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New York Times, Monday, March 30, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,380
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Part of the name of a Red leader. : MAOTSE
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Dull chaps. : DOLTS
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Best-selling author. : BANKHEAD
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Conjure up thoughts. : IDEATE
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Hurt someone's feelings. : AGGRIEVE
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The evening star. : VESPER
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Make a large profit (with "up"): Colloq. : CLEAN
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Keen. : EAGER
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A school: Abbr. : SEM
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Pictures. : OILS
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Viper. : ADDER
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City near Teramo, Italy. : ATRI
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Educational group: Abbr. : NEA
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Novelist James. : STREET
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Reconcile to a deprivation. : WEAN
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Member of the teaching profession. : TUTOR
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Magnanimous. : LARGE
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Arcaro's footrest. : STIRRUP
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Parts of a meal. : COURSES
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Bailed out, as with a dipper. : LADED
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Composition of condiments. : SAUCE
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Olive tree genus. : OLEA
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Gov. of Arkansas. : CHERRY
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%. : PCT
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Stain on the escutcheon. : BLOT
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Plutarch's "Parallel ___." : LIVES
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Fabulous herb of occult power, Odysseus' charm against Circe. : MOLY
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Announcement: Abbr. : BUL
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What Churchill paints on. : EASEL
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He wrote talking animal stories. : AESOP
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Remove afar off. : ELOIGN
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Characterized by a reverse movement. : REACTIVE
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Riffraff. : RAGTAG
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Took to an affair. : ESCORTED
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Nymphs, daughters of Atlas. : HYADS
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Intense strain. : STRESS
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Pitcher and "barber." : MAGLIE
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English novelist Thirkell. : ANGELA
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Items for the tureen. : OKRAS
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Spare. : THIN
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Understand. : SEE
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Listen secretly: Var. : EAVEDROP
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Entertain. : DIVERT
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River from the Carpathians to the Baltic. : ODER
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Man nickname. : LES
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Drawers of porter. : TAPSTERS
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One way to cross the Atlantic. : STEERAGE
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Breakfast food. : BACON
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More exhausted: Colloq. : DEADER
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Furs for the Coronation. : ERMINES
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Small boy's exclamation. : GEE
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Neighbor of Kiska. : ATTU
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In the know. : AWARE
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Irrational number in mathematics. : SURD
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Pick up the check. : TREAT
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Much-loved lady. : LUCY
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Gush sentimentally. : SLOBBER
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Best-selling book. : TALLULAH
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Ism. : IDEOLOGY
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Slapdash. : CARELESS
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Possessive pronoun. : OURS
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Harshly extreme. : SEVERE
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The anvil chorus. : CLANGS
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Possessive pronoun. : HIS
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Sets fixedly. : POSITS
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Decorations for Virginia ham. : CLOVES
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Reproduced in print. : TYPED
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Distance to be run. : METRE
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Knight's oath. : EGAD
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Acidity. : ACOR
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Tagalog aborigine. : ITA
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Two or three scenes. : ACT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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