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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Middle name of a Cabinet member. : TAFT
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Ensign of a ship. : FLAG
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Describing college walls. : IVIED
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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Siegfried or Maginot. : LINE
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Sierra ___. : MADRE
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Office and function of a Cabinet member. : PORTFOLIO
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Ordinary speech or language. : PROSE
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Cape north of Boston. : ANN
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Irritate. : ROIL
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Advertised by outcry. : CALLED
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Heightened the taste of. : ZESTED
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Irregular, as if gnawed away. : EROSE
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Looked at. : EYED
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Inventor in the camera field. : EASTMAN
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Symbol on the Great Seal of United States. : SPREADEAGLE
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Azurite, for instance. : ORE
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A double sulfate. : ALUM
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Elizabethan or Victorian. : AGE
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One of a famous trio. : BONE
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Metered product. : GAS
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What Mt. Everest is, so far. : UNCONQUERED
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Portia's husband's friend. : ANTONIO
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Makings of a song hit. : TUNE
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Proclamation of intended marriage. : BANNS
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Regard. : ESTEEM
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Maugham, to his friends. : WILLIE
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Eucalyptus or monkey puzzle. : TREE
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Gov. Dan McCarthy's state: Abbr. : FLA
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Shun. : AVOID
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Mrs. Ivy Baker Priest's home in Utah. : BOUNTIFUL
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Relative of a lighter. : BARGE
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The common adversary. : EVIL
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Where the Riviera is. : MIDI
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Resulted. : ENDED
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Assert differently. : DENY
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Look through a keyhole. : PEEK
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Birthstone for November. : TOPAZ
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Supportless. : ALONE
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Bracken plants. : FERNS
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Pram passenger. : TOT
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Overwhelmed with an abundance of something. : FLOODED
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Leslie Caron's role. : LILI
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
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Blind alley. : IMPASSE
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Rascal of the good old days. : VARLET
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Lauded and laureled object. : IDOL
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Important paper. : DEED
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Norse goddess of love and beauty. : FREYA
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Shipment from West Virginia. : COAL
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Be stocked to overflowing. : TEEM
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Emir Abdul Illah's role in Iraq. : REGENT
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Episcopal officer. : DEACON
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Native of Barbary. : MOOR
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Composer of "Rule, Brittania." : ARNE
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Lack. : NEED
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Old seafarer's tale. : SAGA
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Have in mind. : PLAN
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Symbol of inactivity. : RUST
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In past time. : AGO
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Ingredient in borsch. : BEET
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Synonym for 2 Down. : UNAIDED
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Number of days for a wonder. : NINE
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Like H. R. H. : QUEENLY
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Vague in purpose. : UNSET
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Place under necessity. : OBLIGE
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Range. : STOVE
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Little Euphemia. : EFFIE
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Slip away. : ELUDE
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Member of Russian Foreign Office. : MALIK
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"Did gyre and gimble in the ___." : WABE
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Man's name. : IVAN
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Mary ___, U. S. member of U. N. : LORD
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Defeat. : RUIN
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Piece of furniture. : BED
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Gremlin. : IMP

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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