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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,637
Across
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Italian port. : BARI
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Lose one's temper (with "over"). : BOIL
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Milan landmark since 1778. : SCALA
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Man's name. : EBEN
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She was Mrs. Gatti-Casazza. : ALDA
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Atlantic terminus of Panama Canal. : COLON
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A figurative bombshell. : SENSATION
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Improve on nature. : ADORN
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Reader of "quotations." : STOCKHOLDER
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Scoring unit. : ONE
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Author of "Battle Cry." : URIS
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Canada's most active winter port. : HALIFAX
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Per ___. : ANNUM
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Seeds of ferns. : SPORES
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One of the "painted people" of early Britain. : PICT
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Frank and honest person. : TELLTRUTH
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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A slope. : GRADE
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Celebes ox. : ANOA
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Classic event at Churchill Downs. : DERBYRACE
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Discover. : ESPY
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Hang around. : LOITER
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Telescope. : GLASS
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Cornelia Otis Skinner, for instance. : DISEUSE
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Fly lightly. : FLIT
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Baseball judge. : UMP
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Parleying. : NEGOTIATING
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Young shoot. : SPRIG
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Directness. : IMMEDIACY
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Pestiferous child. : TEASE
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Take to the blue. : SOAR
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One of a well-known warning trio. : STOP
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More foxy. : SLYER
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High-class: Slang. : TONY
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Noted pianist. : HESS
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : BESS
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Egg on. : ABET
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One who sacrifices personal ambition. : RENOUNCER
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Defying analysis. : INSCRUTABLE
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Tubs. : BATHS
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Hero. : IDOL
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Possessor of real estate. : LANDHOLDER
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A letter from Hawthorne. : SCARLET
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Source of a well-known oil. : COD
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Unsocial. : ALOOF
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Blackmore's "Doone." : LORNA
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Wing of a building. : ANNEX
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Actor Tamiroff. : AKIM
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A former Governor of Pennsylvania. : EARLE
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Like the Old Testament Hebrews. : ISRAELITISH
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Footless creature. : APOD
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Scene of a battle, 1798. : NILE
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Master tactician. : STRATEGIST
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Basis of a Nobel prize. : PEACE
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Ever greedy. : UNSATIATE
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Outclassed by none. : TOPS
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Former censor of Hollywood. : HAYS
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Gray: Fr. fem. : GRISE
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The way everyone wants to look. : YOUNGER
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Joyful. : GLAD
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Cleans house. : DUSTS
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Urge. : IMPEL
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Paint by machine. : SPRAY
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Impassioned and spirited. : FIERY
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The sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
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Nemesis of tax evaders. : TMAN
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Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
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Swindles: Slang. : GYPS
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Nagoya's bay. : ISE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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