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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,466
Across
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International ___ for Reconstruction and Development. : BANK
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A few cartoons. : STRIP
10
Native of Homs. : ARAB
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Still a good, meaningful English word. : PEACE
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For want of which a kingdom was lost. : NAIL
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Play by Lillian Hellman. : WATCHONTHERHINE
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Small, semitropical fish. : SEAHORSE
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Important southern crop. : PEANUT
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Riviera summer. : ETE
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Fur-bearing animal. : SEAL
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How Olympic torch is carried. : RELAYS
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Army and Navy ration. : HARDTACK
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Greek resistance group. : ELAS
33
President at Bonn. : HEUSS
34
Me: French. : MOI
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Office communication. : MEMO
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Lord Boyd ___, Peace prize winner. : ORR
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Famous English Quaker. : PENN
38
Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
39
Lost dog. : STRAY
41
Pulitzer prize playwright, 1953. : INGE
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Potential powder keg. : NEAREAST
44
Coast Guard boat. : CUTTER
46
Girl's name. : EDNA
47
High rocky hill. : TOR
48
Oil refinng center in the news. : ABADAN
51
Its capital is Tegucigalpa. : HONDURAS
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She wrote "Kiss Me Again, Stranger." : DAPHNEDUMAURIER
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267,339 sq. mi. for Texas. : AREA
59
Duchess of Cornwall in "King Lear." : REGAN
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Where the Pearl Mosque is. : AGRA
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Cloud of dust, smoke, gas, etc. : MIST
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Horse laugh. : SNORT
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Latest victim of Red aggression. : LAOS
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What a star takes. : BOWS
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Wings. : ALAE
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Girl in an old Spanish song. : NITA
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Pioneer of moderrn bacteriology, Nobel prize, 1905. : KOCH
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Section of a newspaper. : SPORTS
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Perfect or pluperfect. : TENSE
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Chide. : RATE
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___ dien. (Prince of Wales' motto) : ICH
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Popular TV role. : PEEPERS
10
Central German state. : ANHALT
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Weather prediction. : RAIN
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Japanese aborigine. : AINU
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Fruit decay. : BLET
18
North Carolina Senator. : HOEY
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Curls up with a good book. : READS
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Relative of the flying fish. : SAURY
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President of Panama. : REMON
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French student. : ELEVE
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Mythical vampire. : LAMIA
27
Japanese volcano, recently erupted. : ASO
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Afghanistan city. : HERAT
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Catkin of a willow tree. : AMENT
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Curt dismissal. : CONGE
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Recent trade from Pirates to Cubs. : KINER
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Hengist's brother. : HORSA
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Onetime popular game. : PIT
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Invasion gateway in France. : SEDAN
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Leather makers. : TANNERS
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Symbol of the rank of a cardinal. : REDHAT
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He wrote "Modern Science and Modern Man." : CONANT
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Pakistani tongue. : URDU
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To take: Spanish. : TOMAR
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Rep. Powell of N. Y. : ADAM
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Port on Italy's heel. : BARI
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Hooton's "Why Men Behave Like ___, and Vice Versa." : APES
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Justice Black. : HUGO
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Orsk's river. : URAL
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Port NE of Memel. : RIGA
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Flying craft. : AERO
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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TV room. : DEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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