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New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,402
Across
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Stare with wonder. : GAWP
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Key group of officers and men. : CADRE
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The beginning of wisdom. : ABCS
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A bit of baby talk. : AGOO
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Opprobrium. : ODIUM
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Famous partners. : BARNUMANDBAILEY
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Lining for a royal robe. : ERMINE
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Thousands of years. : AEON
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Irish sea god. : LER
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Church official. : ELDER
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Unwavering. : STABLE
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"One Friday morn when we ___ . . . " : SETSAIL
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Bovine larder. : SILO
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Suffix of cardinal numbers. : ETH
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North Italian city, onetime capital of Charlemagne. : PAVIA
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Miss Barton, Red Cross founder. : CLARA
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Electoral district. : WARD
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Courage. : NERVE
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Mother Machree's home. : ERIN
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Nap. : SLEEP
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The Pont-Neuf spans it. : SEINE
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Pest killer. : DDT
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A kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
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Cartographer's works. : ATLASES
52
Italian sociologist, "father of Fascist theory." : PARETO
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Against a thing, in law. : INREM
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"Mon ___ Pierrot." : AMI
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A king of Judah. : AMON
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Simplest known animal. : AMOEBA
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Subject of a prize-winning movie. : RINGLINGSCIRCUS
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Creator of Little Sheba. : INGE
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Buffalo Bill's early role. : SCOUT
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Roguish. : ARCH
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Comme çi, comme ça. : SOSO
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French unit of measure. : METRE
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Easter of the Indians. : LUKE
Down
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Angel in "The Green Pastures." : GABE
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Bird food. : WORM
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Steeds for cowboys and Indians. : PONIES
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Danny Kaye. : COMEDIAN
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Democratic action group. : ADA
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Silver coin of Belgrade. : DINAR
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Primitive. : RUDE
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Ornament with raised work. : EMBOSS
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Islamic name. : ALI
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Colorful forerunners of 62 Across. : BILLBOARDS
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Fish basket. : CREEL
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U. S. High Commissioner to the Philippines, 1939–42. : SAYRE
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Unfold. : UNLAP
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Clown's caper. : ANTIC
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Little woodland people. : ELVES
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Auk genus. : ALLE
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Mends. : SEWS
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Symbol of 62 Across. : THREERINGS
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Choler. : IRE
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Of the birds. : AVIAN
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Tour on the merry-go-round. : RIDE
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Certain victims of 47 Across. : ANTS
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Take out, on a galley proof. : DELE
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Theatrical interlude. : ENTRACTE
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Part of a tulip. : PETAL
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Oleoresin. : ELEMI
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Defect of home life highlighted by Philip Wylie. : MOMISM
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Without ethics. : AMORAL
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Romeo's rival. : PARIS
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Describing a group of acids. : AMINO
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One of many at Fort Knox. : INGOT
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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He "brought 'em back alive." : BUCK
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Revolutionary patriot, 1720–81. : ASHE
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Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
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"___ le pont d'Avignon . . . " : SUR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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