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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,403
Across
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Audience reaction, not approving. : BOOS
5
Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
9
Greek letter. : ALPHA
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Protestant group: Abbr. : LUTH
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Asiatic V. I. P. : RHEE
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A nonmetallic element. : BORON
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Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
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Nations having great military strength. : LANDPOWERS
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Popular dish after the theatre. : CHOWMEIN
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Black Sea port. : ODESSA
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Interdicts. : BANS
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Butane and propane. : FUELS
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Beginning of a play. : ACTONE
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Put into forced labor. : ENSLAVE
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American naval historian. : MAHAN
32
Source of penicillin. : MOLD
34
Coagulate. : GEL
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Dill seed. : ANET
36
Damon Runyon girls. : DOLLS
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The sun: Comb. form. : HELI
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Pronoun. : HER
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Famous U. S. chemist. : UREY
40
Zoo attraction. : PANDA
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Duelist who kills and is killed. : LAERTES
44
Spain's legislature. : CORTES
45
Creator of Professor Moriarty. : DOYLE
46
Native of India. : GOND
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Honor. : ADMIRE
49
Railroad conveyances. : HANDCARS
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Part of U. S. retail business. : MAILORDERS
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City in the Black Earth area. : OREL
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New U. S. envoy to India. : ALLEN
57
Philippine island. : CEBU
58
Indian coin. : ANNA
59
Soprano Gueden of the Met. : HILDE
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"The Great Gawd Budd." : IDOL
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Famous name in show business. : LOEW
Down
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Congressional faction. : BLOC
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It hurts! : OUCH
3
Last of the Hapsburgs. : OTTO
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Jerome Kern classic. : SHOWBOAT
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Miss Francis of TV. : ARLENE
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Massenet heroine. : THAIS
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Sen. Gore's state: Abbr. : TENN
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But: Latin. : SED
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Habitations. : ABODES
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Former president of Harvard. : LOWELL
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Broadway V. I. P. : PRESSAGENT
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___ de combat (out of the fight): Fr. : HORS
13
Handle. : ANSA
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Animal shelters. : POUNDS
21
He wrote "The Holy Sinner." : MANN
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Exterior rim of a wheel. : FELLY
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Hero of a Menotti opera. : AMAHL
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Capital of Crete. : CANEA
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Victor Herbert operetta. : THEREDMILL
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Congressional investigator. : VELDE
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Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
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Independent Senator. : MORSE
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Shout in a bull arena. : OLE
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Aaron Burr was one. : DUELER
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What we get from Scranton. : HARDCOAL
40
Place for a swimming hole. : POND
42
Ruffled the temper of. : ROILED
43
Famous first name in Hollywood. : TYRONE
44
Career diplomat. : CONSUL
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Actress from Sweden. : GARBO
47
Indian nurse. : AMAH
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Surrealist painter. : DALI
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Observe. : HEED
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Florence's river. : ARNO
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Mayer of France. : RENE
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Table d'hote item. : SLAW
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601. : DCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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