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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 334 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,419
Across
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Secular. : LAIC
5
Poetic name for a continent. : AFRIC
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Food for vegetarians. : SLAW
14
What a journal is for. : AXLE
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Good and sufficient reason. : CAUSE
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Greek Juno. : HERA
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They play in County Stadium. : MILWAUKEEBRAVES
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Participated in a put-out. : ASSISTED
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Simple-minded. : OAFISH
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Emulates Ananias. : LIES
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Smallest part imaginable. : WHIT
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Tuition collector. : BURSAR
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Phenomenon of San Francisco's layout. : HILLSIDE
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Negative particle. : ANION
32
Part of the Duke of Cornwall's other title. : WALES
33
Hullabaloo. : DIN
34
Breakfast food. : BRAN
35
Shirt and shorts. : LINEN
36
Tantrums. : FITS
37
Relative of the osprey. : ERN
38
Actress Jessica. : TANDY
39
Offensive action, in football. : BLOCK
40
Parental gift to a trustworthy teenager. : LATCHKEY
42
Angry: Colloq. : WRATHY
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Went hotfoot. : HIED
44
Science course: Colloq. : CHEM
45
German lancers. : UHLANS
48
"Camille" in opera (with "La"). : TRAVIATA
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Bulky dictator. : GEORGIMMALENKOV
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Knack. : HANG
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Barnyard bird. : DRAKE
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Taunting remark. : GIBE
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Ship named after German count. : SPEE
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Members of King Ethelred's menage. : ESNES
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Certain persons. : ONES
Down
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Mongolian priest. : LAMA
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Rome, Berlin, Tokyo. : AXIS
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Woes. : ILLS
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Signature of a Cabinet member. : CEWILSON
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Keener. : ACUTER
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Gold bricks. : FAKES
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Regretted. : RUED
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Bay of Honshu. : ISE
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Signature of an Ambassador. : CEBOHLEN
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What journal boxes are for. : SHAFTS
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Jackson of Yale football fame. : LEVI
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Son of 16 Across. : ARES
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The wake of a vessel. : WASH
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Any of a billion. : ASIAN
19
The Twentieth Century needs them. : RAILS
23
First name of Will Rogers' pilot. : WILEY
24
Biblical tower. : BABEL
25
Herbert Lehman headed it. : UNRRA
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Gay. : RIANT
27
Composer of "St. Louis Blues." : HANDY
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Dostoevski's Prince Myshkin. : IDIOT
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Leave in a lurch. : DITCH
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Render heavenly. : ENSKY
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Feted. : WINED
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"By the shores of Gitche Gumee." : LAKESIDE
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Broad-billed bird. : FLAMINGO
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That which is fashionable (with "the"). : THING
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Letter of authorization. : BREVE
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Attack. : CHARGE
42
Moby Dick and others. : WHALES
44
Short-billed bird. : CRAKE
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Indian's assents. : UGHS
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Indian's "whole lot." : HEAP
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Descriptive of the "Ranger." : LONE
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Government operative. : TMAN
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Of the same kind. : AKIN
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Hamlet said it. : TOBE
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Park and Euclid: Abbr. : AVES
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Desi's Lucy. : MRS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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