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New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1953

Author:
Roberta H. Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 651 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 170, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,365
Across
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American Indian star. : TALLCHIEF
10
Customs. : USAGES
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Ratify. : AFFIRM
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Steel maker. : ACIERATER
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Part of the Milky Way. : NEBULA
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Kite. : ELANET
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Accept a challenge. : TAKEADARE
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Native terrorist group in Kenya. : MAUMAU
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When this bobs, you’ve got a bite. : RODTIP
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Particle. : ACE
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Misrepresent. : BELIE
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Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
31
Oil-yielding tree. : EBOE
33
Phi ___ Sigma. : ETA
34
Operatic cycle. : RING
36
Certain igneous rocks. : SYENITES
38
Business partners: Abbr. : BROS
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City on the Oka. : OREL
40
Black buck of India. : SASIN
42
To dream: Fr. : REVER
43
Writer Chase. : ILKA
44
A continent: Comb. form. : AFRO
45
River bank. : RIPA
48
Mr. Caesar and others. : SIDS
49
Actor ___ Lancaster. : BURT
50
Power. : STEAM
51
Sewing equipment. : NEEDLECASE
55
Heroine of “Last of the Mohicans.” : CORA
56
Look out!: Spanish. : ALERTA
57
Miss Gardner. : AVA
58
Gov. Warren. : EARL
59
Storage pit. : SILO
62
Henry Morgan. : BUCCANEER
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Famous name in the theatre. : GISH
66
The Great Barrier. : REEF
68
Culmination. : NOON
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One of the Carolines. : TRUK
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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New President of Mexico. : CORTINES
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Very eager. : ATIPTOE
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These cover the poles. : ICECAPS
84
Jumble. : PIE
85
Garden tool. : HOE
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Maxwell D. Taylor. : GENERAL
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Frenzied. : BERSERK
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Pilfer: Slang. : SCROUNGE
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North Koreans, in G. I. talk. : GOOKS
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Campanella and others. : ROYS
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Composer of “Bill.” : KERN
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Shape of the President’s Reception Room. : OVAL
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Old Lopez tune. : NOLA
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Swindler of the 1860’s. : BOSSTWEED
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Defeats at bridge. : SETS
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Spring bloom. : IRIS
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Money in Spain: Abbr. : PES
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Part of a Lewis Carroll title. : ALICES
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Go away. : QUIT
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Newspaper stars. : COLUMNISTS
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Cotton fabrics. : LENOS
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Eject. : OUST
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Receive as a reward. : REAP
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Dutch name for the Meuse. : MAAS
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Word: Comb. form. : LOGO
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Little lion dog. : PEKE
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Eyed. : OGLED
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NATO network from Norway to Italy. : RADAR
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Formerly. : ERST
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Telephone signal. : BUSY
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Retired top-notch boxer. : SUGARRAY
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Clare Luce’s assignment. : ROME
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Defendants: Lat. : REI
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“Hurry up” ___, at Michigan. : YOST
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Strip of wood. : LATH
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First-rate things. : AONES
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Apron top. : BIB
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Irving Berlin’s “Say It ___.” : ISNTSO
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One of the Dionne Quints. : EMILIE
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Capable of being distorted. : TWISTABLE
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Closer. : NIGHER
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1884 novel. : RAMONA
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Prizing. : ESTEEMING
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Names meaning “with divine helmet.” : ANSELS
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Went astray. : SINNED
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Porpoises. : SEASWINES
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Genghis Khan’s hordes. : TATARS
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Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
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Compares. : LIKENS
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Southern hero. : LEE
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Crosspatch. : CRAB
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Grim god of the lower world. : HADES
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Historic peninsula. : ITALY
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Spookier. : EERIER
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State of being autonomous. : FREENESS
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Odd. : UNMATED
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Officials of weights and measures. : SEALERS
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Touches. : ABUTS
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Trees. : GUMS
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Anything high flown. : ELA
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Delicatessen specialty. : SAUERKRAUT
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Flying machines. : AEROS
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Arctic ice sheet. : FLOE
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Craze. : FAD
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Clash. : INTERFERE
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Repeat. : REITERATE
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Site of great telescope. : MTPALOMAR
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Pinnace. : BOAT
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Encircle. : GIRD
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Plants. : IVIES
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Advertising splurge. : BLURB
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Made of grain. : OATEN
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Where galleys floated. : NILE
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Nigerian. : IBO
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Fruit tree. : PEAR
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City of Israel. : ACRE
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Quenching. : SLAKING
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General who deposed a king. : NAGUIB
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Show. : EVINCE
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Coming festival. : EASTER
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Man’s name. : ALEC
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Southern foray by moonlight. : COONHUNT
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Sharp. : ACUTE
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Concern. : INTEREST
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Homme de ___ (lawyer): Fr. : LOI
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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Sounds of a minor ailment. : HICS
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Coxcombs. : FOPS
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Gas. : NEON
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Father of Odysseus. : LAERTES
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Haystack. : RICK
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Lily plant. : SEGO
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Laborer. : PEON
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Taylor’s men. : TROOPS
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Sapling. : OAKLET
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Part of Europe: German. : ELSASS
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Ships: Poet. : PROWS
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Hebrides isle, home of a terrier. : SKYE
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Hematite. : ORE
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Malfeasance. : EVIL
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Withdraws into solitude. : SEQUESTERS
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Kin of jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
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Ohio city. : LIMA
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See 1 Across. : BALLERINA
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Balsam. : OLEORESIN
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Indians once resident along the Hudson. : SINGSINGS
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Skedaddle. : SCOOT
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Not luminous. : DUSKY
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Milan’s music center. : SCALA
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Tangle: Obs. : SNAR
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Native: Suffix : ITE
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Acts. : OPERATES
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Munich’s river. : ISAR
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Composer’s product. : OPUS
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Entirely customary. : ROUTINE
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Pseudo-intellectual: Slang. : EGGHEAD
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Slight sleep. : DROWSE
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Farm horse. : DOBBIN
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Part of the signature of a British author. : AMILNE
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Asks again. : REBEGS
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Unmannerly ones. : BOORS
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Paris art exhibit. : SALON
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Affirmations. : YESES
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Netherlands river: Var. : YSEL
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Depict. : LIMN
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Cook. : STEW
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Article. : THE
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French month. : MAI
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En ___ (as a friend): Fr. : AMI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 25 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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