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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1953

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,414
Across
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Priest of Sitsang. : LAMA
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Where the Ringstrasse is: Ger. : WIEN
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House additions. : ELLS
13
First name of Ambassador to Italy. : CLARE
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Calyx leaf. : SEPAL
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Goal of the Panmunjom meetings. : ARMISTICE
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Miss Turner and others. : LANAS
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Ike. : THIRTYFOURTHPRESIDENT
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Tobacco drier. : OAST
26
Mr. Kuchel's new title: Abbr. : SEN
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Necklines. : VEES
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Safekeeping. : STORAGE
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Esquire. : ARMIGER
31
Handle of a pail. : BAIL
32
Board regulating air traffic. : CAA
33
Monazite and stibnite. : ORES
34
Negative conjunction. : NOR
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Proclaimed enthusiastically. : SUNG
36
City on the Yukon. : DAWSON
38
Accept, as a report. : ADOPT
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Novelist Delmar. : VINA
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A mouthful. : GOB
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Uhlan's weapon. : SPEAR
46
Steely. : HARD
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Its harbor is frozen Dec. to Feb. : RIGA
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Trips on the S.S. Nassau. : CRUISES
50
Cartoonist Gardner ___. : REA
52
Island group in the Bering Sea. : ALEUTIAN
54
Hair bun. : CHIGNON
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Jump rope. : SKIP
56
Kentucky Derby, for instance. : BIGRACE
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Member of JCS. : BRADLEY
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Happy. : RIANT
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Gumbo. : OKRA
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Vestibule appurtenance. : DOORMAT
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U. S. Ambassador to Spain. : DUNN
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Ethel Merman role. : ANNIE
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City on the Ganges. : BENARES
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Discoverer of Greenland. : ERICSON
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Former Washington Senator. : CAIN
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Singer Dorothy of the Met. : KIRSTEN
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Tchaikovsky ballet. : SWANLAKE
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Cycle. : ERA
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Apelike. : SIMIOID
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Avigated. : FLEW
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Cuckoos. : ANIS
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Bend in prayer. : KNEEL
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Across: Prefix. : DIA
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Tackle. : GEAR
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Makes hep. : WISES
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Renter. : LEASER
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Word of admonition. : DONT
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Gen. Vandenberg's jurisdiction. : AIR
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Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
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Good times. : UPS
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South ___. : BEND
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Center of diamond industry. : ANTWERP
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Bride-to-be. : FIANCEE
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"___ the dawn." : CAME
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German composer. : ABT
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Now Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. : FEDERALSECURITYAGENCY
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Shunned: Fr. : EVITE
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Churchill's opposition. : LABORITES
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Raises aloft: Colloq. : SKIES
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Dodger captain. : REESE
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Made a web. : SPUN
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She had a "delicate air." : LASS
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Enzymes. : ASES
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Viennese composer. : LEHAR
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Mimicry. : APISM
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Maurice Tobin's successor. : MARTINPDURKIN
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Cookie. : WAFER
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Golf club. : IRON
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Rhea's cousin. : EMU
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Freedom from worry and the world. : NIRVANA
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Girl's name. : ETHEL
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Edges. : LIPS
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Banker's document: Abbr. : LCR
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Back-and-forth procedure. : SEESAW
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Addison's pen name. : CLIO
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Spanish highwayman. : LADRONE
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Close to: Poet. : ANEAR
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Wide open space. : RANGE
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Owner of a coonskin cap. : ESTES
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Meeting place of ancient Greece. : STOA
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Popular cartoonist. : STEIG
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Flanders river. : YSER
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Harriman's successor. : STASSEN
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Obtained. : GOT
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Synthetic rubber. : BUNA
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3 Down, 55 Down, etc. : CABINET
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Advertisement. : SIGN
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Illinois Senator. : DOUGLAS
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Almost defunct bureau. : OPS
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Captain in Ishmael's tale. : AHAB
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Ultramodern artist. : DALI
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Native of Salem. : OREGONIAN
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Roman highways. : VIAE
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Football players. : GRIDMEN
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Natives of El Dorado. : ARKANSANS
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Control. : REIN
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Costa ___. : RICA
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Partially burned. : CHARRED
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Bean. : SOY
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Clever. : APT
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Weed. : TARE
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Part of Tito's country. : CROATIA
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He succeeded Sawyer. : SINCLAIRWEEKS
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Greeting in the Latin Quarter. : BONSOIR
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Archaeologist's delight. : RUIN
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Jeers. : DERIDES
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Emulate Al Capp. : DRAW
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Winner at no trump. : ACE
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Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
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Native of Barbados. : BIM
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Itinerant fruit picker. : OKIE
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Scotch loch. : NESS
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Mauna Loa's large crater. : KILAUEA
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Thin strip of wood. : SLAT
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Parry. : FEND
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Birds of the hawk family. : ELANETS
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Regan's sister. : GONERIL
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To ___. : WIT
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Hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo, etc. : SPELLS
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Take exception. : DEMUR
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Theatrical group. : ANTA
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Bid. : OFFER
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One who can't keep a secret. : SIEVE
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Coming role for Rita Hayworth. : SADIE
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English essayist. : BACON
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Bottomless pit. : ABYSS
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Basketballer Vandeweghe. : ERNIE
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Elmer and Betty. : RICES
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Antes. : PAYS
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Indian of Canada. : CREE
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Island near Leyte. : CEBU
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Stuttering comedian. : ATES
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Fathead. : SAP
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Thus: Latin. : ITA
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1,890,000 girls. : GSA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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