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New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,404
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Scouts for food. : FORAGES
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Old Glory. : COLORS
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Songbird with an onomatopoeic name. : BOBOLINK
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A protecting charm. : AMULET
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Hawthorne's childhood home. : OLDMANSE
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"Snug as a bug," for instance. : SIMILE
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Uniform of a branch of the Armed Services. : BLUES
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Disconcerted. : UPSET
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This follows tee. : VEE
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Ancient capital of Venezuela. : CORO
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Miss Co-ed. : BETTY
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Merciful. : KIND
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Away: Scot. : AWA
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The medium of air. : RADIO
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Bed boards. : SLATS
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Now, now! : TUTTUT
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Raccoonlike animal of tropical America. : COATI
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State trooper's catch. : SPEEDER
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Appropriate beforehand. : PREEMPT
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Angular parapet. : REDAN
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Hired male escort. : GIGOLO
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Composer Franck. : CESAR
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Coin for bus fare. : TOKEN
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Thrice: Latin. : TER
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Opposition member. : ANTI
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___ Heights: Battle of Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777. : BEMIS
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Wild animal. : BOAR
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Indicating route. : VIA
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Lady's address. : MADAM
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Do a lesson in grammar. : PARSE
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Homes with deep freezes. : IGLOOS
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Pinscher. : DOBERMAN
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Reparation. : AMENDE
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Infallible. : INERRANT
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Peepshows. : RAREES
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Girl's name, in the good old days. : CONTENT
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Sequel to a news story. : FOLLOWUP
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Deaf to entreaty. : OBDURATE
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A model for wooers. : ROMEO
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Weary sigh. : ALAS
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A kind of rummy. : GIN
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Was a consequence. : ENSUED
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Somebody from Missouri. : SKEPTIC
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He let Mudville down. : CASEY
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Skip over. : OMIT
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Abner's co-star. : LUM
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Joan Fontaine's sister. : OLIVIA
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Yield to entreaty. : RELENT
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Trigger and Topper. : STEEDS
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Bob Crosby's band. : BOBCATS
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Part of a brownstone front. : STOOP
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Breath of suspense. : BATED
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Hollywood light. : KLIEG
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More of a boor. : RUDER
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Relative of a tankard. : STEIN
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Swampland between the Ganges and Himalayas. : TERAI
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Rumanian tributary of the Danube. : ARGES
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Estimated. : RATED
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Offstage character in Tennessee Williams play. : MOTORMAN
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Good as company. : PLEASANT
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Cloudburst. : TORRENT
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Without a settled home. : NOMADIC
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Expensive spread. : CAVIAR
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Baffling problem. : ENIGMA
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Older, but not funnier. : STALER
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A gown for Princess Suga. : KIMONO
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Objects of diamond larceny. : BASES
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Marble city in Vermont. : BARRE
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Fashion of the day. : MODE
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Saucy but nice. : PERT
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Vague person. : ONE
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Comedian Blue. : BEN

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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