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Making a botch of. : FLUBBING
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Wedge-shaped ancient writing. : CUNEI
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High and piping. : TREBLE
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Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
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Natives of the Antilles. : CARIBBEANS
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Greek theatres. : ODEA
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Remove the upper deck of a ship. : RAZEE
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Fume. : REEK
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Party leaders. : ORGANIZERS
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Tiny. : WEE
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Welds together. : UNITES
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Dowdy: Colloq. : TACKY
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Spicy sauces. : TABASCOS
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Member of the family. : MAMA
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"___ Town." : OUR
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Man's inhumanity to man. : WAR
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Russian girl's name. : NATASHA
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One of the ten divisions of a bowling game. : FRAME
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Specialties of Rudolf Friml. : OPERETTAS
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Small gift or souvenir. : FAVOR
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Our Circuit Courts: Abbr. : USCC
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He: Latin. : ILLE
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Delays. : SLOWS
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Member of a Hindu religious sect. : SIKH
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Bristle. : SETA
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Tibetan monk. : LAMA
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Bedouin's handkerchief cord. : AGAL
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Profferer. : PRESENTER
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Home of vaudeville. : PALACE
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Silky smooth. : SATIN
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A tip in Naples. : LIRA
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Black cuckoo: Var. : ANO
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Members of the Hymenoptera. : BUMBLEBEES
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Dignify. : ENNOBLE
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By way of. : VIA
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Excuse of being elsewhere. : ALIBI
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The "Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
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Amos Alonzo ___, football coach. : STAGG
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Spartan. : STOIC
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Vital commodity. : RUBBER
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Forms into tight curls. : FRIZZES
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What a koala resembles. : BEAR
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Speak fondly. : COO
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Bring to naught. : UNDO
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Ready to betray. : TRAITOROUS
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Application for bruises. : ARNICA
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Where coals are superfluous. : NEWCASTLE
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Search for. : SEEK
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Water: Span. : AGUA
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___ Largo, island off SE Florida. : KEY
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Serves the purpose. : ANSWERS
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Department of the Government. : STATE
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Violins. : AMATIS
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English swells. : TOFFS
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Of hearing. : AURAL
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Very good! : BRAVO
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Steady advance. : MARCH
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Narrow strip of land. : NECK
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Pause. : HALT
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Part of a barn. : MOW
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Greek letter. : PSI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 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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