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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1953

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,340

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Across
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Expanses. : AREAS
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Spotlights: Colloq. : ARCS
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Three Kings of Cologne. : MAGI
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Creator of Captain Queeg. : HERMANWOUK
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Word on United States coins. : UNUM
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Creator of Jordan Benedict. : EDNAFERBER
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A small piece of anything. : SNIP
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“Arabian Nights” character. : ALI
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Cries of ancient topers. : EVOES
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Body politic. : STATE
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Henna, indigo, etc. : DYES
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The Republicans now. : INS
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The evening star. : VESPER
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Where the Gobi Desert is. : MONGOLIA
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Swiss canton. : URI
30
Panama Canal dam. : GATUN
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Mr. Bevan to his friends. : NYE
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Dumb TV steno. : IRMA
35
Not divided. : UNITARY
38
“___ vigilance is the price of liberty.” : ETERNAL
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Goals. : AIMS
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“___ an American” Day. : IAM
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Relatives of pintos and piebalds. : ROANS
44
Course to be traveled: Abbr. : RTE
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Karachi is its capital. : PAKISTAN
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Dinner guests. : EATERS
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Mediterranean island, part of Italy: Abbr. : SAR
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Husky vehicle. : SLED
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Made of shale. : SLATY
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Nobel prize physicist. : CURIE
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River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
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Formerly Queenstown, Ireland. : COBH
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Best seller, based on Cain and Abel story. : EASTOFEDEN
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Deep still place in a stream, for swimming. : HOLE
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He wrote “The Great Enterprise.” : OVERSTREET
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River that flows into the Elbe. : ISER
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Effete. : SERE
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Awareness. : SENSE
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Out in front. : AHEAD
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In the colors of sunrise. : REDLY
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Kovacs of TV. : ERNIE
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Doctors’ group. : AMA
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Strongbox. : SAFE
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Erroneously. : AWRONG
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Paul ___, singer. : ROBESON
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Prompts. : CUES
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Language of India: Abbr. : SKR
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Obligations. : MUSTS
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Mountain peak in Herzog’s saga. : ANNAPURNA
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American poet and versifier (1871–1943). : GUITERMAN
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Articles of excellence. : IMPERIALS
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Composer of “Narcissus.” : NEVIN
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Background of several best sellers. : SEA
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Malan’s predecessor. : SMUTS
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___ Nam. : VIET
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Actress Munson. : ONA
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Caustic. : LYE
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He wrote “Don Camille and His Flock.” : GUARESCHI
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Satirizer of the jazz age. : ANITALOOS
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Commuter’s guide. : TIMETABLE
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Golf clubs. : IRONS
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Inlets. : RIAS
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Source of butter in Tibet. : YAK
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Period in history. : ERA
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Wastrel. : MISUSER
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Paul ___, meddlesome fellow. : PRY
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Noted existentialist. : SARTRE
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Musical groups. : TRIOS
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The clear sky. : ETHER
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Burdened. : LADEN
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Rigid versions of the fencing foil. : EPEES
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He immortalized Beatrice Portinari. : DANTE
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Where a spelunker is happy. : CAVE
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Salamanders. : EFTS
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Goddess of dawn. : EOS
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Poet’s word. : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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