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New York Times, Monday, May 18, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,429
Across
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Weep. : BOOHOO
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Resources. : MEANS
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Shouts of joy. : HURRAHS
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Movable gate for starting race horses. : BARRIER
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Indians of New York State. : ONEIDAS
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Move to and fro. : AGITATE
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About 3½ ounces in Holland. : ONS
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Controversial. : ERISTIC
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Man's nickname. : GUS
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Sets in active opposition. : PITS
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Newts in the land stage. : EFTS
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Yawn. : GAPE
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Scallions. : LEEKS
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They are sometimes candied. : YAMS
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About 5% of the earth's crust. : IRON
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Express agreement. : ASSENT
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To the purpose. : RELEVANT
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Limerick man. : LEAR
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Hub. : NAVE
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Manager Richard's team. : WHITESOX
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The evening star. : VESPER
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"The Biggest Little City." : RENO
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Indefinite amount. : SOME
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Member of A. N. C. : NURSE
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Where Isfahan is. : IRAN
50
Ardent admirers. : FANS
52
Size of paper, 13 x 16 inches. : POTT
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Crown. : TOP
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Influencing, usually unfairly. : BIASING
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Popular song by Jerome Kern. : WHO
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Batting well. : HITTING
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Facial adornments. : GOATEES
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Magnify. : ENLARGE
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Harasses. : MOLESTS
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Nest of a bird of prey. : EYRIE
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Military command. : ATEASE
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Easter souvenirs. : BUNNIES
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Ballplayer Minoso. : ORESTES
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Boundary: Comb. form. : ORI
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Geological angle. : HADE
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Mrs. McCormick's middle name. : OHARE
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Become callous. : OSSIFY
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"The Gift of the ___." : MAGI
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Leif's father. : ERIC
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Man's nickname. : ART
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River containing Goat Island. : NIAGARA
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Assail. : SETUPON
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Exclamation of excited delight. : HOOPLA
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Robinson, Hodges, etc. : BATSMEN
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Feel displeasure. : RESENT
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Rigel, for instance. : STAR
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Comedian with many hats. : SKELTON
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Surrenders. : GIVESUP
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Snick and ___. : SNEE
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Native of Belgrade. : SLAV
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U. S. S. R. news agency. : TASS
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Uniform. : EVEN
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Building material. : ROOFAGE
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Squirm. : WRITHE
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Character lacking in "The Old Man and the Sea." : HEROINE
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Unsuitably. : INAPTLY
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Winter holiday. : XMAS
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Great skill or ability. : PROWESS
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One who cultivates appreciation of the beautiful. : ESTHETE
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Pitch again. : RETOSS
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Obscure saying. : ENIGMA
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Regard superciliously: Slang. : SNOOT
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Cheap cigarette in India. : BIRI
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Pulitzer prize-winning playwright. : INGE
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Between a breeze and a hurricane. : GALE
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___ paper. : TAR
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Product of Ceylon. : TEA

Answer summary: 13 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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