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New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 1953

Author:
Herbert Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 720 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Herbert Arensberg has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,344
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Charles E. Wilson’s province. : ARMS
5
Skier’s mecca. : ALPS
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The religion of Mohammed. : ISLAM
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Outer: Anat. : ECTAL
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One way of chirping. : SWEETSWEET
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Radio baritone. : THOMASTHOMAS
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City in N. S. Wales, Australia. : WAGGAWAGGA
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Opening sentence in court procedure. : HEARYEHEARYE
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Novelist Wolfert. : IRA
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Yielded. : GAVE
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Alkalized. : LYED
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Of a continent. : AFRO
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Territorial division: Abbr. : DIST
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Former famous ace. : GENTILE
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Subject of one of the Freedoms. : FEAR
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Few and far between. : SPARSE
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Small bird. : TIT
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Female ruff. : REE
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University in Nashville. : FISK
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São Salvador, Brazil. : BAHIA
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Ne’er-do-well: Arch. : LOSEL
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Black snake. : RACER
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Float gently. : WAFT
47
Catcher of congers. : EELER
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Household. : MENAGE
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Turkish chiefs. : AGAS
50
Word in a Dana title. : MAST
51
Fifth word of Gray’s “Elegy.” : KNELL
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0.2471 acre. : DECARE
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Disfigure. : MAR
54
Call to a pet. : KITTYKITTY
56
Seaboard cities. : PORTS
57
T. E. Lawrence was one. : ARABIST
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Penalties. : FINES
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Bank teller. : PAYER
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Chinese tea. : CHA
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Flower cluster. : RACEME
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Measure of capacity. : LITER
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Covered with wax. : CERE
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Honolulu is ___ seaport. : OAHUS
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Bedouin kerchief cord. : AGAL
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Mackinaw. : REEFER
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Green film on bronze. : PATINA
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Deprivation. : LOSS
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Bazaars. : MARTS
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Clark Griffith’s men. : NATS
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Apples. : POMES
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Scene of a famous oracle. : DELPHI
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Constellation. : ARA
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Get a move on! : HURRY
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Not as common. : RARER
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Aigrette. : PANACHE
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Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
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Samoan port. : PANGOPANGO
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Cabin. : HUT
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State in central India. : BHOPAL
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Sagacious. : CANNY
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Dueling weapon. : EPEE
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Outlay. : COST
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Schoolroom appurtenances. : SLATES
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U. S. general of Third Army. : HODGE
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Portico. : STOA
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Seam of the tongue: Anat. : RAPHE
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Composer Franck. : CESAR
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Popular radio character. : HENRY
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Husky vehicle. : SLED
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Musical mecca. : MET
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Sideline yell. : RAH
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Affection animals have for their young. : STORGE
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Oom Paul was one. : BOER
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“The ___ Falcon.” : MALTESE
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Zoological suffix. : ACEA
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Horned goddess of Egypt. : SATI
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One of the wolves of Odin. : GERI
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Mine ___ (gold mine): Fr. : DOR
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Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. : PHELPSPHELPS
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Auctioneer’s admonition. : GOINGGOING
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Black sheep said it. : YESSIRYESSIR
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Refrain in a Menotti opera. : HELLOHELLO
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Japanese form of chess. : SHOGI
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Girl’s name. : YETTA
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Ancient Chinese state. : TSAO
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Card. : TREY
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Unfilial daughter. : REGAN
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One of the Little Women. : MEG
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More theatrical. : STAGIER
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Fluttering. : AWAVE
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De ___ ferenda (for proposing a law): Lat. : LEGE
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Work diligently. : PEG
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Driest. : STALEST
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Other: Scot. : ITHER
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Tool house. : SHED
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Mauna ___, Hawaiian volcano. : LOA
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Biblical king, possibly Hammurabi. : AMRAPHEL
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London’s silk-stocking district. : MAYFAIR
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Character of a people. : ETHOS
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M. I. T. degree. : CHE
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Amphibian. : TOAD
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Punjab city. : AMRITSAR
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Surround (with “to”); 2 wds. : LAYSIEGE
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Gulp of liquid. : SWIG
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Marshy land. : SWALE
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Jagged part. : SERRA
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Mediate successfully. : SETTLE
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Russian plane. : YAK
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Share and share alike. : FIFTYFIFTY
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___ Lunn. : SALLY
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Type of printing plate. : ELECTRO
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Warning to get out of the way: Archery. : FAST
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Ingredient of borscht. : BEETS
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Miss Munson and others. : ONAS
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New Zealand myrtle. : RAMARAMA
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Soup ingredient in the Orient. : AGARAGAR
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Vulture of southern U. S. : CARACARA
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Inventor of a steam engine. : WATT
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Nothing but. : MERE
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Silas Marner. : MISER
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Well-known fence-buster. : KINER
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Senior diplomat. : DOYEN
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Novel of 1901. : KIM
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Outdoor toys. : KITES
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M. Mayer’s headquarters. : PARIS
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Girdle. : BELT
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First two words of a nursery rhyme. : PETERPETER
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Lickety-brindle. : CHOPCHOP
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Supersecret. : HUSHHUSH
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Course of a meal: Fr. : ASSIETTE
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Catch on. : LEARN
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Carved gem. : CAMEO
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___ Nazimova. : ALLA
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Matriculate. : ENROL
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Novel of 1925. : PORGY
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Paroemiographer’s brain child. : ADAGE
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Machine tools. : SHAPERS
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Velvety fabric. : PANNE
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Wine: Prefix. : ENO
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Miss Hagen and others. : UTAS
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Lank. : RANGY
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Breath: Comb. form. : PNEA
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List. : ROTA
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Army chaplain. : PADRE
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“Like two peas in ___.” : APOD
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Whitens. : BLEACHES
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Relative of marijuana: Var. : HASHEESH
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Africans. : CONGOESE
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Woman suffragist. : CATT
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Rasping. : SCRAPY
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S. S. S. Chief. : HERSHEY
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Dexterity. : SLEIGHT
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Kindle anew. : RELIGHT
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Bill Boyd. : HOPPY
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Tosspot. : SOT
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Stage star. : MARGO
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Hebrew month: Var. : TISRI
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Port on the Persian Gulf. : BASRA
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Park connected with Edison. : MENLO
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Roman factotum. : EDILE
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Filial. : SONLY
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Hence. : ERGO
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Too. : ALSO
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Narrow strip of land. : SPIT
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River in New Mexico. : GILA
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Kind of iron. : PIG
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Naval vessel. : LST
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Letters. : OES
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Poetic contraction. : OER

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 23 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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