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New York Times, Thursday, March 26, 1953

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,376
Across
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Framework for a skirt. : HOOP
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Site of the University of Maine. : ORONO
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Places to live: Abbr. : APTS
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Man's name meaning rich : OTTO
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Pronged. : TINED
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Say grace. : PRAY
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107 rooms, 40 corridors, 19 baths. : WHITEHOUSE
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___ State. : PENN
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Where something happens. : LOCALE
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Paleolithic period. : STONEAGE
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Breach of contract, in law. : TORT
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Approach. : NEAR
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Famous friend. : DAMON
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Hesitate in speaking. : HEM
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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Century plant. : ALOE
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Most ineffectual. : LAMEST
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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You: French. : VOUS
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An easy pace. : AMBLE
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Clip. : SNIP
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Measures of length: Abbr. : INS
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Bird's conversation. : TWEETS
44
Hindu fire god. : AGNI
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Sixth: Italian. : SESTO
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Box office sign. : SRO
48
Root of plenty of evil. : GREED
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Little Ermengarde. : ERMA
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Original Blue Eagle initials. : NIRA
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Candy ingredient. : MOLASSES
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Another root of evil. : RACKET
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In the center. : AMID
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The order to be observed by protocol. : PRECEDENCE
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Mop of hair. : MANE
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Gov. Mechem of New Mexico. : EDWIN
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Heroine of "The Doll's House." : NORA
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Busiest of the Greek gods. : ARES
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Garner's middle name. : NANCE
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Had competed in aquatic sports. : SWUM
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A cry of rage. : HOWL
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Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, 962–73. : OTHO
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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KP chore. : POTATOES
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Different. : OTHER
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___ de la Plata. : RIO
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Burden. : ONUS
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Kind of egg. : NEST
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"___ a Grecian Urn." : ODEON
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Come before the public. : APPEAR
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Plan in advance. : PREARRANGE
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Distinctive flavor. : TANG
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Since: Scot. : SYNE
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Man's name. : ELON
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Well-groomed. : NEAT
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New London's river. : THAMES
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President of the Confederate States of America. : DAVIS
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Single-handed. : ALONE
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French fabric. : MOUSSELINE
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Hot coal. : EMBER
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Smooth heavy cloth for overcoats. : MELTON
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Mrs. Bernstein, stage designer. : ALINE
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Palatable. : SAPID
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What the world needs. : LAW
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His: French. : SES
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Ancient Arabs. : SARACENS
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Associates of Jerry and Harry. : TOMS
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Prevailing winds. : TRADES
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College man in June. : GRAD
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Poplar. : ASPEN
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Girl's name. : IRENE
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Peggy Wood's role. : MAMA
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Second Mohammedan Caliph. : OMAR
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Earth goddess in the "Ring." : ERDA
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Basted. : SEWN
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"___ thyself." : KNOW
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Curtain color. : ECRU
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Indians or Senators. : TEAM
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Commander in Chief. : CIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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