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NEW WORLDS AND OLD

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.96, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 205, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 45
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,463
Across
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Popular stage dance. : CAKEWALK
9
Mint for tabby. : CATNIP
15
Reply to a straight man. : GAGLINE
22
Friendly. : AMICABLE
23
For each. : APIECE
24
Bobolink's relatives. : ORIOLES
25
Individual. : PECULIAR
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Animal engineer. : BEAVER
27
Thule or Attu. : OUTPOST
28
"And all the sea were ___ . . . " : INK
29
Pluto's home. : KENNEL
31
Adherence to a religious division: Rare. : SECTISM
33
Wife of Rama. : SITA
34
Stain: Scot. : TASH
36
At all; in any way. : SOEVER
38
Add piquancy. : SAUCE
39
Fortune. : LOT
40
Loathe. : ABHOR
42
Cheese cutter. : SLICER
44
Geometric solid. : PRISM
46
Read closely. : PORE
47
Cousins to vicuñas. : LLAMAS
49
Treacherous persons. : SNAKES
51
Act of stupidity: Fr. : BETISE
53
In the bag: 2 wds. : SEWEDUP
55
Toasts to a turn. : CRISPS
57
Deliverer. : RELEASER
61
Mining city N. of Jaen, Spain. : LINARES
63
African hornbill. : TOCK
65
Sheeting material. : PERCALE
66
Temporary suspensions. : ABEYANCES
69
Zodiac sign. : TAURUS
71
Lodged. : ROOMED
72
Cut in on an electrical circuit. : TAP
73
100,000 rupees. : LAKH
74
Product of Château d'Yquem. : SAUTERNE
76
Author of "A Handful of Dust." : WAUGH
77
Detect in an error. : TRIP
79
Callous philanderers. : HEARTBREAKERS
82
Violinist, pianist and cellist. : TRIO
83
Violin bows: It. : ARCOS
85
English pipit. : TREELARK
86
Sooner than: Obs. : ERER
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One who: Suffix. : AST
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Slurs, in music. : COULES
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Paintings by a great impressionist. : MANETS
92
Drilling points: 2 wds. : BRACEBITS
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Captain Hornblower. : HORATIO
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Love blindly. : DOTE
97
Having left a will. : TESTATE
98
Harry Fosdick's status. : EMERITUS
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Converted into a hot rod (with "up)". : SOUPED
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Slim medieval dagger: Var. : ANELACE
106
Accustoms. : INURES
108
Branch clipper. : PRUNER
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One of Formosa's oldest cities. : TAINAN
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Escutcheon band. : FESS
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Biblical poetry. : PSALM
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Phlegmatic. : STOLID
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Brings up. : REARS
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Symbol of routine. : RUT
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Cases for small articles. : ETUIS
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Plain and honeycomb. : TRIPES
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Seven. : SEPT
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Inland sea. : ARAL
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Pink-flowered clovers. : ALSIKES
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Shoestrings. : LACETS
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A marsupial, for short. : ROO
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He didn't succeed Stalin. : MOLOTOV
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Water bottle. : CARAFE
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Diplomatic policy of John Hay, 1899. : OPENDOOR
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Formed on the surface of the earth. : EPIGENE
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Roman officials. : EDILES
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Dependable. : RELIABLE
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Breaks one's promise. : RENEGES
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Recipients. : DONEES
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Lack of color or interest. : DRABNESS
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Paris, Rome, Berlin. : CAPITALS
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Open to persuasion. : AMENABLE
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Bauble or toy. : KICKSHAW
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Medieval shield. : ECU
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Base on balls. : WALK
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"___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
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The borders of the Orinoco. : LLANOS
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Whole grains. : KERNELS
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Aerial transit used in San Francisco. : CABLECARS
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Animal with a face. : APE
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Aunts: Span. : TIAS
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Glacial phenomena. : NEVES
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Feature of Antarctica. : ICECAP
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Agitate. : PERTURB
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March for the Kaiser. : GOOSESTEP
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Calla lily. : ARUM
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"___ along, little dogie." : GIT
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Clips off. : LOPS
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Philippines' fifth city. : ILOILO
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Wise old man. : NESTOR
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Property. : ESTATE
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Displays. : EVINCES
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More slippery. : ICIER
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On the plain side. : HOMELY
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Nomad of Baluchistan. : REKI
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Like wheel spokes. : RADIAL
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Caterers to the public. : RESTAURATEURS
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Fred Wilt, for instance. : MILER
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A sailor's jacket. : PEACOAT
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Theory and practice of orthodox Islam. : SUNNAH
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Oil wells. : SPOUTERS
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Goat antelope. : SEROW
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Ship carrying mails, goods, etc. : PACKET
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Sound of a rusty hinge. : SCREAK
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Military noble of Japan. : SAMURAI
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Poet like Thomas Gray. : ELEGIST
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Players who "catch fire." : REDHOTS
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Damage again. : REHARM
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Scottish church: Var. : KURK
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Diplomatic staff member. : ATTACHE
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Scene in "The Iceman Cometh." : BARROOM
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Cultivator of his tastes. : EPICURE
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Small radio. : TABLETOP
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Taunts. : SNEERS
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Office girls. : STENOS
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List of corrections, in a book. : ERRATA
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Alpha Ursae Minoris. : POLARIS
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Study. : READ
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Line that cuts another. : SECANT
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Inlaid: 2 wds. : SETIN
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Rip again. : RETEAR
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Exhibit interest: 2 wds. : SITUP
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Novel by Vera Caspary. : BEDELIA
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Disproves. : BELIES
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Pronoun. : OURSELVES
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Without drift or meaning. : TENORLESS
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Residences. : SEATS
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Hogan's specialty. : PUTT
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Bacterium that can exist without air. : ANAEROBE
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Arrangements for driving to work. : CARPOOLS
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Provides with: Obs. : ENSTORES
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Washed with water. : SLUICED
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Parachute releaser. : RIPCORD
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Planter of evidence. : FRAMER
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Home of the Schuman Plan. : EUROPE
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Red Square relic. : STALIN
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He sings "My Object All Sublime." : MIKADO
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More intense. : DEEPER
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Relative of the canary. : SERIN
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Inscribed pillar of stone. : STELA
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Box. : LOGE
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First class. : AONE
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Shopping inducement. : SALE
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Fasten a catch: Scot. : SNIB
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Sheep in its second year. : TEG
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Money by the case. : FEE
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Northern city of Palestine. : DAN

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 34 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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