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New York Times, Thursday, May 21, 1953

40-Down : Confounds.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,432
Across
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Upper part of a barn. : LOFT
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Fashionable. : CHIC
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Moslem ascetic, often a worker of miracles. : FAKIR
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King of the Huns who married Gudrun. : ATLI
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Gas: Comb. form. : AERO
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Having irregular margins, as a leaf. : EROSE
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Portray. : LIMN
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Flies into a rage (with "up"): Dial. : RARES
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Knockout blow: Slang. : SOCKDOLAGER
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Auxiliary verb. : ARE
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Singers of chanteys. : TARS
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Unimpaired by the passage of time. : EVERNEW
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Pay. : SALARY
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First name of a star. : GRETA
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What a pity! : ALACK
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Principal supports. : MAINSTAYS
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A matter of considerable difficulty. : TASK
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Registration of a register. : SALES
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Biblical pronoun. : THOU
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Examples. : INSTANCES
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A beach, on the French Riviera. : PLAGE
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Orchestral instruments. : OBOES
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Marlon Brando role. : CAESAR
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Such as was never known before (with "of"). : UNHEARD
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Fruit of the service tree. : SORB
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Bluegrass of Kentucky. : POA
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Playground of the bulls and bears. : STOCKMARKET
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Integrity. : TRUTH
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Opposite of spring tide. : NEAP
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Distinctive air. : AURA
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Poet Nash to his friends. : OGGIE
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Preposition. : INTO
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Peculiar: Comb form. : IDIO
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Sounds from a bird's nest. : PEEPS
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Chemical suffixes. : ATES
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___ veiling, thin worsted fabric. : NUNS
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Scene of recent conflict in the Far East. : LAOS
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Artist Soglow of "The Little King." : OTTO
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French policeman or bobby. : FLIC
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Uneventful indoor pastime. : TICKTACKTOE
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Barrier to reduction of weight. : CALORY
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Misguided cheers for Adolph. : HEILS
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TV character. : IRMA
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An assemblage. : CONGERIES
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Relatives of weasels. : FERRETS
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Macaw. : ARA
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Sacred scripture of Islam. : KORAN
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Grenoble's river. : ISERE
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Hem again. : RESEW
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Captain Alvin of the Giants. : DARK
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Two, four, six, etc. : EVENS
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Synonym for 7 Down. : RATTLEBRAIN
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Egyptian counterpart of Hera. : SATI
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Actor Bunce of TV. : ALAN
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Relative of a colleen. : LASS
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Outbursts, as of laughter. : GALES
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Region of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece. : MACEDONIA
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Exclamations of discovery. : AHAS
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Hindu ascetic practice. : YOGA
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Appellant. : SUER
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Evince contempt. : SNORT
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Confounds. : ABASHES
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India rubber from South America. : PARA
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___ mentis (of sound mind): Latin. : COMPOS
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Where the crow's-nest is. : UPTOP
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Native name for Haakon's land. : NORGE
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Economic adviser to Eisenhower. : HAUGE
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Piscatorial ray. : SKATE
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Canadian coin. : CENT
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Handsome antelope with corkscrew horns. : KUDU
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Land of A. O. H. : ERIN
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Pueblo in New Mexico. : TAOS
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Useful idea. : TIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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