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New York Times, Tuesday, April 7, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,388
Across
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Honors for Commando Kelly and Corp. Dewey. : MEDALS
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A telegraph key. : TAPPER
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Pertaining to heat. : CALORIC
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Accommodating person. : OBLIGER
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Fourth word of "Oh! Susanna." : ALABAMA
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Plaster cast of a footprint, tire track, etc., used in criminology. : MOULAGE
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Any NL ballplayer. : NAT
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Seventh word of "Oh! Susanna." : BANJO
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Alone, as a stage direction. : SOLUS
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Chamber-music ensemble. : TRIO
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Frightened movement. : START
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Floorpiece. : TILE
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Aborigines of Japan. : AINUS
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Gift of the maple. : SYRUP
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Shooter, in marbles. : TAW
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Prevailing with great violence. : RAGING
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Apprehensive ones. : WORRIERS
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Kansas border ruffian of the Civil War. : JAYHAWKER
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Afflicted with gout : PODAGRAL
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More gaunt. : SPARER
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Judah Ben ___. : HUR
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Wind indicators on flying fields. : SOCKS
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Vapid. : STALE
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Printer's abbreviation. : ITAL
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Knitter's purchase. : SKEIN
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Women, in general. : EVES
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Seaweed and kelp. : ALGAE
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Give free play to, as anger. : WREAK
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In the past. : AGO
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A freckle, medically speaking. : LENTIGO
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Part of Gen. Stillwell's nickname. : VINEGAR
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Helmsman. : STEERER
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Patent. : EVIDENT
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Go rapidly. : STREAK
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Bandied witticism. : RETORT
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Tropic hazard. : MALARIA
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Causing joy. : ELATING
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Daub: Dial. : DOB
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Child of the pavement. : ARAB
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Beans, green or dried. : LIMAS
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Treats grudgingly. : SCANTS
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Day of hope. : TOMORROW
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Port of Turku, Finland. : ABO
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Fours, not petit. : PLUS
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Col. Royal N. Baker, for instance. : PILOT
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Second word of France's slogan. : EGALITE
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Square-shooting. : REGULAR
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About 125 pounds in Turkey. : CANTAR
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Mends. : RESEWS
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Stroller in jeopardy. : JAYWALKER
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Board rage of the '20's. : OUIJA
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Doughty allies in Korea. : TURKS
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Catches nylons. : SNAGS
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Schools turning out freshmen. : PREPS
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Rotating devices with directional freedom. : GYROS
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Smarting with indignity. : IRATE
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Penny-a-line toil. : HACKWORK
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Medicine bottles. : PHIALS
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Stores for bargain goods. : OUTLETS
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Finecomb for a fugitive. : DRAGNET
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Despoiler. : RAVAGER
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Pleasingly superior. : ELEGANT
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Where to spend a vacation. : RESORT
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Sifter. : SIEVER
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After. : LATER
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Unsuspecting. : NAIVE
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Ambassador Taft's post. : EIRE
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Make cardigans. : KNIT
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A region: Comb. form. : GEA
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Old name of Tokyo. : EDO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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