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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,346
Across
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Members of the U. S. A. F. : WAFS
5
Hazard. : PERIL
10
Italian seaport on the Adriatic. : BARI
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Plant yielding a drug. : ALOE
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Run away. : ELOPE
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Surrounded by others. : AMID
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It convenes today. : GENERALASSEMBLY
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Hunting dog. : SETTER
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Gen. McAuliffe's historic reply. : NUTS
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A clean sweep. : ALL
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Casserole dish. : HASH
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Adam's third son, and others. : SETHS
27
Greedy. : COVETOUS
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Puts to service again. : REUSES
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Sen. Sparkman's state: Abbr. : ALA
35
Edgar Mowrer's middle name. : ANSEL
37
Chic. : SMART
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Ellis Parker Butler's classic subject. : PIGS
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Long-tailed Indian ape. : KRA
41
Girl's nickname. : EDIE
42
Australian statesman. : EVATT
44
The lion, in South Africa. : SIMBA
47
Junior's word of agreement. : OKE
48
Experiencing a new life. : REBORN
50
Piece of finery. : FALDERAL
52
Scourge of the Orient. : OPIUM
54
A boat common in the Levant. : SAIC
55
Beard of wheat. : AWN
57
Greenland base for Arctic expeditions. : ETAH
59
Rabid adherent. : ZEALOT
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The aim of Henri Spaak and others. : FEDERATEDEUROPE
66
War god. : ARES
67
River of the Eternal City. : TIBER
68
One of triplets. : TRIN
69
Personae non gratae in the U. S. : REDS
70
Man's name. : ENEAS
71
Statesman to visit U. S. : EDEN
Down
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Appropriate name for a dog. : WAGS
2
Out of the storm. : ALEE
3
Baptismal bowl. : FONT
4
Be in a state of agitation. : SEETHE
5
President of 17 Across. : PEARSON
6
Wing of building. : ELL
7
Relative of a dapple-gray. : ROAN
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Battle, 301 B. C., ending Greco-Macedonian period. : IPSUS
9
First name of 5 Down. : LESTER
10
Sound of a quick blow. : BAM
11
Mr. Dillon, for instance. : AMBASSADOR
12
Brooklet. : RILL
13
Pastoral poem. : IDYL
18
___ Ranch, in "Giant." : REATA
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Sen. Kefauver. : ESTES
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Corn envelopes. : HUSKS
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Mr. Wrong, Canada's Ambassador in Washington. : HUME
27
A prank. : CAPER
28
Girl's name. : OLIVE
29
Roved. : VAGABONDED
30
Fine line of a letter. : SERIF
32
Thomas Mann's daughter. : ERIKA
33
A basic American industry. : STEEL
36
Users of prayer wheels. : LAMAS
39
Road sign. : STOP
43
City in W. Germany, on the Moselle. : TRIER
45
Campus togs. : BLAZERS
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Farewell. : ADIEU
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Nod, as a flower. : NUTATE
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Card game. : ECARTE
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Morning prayer. : MATIN
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Distant. : AFAR
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"As you ___." : WERE
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Personification of youth. : HEBE
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Mary ___, successor to Eleanor Roosevelt in U. N. : LORD
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Portrait painter, "The Cornish Wonder." : OPIE
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Where Frank G. Clement is Governor: Abbr. : TENN
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Letter. : ESS
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Latin title of 58 Down. : DEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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