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WHO’S WHO

New York Times, Sunday, February 15, 1953

Author:
Sergei Tilart
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Sergei Tilart has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,337
Across
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Pointers. : WANDS
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New Governor of Maine. : CROSS
11
French port. : BREST
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Former husband of Rita. : ORSON
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Native of Unalaska. : ALEUT
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Artery. : AORTA
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Former Met star. : EAMES
24
New Senator from Maine. : PAYNE
25
Subject of Ives-Humphrey bill. : FAIREMPLOYMENTPRACTICES
29
Home of many corporations. : DELAWARE
30
Part of a shoe. : LACE
31
Race track men. : TRAINERS
32
Mulberry bark. : TAPA
33
Copyright infringers. : PIRATES
36
Kin of a social climber. : SNOB
37
Natives of Afghanistan. : KAFIRS
40
Arizona city. : MESA
41
Tributary of the Mississippi. : RED
43
Wild ass. : ONAGER
47
Nobel prize poet. : ELIOT
48
One of the four freedoms. : WANT
49
He wrote “Midcentury Journey.” : SHIRER
52
Last of the Caesars. : NERO
53
Nobel prize winner in literature, 1929. : MANN
54
Knox or Dix. : FORT
55
Refrigeration product. : ICECUBE
56
Millay, Ferber. : EDNAS
57
Where Patagonia is: Abbr. : ARG
58
British Minister of Defense. : ALEXANDER
60
Middle East oil center. : MOSUL
62
Part of i. e. : EST
63
Ribs: Arch. : LIERNES
65
Fancy dive. : GAINER
67
Girl: Spanish : NINA
68
Arikara. : REE
69
Part of Greece. : CRETE
70
Artist of “painted music.” : COROT
71
Relative of the giraffe. : OKAPI
73
He fought Louis in 1937. : FARR
74
He wrote “Don Juan in Hell.” : GBS
75
Cushion cloth. : DENIM
76
___ avibus (under good auspices): Lat. : BONIS
77
Kin of a dame. : GAL
78
According to: Italian. : ALLA
80
Tropical tree. : BALSA
81
The “B” in Ivy B. Priest. : BAKER
82
Lively. : CRISP
84
Cote sound. : BAA
85
Pseudonym of the Brontës. : BELL
86
He marries Amy. : LAURIE
88
City in New Jersey. : BOONTON
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Newspaper items. : ADS
91
___ law. : SALIC
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Strong point of a democracy. : FREEPRESS
95
Palm leaf. : OLA
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Floria ___. : TOSCA
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Depth bombs: Slang. : ASHCANS
100
City in Rumania. : IASI
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Part of a Homburg. : BRIM
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Czech river : EGER
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Cooks in a certain way. : STEAMS
104
Piggy bank item. : CENT
105
Tennessee Congressman. : REECE
106
Japanese naval station. : SASEBO
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Sanskrit: Abbr. : SKT
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Plectrum. : PICK
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Beats. : PULSES
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Bounces. : DAPS
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Mathias, for instance. : ATHLETE
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Part of a track meet. : MILERACE
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MCMLIII. : YEAR
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Circus equipment. : TRAPEZES
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Famous philatelist. : FRANKLINDELANOROOSEVELT
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Belgian marble. : RANCE
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Mrs. Hobby. : OVETA
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15th word of the Preamble of the Constitution. : UNION
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Plead again. : REBEG
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Scoffer’s retort. : SNEER
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Coal, air and water. : NYLON
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Lake, source of Blue Nile. : TSANA
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Brief quiet. : TRUCE
Down
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Egyptian party. : WAFD
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Wings. : ALAE
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Man’s name. : NEIL
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Lifetime. : DURATION
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Tributary of the Yukon. : STEWART
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Director, won three Oscars. : CAPRA
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Anna Leonowens, for instance. : ROLE
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Dior is one. : STYLIST
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City on the Volga. : SAMARA
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He wrote “John Brown’s Body.” : BENET
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Gnawer. : RAT
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Ruler: Abbr. : EMP
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Spanish muralist. : SERT
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Great moguls. : TSARS
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Part of many contracts. : OPTION
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Part of the solar spectrum. : RAINBAND
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Indian groom. : SYCE
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Odd fellow. : ONER
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Noun suffix. : NESS
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Cartograms. : MAPS
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Kin of M. S. A. : ECA
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“Arma virumque ___.” : CANO
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Geometric figures. : PENTAGONS
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Composer Coates. : ERIC
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Researcher’s goal. : SERUM
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Turkey’s Ataturk. : KEMAL
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Visigoth king. : ALARIC
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Dinner table articles. : FINGERGLASSES
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Famous comedy team. : MARX
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Graceful. : DEBONAIR
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Rural meeting places. : GENERALSTORES
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Office item. : ERASER
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List. : ROSTER
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Afflictions. : WOES
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Bloodhound’s lead. : SCENT
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The vicinity. : HERE
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Tastes again. : RESIPS
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Vanish. : FLEE
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“How are you?” for instance. : IDIOM
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Guido’s note. : ELA
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Hill dwellers. : ANTS
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Of the nostrils. : NARIAL
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
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Biblical name. : REBA
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Man who has received “Greetings.” : ROOKIE
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Members of the Philharmonic. : CELLISTS
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Part of an armored suit. : KNEEPIECE
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American League batting leader. : FAIN
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11th Vice President : DALLAS
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Unmasks. : BARES
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Thick fabric: Fr. : GROS
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Slows down. : ABATES
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Largest lake in Europe. : LADOGA
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Miss Lillie. : BEA
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Gracie’s George. : BURNS
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“___ Fan Tutte,” Mozart opera. : COSI
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Law enforcers. : POLICE
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Scout organization. : BSA
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Freemasonry group: Abbr. : AFAM
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Second to none. : BEST
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V. I. P.’s : NAMES
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___, OGPU, NKVD. : CHEKA
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General or admiral. : RANK
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Renaissance sideboard. : CREDENCE
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Famous suffragist. : CATT
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Christian, Jew or Moslem. : BELIEVER
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Fruit trees. : CITRONS
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He built Yankee Stadium. : RUPPERT
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Carnival man. : BARKER
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Birthstone. : OPAL
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What G. W. Carver experimented with. : PEANUT
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What Mendel experimented with. : PEAS
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Family member. : SCION
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Mayor of N. Y. C., 1913–25. : HYLAN
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Pasture. : LEA
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Money in Goteborg. : KRONA
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Members of N. A. M. : MFRS
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Where they spend rials. : IRAN
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Fixed route. : LANE
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Begrudge. : ENVY
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Red wood. : TOON
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Beast of burden. : ZEBU
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Property of amber: Abbr. : ELEC
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Storage: Abbr. : STGE
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Man’s nickname. : DEL
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Where Ike was, 1944. : ETO
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Inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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