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New York Times, Wednesday, February 11, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 34-Across clue had "Brillancy"; changed it to "Brilliancy."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,333
Across
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French night club singer in N. Y. : PIAF
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Reception room. : SALON
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Melt. : THAW
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Too. : ALSO
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Prescribed ornament for the Coronation. : TIARA
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Guide for conduct. : RULE
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Swerve. : VEER
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Statuette prize for the best whodunit. : EDGAR
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Electric appliance. : IRON
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A problem in arithmetic. : EXAMPLE
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Carried on negotiations. : TREATED
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Black gold. : OIL
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Elizabeth's has begun. : REIGN
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Winslow Homer's favorite subject. : SEASCAPE
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Anchored. : MOORED
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Brilliancy. : ECLAT
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River in Italy. : ADDA
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Knot. : NODE
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Shad delicacy. : ROE
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Glossy fabrics. : SATEENS
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Famous first name on Broadway. : YUL
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Make a botch of: Colloq. : FLUB
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Part of a children's game. : SEEK
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Theme of the Inaugural Speech. : PEACE
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Take off. : SETOUT
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Hung with decorations. : MEDALLED
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Chatters indiscreetly. : BLABS
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Strummer's instrument. : UKE
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Variety of pigeon. : FANTAIL
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Speckled. : FLECKED
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The olives. : OLEA
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Composer of "Rapsodie Espagnole." : RAVEL
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New President of Yugoslavia. : TITO
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Humorist on TV. : CERF
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Rousseau's hero. : EMILE
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Construct. : REAR
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Too much bulk. : HEFT
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Two on the aisle. : SEATS
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Member of the North Atlantic Pact. : ALLY
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Cover the ground. : PAVE
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Holly. : ILEX
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Muddled up. : ASEA
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Big news in State of Union speech. : FORMOSA
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"___ Dallas." : STELLA
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Adams to Eisenhower. : AIDE
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Dawdle. : LAG
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Sound off. : ORATE
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Ex-Queen of Egypt. : NARRIMAN
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Residence of Marie Antoinette. : TRIANON
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Wound the feelings of. : HURT
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Proceed on one's way. : WEND
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Early settlers in Scotland. : PICTS
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Self. : EGO
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Makes up for. : REDEEMS
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Workers of the feudal days. : SERFS
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French school. : ECOLE
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Native of part of the Territory of Alaska. : ALEUT
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___ de foie gras. : PATE
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Part of H. R. H. : ROYAL
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Draw forth. : EDUCE
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Cut from a galley proof. : DELED
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Member of a certain fraternity. : DEKE
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Onetime famous dancing team. : ASTAIRES
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"Thus ___ Zarathustra." : SPAKE
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Senate Majority Leader. : BOBTAFT
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Heroine of a Sophocles tragedy. : ELECTRA
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Diminutive suffix. : ULA
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Bedell Smith's successor as C. I. A. chief. : DULLES
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Censure. : BLAME
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World War I Marshal of France. : FOCH
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Out of the wind. : ALEE
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French nerve. : NERF
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The makings of a Homburg. : FELT
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North German seaport. : KIEL
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Fisherman's boat. : DORY
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By way of. : VIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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