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New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Sudden spell of energy. : SPASM
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Offspring of Samuel Colt's invention. : AUTOMATIC
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Famous name in news reels. : PATHE
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Frequent tourist in Mexico. : AMERICANO
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Spartan marketplace. : AGORA
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Ditchdigger. : SPADESMAN
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Marking for omission, on proofs. : DELING
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Mashie or niblick. : IRON
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Subway for Carnegie Hall. : BMT
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Originate (with "from"). : STEM
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River in France, Aisne tributary. : AIRE
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Track of a wild animal. : SPOOR
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Decorations on much-traveled baggage. : PASTERS
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Corona. : AURA
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Harem room. : ODA
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Hawaiian strings: Colloq. : UKES
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Armadillos of South America. : APARAS
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Petty cheater in school. : CRIBBER
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Actor Horton's middle name. : EVERETT
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Gun house on a warship. : TURRET
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Nicholas II was the last. : CZAR
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Certain lawyers: Abbr. : DAS
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Harp: Italian. : ARPA
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Rejected with disdain. : SPURNED
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Captain Standish. : MYLES
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North African seaport. : ORAN
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Red letters of a grim power. : USSR
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High note. : ELA
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16,356 students. : UCLA
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Moviedom's Miss Judge. : ARLINE
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Heavy iron-black mineral. : TANTALITE
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Supreme being of the Mohammedans. : ALLAH
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That which weakens. : ENERVATOR
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State in NE Brazil. : CEARA
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Ransomers. : REDEEMERS
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Where Big Bertha was built. : ESSEN
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World War I planes. : SPADS
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Debra of the films. : PAGET
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Porridge in Spanish America. : ATOLE
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Relative of the prawn. : SHRIMP
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Paltry. : MEAN
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Anti-aircraft units. : AAS
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Messrs. Pinelli and Passarella. : UMPIRES
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One who rushes around. : TEARER
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___ naturae (natural sequence): Lat. : ORDO
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Airs, manners. : MIENS
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Accounts: Abbr. : ACS
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Embroidered on cloth stretched in hoops. : TAMBOURED
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Woman beloved. : INAMORATA
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Black and white, good and bad, etc. : CONTRASTS
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Washers or disk used to seal joints. : GASKETS
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Roman highway. : ITER
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Coral-like undersea sandstone. : PAAR
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River in France, Seine tributary. : AUBE
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Treeless plain of southern U. S. : SAVANNA
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Verse containing eight feet. : OCTAMETER
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Famous London street or its theatre. : DRURYLANE
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Practiced avigation. : AIRPLANED
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M. Goriot or M. Grandet. : PERE
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Aberdonian hillside. : BRAE
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Secretary Benson. : EZRA
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Custodian of a museum. : CURATOR
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Marked by courtesy. : POLITE
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Member of the new Cabinet. : DULLES
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Smoothly polite. : SUAVE
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Dickens' Mr. Wegg. : SILAS
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Wily device. : SNARE
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Ada ___, beloved star of the past. : REHAN
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Cherrystone. : CLAM
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Marathon. : RACE
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Cornish prefix, signifying town. : TRE
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Hesitant interjections. : ERS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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