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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 1953

31-Across : Character in a famous unfinished novel.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,642
Across
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He got a two-year contract. : DUROCHER
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Slackened. : EASED
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Small unit of an odd lot, in finance. : ONESHARE
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Arabian poet of the sixth century. : ANTARA
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Part of a Stephen Crane title. : REDBADGE
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Long-range marksman. : SNIPER
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Habitat of the vicuña. : ANDES
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Descriptive of something recently missing. : LATELOST
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Defies. : DARES
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___ soliloquy. : HAMLETS
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Leader of the Everest expedition. : HUNT
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Thorns or fish bones: Span. : ESPINAS
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South American country: Abbr. : ARG
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Bazaar. : FAIR
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Character in a famous unfinished novel. : DROOD
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Percival William Williams. : WEEWILLIEWINKIE
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Tributary of the Danube. : DRAVA
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Short poem for singing. : LAY
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Patches up. : REVAMPS
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Ditto. : SAME
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Roughened, as the skin. : CHAPPED
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Stain or blemish: French. : TACHE
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Paul and Frederika, recent royal visitors. : HELLENES
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Young hog: Var. : SHOTE
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Away from the coast. : INLAND
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Hobbies. : PASTIMES
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Swagger. : PRANCE
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Put on a performance. : ACTAPART
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Between: Prefix. : INTER
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French admiral who blockaded Cornwallis at Yorktown. : DEGRASSE
Down
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Dickens character. : DORA
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Not withstood. : UNENDURED
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Current menace. : REDDANGER
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One of the Sitwells. : OSBERT
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Author of "Bernardine" and "Harvey." : CHASE
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Owned. : HAD
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Metric unit. : ERG
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Flanged spool. : REEL
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Berlin's two areas. : EASTANDWEST
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Given name of author of "Desiree." : ANNEMARIE
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Type of wrench. : STILLSON
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He wrote "Annabel Lee." : EAPOE
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Attired: Poet. : DREST
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What the colleges teach. : ARTS
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Mythological dragon slain by Indra. : AHI
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Marsh rosemary. : SEALAVENDER
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Sound of a hesitant speaker. : HAW
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Region of central Europe: Abbr. : SIL
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Anything that refracts light. : PRISM
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Part of a shilling. : FIVEPENCE
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___ record, 2,248 performances. : OKLAHOMAS
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Geometric lines. : DIAMETERS
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Munitions factory. : WARPLANT
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Sovereign: Abbr. : EMP
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Loop of metal or thread. : EYE
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Humorist George. : ADE
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Famous Italian tenor. : SCHIPA
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Short, lofting stroke, in golf. : CHIP
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M. Toulouse-Lautrec. : HENRI
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Friend of Robin Hood. : ALLAN
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Something to hitch your wagon to. : ASTAR
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Nail used in mining. : SPAD
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Princely family of Italy. : ESTE
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Top of a royal flush. : ACE
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Sterling: Abbr. : STG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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