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New York Times, Saturday, June 13, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,455
Across
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Bob Hope's forte. : GAGS
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Peggy Wood's role. : MAMA
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Last name of the Little Women. : MARCH
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District. : AREA
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Derivative of seaweed. : AGAR
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City in Spain. : AVILA
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See 21 Across. : STIMULANT
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Scent of cooking. : NIDOR
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Money in Yucatan. : PESOS
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Plum brandy, Tito's gift to Churchill. : SLIVOVITZ
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Potpourri. : HASH
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New ___. : YEAR
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Part of Great Britain's defense. : RAF
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Rest hour. : SIESTA
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Cutting remarks. : DIGS
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Decorations on silver dollars. : BALDEAGLES
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Specialties of Pons and Ponselle. : ARIAS
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Initials of obligation. : IOU
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Legal rights to property. : LIENS
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Hard-frozen underpinning of Thule. : PERMAFROST
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Position of a town. : SITE
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Finest sword blade. : TOLEDO
49
Young animal. : KID
51
Acquired. : GOT
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They backed the 18th Amendment. : DRYS
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Composer of comic verse. : NASH
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Accompaniment for the "Volga Boatman." : BALALAIKA
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Opera by von Flotow. : MARTA
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Likeness. : IMAGE
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Mural decor for G. I.'s. : PINUPGIRL
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"Where ___ is heard a discouraging word . . . " : NEVER
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Actress O'Brien-Moore. : ERIN
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Remodel a ms. : EDIT
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Fescue, for instance. : GRASS
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Cinder girl. : ELLA
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Lily of Utah. : SEGO
Down
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Sound of surprise. : GASP
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Commedia dell'___ (improvised comedy). : ARTE
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Entertainer in Tokyo. : GEISHAGIRL
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Islands divided between U. S. and N. Z. : SAMOA
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Bad: Prefix. : MAL
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Moslem titles. : AGAS
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Stalwart. : MANLY
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Musician Shaw. : ARTIE
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Descriptive of a country house. : MANORIAL
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Word for Pagliacci. : RIDI
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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German mountains, home of canaries. : HARZ
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Home of N. K. V. D. : USSR
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Ornamental container. : VASE
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Place of abode: Abbr. : HAB
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Alter to fit. : ADAPT
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Relative of the greenfinch. : VIREO
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Next to last word of "London Bridge." : FAIR
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Protection. : EGIS
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New England social event. : SLEIGHRIDE
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Just before the hour. : TENTO
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Useful thing. : ASSET
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Twin. : SAME
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Card game. : LOO
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Time of day. : DUSK
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Stable boys. : SADDLERS
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Places for oratory. : FORA
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Product of cassiterite. : TIN
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Discourage. : DAMP
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Cowboy yell. : YIPEE
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A thrilling tone to a Scotsman. : SKIRL
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Jefferson, Emerson and others. : SAGES
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Well-known first or last name in the field of music. : BING
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A continent: Abbr. : AMER
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It fertilizes the vineyards of Amalfi. : LAVA
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Teens and twenties. : AGES
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Dye ingredient. : ANIL
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Math course. : TRIG
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Voice pitch. : ALTO
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"___ Voce Poco Fa." : UNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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