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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Mr. Cunningham of 4 Down, for instance. : MAYOR
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Reversible figured fabric. : DAMASK
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Old mission at San Antonio. : ALAMO
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Just think! : IMAGINE
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Dreamy or abstracted. : FARAWAY
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Not named. : OMITTED
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Annoy persistently. : IRK
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Picturesque river in Eire. : SHANNON
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Norse man's name. : DAG
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Stir up dregs. : ROIL
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Man's name. : ALAN
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Eat or wear away. : ERODE
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Divisions of a sheet of stamps. : PANES
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Noun suffixes. : ISES
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Signer of IOU's. : OWER
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César Franck was one : ORGANIST
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One side of a pursuit game. : HOUNDS
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Mark left by a blow. : DINT
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Highly sentimental ideas. : CORN
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Ensign's insigne. : STRIPE
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The theatrical world. : BROADWAY
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Earl Biggers' Chinese sleuth. : CHAN
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Famous defender of Dreyfus. : ZOLA
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Red Cross worker. : NURSE
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"___, shine; for thy light has come ... " : ARISE
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Fawkes and Mannering. : GUYS
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Century plant fiber. : PITA
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Part of an automobile wheel. : RIM
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Water between Brooklyn and Staten Island. : NARROWS
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Craggy hill. : TOR
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Normal. : AVERAGE
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Crackerjacks. : NAILERS
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Holy City of the Hindus. : BENARES
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Playwright Rice : ELMER
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Stockyard visitants. : STEERS
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Equipment for chair-borne workers. : DESKS
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Taking notice of. : MARKING
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Beef ___ mode. : ALA
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Veers off course, as a ship. : YAWS
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City opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa. : OMAHA
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Political partisan of Spain. : ROYALIST
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Famous family of Callander, Ontario. : DIONNE
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Shot and shell. : AMMO
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Where Burton M. Cross is Governor. : MAINE
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FBI man: Abbr. : AGT
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"Won't you ___?" : SITDOWN
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Mixed and pressed dough. : KNEADED
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Cement worker' tools. : EDGERS
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"Bull of the Pampas," ko'd by Dempsey, 1923. : FIRPO
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Raging noisily. : AROAR
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Originator of the Tammany Tiger. : NAST
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Radio or TV aerial hook-ups. : LEADINS
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Subject of a Bing Crosby song. : ROUNDUP
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Clip suddenly. : SNIP
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Word to scare chickens. : SHOO
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Mother of Don Juan, in Byron's poem. : INEZ
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Province of Algeria. : ORAN
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Sketched with chalk. : CRAYONED
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Poe's "gold-bug." : SCARAB
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Grows vigorously. : THRIVES
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Garments. : RAIMENT
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Make indistinct. : BLUR
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Members of P. E. N. : WRITERS
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Emigrant from Germany, 1783. : ASTOR
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A long time. : YEARS
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Blunderbore's wife. : OGRESS
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Lake in Lapland. : ENARE
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A wet, marshy hollow. : SWALE
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Steam dyeing apparatus. : AGER
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U. S. Admiral of World War I. : SIMS
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Arctic explorer of 19th century. : RAE
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One-fifth of a franc in Albania. : LEK

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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