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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1953

Author:
Jack Chaikin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,641
Across
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Gallery. : LOFT
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Edmund Gwenn is one. : ACTOR
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Occupied with: Colloq. : UPTO
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Mr. and Mrs. : PAIR
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Relieve thirst. : SLAKE
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Doyen of a famous vessel. : NOAH
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Bishop in Asia Minor, 4th century. : STNICHOLAS
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Icy coating. : RIME
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Member of the Christmas tree family. : HEMLOCK
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Ripped off wrappings. : OPENED
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Book of the New Testament. : MARK
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Texas leaguers. : FLIES
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Describing Goldilocks' adventure. : URSINE
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Participant in a Dec. 31st party. : REVELER
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Horses. : ROANS
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Supply refreshments. : CATER
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Gift from the Orient. : TEA
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Cork. : BUNG
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Mythical trio. : FATES
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Part of a list. : ITEM
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TV ___. : SET
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Took on hands. : HIRED
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Tricky: Slang. : SNIDE
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Lifelike. : NATURAL
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Shifts. : RELAYS
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Dancer's co-worker. : COMET
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Beverage. : SODA
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Angelic headgear. : HALOES
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Acclamation of adoration. : HOSANNA
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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North Pole neighbors. : ICELANDERS
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Heavy hammer. : MAUL
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Prohibit. : DEBAR
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Lake 240 miles long. : ERIE
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Room for towels, linens and jugs. : EWERY
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Went by sleigh. : RODE
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Gifts for the record fancier. : LPS
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Allegiance declaration. : OATH
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Governor at Harrisburg. : FINE
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Dec. 24th occupation. : TRIMMING
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"Aboard" opposite. : ASHORE
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Gift for a sleepyhead. : CLOCK
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Table ___. : TALK
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Tributary of the Volga. : OKA
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Follows a Jan. 1st custom. : RESOLVES
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Unwind. : UNREEL
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Decoration for Dec. 25th. : POINSETTIA
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Soften. : TAME
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Exclaimed with surprise. : OHED
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Social groups. : CLANS
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Actress Angeli. : PIER
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Honored with entertainment. : FETED
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A city: Latin. : URBS
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Port of Paris. : ROUEN
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Village in Indiana. : SANTACLAUS
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Burrowing animal of India and Africa. : RATEL
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Bamboolike. : REEDY
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A piece of the Kohinoor. : CARAT
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City in Iowa. : AMES
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Family gathering place. : FIRESIDE
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Kansan, for instance. : INLANDER
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Canadian Ambassador ___ Wrong. : HUME
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Family's gift to itself. : SEDAN
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Play a flute. : TOOTLE
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Song by Ethelbert Nevin. : ROSARY
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___ system. : SOLAR
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Half: Prefix. : HEMI
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Sea east of the Caspian. : ARAL
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Goddess of youth. : HEBE
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Opera by Handel. : NERO
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Dry-as-dust. : ARID
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Initials of the Secy. of Defense. : CEW
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Call on. : SEE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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