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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,415
Across
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River flowing into the Po. : ADDA
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Furnish. : GIVE
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Composed in a certain musical form. : FUGAL
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Off-Broadway theatre. : ROAD
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Man's name meaning harmony. : ALAN
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Grenoble is its capital. : ISERE
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Artist's model. : COVERGIRL
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Point beyond which something begins. : VERGE
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Fictional Miss Sedley. : AMELIA
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German diminutive of Elizabeth. : LISE
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Substance for slinging. : MUD
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Bill. : NEB
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Decisions affecting larger groups. : TESTCASES
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Intervals : GAPS
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Cleverer with the quip. : WITTIER
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Mt. ___, 13,706 ft., in Colorado. : OSO
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Food containers. : CANS
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Pertaining to memory. : MNESIC
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A kind of mail. : AIRPOST
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Name synonymous with dancing. : ASTAIRE
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Most recent. : LATEST
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Bow-and-arrow boy. : EROS
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Dancing party: Fr. : BAL
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King of wagon. : STATION
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Shut up. : PENT
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Structures like one on the Potomac. : PENTAGONS
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Neither's mate. : NOR
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Grapelike fruit. : UVA
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Girl's nickname. : RENA
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World ___. : SERIES
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Ship or airplane. : LINER
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Vegetable dish. : SUCCOTASH
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Target in a game of horseshoes. : STAKE
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Plan of action. : IDEA
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Actor of early movie days. : INCE
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Let up. : EASED
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Finance company's security. : LIEN
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Cruising. : ASEA
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Alms box in a church. : ARCA
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Condemn. : DOOM
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Sofa convertible into a bed. : DAVENPORT
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38 Across and others. : ADELES
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Confused: Slang. : GAGA
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800-mile river in Asia. : ILI
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Rascals, when knights were bold. : VARLETS
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What volunteers do. : ENLIST
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Inscription under a metallic bas-relief of Monticello. : FIVECENTS
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Service. : USE
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Targets of the microscope. : GERMS
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What lawyers do. : ARGUE
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Large city in Yorkshire. : LEEDS
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One of twenty-four bones. : RIB
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He served under four Presidents. : STIMSON
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Pastel shade. : TINT
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Two-dimensional extent. : AREA
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Purpose. : GOAL
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Large part of the earth. : ASIA
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Loss by evaporation. : WASTAGE
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Acted as chief performers. : COSTARRED
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Cold Russians. : SIBERIANS
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Land south of the Caspian. : IRAN
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Cave dweller's stone axe. : CELT
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Target of DDT. : PEST
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Nigerian natives. : AROS
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President of Italy since 1948. : EINAUDI
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Frequent basis for -itis or -ectomy. : TONSIL
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Wife of Brutus. : PORTIA
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70 to 75 per minute. : PULSE
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Name revered by some Argentinians. : EVITA
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Canine baby sitters. : NANAS
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Devotee of the unusual. : NEO
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Part of Europe: Abbr. : SCAN
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Verb suffix. : ESCE
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African tree yielding butterlike fat. : SHEA
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Also: Archaic. : EKE
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Passing mark. : CEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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