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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,394
Across
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Brooch fasteners. : CLASPS
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Yankee Doodle's feather. : MACARONI
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Girl's name. : LENORA
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The A in ARC. : AMERICAN
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County in California. : AMADOR
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Author of "Witness." : CHAMBERS
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Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
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Mrs. John McCloy and Mrs. Lewis Douglas. : SISTERS
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River Islet. : AIT
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Nasal intonation. : SNORE
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Busy port in Brazil. : PARA
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Role for Silvano Mangano. : ANNA
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A lot of money: Colloq. : PILE
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Kitchenware. : PANS
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Relative of a thinker. : MUSER
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Symbols of winter. : ICICLES
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Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
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More orderly. : NEATER
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MacArthur's son. : ARTHUR
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Was obliged to. : OWED
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Girl for a stage-door Johnny. : CHORINE
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Household workers in London. : CHARS
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College of the "Bruins." : UCLA
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Doctrines. : ISMS
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Trims. : LOPS
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Buona ___ (good evening): Ital. : SERA
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Chicken fattened for the pot. : CAPON
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Groove-billed blackbird. : ANI
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Site of 200-inch reflector telescope. : PALOMAR
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College town in Ohio. : ADA
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Its capital is Ulan Bator. : MONGOLIA
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Shabbier. : MEANER
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What César Franck was. : ORGANIST
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Man in blue. : UMPIRE
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Thinks highly of. : RESPECTS
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Canes for chair seats: Var. : RATANS
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Memento of college days. : CLASSPIN
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Dessert for dieters. : LEMONICE
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Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
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Greensward. : SOD
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Ordinary language. : PROSE
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Garment worn in India. : SARI
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Philippine island where Magellan was killed, 1521. : MACTAN
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Its colors are purple and white. : AMHERST
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State of NE Brazil. : CEARA
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First word in a Shaw title. : ARMS
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A cut of beef. : RIB
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Arctic and Antarctic. : OCEANS
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Of the nostrils. : NARINE
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Stud with brilliants. : INSTAR
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Hot Springs and French Lick. : SPAS
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Clergymen. : RECTORS
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Where they spend schillings. : AUSTRIA
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___ de famille (head of a household): Fr. : PERE
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Philippine native. : MORO
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Author Wallace and others. : LEWS
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Imitation of a laugh. : HAHA
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Poetic name for Spain. : HISPANIA
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Not up-to-date. : UNMODERN
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Traps again. : RESNARES
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Hamlet, for instance. : DUELIST
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Close-mouthed individual. : CLAM
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Vociferate. : CLAMOR
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M. de Balzac. : HONORE
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Acts of mimicry. : APINGS
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Tito rules their republic. : CROATS
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___ law forbidding women rulers. : SALIC
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City in Lombardi, Italy. : CREMA
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Corn bread. : PONE
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One of the great streams of the world. : AMUR
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A wide divergence. : GAP
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Proficient. : APT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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