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New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,384
Across
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Air of distinction. : AURA
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Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
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Distant. : AFAR
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Piece of hard candy. : DROP
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What a peeress will wear at the coronation. : TRAIN
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Odd: Scot. : ORRA
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Classic example of 11 Down. : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
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Skiing zigzag downhill between flags. : SLALOM
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Pale and wan. : ASHY
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Make out. : EKE
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Easy horse to ride. : LOPER
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Started. : OPENED
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He transposed letters, i. e., "I'll sew you to a sheet." : SPOONER
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Pursue one's way. : WEND
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Coach Little of Columbia. : LOU
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A preparation of food. : DISH
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Singer Ponselle and others. : ROSAS
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Painting, sculpture, music. : ARTS
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Chou of China. : ENLAI
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Exclamation like a half-formed whistle. : WHEW
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Gregory and others. : PECKS
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Part of the French verb "etre." : SOIS
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One of the Gershwins. : IRA
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Gladly (in phrases). : LIEF
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Danny Kaye's position in the billing: 2 wds. : TOPSPOT
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Pure. : CHASTE
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Mythological son of heaven and earth. : TITAN
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Initials of a candidate. : AES
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Untouchable. : TABU
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Salt of a certain acid. : OLEATE
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The Heavenly Twins. : CASTORANDPOLLUX
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___ bon (most kind): French. : TRES
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Pass over in silence. : ELIDE
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Rounded projection. : LOBE
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The present month: Abbr. : INST
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Emerges. : RISES
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Saratoga and Aix les Bains. : SPAS
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Totals. : ADDS
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Eurasian mountain range. : URAL
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Where the Quirinal Palace is. : ROMA
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Relative of 62 Across. : APOLLO
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Headlong general flight. : STAMPEDE
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Ships and bats use this. : RADAR
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Tears. : RIPS
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Haphazard. : ANYHOW
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Old Irish society: Initials. : AOH
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Loyal amity. : FRIENDSHIP
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Inclined from the perpendicular, nautically speaking. : ARAKE
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Laid waste. : RASED
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Time of day. : NOON
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Copyist. : TYPER
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Actress O'Brien-Moore and others. : ERINS
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Enough: Archaic. : ENOW
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Cause for a duel. : SLAP
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Concentrate on a book. : PORE
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Is distinctly ahead of. : OUTCLASSES
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Admonition on a traffic sign. : SLO
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Columbus discovered it, 1492. : HAITI
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Flying machine. : AERO
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Hit a fly. : SWAT
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Equipment for Andrea Lawrence. : SKIS
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Elements having the same atomic number. : ISOTOPES
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Vigorous and brief bout. : SETTO
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Timid soul. : FEARER
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___ Alto, California. : PALO
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Parts of an angler's equipment. : SNELLS
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Prickly pear and night-blooming cereus. : CACTI
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U. S. writer who took Japanese citizenship (1850–1904). : HEARN
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Modern city near ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
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Island east of Java. : BALI
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Askew. : ALOP
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Brass wind instrument. : TUBA
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Letters. : EXES
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Listen! : TST
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Initials of a candidate. : DDE

Answer summary: 1 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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