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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1952

20-Across : Mode of shuffling cards.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,277
Across
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Mother and son in House of Representatives. : BOLTONS
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French writer, 1952 Nobel prize winner. : MAURIAC
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Extend above and beyond. : OVERLAP
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Deprive of courage. : UNNERVE
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Implore. : BESEECH
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Having tough, threadlike tissues. : FIBERED
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Cheese named for a French district. : BRIE
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Mode of shuffling cards. : RIFFLE
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Wrath. : IRE
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Part of the psyche. : EGO
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Greek philosopher, founder of Stoic school. : ZENO
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Shoelace tips. : TAGS
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English poet (1573-1631); "for whom the bell tolls." : DONNE
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An expensive picture. : XRAY
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One of the modern mother's roles. : MAID
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Cold weather comfort, on a cap. : EARLAPS
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A kind of jacket. : ETON
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Relative of handball. : JAIALAI
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By the hundred. : PERCENT
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Relative. : AUNT
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Cord used by surveyors in marking out sites. : SKIRREH
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Come into accord: Scot. : GREE
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Where it can't happen. : HERE
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Ride a bike. : PEDAL
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Marine eagles. : ERNS
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Desserts. : ICES
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Bone of contention when offshore. : OIL
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The heart: Anat. : COR
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Frank. : CANDID
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Likewise. : ALSO
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After the fashion. : ALAMODE
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Exceedingly: Colloq. : AWFULLY
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Wearers of mantillas. : SENORAS
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Crowned. : TIARAED
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Values. : ESTEEMS
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Encompasses. : ENGIRDS
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Moved up and down. : BOBBED
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Traverse. : OVERGO
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Injury. : LESION
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Symbol on the Maine flag. : TREE
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Swedish man's name. : OLE
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Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Inscrutable. : SPHINXLIKE
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Cold weather comfort for girls. : MUFF
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Not wagered. : UNBET
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Arikara Indian. : REE
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Water. : IRRIGATE
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Antipathy. : AVERSION
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Give up. : CEDE
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Market places of ancient Rome. : FORA
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Enthusiasm. : ZEAL
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Don of Hollywood. : AMECHE
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Make spruce. : NEATEN
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Be fully aware of. : APPRECIATE
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Belgian river into the North Sea. : YSER
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Dinitrotoluene. : DNT
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Recklessly bold. : RASH
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Sharp projection on an edge. : JAG
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Halos. : AUREOLES
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Infallible. : INERRANT
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Ribbed fabrics. : REPS
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Any plant of family including the crocus. : IRID
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A shadow of its former self. : DOLLAR
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Having passages between seats. : AISLED
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It insures practically anything. : LLOYDS
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Conductor's music book. : SCORE
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Gov. Mechem of New Mexico. : EDWIN
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Senator from South Dakota. : CASE
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"___ had 'em."—On the Antiquity of Microbes (world's shortest poem). : ADAM
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Cape or promontory. : NESS
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Ear: Comb. form. : AURI
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Man's nickname. : MOE
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Exhaust. : FAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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