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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 1953

Author:
George Henderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,363

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Across
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Beer containers. : KEGS
5
Quiver. : SHAKE
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Barge. : SCOW
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A kind of newspaper item. : OBIT
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New York Congressman. : TABER
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River on which Murmansk is. : KOLA
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Actor-director-producer. : JOSEFERRER
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Like a desert. : ARID
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Harbor, as a thought. : ENTERTAIN
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Lucy, the suffragist. : STONE
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Sea in Antarctica. : ROSS
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Port on the Orne River. : CAEN
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Very pale. : ASHEN
27
Dancer from Hickory County, Mo. : SALLYRAND
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Charlie's friend Mortimer. : SNERD
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Discoverer of Cape of Good Hope. : DIAS
34
More than enough. : TOO
35
Girl's nickname. : SAL
36
Founder of the first women's magazine, 1830. : GODEY
38
Helen of Troy's grandson. : ION
39
Auxiliary verb. : ARE
40
Fill to repletion. : SATE
41
Contemporary poet. : FROST
43
Warning road sign. : MENATWORK
46
Country ways. : LANES
47
A great quantity: Colloq. : HEAP
48
Upper course of the Thames river. : ISIS
50
Sound of a mighty blow. : WHANG
52
Well-known playwright's adopted name. : TENNESSEE
57
Martha of the movies. : RAYE
58
Locale of a fabulous railroad. : LONGISLAND
59
Willow plant. : ITEA
60
Wrinkled. : LINED
61
Sound of good cheer at a bacchanal. : EVOE
62
Fictional heroine. : TESS
63
Leaf of grass. : BLADE
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Elevator sign. : DOWN
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P.O.W. island. : KOJE
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Black. : EBON
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The main point. : GIST
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Confederate in a confidence game. : STEERER
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Proofreader's marks. : STETS
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Worry. : HARASS
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Dugout or shelter: French. : ABRI
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Greatly interested. : KEEN
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Make a misstep. : ERR
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Tenley Albright, for instance. : SKATER
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Elizabethan holiday. : CORONATION
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Sen. Johnston of Spartanburg. : OLIN
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Plow through something. : WADE
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Fern leaf. : FROND
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Declares. : SAYS
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Retired general. : CLAY
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Shillong is its capital. : ASSAM
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Attractive deception. : SNARE
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Star of a Mary Chase play. : HELENHAYES
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Egyptian asp. : ADDER
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Norwegian statesman. : LIE
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Part of a lariat. : NOOSE
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Taboos. : DONTS
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Stare: Dial. : GAWP
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Ear: Comb. form. : OTO
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"The antler'd monarch of the waste." : STAG
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Fielder's forte. : FLIES
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Fought, on the TV screen: Slang. : RASSLED
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Defender of Troy. : AENEAS
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Ruled (with "it"). : KINGED
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Tricky or mean: Slang. : SNIDE
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Legal document. : WRIT
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Despise. : HATE
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Work hard. : TOIL
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City in central Sicily. : ENNA
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Jimmy the pantominist. : SAVO
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"Ah, Wilderness were Paradise ___!" : ENOW
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Churchill's aide. : EDEN
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Legal degree. : LLB

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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