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New York Times, Thursday, March 5, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.66, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,355

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Across
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Former Premier of Greece. : PAPAGOS
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Turkey's first President, 1923. : ATATURK
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Not frank. : EVASIVE
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Office seeker. : NOMINEE
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Smaller toward the end. : TAPERED
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Type of sprinkler system. : DRYPIPE
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Before. : ERE
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Unity. : ONENESS
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A thickness of leather on a shoe heel. : TAP
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Slough. : MIRE
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Ustinov role in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
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Half gainer. : DIVE
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Makes sour. : ACERBATES
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Former Governor of Massachusetts. : DEVER
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Orange flower oil. : NEROLI
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General stupidity: Slang. : DOPINESS
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Arizona river, site of Roosevelt Dam. : SALT
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Dexterous. : NEAT
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American sculptor (1883–1952). : DAVIDSON
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Egyptian jackal-headed god. : ANUBIS
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Pupil: French. : ELEVE
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Work of the carriers on safari. : PORTERAGE
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Diminish. : BATE
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Showing talent. : ABLE
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City in Sicily. : ENNA
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Soul: French. : AME
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Kilimanjaro is ___ highest peak. : AFRICAS
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Obscure. : DIM
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Texas locale of the longest novel. : SIRONIA
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Hurried: Music. : AGITATO
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Ends of pencils. : ERASERS
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Porcelain city in France. : LIMOGES
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U. S. Vice Presidents are their presidents. : SENATES
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Drooping ears of rabbits. : LOPPERS
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Nitroglycerin expert: Slang. : PETEMAN
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Miser's sin. : AVARICE
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Passer of counterfeit money: Slang. : PAPERER
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New York stock market: Abbr. : ASE
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Type of airplane: Var. : GIRO
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Gobbler's destination. : OVEN
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In a sitting posture, as a statue. : SEDENT
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Star of "John Brown's Body." : ANDERSON
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Trunk. : TORSO
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Miss March and others. : AMYS
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Small ostrich plume. : TIP
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Productive of harmony. : UNITIVE
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Mends the roadway. : REPAVES
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Zoo attendants. : KEEPERS
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Necessity. : NEED
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Tending to wear away. : EROSIVE
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Expensive bridgework. : DENTURE
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Part of an ice skate. : BLADE
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Is not up to par. : AILS
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Girl's name. : DIANE
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Fuel from the bogs. : PEAT
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High officialdom. : TOPBRASS
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Reduces in value, as currency. : DEBASES
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Aretino's high note. : ALAMIRE
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American Legionnaire. : VETERAN
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___ me tangere (touch me not): Latin. : NOLI
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First Aid item. : BANDAGE
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Firebrand. : IGNITER
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Red alga with gracefully elaborate fronds. : SEAMOSS
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Summon to return. : RECALL
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Showing great excitement. : AFIRE
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Dillseed. : ANET
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A premium on money in exchange. : AGIO
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Relative of a nincompoop. : SIMP
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Girl's name. : OSA
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Rise above. : TOP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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