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New York Times, Monday, May 25, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,436
Across
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Historic river in Virginia. : JAMES
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Quien ___ (who knows?): Sp. : SABE
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Render impassable. : STOP
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Province of Iraq. : AMARA
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Malayan swift-sailing canoe. : PROA
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Sages of the East. : MAGI
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Open to bribery. : VENAL
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With a chip on a shoulder. : IRASCIBLE
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Hardy timber. : ASH
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Runabout. : AUTO
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Loftier. : TALLER
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Merry fellows. : ANDREWS
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Is lacking. : NEEDS
28
Slight curve in the shaft of a column. : ENTASIS
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His last words were, "Look there, look there!" : LEAR
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Fellow feeling. : PITY
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Delicatessen. : FOODSHOP
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Girl's name. : INA
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On sale at 33 Across. : BOLOGNA
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Honest ___. : ABE
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Post office instrument. : CANCELER
44
Erelong. : ANON
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Conjunctives. : ANDS
46
Followed. : TRACKED
49
Resounding impact: Colloq. : WHANG
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Ejects, as from a water pistol. : SQUIRTS
54
Chief arteries. : AORTAS
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Take apart. : UNDO
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Exclamation of surprise. : AHA
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Accepted without question: Colloq. : SWALLOWED
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Everyday. : USUAL
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Put on the payroll. : HIRE
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Active person. : DOER
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Irresistible influence. : SPELL
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Votes for. : YEAS
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Hindu philosophical system. : YOGA
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In good season. : EARLY
Down
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Where Jakarta is. : JAVA
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College town in Iowa. : AMES
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Peter Minuit's bargain. : MANHATTAN
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Period of years. : ERA
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On sale at 33 Across. : SALADS
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Thwarts or annoys, out of ill will. : SPITES
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Directional figure on a map. : ARROW
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Popular neckpiece of the '20's. : BOA
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Member of a bridge foursome. : EAST
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Pleasant-looking people. : SMILERS
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Synopsis or schedule. : TABLE
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Cast side glances. : OGLED
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Square pillars. : PIERS
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Its population is 14,009,429. : CANADA
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Swiss canton, its capital Altdorf. : URI
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Also, and not only so, but. : NAY
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Hit hard. : SLOG
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One of the classics. : EPIC
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One of the historical caravels. : NINA
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Very long time. : EON
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Instead of. : FOR
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National League's MVP for 1952. : HANKSAUER
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Be left incomplete. : PEND
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Calcutta is its capital. : BENGAL
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Long-made or used. : OLD
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Shorter. : LESS
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Rear parts of saddles. : CANTLES
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The McCarran ___. : ACT
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Plain of the arctic regions. : TUNDRA
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Clear. : RID
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Impart life to. : AROUSE
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Too much diluted. : WASHY
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Governor Pyle to his friends. : HOWIE
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Macaw. : ARARA
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The Caine's captain. : QUEEG
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Beverage: Dial. : SODY
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New chairman of G. O. P. : HALL
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Bind together. : ALLY
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Carry on a courtship. : WOO
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Place for a vacationist. : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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