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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,426
Across
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Turkish gold coin. : LIRA
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White House V. I. P. : ADAMS
10
Football player. : BACK
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Man's name meaning man. : ENOS
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TV comic Kovacs. : ERNIE
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Work: Spanish. : OBRA
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Novel by Howard Spring (with "The"). : HOUSESINBETWEEN
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Massachusetts cape. : ANN
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New star. : NOVA
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Author of "War or Peace." : DULLES
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A problem on Capitol Hill. : REDTAPE
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Port in Israel. : ACRE
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"Arabian Nights" flier. : ROC
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Truman's last TV address, for instance. : SWANSONG
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Author of an 1820 novel, a currently popular movie. : SCOTT
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Charges excessively: Slang. : SOAKS
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___ media (a middle way). : VIA
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Tennis returns. : LOBS
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Speaker for America, 1775. : BURKE
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Of the whale. : CETI
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Here: French. : ICI
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River from the Vosges to the Moselle: Fr. : SARRE
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Goat antelope. : GORAL
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One of the "Barrack-Room Ballads." : MANDALAY
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Important vitamins. : ABC
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Pains. : ILLS
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Changing style in men's wear. : HATBRIM
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Rough shed. : LEANTO
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Suffix used with names of Japanese ships. : MARU
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Lee ___, former boxer. : OMA
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Prize winner of May 4. : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
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Four: German. : VIER
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Famous soprano. : EAMES
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Move gradually. : EDGE
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Noun suffixes of agency. : ISTS
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National League shortstop. : REESE
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River into the North Sea. : YSER
Down
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He wrote about 30 operettas. : LEHAR
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A hole ___. : INONE
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Petition, with signatures in circular form. : ROUNDROBIN
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Beast. : ASS
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Author famous since 6th century B. C. : AESOP
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First golf shot. : DRIVE
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O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
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Companion of agate and shooter. : MIB
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Something good to eat. : SEEDCAKE
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Price chief, Governor, envoy. : BOWLES
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Biblical character. : ABEL
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Hudson Bay Indian. : CREE
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Where Emporia is: Abbr. : KANS
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Play. : ENACT
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What the earth does. : TURNS
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Adds up: Colloq. : TOTS
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On the qui vive. : AWAKE
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Word of polite regret. : SORRY
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Puts too many pupils in one class. : OVERCROWDS
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Girl in a Spanish song. : NITA
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Short for a girl's name. : GAIL
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Australia's Governor-General. : SLIM
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Popular TV star. : COCA
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Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
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John Q. Citizen in November. : BALLOTER
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Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. : COBB
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Dick Deadeye and mates. : SALTS
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Lake or locks of Panama. : GATUN
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Roadside sights. : DINERS
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Harness pieces to which traces are fastened. : HAMES
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Spring. : ARISE
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Semblance. : IMAGE
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French V. I. P. : MAYER
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He wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli." : LEVI
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Mythical mischief-maker. : ERIS
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Dill seed. : ANET
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Same: French. : MEME
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Have: Dial. : HAE
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Pretty: Scot. : GEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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