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New York Times, Saturday, March 14, 1953

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,364
Across
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U. S. physicist, Nobel prize winner, 1944. : RABI
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Prepares to expose fingerprints. : DUSTS
10
Informal photo. : SNAP
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Admiral Kirk. : ALAN
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Ready for use. : ONTAP
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Quarto volume. : TOME
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To the four corners of the earth. : FARANDWIDE
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Case for an M. P. : AWOL
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Junior miss. : TEENAGER
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Eureka! : ATLAST
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Was put out stealing: Baseball. : DIED
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Quantity of wool. : SKEIN
25
Tongue-lash. : SCOLD
27
One of Elizabeth II’s titles. : DEFENDER
30
Christmas visitor. : CLAUS
31
Palm trees. : SAGOS
32
“The ___ Corbies”—old Scottish ballad. : TWA
33
Engrossed. : RAPT
34
Gentleman from Acapulco. : SENOR
35
The United States. : SHIP
36
Miss Gardner. : AVA
37
Irish Nobel prize poet. : YEATS
38
The times things happen. : WHENS
39
M. Javert’s role in “Les Misérables.” : GENDARME
41
Mme. Chiang’s family name. : SOONG
42
Bottleneck. : DELAY
43
Toots ___. : SHOR
44
Breakfast dish dish. : EGGCUP
46
Namesake of the baby in “Popeye.” : SWEETPEA
50
Admonition at a railroad crossing. : LOOK
51
Inconsistent. : HOTANDCOLD
53
Orange or Cotton. : BOWL
54
Novello and others. : IVORS
55
The Bear. : URSA
56
Charles’ sister. : ANNE
57
City of 249,276 in Florida. : MIAMI
58
Rangers or Dodgers. : TEAM
Down
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A large quantity: Colloq. : RAFT
2
Wings. : ALAE
3
Scarcely sufficient. : BARE
4
Now good and now bad, in sports. : INANDOUT
5
Eluded by strategy. : DODGED
6
Single. : UNWED
7
Rumpus. : STIR
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Child. : TAD
9
Represent in court: 2 wds. : SPEAKFOR
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Dzugashvili. : STALIN
11
Occasionally. : NOWANDTHEN
12
Pop Stagg. : AMOS
13
Move rapidly. : PELT
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Symbol of hardness. : NAILS
22
Mangrum uses them. : TEES
24
State flowers of Utah. : SEGOS
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Dred Scott was one. : SLAVE
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Campus costume. : CAPANDGOWN
27
Signor Alighieri. : DANTE
28
Predecessor of Oveta Culp Hobby. : EWING
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Utters sharply. : RAPS
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Jagged rock. : CRAG
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Sordid. : SEAMY
34
The highest order of angels. : SERAPHIM
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Quick way. : SHORTCUT
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River flowing into the Yellow Sea. : YALU
38
Sought to win. : WOOED
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Untrimmed paper edge. : DECKLE
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Province in North China. : SHENSI
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A great number of people in motion. : SWARM
44
Island in a palindrome. : ELBA
45
Strong-arm man. : GOON
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Item of Greek architecture. : STOA
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Study with steady attention. : PORE
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Wagner role. : ELSA
49
Man’s name in a palindrome. : ADAM
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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