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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,412
Across
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Award-winning movie director. : CAPRA
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Narrow point of land. : SPIT
10
The majority. : MOST
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Pacific. : OCEAN
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Fairy story. : TALE
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To me: French. : AMOI
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Recent best seller about the movie industry. : THEMAGICLANTERN
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A discourse: Abbr. : SER
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Plate of glass. : PANE
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One's own: German. : EIGEN
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Wage. : SALARY
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Mitigates. : EASES
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The man who "bought" Alaska. : SEWARD
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Harasses. : BESETS
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Capable of going up. : RAISABLE
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Have being. : ARE
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Gave an audience to. : HEARD
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Part of the head. : EAR
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Parts of the face. : NOSTRILS
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Thackeray heroine. : AMELIA
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Shortened sail. : REEFED
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What the papers are full of: Abbr. : ADVTS
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The Last of the Saxons. : HAROLD
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Have insight. : INSEE
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Mrs. Hobby of Health, Education and Welfare. : OVETA
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Selves. : EGOS
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Flatfish. : DAB
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"Having Wonderful Time," to music. : WISHYOUWEREHERE
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M. Fauré, French writer on art. : ELIE
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Symbol of war. : ARES
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Bellini's heroine. : NORMA
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Famous pen name. : SAND
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Handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
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In a vertical position: Naut. : APEAK
Down
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Dormitory furnishings. : COTS
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Yearn: Colloq. : ACHE
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Their presence at Elizabeth's Coronation is compulsory. : PEERESSES
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Leader of the flock. : RAM
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Foot of poetic meter. : ANAPEST
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Limits as to amount. : STINTS
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Former Secy. of Army. : PACE
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Indisposed. : ILL
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Ceylon product. : TEA
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Girl's name meaning mighty battle maiden. : MATILDA
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The end. : OMEGA
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More peeved. : SORER
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Flimsy. : TINNY
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The needlefish. : GAR
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Five. : VEE
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Fishing port in Lebanon, site of ancient Sidon. : SAIDA
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Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
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Aircraft. : AERO
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Its modern name is "police action." : WAR
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Recoiled. : SHIED
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Vatican art gallery in Rome. : BELVEDERE
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Milk: French. : LAIT
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Times of history. : ERAS
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"A right jolly old ___." : ELF
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Pledged. : TROTHED
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Send by a series of messengers. : RELAY
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Field Marshal under Napoleon I. : MASSENA
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Town in Holland. : EDE
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A kind of magazine. : DIGEST
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Elias and Julia Ward. : HOWES
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___ Camacho, President of Mexico, 1940–46. : AVILA
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Plant secretion. : RESIN
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And not. : NOR
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Followers of 4 Down. : EWES
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First word of the Aeneid. : ARMA
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Toucan's forte. : BEAK
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Simpleton. : OAF
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Canton of Switzerland. : URI
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A dance at West Point. : HOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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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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