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New York Times, Monday, May 11, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { G J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,422
Across
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Feared name in Russia. : BERIA
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Tree of the olive family. : ASH
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Hesitates in speaking. : HEMS
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Put into vigorous action. : EXERT
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Victim. : PREY
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Ballet created by Agnes de Mille. : RODEO
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Full measure. : AMPLITUDE
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Once again the Soviet Foreign Minister. : MOLOTOV
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Whom Dag Hammarskjold succeeds. : LIE
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Recent guest in England. : TITO
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Plain. : BARE
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Product of petals. : ATTAR
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Writers in Hollywood. : SCENARISTS
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Unprofitable emotion. : HATE
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Relative of the stork. : IBIS
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Having a glossy surface. : SATINED
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Petrified by Zeus, she wept and wept. : NIOBE
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Slits in the backs of coats. : VENTS
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Emblem of athletic success. : PENNANT
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"The May Queen," for instance. : POEM
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Wild ___, Iowa's symbol. : ROSE
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Roman festival, probable origin of gift-giving at Christmas. : SATURNALIA
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Choice part. : ELITE
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To laugh: French. : RIRE
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A name for the devil. : NICK
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The: Sp. : LAS
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Terriers or cats. : RATTERS
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Tut-tut! : FIE
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Weaken. : ATTENUATE
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Auberge. : HOTEL
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Part of a stadium. : TIER
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___ bien! : TRES
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Much overweight. : OBESE
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Companion of odds. : ENDS
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Poetic preposition. : OER
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Stormy, as weather. : DIRTY
Down
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Round soft caps. : BERETS
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Of foreign origin. : EXOTIC
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Note time again. : REDATE
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Choler. : IRE
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Smash hit of modern times. : ATOM
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Protects. : ARMORS
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Groups of seven. : SEPTETS
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Substance: Comb. form. : HYLO
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Peppery. : HOT
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Buoyantly joyful. : EXULTANT
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Acts as a go-between in a dispute. : MEDIATES
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Gibed. : SNEERED
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___ Royal in Paris. : PALAIS
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Girl's name. : IVA
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Pat, Margaret and Edmond of the movies. : OBRIENS
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Vegetable, pocket-sized. : ONIONET
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Famous member of the whodunit set. : THINMAN
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Title of bishops in Oriental Christian churches. : ABBA
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Taster. : SAVORER
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Ending of cardinal numeral. : TEEN
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Language current after 1500. : NEOLATIN
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Took a firm stand. : INSISTED
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Ecclesiastic of superior rank. : PRELATE
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Sauce ___, good with fish. : TARTARE
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Soups. : PUREES
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Giggle. : TITTER
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Handle for use with stove lids. : LIFTER
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Most glacial. : ICIEST
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Noted African explorer (1864–1926). : AKELEY
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Man's name: Abbr. : ERN
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Racer at Bonneville, Utah. : AUTO
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Pedally attired. : SHOD
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Parenthetical sounds of doubt. : ERS
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Kimono appurtenance. : OBI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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