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New York Times, Monday, February 23, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,345
Across
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Secretary of Commerce. : WEEKS
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Short ride in a car. : SPIN
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Mr. Lancaster of Hollywood. : BURT
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Clock-making city in Illinois. : ELGIN
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First word of the motto of the Order of the Garter. : HONI
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Freshly. : ANEW
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___ Xi, fraternity for science research. : SIGMA
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Opposed to. : ANTI
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Sodium chloride: Chem. : SAL
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Details. : PARTICULARS
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Oklahoma city west of Tulsa. : ENID
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Neutral country in World War II. : SWEDEN
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Border for a picture. : MAT
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Regard with favor. : LIKE
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Meditate (with "over"). : PORE
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A short distance, in rural parlance. : PIECE
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A yielding, as of rights, to another. : CESSION
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Associated. : BANDED
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Partner: Slang. : PARD
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Move smoothly. : SAIL
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A reception for guests at a regular time. : ATHOME
40
What Capt. Bligh threatened to hang Mr. Christian from. : YARDARM
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First: Comb. form. : PROTO
44
Ponderous book. : TOME
45
Least tide in lunar month. : NEAP
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A. A. Milne character, Mr. ___. : PIM
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Stage remarks. : ASIDES
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Spanish silver dollar. : DURO
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Part of a flood control program. : EMBANKMENTS
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"___ the last rose of summer . . . " : TIS
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River between Manchuria and Russia. : AMUR
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Competent. : ABLE
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Hearty laughs. : HAHAS
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Wearer of three chevrons: Abbr. : SERG
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Places on the links. : TEES
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Her name means "peace." : IRENE
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Snappish. : EDGY
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Goes awry. : ERRS
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Mrs. Helmer, Miss Waln, etc. : NORAS
Down
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"Horst ___," Nazi song. : WESSEL
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Pertaining to Charles Lamb. : ELIANIC
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Describing Humpty Dumpty. : EGGLIKE
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Mr. O'Hara of India. : KIM
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Pep. : SNAP
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Noted dramatist to write plays for TV. : SHERWOOD
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Rear door or gate. : POSTERN
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Trademark of Gunther books. : INSIDE
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Relative. : NIECE
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Any false god. : BAAL
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Anonymous. : UNNAMED
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Go back upon (one's steps, etc.) : RETRACE
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Wrenched. : TWISTED
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Desire earnestly. : ASPIRE
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Still owing. : UNPAID
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Autocrat. : DESPOT
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Not located near the border. : INLAND
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Polynesian in U. S. territory. : SAMOAN
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Plainest. : BAREST
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Monotony. : SAMENESS
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Accede to belligerent demands by a sacrifice of justice. : APPEASE
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Pruned. : TRIMMED
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Hat style for the well-dressed man. : HOMBURG
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Singer near a chalet. : YODELER
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New head of C. I. O. : REUTHER
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Lady forsaken by Angelo in "Measure for Measure." : MARIANA
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Dressed piece of wood. : TIMBER
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Detachments of police. : POSSES
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Disport in Rockefeller Center. : SKATE
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Dispute: Dial. : ARGY
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Part of the leg. : SHIN
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A people in Nigeria. : ARO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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