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New York Times, Wednesday, February 25, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,347

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Across
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Friend of Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
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Inlay. : IMBED
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Vamoose! : SCAT
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Wife of "Limelight" comedian. : OONA
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Singer Perry. : COMO
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Messages from abroad. : RADIOGRAMS
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Sen. Johnston of South Carolina. : OLIN
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Famous lady on a diet. : MRSSPRAT
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Satirical imitation. : PARODY
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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Baffling problem. : POSER
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Yellow-billed cuckoo. : KOBIRD
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Football passes. : LATERALS
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Join in action. : UNITE
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Republic in W. Asia. : SYRIA
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Camillo's title. : DON
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One of the Little Women. : BETH
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Impassive one. : STOIC
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Boy meets girl. : DATE
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Part of a race. : LAP
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Reaches across. : SPANS
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Friend of Boccaccio. : DANTE
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Team of ace players. : ALLSTARS
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Literary watchdog. : CENSOR
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Divorced. : APART
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Standstill. : HALT
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Bon ___! : VOYAGE
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Harold E. Talbott's assignment. : AIRFORCE
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Countenance by aid. : ABET
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Where Jack Molinas stars. : BASKETBALL
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Peevish. : SORE
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Park north of Denver. : ESTES
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News clipping. : ITEM
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Dick Tracy's Mrs. : TESS
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Precious ones. : DEARS
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Fictional sub skipper. : NEMO
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1040, for instance. : FORM
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Leonine announcement. : ROAR
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Ifs, ___, buts. : ANDS
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He invented 52 Across. : NAISMITH
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Miss Bergman. : INGRID
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"Gorgeous Gussie," of tennis. : MORAN
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Cry out as a calf. : BLAT
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Name for a tree-lined street. : ELM
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Tyrannous. : DESPOTIC
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Games official. : SCORER
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Senators Johnson and Millikin, for instance. : COLORADANS
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Betwixt and between. : AMID
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Singer Martin. : TONY
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___ citato (the work quoted): Latin. : OPERE
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On the main. : ASEA
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Where NATO problems are paramount. : PARIS
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Khan of Coleridge's unfinished poem. : KUBLA
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Our former Ambassador to the Philippines. : ONEAL
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Walker-ons, supers, etc. : BITPLAYERS
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Third-largest city of France. : LYONS
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Cousin of keno. : LOTTO
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Grimace. : SNEER
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Get off. : START
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Place for a weekend guest. : SPAREBED
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Former Teamster boss. : DANTOBIN
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Bachelor party. : STAG
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Glazed blue pottery. : DELFT
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Freshets. : SPATES
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Affectionate gesture. : CARESS
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Any New Yorker during the bus strike. : HIKER
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Mighty. : VAST
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It gives other orchestral instruments the pitch. : OBOE
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Movie sleuth's dog. : ASTA
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Proportion. : RATE
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___ Kadiddlehopper, Skelton role. : CLEM
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Pollster Roper. : ELMO
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Old woman in Ibsen play. : ASE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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