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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1953

52-Across : Levant's instrument.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
David Steinberg notes:

The 14-Across clue was erroneously printed as "Lavendar, for instance."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,396
Across
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A special ability. : GIFT
5
Agricultural region of Rumania and Yugoslavia. : BANAT
10
Armadillo. : APAR
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Lavender, for instance. : ODOR
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Objects of adoration. : IDOLS
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Seven members of a football team. : LINE
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Queen-consort of Richard the Lion-Hearted. : BERENGARIA
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Things done: Latin. : ACTA
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Suez halfway station. : ISMAILIA
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Relative of a knave. : RASCAL
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Dear: French. : CHER
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Radical thinker of the Thirties. : PINKO
25
Former High Commissioner in Germany. : MCCLOY
28
Destination for a baritone. : MANDALAY
31
Wife of 25 Across, : ELLEN
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Termite result. : DECAY
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Norse name. : OLE
34
Meadows. : LEAS
35
Carries: Colloq. : TOTES
36
River into the Colorado. : GILA
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Eire's Prime Minister, to his friends. : DEV
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Prepared. : ARMED
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Assume as a fact. : POSIT
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Too meager for comfort. : SKIMPIER
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Sounds harshly. : GRATES
43
Character in "Merry Wives of Windsor." : CAIUS
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A Wilde lodging. : GAOL
45
Disunion. : SCHISM
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"Real gone" musician. : BEBOPPER
51
American writer of humor. : LOOS
52
Levant's instrument. : PIANOFORTE
54
City in Italy. : ATRI
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Maker of a successful putt. : HOLER
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Under: French. : SOUS
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Asian of Biblical times. : MEDE
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Popular wear for spring. : SUITS
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Reproach. : TWIT
Down
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About 500,000 sq. mi. of sand. : GOBI
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Sad day in ancient Rome. : IDES
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Manner of doing something. : FORM
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Sugary by-products. : TREACLES
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Actress Isabel of "Guys & Dolls." : BIGLEY
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"Robin ___." : ADAIR
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"Doll" of a drama. : NORA
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___ Baba. : ALI
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Alexandra and others. : TSARINAS
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An Organized Territory since 1912. : ALASKA
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Pete the Piper. : PICCOLOIST
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Play group. : ANTA
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Tangible. : REAL
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Nippon, in Japan. : NIHON
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Kingfish's friend. : ANDY
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Ambled. : PACED
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Makes a score at pinochle. : MELDS
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Golf club. : CLEEK
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Bach's instrument. : CLAVICHORD
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Taxi ticker. : METER
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Reynolds of the Yankees. : ALLIE
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Author of "Deirdre." : YEATS
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Pates. : DOMES
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Caesar's entrances into Rome. : TRIUMPHS
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Game trophy. : GOALPOST
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Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
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Test print. : PROOF
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Heroine of Kipling's "Light That Failed." : MAISIE
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Zsa-Zsa and Eva. : GABORS
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Relative of the civet. : GENET
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Bridge winning. : SLAM
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Bird's home. : COTE
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Java's neighbor. : BALI
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Where the figure-head rides. : PROW
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Musical pause. : REST
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Symbol of a debt. : IOU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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