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New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1953

Author:
Helen Chapman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Helen H. Chapman has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,647
Across
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Symbol of plain speaking. : SPADE
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Tunnel. : ADIT
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Relative of the social climber. : SNOB
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Members of the staff. : AIDES
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Eccentric prank. : DIDO
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Orson Welles' "Citizen." : KANE
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Woolly animal. : LLAMA
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Copycat. : APER
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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"___ Bungay," by H. G. Wells. : TONO
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Sloshed water on. : SPLATTERED
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Rapid-fire. : STACCATO
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A very small quantity. : IOTA
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Device for holding curtains. : ROD
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Incipient liquor. : MALT
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A number in Scotland. : TWA
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Base of perfumes. : ATTAR
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Effrontery. : GALL
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City of 500,000 in Shensi Province, China. : SIAN
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"Smog" or "brunch," for instance. : PORTMANTEAUWORD
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Chief executive: Abbr. : PRES
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Firpo of boxing history. : LUIS
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Separates forcibly. : RENDS
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Special problem for some knitters. : TOE
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Old word for a royal treasury. : FISC
45
Compass point. : ESE
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Brothers. : FRAS
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Magnificent. : PALATIAL
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Label reading matter. : DIRECTIONS
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Muse of history. : CLIO
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Woodwind. : OBOE
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A summer month in France. : AOUT
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Len Jordan's capital. : BOISE
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Soviet jets. : MIGS
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Famous name in early movies. : INCE
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Unwritten exams. : ORALS
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Being: Latin. : ESSE
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Preceders of "siss boom bah." : RAHS
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4,500-mile mountain chain. : ANDES
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Seasons. : SALTS
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One of Gen. LeMay's men. : PILOT
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City of 100,000 in southern Turkey. : ADANA
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Their sights are set on '54. : DEMOCRATS
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Source of the wage-price freeze. : ESA
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Make useful by changes. : ADAPT
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Receptacle for top secret papers. : DIPLOMATICPOUCH
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Concept. : IDEA
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South-of-the-border food. : TORTILLA
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Form of trapshooting. : SKEET
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Job for a radio announcer. : NARRATION
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"This one is ___." : ONME
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Pearl. : BEAD
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Deplorably bad. : SAD
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Little one. : TOT
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Bulb of crocus or gladiolus. : CORM
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Pub potations. : ALES
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Notch on a latchkey. : WARD
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Conjunctions. : ANDS
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Calendar notation: Abbr. : APPT
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Arena animal. : TORO
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Peepers. : TREEFROGS
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Wildebeests. : GNUS
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Roasting ears. : SWEETCORN
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Mr. Cooke of "Omnibus." : ALISTAIR
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The Bear. : URSA
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Exact copy: Abbr. : FAC
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Public transportation. : ELS
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Dodger star. : REESE
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Pays one's part. : ANTES
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A long tale of woe. : ILIAD
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Part of a church. : AISLE
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Mississippi Valley deposit. : LOESS
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Part of the Capitol. : DOME
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Island of the Hebrides. : IONA
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Relative of the stole. : BOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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