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New York Times, Thursday, February 26, 1953

25-Across : 901.

Author:
George Henderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
George Henderson has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,348
Across
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Aviator's guide. : BEAM
5
Struck. : SMOTE
10
Amber jack, for instance. : FISH
14
Heroine of several L. Frank Baum books. : OZMA
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To shoot at: French. : TIRER
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Personal: Comb. form. : IDIO
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Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
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Kind of beaver. : EAGER
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Fought over by Sedgman and Kramer. : NETS
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Complete views in every direction. : PANORAMAS
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Winter weather. : SLEET
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Urchin. : GAMIN
24
Girl's name. : MAE
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901. : CMI
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Fly trap. : WEB
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Takes a liking to (with "to"). : COTTONS
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Simple, unsophisticated person. : LAMB
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Good name. : REPUTATION
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M. Zola. : EMILE
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Part of Dept. of Defense. : AIR
40
Girl's nickname. : NELLA
41
He transmits orders for a general. : AIDEDECAMP
44
Garner. : REAP
45
Break again. : RESMASH
46
Jardiniere. : URN
48
Members of an important profession. : RNS
49
Helper of 22 Down. : IMP
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Love. : ADORE
52
Bottomless pit. : ABYSS
55
Airport in Queens. : LAGUARDIA
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Rachel's sister. : LEAH
60
Took for a walk. : AIRED
61
A band or group. : GANG
62
"___ hands I loved ... " : PALE
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Slaver. : DROOL
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If ever. : ONCE
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Took to court. : SUED
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Hans. : DANNY
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Parties. : TEAS
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Betty of the comics. : BOOP
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Sec. of Agriculture Benson. : EZRA
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Verily. : AMEN
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Colossal wooden statue in London's Guildhall. : MAGOG
5
An oldtime auto. : STEAMER
6
Winter vacation spot. : MIAMIBEACH
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"Seated one day at the ___ ... " : ORGAN
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70-mile river in England. : TEES
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Fall from grace. : ERR
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Former Air Secretary. : FINLETTER
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___ fixe (obsession): French. : IDEE
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Local position. : SITE
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A large number. : HOST
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Chilly. : RAW
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Associate of Beelzebub. : SATAN
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Clever remark. : MOT
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Vindicate. : CLEAR
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Latest style-setter in coiffures. : MAMIE
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Chemical compounds. : IMIDS
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Ickes' description of himself. : CURMUDGEON
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Seaman's rating. : OILER
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The "Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
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Ginger cookies. : SNAPS
34
Not perfect. : BLEMISHED
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Tender: Italian. : PIA
38
Holland cheeses. : EDAMS
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Chiefly: Abbr. : ESP
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How queens die. : PROUDLY
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Blue Eagle letters. : NRA
50
Brother of Moses. : AARON
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Fungus growth on cereal grains. : ERGOT
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Where Maurice Herzog learned to climb. : ALPS
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Escort. : BEAU
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7,688 students. : YALE
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The Turkish pound. : LIRA
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Lauritz Melchior, for instance. : DANE
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South American Indian. : INCA
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Figures used in determining I. Q.'s. : AGES
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Do a sum. : ADD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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