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New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,326
Across
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Popular roast. : LAMB
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A piece of folding money. : FIVER
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Puppy's bark. : YIP
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Et ___ (and others): Latin. : ALII
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Speechify. : ORATE
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Wheel: Latin. : ROTA
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Played a carillon. : RANG
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Relatives of señoras. : DONAS
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Observer of proceedings. : EYER
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Twenty-year-old film, frequently revived. : KINGKONG
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Bing Crosby's birthplace. : TACOMA
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Slippery. : EELY
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Picador's opponent. : TORO
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First name of a well-known producer. : DARRYL
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The latest thing in movies. : CINERAMA
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Frankie's wife. : AVA
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Taste. : SAPOR
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Writer of billboard prose. : ADMAN
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Messrs. Heflin and Johnson. : VANS
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Novarro of the silent screen. : RAMON
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Caroled. : SUNG
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Locale of "The River." : INDIA
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Bulrushes. : TULES
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Relative of a penny. : SOU
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Wardrobe specialists. : STYLISTS
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Ducks. : EIDERS
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True: French. : VRAI
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Year when Elizabeth I was eighteen. : MDLI
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Condensation. : DIGEST
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Actor who played Sherlock Holmes. : GILLETTE
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Gelatin from seaweed. : AGAR
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Actress Dunne. : IRENE
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First name of 37 Down. : PHIL
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People on the affirmative side. : FORS
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Ninth day before the ides. : NONES
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Preparation for lighting fireworks. : PUNK
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Experiment with. : TRY
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Fortune tellers. : SEERS
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Self-assertive tendencies. : EGOS
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A high old time. : LARK
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Turkish regiment. : ALAI
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Sen. Humphrey's state: Abbr. : MINN
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More tolerant. : BIGGER
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One of the "Tales of the South Pacific." : FODOLLAR
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A form of wry humor. : IRONY
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Rope used to stay a gaff: Naut. : VANG
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Reporter who queried Stalin. : RESTON
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Spinning toy. : YOYO
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Note on a shopping list. : ITEM
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South American rubber. : PARA
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Music lover's collection. : RECORDS
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Sharps and flats. : KEYS
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A defined space. : AREA
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Alpine region. : TIROL
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Star of "Two's Company." : DAVIS
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Forward: French. : AVANT
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Nickname for Actor Scott. : RANDY
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Masque by Milton, 1634. : COMUS
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Arouse to mirth. : AMUSE
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Country house. : MANOR
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Scottish man's name. : ANGUS
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Former opera star. : PATTI
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Comedian of "Top Banana" fame. : SILVERS
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Not required. : NEEDLESS
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Hauteur. : AIRS
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Threshold. : SILL
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Fine fabrics. : SATINS
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French port on the English Channel. : DIEPPE
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Important worker. : MINER
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Pixilated. : DAFT
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Famous first name in Hollywood. : GARY
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The dancing Kelly. : GENE
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Cutthroat. : THUG
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Italian man's nickname. : TINO
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Members of a brotherhood. : ELKS
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Striped appearance in mahogany. : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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