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TUTTI-FRUTTI

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 1953

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.48, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 723 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 30
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,629
Across
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Things done. : ACTA
5
Promptly. : SOON
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Mimi Benzell specialty. : ARIA
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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Carrottop : STRAWBERRYBLOND
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Juin's title : MARSHAL
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Ty Cobb. : THEGEORGIAPEACH
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Entrance. : INGRESS
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Pole. : ROD
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Couch. : DIVAN
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Kind of number: Abbr. : ORD
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"___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
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Zoological suffix. : ACEA
31
By-pass. : OMIT
33
___ Yutang. : LIN
34
Reverses. : SETBACKS
36
Exclamation. : HEH
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Kind of jury. : PETIT
39
Rex Stout's sleuth. : NERO
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Puck is one. : ELF
42
Gored. : IMPALED
45
Story about the Joads. : THEGRAPESOFWRATH
49
Legal matters. : RES
51
Overcoats. : RAGLANS
54
Enlistee: Abbr. : VOL
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Eat too much. : CRAM
56
Petty ruler. : SATRAP
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Birds noted for plumage. : EGRETS
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Beautiful woman. : PERI
60
Moslem judges: Var. : KADIS
62
Author Joel. : SAYRE
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Prejudice. : BIAS
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Links hazard. : HILLOCK
67
Agrees with. : YESES
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He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
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Druggists' bible: Abbr. : USP
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Man of Karafuto. : AINU
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___ qua non. : SINE
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Wreck. : SHATTER
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Walked briskly. : STEPPED
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Jackets. : ETONS
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Panda. : BEARCAT
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Snaps one's fingers. : FILLIPS
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In the same category. : SUCH
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Curve. : BEND
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Ben-___. : HUR
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Seaport of Palestine. : ACRE
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John ___ of the screen. : DEREK
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Became sparse. : THINNED
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Miami's county. : DADE
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Cantankerous person. : CHURL
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Silken. : SERIC
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Sacred bull. : APIS
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Creator of Uncle Remus. : HARRIS
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House in France. : MAISON
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Threshold. : SILL
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Man's nickname. : NAT
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Greetings from Mexico. : SALUDOS
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Salamander. : EFT
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Millay's "A Few ___." : FIGSFROMTHISTLES
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Floating wreckage. : FLOTSAM
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Eggs: Lat. : OVA
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Acrobat's forte. : FEATS
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Author of "Science and Health." : MARYEDDY
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Unwise. : MAD
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Emit. : SPEW
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Articles in a shell game. : PEAS
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Phonetically smooth. : LENE
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Louis Quatorze. : ROI
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Dish towel. : WIPER
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Grand ___, scene of "Evangeline." : PRE
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Diesels. : ENGINES
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Famous planter of the Ohio valley. : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
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Most obstreperous. : LOUDEST
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Its capital is Bloemfontein. : ORANGEFREESTATE
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Casual wear. : TWEEDS
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Spanish painter and etcher. : GOYA
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Perfume. : ODOR
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Accessory for English car. : TYRE
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In. : ATHOME
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Acknowledgement of work done. : CREDIT
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Game. : TAG
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Inspired with fear. : AWED
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Portions. : SERVINGS
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Player of church music. : ORGANER
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Role in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
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Youth group. : NYA
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Signals in Paris. : ALERTES
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Part of a dragnet. : ROADBLOCK
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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For this case only: Lat. : ADHOC
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Numerous. : MANY
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Chile's neighbor: Abbr. : ARG
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Where the Knesset legislates. : ISRAEL
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Chekhov's masterpiece. : THECHERRYORCHARD
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Demolish. : RASE
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Girl's name. : ELSA
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Sharpen. : STROP
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Word in the witches' chant. : BOIL
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Elks. : BPOE
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Noxious atmosphere. : MIASMA
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Brief encounter. : SKIRMISH
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Publisher's list. : TITLES
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Descriptive of Rip Van Winkle. : SOPOROSE
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Breach of the peace. : AFFRAY
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Sounds of mirth. : HAHAS
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Demonstrative. : THAT
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"Bolero" composer. : RAVEL
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Roles: Abbr. : PTS
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Word of affection. : DEARY
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Protect. : ENSHIELD
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Draws out. : ELICITS
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Sloughs through water. : WADES
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Sent swiftly. : SPED
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Picture puzzle. : REBUS
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Graze cattle: Eng. : AGIST
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Pre-season baseball: Slang. : GRAPEFRUITLEAGUE
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Economy-minded Congressman. : TABER
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Super: Comb. form. : PLU
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Navy man. : SEABEE
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East or West. : INDIES
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Whip. : KNOUT
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Henri Beyle. : STENDHAL
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A month: Abbr. : APL
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Captivate. : ENCHANT
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Little one. : TAD
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Buttresses. : PIERS
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Sailor's greeting. : SHIPAHOY
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Designating the sound on TV. : AUDIO
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Part of a coiffure. : TRESS
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Printer. : PRESSMAN
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Part of a type face. : SERIF
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Army units: Abbr. : BNS
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Peak. : ACME
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Anything worthless. : CHAFF
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"___ was here." : KILROY
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Lustrous: Rare. : NITID
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Members of a Syrian sect. : DRUSES
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Attics. : LOFTS
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Kind of fodder. : CLOVERHAY
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Yugoslav city. : NIS
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Tall man on a team. : STRAPPER
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Most spirited. : GAMEST
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Subject of Renaissance art. : MADONNA
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Part-time ball player. : SEMIPRO
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Football term. : ONSIDE
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Be in a play. : APPEAR
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Cylindrical. : TERETE
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Hammarskjold. : SWEDE
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Push again. : REJOG
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Part of a TV School. : DING
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Printer's term. : DELE
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Rush or hurry. : PELT
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"Oh, Wilderness were Paradise ___." : ENOW
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Smaller. : LESS
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Egypt's Nationalist Party. : WAFD
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"God ___ you merry, . . . " : REST
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Old uncle. : NED
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Short for a Navy rating. : YEO
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Piggery. : STY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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