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THE POET'S CORNER

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 699 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 161, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,428
Across
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Total: Slang. : STACKUP
8
Lindsay of the "The Congo." : VACHEL
14
Small fortress. : BASTILE
21
Trolley route. : CARLINE
22
Street opening. : MANHOLE
23
A kind of illusion. : OPTICAL
24
Where Durazzo is. : ALBANIA
25
Having a shrine. : ALTARED
26
Dives. : HEADERS
27
Musical Frankie. : LAINE
28
We or us: It. : NOI
30
Carriage in Islington. : PRAM
31
"Picnic" for instance. : PLAY
32
Racket. : BAT
33
Pursuits of culture. : ARTS
34
Go down, as the Seawolf. : SUBMERGE
36
Submissive. : MEEK
37
Evening, in Paris. : SOIR
38
Give: Scot. : GIE
39
Pieces of meat. : CUTS
40
Love: Scot. : LOE
41
Beethoven's birthplace. : BONN
42
___ de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France. : DIANE
43
Cap accessory. : EARLAPS
45
Fashion plate of 1850. : BLOOMERS
47
Doughboy's leg wrapping. : PUTTEE
48
Two-way curve. : ESS
49
Small wiry matted pet dogs. : GRIFFONS
50
Studied attitude. : POSE
51
Redoubtable imp. : BRAT
53
Subject of a nursery rhyme. : RAIN
54
Explosive. : TNT
55
Left. : WENT
56
School for Army brass: Abbr. : OCS
59
Signal. : CUE
60
Religious image: Comb. form. : IDOLO
62
Ram's horn trumpets. : SHOPHARS
64
Magazine fare not slick. : PULP
65
Philip II's palace-museum north of Madrid. : ESCORIAL
67
Artists' studios. : ATELIERS
68
Diner. : EATER
69
"The Deacon's Masterpiece." : THEWONDERFULONEHOSSSHAY
72
German naval base on North Sea. : EMDEN
73
The sail style of Stars, Snipes, etc. : BOATRIGS
74
Legislative. : ENACTIVE
75
Stalk. : REED
76
Breakfast items: 2 wds. : HENSEGGS
77
So. African fox. : CAAMA
78
Thrice: Mus. : TER
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Connective. : AND
80
Signs of spring. : BUDS
81
Desert alkali. : REH
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Lose vigor. : FADE
83
Mouser. : PUSS
85
Contemporary of Rubens. : HALS
86
School grinds at Eton. : SWOTTERS
88
A regular sweetheart. : GAL
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Ungainly loll. : SPRAWL
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Beauties to Wordsworth. : RAINBOWS
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Heads never to behold. : MEDUSAS
97
Crush a riot. : QUELL
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Young zebra. : COLT
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Any street in Paris. : RUE
100
Web of a feather. : VANE
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Attribute. : PUT
102
Eurasian range. : URAL
103
Part of a brake. : SHOE
104
Splitting headache. : MIGRAINE
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Entangle. : MIRE
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Olden days. : ELD
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A kind of piper. : PIED
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Gov. White of Mississippi. : HUGH
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Resort near Liege. : SPA
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Howler. : BONER
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Make a hero of. : LIONIZE
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Desert phenomena. : MIRAGES
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Honorable reward. : GUERDON
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Colors. : CERISES
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Legendary king of Britain. : ELIDURE
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Actress Taylor. : ESTELLE
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Red-yoked country. : HUNGARY
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___ Lady's book. : GODEYS
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Small partridges. : SEESEES
Down
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Act of weighing. : SCALAGE
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The winged shoes of Hermes. : TALARIA
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Judge. : ARBITER
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Tartan wearers. : CLANS
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Cows in poems. : KINE
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Insignificant pay: Slang. : PEANUTS
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Former Gov. Peterson. : VAL
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Invulnerable to termites. : ANTPROOF
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Event of Sept. 20, 1854. : CHARGEOFTHELIGHTBRIGADE
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Book of Hours. : HORAE
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Rudimentary: Abbr. : ELEM
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Conducted. : LED
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New worker on Red Square. : BOHLEN
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In a vertical line: Naut. : APEAK
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Reprieve. : STAY
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Thrice a day, in prescriptions. : TID
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Racer on Lake Placid. : ICEBOAT
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Actress Day. : LARAINE
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London film-making section. : ELSTREE
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Impair. : MAIM
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Out of date: Abbr. : OBS
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Desk items. : PENS
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Takes a meal. : SUPS
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Mrs. Irving Berlin. : ELLIN
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Death: Lat. : MORS
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House spot. : SITE
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Unyielding. : CASTIRON
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Fishing gear for a boy. : BENTPINS
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___ devil, a miniature whirlwind. : DUST
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Meadow. : LEA
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Con ___: with fire and verve. : BRIO
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Cornelia Otis Skinner's forte. : MONOLOGS
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Lakmé, Lucia, Gilda, etc. : PONS
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Ships of the Spanish Main. : GALLEONS
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Dramatis ___. : PERSONAE
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Pioneers of Australia. : BUSHMEN
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Fell away. : RECEDED
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Underpinnings for ties. : ROADBEDS
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Business ends of torpedoes. : WARHEADS
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Shines as a batter. : OUTHITS
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Is faithful (with "to"). : CLEAVES
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More nimble. : SPRYER
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It follows et. : CETERA
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Kipling hero. : DIN
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Source of isinglass. : STURGEON
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Half a bray. : HEE
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"Remembrance of Things ___." : PAST
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Was obligated. : OWED
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Repartee achieved too late. : AFTERWIT
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Wild prank. : ESCAPADE
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Geographical cape. : RAS
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Golfer Snead. : SAM
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FDR's Secy. of State. : HULL
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Wheels for America. : CARS
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Loud cry. : BAWL
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Less. : FEWER
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Eskimo knife. : ULU
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New head of G.O.P. National Committee. : HALL
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Store event. : SALE
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Bogart, for instance. : TOUGHGUY
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Actor Autry. : GENE
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Silence the opposition. : SQUELCH
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Outlying area. : PURLIEU
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Ornament anew. : READORN
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¼ acre. : ROOD
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Runs. : MANAGES
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End of an axletree. : SPINDLE
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Nimbus. : AUREOLE
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Laurence and Elizabeth of Coxwold. : STERNES
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No good. : CHEESY
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Personage. : VIP
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Device for sorting oranges. : SIZER
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Sufi disciple. : MURID
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Hartebeest. : ASSE
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Folkways. : MORES
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Italian city. : PISA
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Hawaiian port. : HILO
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Stupid: Fr. : BETE
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Clip coins. : NIG
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Mother of Daisy and Demi. : MEG
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Common suffixes. : ERS
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Practical value. : USE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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