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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,332
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Varsity-shell oarsmen nearest the stern. : STROKES
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French West African colony. : DAHOMEY
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Word guessing game. : CHARADE
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The Crimson Tide. : ALABAMA
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Men, in Mexico. : HOMBRES
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Gambler in "Show Boat." : RAVENAL
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Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA
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Willa Cather heroine. : ANTONIA
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Compass point. : NNE
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Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
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Right or left. : SIDE
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Piped product in New York City. : STEAM
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Large-statured Polynesian. : MAORI
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Friend of Archie Goodwin. : NERO
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Gulf, inlet of the Ionian sea. : ARTA
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Joachim's wife and others. : SUSANNAS
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Home of a musical comedy Prince. : PILSEN
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Provokes to anger. : IRES
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Nurse a grievance. : SULK
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Sanctify. : HALLOW
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He composed "Sappho," "Thais," "Manon." : MASSENET
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Girl friend: French : AMIE
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A fair exchange. : SWOP
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Novelist Remarque. : ERICH
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Fife and drum corps. : BANDS
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Lost in thought. : RAPT
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Succulent flatfish. : SOLE
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Where to buy porter. : ALESHOP
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Mode of living: Comb. form. : BIA
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Volatile weapon of the police department. : TEARGAS
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Unskillful. : INADEPT
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Add to. : AUGMENT
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Liberation. : RELEASE
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Ringlets. : TRESSES
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Dispenser of charity. : ALMONER
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Fallings out. : SCHISMS
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Harvard man who built a cottage for $28.12½. : THOREAU
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Hills on N. Y.–N. J. border line. : RAMAPOS
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Sphere. : ORB
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Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean. : KARA
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Pleasant gardens. : EDENS
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Forms of romance verse. : SESTINAS
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Mender of socks. : DARNER
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Jai ___, relative of squash. : ALAI
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Oldest news agency in Europe. : HAVAS
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West Indies magic ritual: Var. : OBE
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Good ways of behaving. : MANNERS
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Issue forth. : EMANATE
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Acheson, Taft or Lovett, for instance. : YALEMAN
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Part of "The Golden Treasury." : ODES
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Followed after. : TRAILED
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Filibusterers. : TALKERS
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Japanese chatelaine. : INRO
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Musical composition. : OPUS
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"Man bites dog." : NEWS
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Wife of the liar, Ananias. : SAPPHIRA
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Locality. : HABITAT
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Rating of Golden Gloves contestants. : AMATEUR
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Ancestry. : LINEAGE
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Extinct birds. : MOAS
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Pertaining to the weeping lady. : NIOBEAN
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January 29th's headline. : ECLIPSE
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Feature of the "Roaring Forties." : THEATER
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Forces from. : WRESTS
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Wise men. : SAGES
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Barrel: Spanish. : TONEL
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"Memory ___." : LANE
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Coconut. : PALM
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Abbreviation in a classified ad. : RMS
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___ gratias. : DEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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