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PHANTASMAGORIA

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1953

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,435
Across
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Radio copy. : SCRIPT
7
Sardou drama. : LATOSCA
14
He said, "If seven maids with seven mops . . . " : WALRUS
20
Part of the iris. : AREOLA
21
Holmeses, father and son. : OLIVERS
22
Lustrous pearl. : ORIENT
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Poem. : RONDEL
24
Not real. : NOMINAL
25
Where Yucca Flat is. : NEVADA
26
"Contrariwise" character. : TWEEDLEDEE
28
Owner of a nice new rattle. : TWEEDLEDUM
30
A certain. : ONE
31
Some: Span. : UNOS
32
Raised: Fr. : LEVE
33
Turnip: Dial. : NEEP
34
Burglar. : FELON
36
Money: Abbr. : CTS
39
Well-known first name in Washington. : PERLE
41
Cats. : ANGORAS
44
Winnie and others. : POOHS
46
Cuts. : SLASHES
50
Refrain word in "Marching Thru Georgia." : HURRAH
51
Gives heed. : HARKENS
53
Man's name. : ANSELM
54
Cheeses. : EDAMS
55
Cake: Span. : TORTA
56
Sweden's second largest island. : OLAND
58
Red dictator. : MAO
59
Noon: Fr. : MIDI
60
Dear. : HONEY
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___ Willie. : WANDERING
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We-___. : UNS
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Tree of Java. : UPAS
66
Piedmont city. : ASTI
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Unter ___ Linden. : DEN
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Ornaments of the U. N. Plaza. : FLAGPOLES
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Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEO
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City in India. : AGRA
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Brightened. : LIT
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Watchers. : EYERS
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Cut. : SHORN
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Booth. : EDWIN
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Runs away. : ELOPES
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Gives aid. : SUCCORS
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Sources of vexation. : TRIALS
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Emulates Joshua Logan. : DIRECTS
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Be alive. : SWARM
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"The Sage of Chelsea." : CARLYLE
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Greek letter. : THETA
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Third: It. : TRE
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Cow. : BOSSY
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See!: Latin. : ECCE
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Small deer. : ROES
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Ancestral Scot. : PICT
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___ rose. : TEA
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Sight-seeing buses. : CHARABANCS
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Friend of 80 Down. : TINKERBELL
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Fold or wrinkle. : RIMPLE
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Wiping off. : ERASING
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Verb in a Kipling title. : FAILED
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Still owing. : UNPAID
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He wrote "The Red House Mystery." : AAMILNE
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Water-sylph. : UNDINE
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Subject of hagiology. : SAINTS
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Undaunted. : SPARTAN
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Sailor of the East. : LASCAR
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Florentine painter. : SARTO
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Motif on British stamps. : CROWN
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French girl's name. : RENEE
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A halogen: Fr. : IODE
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Implored. : PLED
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Recent best seller. : TALLULAH
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Tourist mecca of 1953. : LONDON
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Relatives of the yucca. : ALOES
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One kind of table. : TIME
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Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
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Forced to go. : SENT
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It originated in Australia. : CRAWL
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Torpid. : ASLEEP
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One end of a rabbit hole. : WONDERLAND
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Large sieve: Spanish. : AREL
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Animation. : LIVENESS
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Contemporary of Dickens. : READE
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Excessive. : UNDUE
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Part of a cover. : STAMP
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Man's name. : ENOS
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Important times. : EVES
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Organizing. : FORMING
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Times. : ERAS
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Spanish parliament. : CORTES
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Wine from Hungary. : TOKAY
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1887 book. : SHE
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Captured. : LANDED
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Warning utterance. : AHEM
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Bare: Comb. form. : NUDI
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A dividing engine. : GRADUATOR
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Symbol of poetic inspiration. : PARNASSUS
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Scenic effect in old-time melodrama. : SNOWSTORM
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Creator of Pilar. : HEMINGWAY
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Spring: Fr. : ELAN
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Air hazard. : SMOG
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TV ratings. : HOOPERS
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Roofers. : SLATERS
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Baffin Bay air base of U. S. and Denmark. : THULE
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Term in electrolysis. : ANION
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At once. : READILY
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Stevenson's specialty. : SPEECH
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Not aboard. : ASHORE
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13th word of "Casablanca." : FLED
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Current film. : LILI
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Locale of rich industry in Japan. : OYSTERBEDS
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Coveted objet d'art. : OSCAR
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Runnel. : RILL
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Slips. : ERRS
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Current film. : PETERPAN
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100 lbs. : CWT
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Having fitness and beauty. : TASTEFUL
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Meeting place in old Athens. : STOA
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Faucet. : COCK
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Slayer of Turnus. : AENEAS
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Tourist center on the Rhine. : BINGEN
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Pale colors. : ECRUS
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Dishes. : CHINA
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Fields: Latin. : CAMPI
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Bit. : SCRAP
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Flipper. : PINNA
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Purposive. : TELIC
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Italy's last Queen. : ELENA
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Tree. : ALDER
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Came upon. : ALIT
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River in Peru. : SAMA
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Awning. : TILT
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Frog genus. : RANA
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Declares. : BIDS
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Title. : SIR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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