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New York Times, Thursday, June 25, 1953

Author:
Natalie Hankemeyer
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Natalie Hankemeyer has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,467
Across
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Tops. : BEST
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Charles and Robert. : TAFTS
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The aroma of flowers. : AURA
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More than. : OVER
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Perfect model. : IDEAL
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What rodents do. : GNAW
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Zola novel. : NANA
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Very, in English slang. : BALLY
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Complete. : ENTIRE
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Hero of the "Lost Cause." : LEE
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Horned ruminants. : ROES
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Uplift. : ELATE
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Wilson's Secretary of State. : BRYAN
28
A lake or a lady. : CONSTANCE
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Furry swimmer. : OTTER
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Item on a circus program. : ACT
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Sinuses: Anat. : ANTRA
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Sairey Gamp was one. : NURSE
37
First word of "Evangeline." : THIS
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Neglect an obligation. : SHIRK
41
Les ___ croisés. : MOTS
42
Bête noire of the nursery. : CROUP
44
Projectionist's responsibilities. : REELS
46
One-time soldier. : VET
47
A la bonne ___ (all right): Fr. : HEURE
48
Adapters of music. : ARRANGERS
50
___ potatoes. : SMALL
52
Unpleasant look. : SNEER
53
Girl's nickname. : TONI
55
Group that held recent convention in N. Y. C. : AMA
57
Perceives. : SENSES
60
City north of Des Moines. : AMES
61
Animosity. : VENOM
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Part of a roof. : TILE
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Socks. : HOSE
65
Result. : ENSUE
66
Robber's den. : LAIR
67
Upholsterer and flag-maker Betsy. : ROSS
68
Substance used to impart color. : STAIN
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If not. : ELSE
Down
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Radius or tibia. : BONE
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Welsh man's name. : EVAN
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Pompous formality. : SENTENTIOUSNESS
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Straggles. : TRAILS
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Neighbors of the Nepalese. : TIBETANS
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Girl's name meaning beauty. : ADA
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Knock down. : FELL
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Gossips. : TALEBEARERS
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Foxier. : SLYER
10
Plant of the thistle or aster family. : AGERATUM
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Not subject to dispute. : UNCONTROVERSIAL
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Presidential campaign. : RACE
13
Windmill sails. : AWES
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Subjugation. : ENTHRALMENT
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Over there: Poet. : YON
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A rich young bachelor, for instance. : CATCH
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Color. : OCHRE
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Town official of former days. : CRIER
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Chemical salt. : ESTER
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Symbols in music. : RESTS
38
Conjectures. : SURMISES
40
Riders in "The Birth of a Nation." : KLANSMEN
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Size of coal. : PEA
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Old-time knife. : SNEE
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Adjective for a reader. : GENTLE
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Bathes. : LAVES
53
Mountain goat. : TAHR
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Herman Melville novel. : OMOO
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Handle. : ANSA
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Ancient Greek city. : ELIS
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"___ and yellow leaf." : SERE
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Opposite of "non." : OUI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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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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