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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,324
Across
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Where hay is stored. : MOWS
5
Nickname for Boston. : HUB
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One point in ice hockey. : GOAL
12
Dizzy Gillespie's specialty. : BEBOP
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Title for a Congressman. : HONORABLE
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"___ at last!" : ALONE
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Worshiping none. : ATHEISTIC
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Scant consolation: 2 wds. : COLDCOMFORT
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Adjectival ending. : ENT
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Dandling place. : KNEE
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Melville's sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
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Composer of "Rule, Britannia." : ARNE
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He wrote "The Black Arrow." : RLS
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Volga tributary, 950 miles long. : OKA
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Atmosphere, for short. : ATMO
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Mme. Frances ___, former Met star. : ALDA
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Gas and electric services. : UTILITIES
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Silly actions. : APERIES
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Members of NATO. : NATIONS
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He's in today's headlines. : GROUNDHOG
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___ Blanc. : MONT
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Troth binder. : RING
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Mike Mansfield's new title: Abbr. : SEN
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Put on. : DON
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Fasten with rope. : LASH
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People of Gaulish Reims. : REMI
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Business associate: Abbr. : ASST
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A continent: Abbr. : AFR
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Subject to too much air pressure. : OVERINFLATE
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Treats with a certain chemical. : IODINATES
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Emulator. : RIVAL
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Cozy Pullman quarters. : ROOMETTES
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A form of oxygen. : OZONE
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Wagnerian role. : ELSA
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Specially picked: Abbr. : SEL
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Become whole. : MEND
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Relative of the pumpkin. : MELON
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Medieval coin of France. : OBOLE
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Dr. Waksman's field: 2 wds. : WONDERDRUGS
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Wall Street activity, for short. : SPEC
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Cruel practical joke. : HOTFOOT
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Disconnecting. : UNHOOKING
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A South African. : BOER
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Nitrous oxide. : GAS
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Procurement. : OBTENTION
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A straightening of the ranks. : ALINEMENT
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Discourse: Abbr. : LECT
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Football player. : BACK
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Manufacturing city near Dortmund. : HAMM
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Famous first name in Hollywood. : RITA
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Hawaiian birds. : OOS
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Justify speciously. : RATIONALIZE
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(Had) reclined. : LAIN
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In the style of. : ALA
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Precursor of the C. I. A. : OSS
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A victim on a certain day. : APRILFOOL
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Works of a famous Italian artist. : LEONARDOS
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Girl guide. : USHERETTE
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Betel pepper. : ITMO
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Farming in general: Abbr. : AGR
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Wynn and Stanky. : EDS
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Length of a short movie. : ONEREEL
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Racket. : DIN
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Sharpen. : HONE
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___ America. : MISS
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Soap: Fr. : SAVON
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Position taken on a question. : STAND
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The "T" in TV. : TELE
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River in France. : AIRE
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Containers for liquids. : VATS
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First word of "The Marines' Hymn." : FROM
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Miss Dodo. : IMA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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