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New York Times, Friday, June 19, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,461
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Burning Tree activity. : GOLF
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Run before the wind. : SCUD
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Famous Civil War cartoonist. : NAST
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Affirm. : AVER
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Cedric ___, Little Lord Fauntleroy. : ERROL
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Exclamations of interrogation. : EHEH
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Carts. : MENU
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1,400-mi. river into the Amazon. : NEGRO
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32 to 43 inches, in Latin America. : VARA
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"A ___ by the river's brim . . . " : PRIMROSE
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Rinehart-Hopwood play. : THEBAT
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Cincinnati is one. : PORT
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Grand ___ in the Met. : TIER
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Mt. Marmolada. : ALP
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Duncecap wearer. : OAF
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Gadabouts. : ROAMERS
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First word of Columbia's song. : ROAR
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Site of Fort Sam Houston. : SANANTONIO
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Lo: Latin : ECCE
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Part of a box. : LID
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Gold-mining district in Transvaal. : RAND
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Weary to an extreme. : CHAPFALLEN
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Contralto role in "Siegfried." : ERDA
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Pacify. : ASSUAGE
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Foot: Comb. form. : PED
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Editor's homework. : MSS
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An action, usually good. : TURN
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Noun suffixes. : ATES
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Benevolent. : HUMANE
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Quickness to learn. : APTITUDE
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Native of Kuwait. : ARAB
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Be superior to. : EXCEL
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City with a casbah. : ORAN
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Small wading bird. : RAIL
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Tributary of the Moselle: Fr. : SARRE
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One-eyed Norse god. : ODIN
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Hardy heroine. : TESS
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"___ in Boots." : PUSS
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Sairey of "Martin Chuzzlewit." : GAMP
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Upon. : OVER
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German girl's name. : LENI
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Candidate for the worst-dressed woman. : FRUMP
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Women of Oaxaca. : SENORAS
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Dejected. : CRESTFALLEN
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Drive. : URGE
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Cockchafer. : DOR
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Word for a talking bird. : NEVERMORE
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One-legged captain of fiction. : AHAB
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Evening: It. : SERA
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"1066 and All ___." : THAT
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A form of cosmetic. : LOTION
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Leaping mammal: Colloq. : ROO
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Companion of humidity. : HEAT
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Variety, Women's Wear, etc. : TRADEPAPERS
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Betel palm. : ARECA
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Narrow versions of firths. : LOCHS
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Spotted brown rodents. : PACAS
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Embrace: Var. : ENARM
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Marmalade ingredients. : RINDS
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Between-meal treats. : SODAS
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Well thought of. : REPUTABLE
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Zero. : NIL
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Subject of piece by Debussy. : FAUN
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Comes to terms. : AGREES
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Irritates. : NETTLES
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Agnus ___. : DEI
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Condescend. : STOOP
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Player chased in a game. : HARE
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Magnitogorsk's river. : URAL
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Summerfield's responsibility. : MAIL
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Seaport of Israel. : ACRE
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Language of Moslems in India. : URDU
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Where banquet speakers sit. : DAIS
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River in Austria. : ENNS
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Memorial post of Haida Indians. : XAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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