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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,357
Across
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Insecticide. : DDT
4
Third word of a famous abdication speech. : LAST
8
Guardian of souls. : PASTOR
14
Caddoan Indian. : REE
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A "wonder drug." : ACTH
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Goddess of the Parthenon. : ATHENA
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Type of striker. : ABSENTEE
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Filched. : STOLEN
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"Landlord of New York," a century ago. : WILLIAMASTOR
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Gambler's capital. : STAKE
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Mr. Hyerdahl, author and seaman. : THOR
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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He held forth at Delos. : ORACLE
30
Parts of cathedrals. : NAVES
32
Egyptian cobra. : ASP
35
Office equipment. : SHARPENERS
37
Bromfield's novel about the Shanes. : THEGREENBAYTREE
40
Team-mate of Bob Feller. : LUKEEASTER
41
Impost. : TAX
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Eniwetok, for instance. : ATOLL
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Half-baked laugh. : TITTER
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Visit. : SEE
47
Actor Guinness. : ALEC
49
___ Ferry in Westchester County. : DOBBS
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Astronomer's calculation. : STARPOSITION
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Center for winter sports in Wisconsin. : BELOIT
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Overworked word in new parents' vocabulary. : ADORABLE
60
Unfold or unroll. : EVOLVE
61
___ muffins. : CORN
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Base in New Guinea. : LAE
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Major transatlantic airport. : GANDER
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Source of chlorophyll. : TREE
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Slip. : ERR
Down
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Attracts. : DRAWS
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Red ink figure. : DEBIT
3
American inventor and electrician (1857–1943). : TESLA
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Poet or pitcher. : LANIER
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Record of transactions. : ACTA
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Part of a goblet. : STEM
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Historic agreement of 1949. : THEATLANTICPACT
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A meal, in Italy. : PASTO
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Stevenson is one. : ATTORNEY
10
Famous restaurateur. : SHOR
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Invention of 1876: Abbr. : TEL
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Spread, as colors. : RAN
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Fourth largest city in Nevada, pop. 5,393. : ELKO
21
Popular dessert. : SHERBET
24
Ward off. : AVERT
25
College town in Kentucky. : BEREA
26
Class of aircraft carrier. : ESSEX
28
Over Davy Jones' locker. : ASEA
29
William Bendix' TV role. : CHESTER
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Dweller in a formicary. : ANT
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Book in need of constant revision. : ATLAS
33
Author of "The Far Country." : SHUTE
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Tea from Ceylon and India. : PEKOE
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Spare piece. : PART
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Freeze. : GEL
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Sister or cousin or aunt. : RELATIVE
44
Capital of Turkey in Europe, also called Adrianople. : EDIRNE
45
Vatican court. : ROTA
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Following. : LATER
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Best seller in a new edition. : BIBLE
51
Clayey. : BOLAR
52
Show disdain. : SNEER
53
Betrayed. : SOLD
54
Reputation. : ODOR
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"And they were ___ afraid." : SORE
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Panhandle. : BEG
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One of the Gabors. : EVA
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Actor Chaney (1883–1930). : LON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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