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New York Times, Tuesday, June 16, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,458
Across
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Once-powerful rulers in India. : RAJAS
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Impartial. : EVEN
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Diplomatic asset. : TACT
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Amateurish. : INEPT
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Tyrant who died by his own hand. : NERO
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___ podrida, a Spanish stew. : OLLA
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Something past recovery. : GONER
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Homer with bases loaded. : GRANDSLAM
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Alben Barkley's stepdaughter. : ANN
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Holder of two Olympic records, since 1936. : OWENS
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150-mile river in France. : ISERE
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City in Washington. : YAKIMA
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Weighed heavily (with "on"). : PREYED
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Polo stick. : MALLET
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Produced. : BRED
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Et ___ (and others): Lat. : ALII
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Larger than life. : HEROIC
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Title often acquired in June. : MRS
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Five words indicating total disagreement. : CANTSEEEYETOEYE
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Purpose in view. : END
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Gesture of affection. : CARESS
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Vividness of color. : GLOW
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Verse sent with a nosegay. : POSY
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Cards used by fortune tellers. : TAROTS
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Field of activity. : SPHERE
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Ate ravenously. : WOLFED
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Old Mother Hubbard. : CRONE
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Bacchant deity with horns. : SATYR
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Shipment from Jamaica. : RUM
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Ike's vacationing spot. : AUGUSTAGA
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Single. : UNAL
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Large water jug. : EWER
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One of Santa's team. : COMET
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Shut in. : PENT
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Milwaukee Braves' Pafko. : ANDY
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Reduce in rank. : ABASE
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Gulf of the Baltic Sea. : RIGA
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Shortly. : ANON
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P. T. Barnum's favorite singer. : JENNYLIND
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Zoo boarder. : APE
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Member of a varsity eight. : STROKE
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Cover with jewels. : ENGEM
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Girl's name. : VERNA
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Historic periods. : ERAS
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Negative prefix. : NON
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Flipped. : TOSSED
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Part of a tennis court. : ALLEY
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Michigan Congressman Hoffman. : CLARE
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Brought under control. : TAMED
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Straight. : DIRECT
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How the man on the flying trapeze operated. : WITHEASE
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Came down. : ALIT
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Suitable for a clergyman. : PRIESTLY
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Ornamental staff of office. : MACE
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Pres. Arthur's middle name. : ALAN
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___ Town, in Gov. Crosby's state. : BOYS
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Conducive to cold creeps. : EERY
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Arikara Indian. : REE
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Offering on the screen. : MELODRAMA
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Tenant farmer of India. : RYOT
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Tacks. : SEWS
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Runs. : SCORES
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Giant. : OGRE
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Next to the last syllable of a word. : PENULT
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Land of many colonies. : AFRICA
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Species of duck. : SCAUP
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Relative of a sourpuss. : PRUNE
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Winner of the Pan-American Open, 1953. : HOGAN
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Carried on. : WAGED
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Any eared seal. : OTARY
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Crosscut. : SAWN
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They fought the Comanches. : UTES
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Distribute (with "out"). : METE
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White-flowered evergreen plant. : TEA
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Man's nickname. : ROB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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