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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F G H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,353
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Mackintosh. : RAINCOAT
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Jam or peanut butter. : SPREAD
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Publish. : ANNOUNCE
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Voice of Joseph Stalin. : PRAVDA
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Native of Wales: Poetic. : CAMBRIAN
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Cordage-making plant. : ROPERY
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Eisenhower’s mother. : IDA
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Drinks of hot water, sugar and spirits. : TODDIES
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Point of a pen. : NIB
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Aerialists’ safeguards. : NETS
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Courage. : NERVE
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Emblem on Arizona’s flag. : STAR
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Improve upon. : EMEND
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___ culpa. : MEA
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Aristocracy. : ELITE
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Robert Stevens’ secretaryship. : ARMY
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Region now part of Algeria. : NUMIDIA
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Refuse from melting of metals. : SCORIA
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Copper coin in the Kremlin. : KOPECK
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Knitters, going the other way. : PURLERS
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Presidential power. : VETO
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Kind of statesman. : ELDER
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“What a good boy ___.” : AMI
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Greedy. : AVID
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Indians of a tribe named “from the place of the panther.” : ERIES
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Flatfish. : SOLE
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Mr. McGregor of tennis. : KEN
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Calling of Jimmy Ernst. : PAINTER
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Relative of the beret. : TAM
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Blackboard accessory. : ERASER
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Not calm. : UNSEDATE
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Ceremony. : RITUAL
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Wind-torn, as a flag. : TATTERED
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Contemptuous. : SNEERY
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Agent. : EMISSARY
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City in Wisconsin, pop. 71,193. : RACINE
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Chaplet: Poetic. : ANADEM
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Occupant. : INMATE
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San Francisco’s fashionable hill. : NOB
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Rudely concise. : CURT
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Ingredient of chop suey. : ONION
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Heart of West Point or Annapolis. : ACADEMY
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Loving: French. : TENDRE
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River that flows through Berlin. : SPREE
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Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, et al. : PROS
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Medium’s Morse code. : RAP
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When “the day is done . . . ” : EVENTIDE
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An arm of the Mediterranean, about 500 miles long. : ADRIATIC
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“The dawn’s early light.” : DAYBREAK
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Russian man’s name. : IVAN
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Spoke angrily. : SNARLED
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Sweaters. : SLIPONS
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Beauty shop device. : DRIER
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“Chew up the scenery.” : EMOTE
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Discolor. : MAR
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Music maker. : UKE
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Martin and his predecessor, Rayburn. : SPEAKERS
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An old firearm, forerunner of the field gun. : CULVERIN
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Appoint. : ORDINATE
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Hindu woman’s principal garment. : SARI
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Formerly Tonkin, Annam and Cochis, China. : VIETNAM
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Name for the men roused by Paul Revere. : MINUTE
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Tall timber tree, the mahogany pine. : TOTARA
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Snapping beetle. : ELATER
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Something that corrects an evil. : REMEDY
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In the near future. : EARLY
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Old Siamese measure. : SESTI
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Seckel or Bosc. : PEAR
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Soaks, as flax. : RETS
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Girl in an old song. : SUE
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___ Moines, Iowa. : DES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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