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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,433
Across
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Receptacle in which gold and silver are refined. : CUPEL
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Comfort. : EASE
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Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. : CASE
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Florida city. : OCALA
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Self-advertisers. : BRAGGARTS
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Enter a port or harbor, as for shelter, repairs, etc. : PUTIN
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Head of Mapai party in Israel. : BENGURION
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Layers. : STRATA
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Without: French. : SANS
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Court. : SUE
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Sono ___, dancer. : OSATO
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Central Caucasian. : OSSET
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Indefinitely long time. : EON
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Four-fifths of the earth's atmosphere. : NITROGEN
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Member of the Legion of Honor. : CHEVALIER
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Old playing card. : TAROT
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Articles of clothing. : HOSE
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Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : TOBEY
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Mrs. Luce's post. : ROMA
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Mr. Gabrilowitsch, pianist. : OSSIP
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Rio de Janeiro's mountain. : SUGARLOAF
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Depressed by solitude. : LONESOME
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Relative of dynamite. : TNT
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Nickname for actress Hull. : JOSIE
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Narrow strips of land. : NECKS
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Spinner. : TOP
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Mop. : SWAB
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Put in order. : NEATEN
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"I'll go you ___." : ONEBETTER
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Detroit Tigers' first baseman. : DROPO
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Native of the circus winter quarters city. : SARASOTAN
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Head man at banquet. : EMCEE
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Tobacco. : SHAG
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Slang word of defiance. : NUTS
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Men in blue. : COPS
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Describing the shape of a patch pocket. : UCUT
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Sponsor of a social affair. : PATRONESS
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Inventer Howe. : ELIAS
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Plant with yellow or orange flowers. : LANTANA
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Flow back. : EBB
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Greek war god. : ARES
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Capital of Yemen in Arabia. : SANA
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Holiday beverage. : EGGNOG
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Phaeton. : CAR
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Come into being. : ARISE
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Creator of Nero Wolfe. : STOUT
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Slave. : ESNE
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Angular piece of material inserted in a garment. : GUSSET
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At an inclination. : ATILT
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Indolent. : OTIOSE
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Tangle. : SNARL
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Close imitation. : ECHO
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Exclamations of surprise. : OHOS
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Pictures or symbols representing a word. : REBUS
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McKay's state. : OREGON
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Salome's seven. : VEILS
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Source. : ROOTSTOCK
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Part of Arabia. : OMAN
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A power in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : TAFT
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Official residence of a mandarin. : YAMEN
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Balances. : POISES
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Slopes backwards. : RECEDES
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Scientist who saw an apple fall. : NEWTON
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Symbol of bad luck. : JONAH
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"The Rake's Progress," for instance. : OPERA
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Fate or destiny, in the East. : KARMA
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Jerk upward suddenly. : TOSS
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Part of Aleutians. : ATTU
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Journalistic scoop. : BEAT
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Sharp-pointed weapon. : EPEE
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Votes against. : NOES
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Capture. : BAG
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Nurses. : RNS

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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