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FACT AND FICTION

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1953

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 32
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,470
Across
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Dismay. : APPAL
6
Flower. : BLOOM
11
Beauty's hero. : BEAST
16
Story: Fr. : CONTE
21
Sawfly's saw. : SERRA
22
Anatomical trunk line. : AORTA
23
Man's name. : ELMER
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Plane: Fr. : AVION
25
Last king of Troy. : PRIAM
26
Walk in a nursery rhyme. : CROOKEDMILE
28
Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
29
Found on 26 Across. : SIXPENCE
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Quote. : CITE
32
Mr. Holmes' baffled Yard assistant. : LESTRADE
34
Ox. : ANOA
35
Theme of Hardy poem. : DYNASTS
38
Raggedy Ann. : DOLL
39
Movie director's call. : LIGHTS
42
Large: Fr. : GROS
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Be obliged to. : OWE
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Overwhelm with noise. : DEAFEN
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Goodbye, muchachos. : ADIOS
50
French city. : CAEN
51
___ saucer. : CUPAND
54
Game. : POLO
55
Inlets. : RIAS
56
Girl's name. : POLA
57
Italy, in the "Aeneid." : AUSONIA
58
Humdrum. : USUAL
59
___ Flotow. : VON
60
Parts of electric lights. : FILAMENTS
62
Creator of Lilliput. : SWIFT
64
___ grass. : RIE
65
Get the attention of. : ATTRACT
67
Accuse. : INDICT
69
City in Pa. : ERIE
70
Cape ___. : ANN
71
Steel works in Pilsen. : SKODA
72
A fieldwork. : REDAN
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Part of a sonnet. : OCTET
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Dollars. : ONES
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Sacks. : BASES
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Half an eloping pair. : SPOON
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Rather slow: Mus. abbr. : AND
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One-time White House occupant. : FALA
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Partitions. : SEPTA
83
Sound of struck metal. : CHINK
84
British forerunners. : PICTS
86
Old cloth measure. : ELL
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Something special. : LULU
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Of a nearly extinct class. : RELICT
90
Wet. : BEDEWED
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Woodcutter hero. : ALI
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Copying. : APING
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Opaque qualities. : DENSITIES
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Miss St. Clare. : EVA
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Dwarfish. : RUNTY
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Flowering shrubs. : AZALEAS
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Kit Nubbles' friend. : NELL
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Character in Byron poem. : INEZ
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Mediterranean regions. : LEVANT
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Roll up. : FURL
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Your: French. : VOTRE
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Arizona scene. : DESERT
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Abraham's nephew. : LOT
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Tributary of the Moselle. : SAAR
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Tinted over. : REDYED
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Classroom answer. : HERE
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Alice's immortalizer. : TENNIEL
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Moslem Malay. : MORO
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Real star of a Western. : PALOMINO
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Legal hearing. : OYER
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Pope who instituted All Saints' Day. : BONIFACE
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Italian town. : EBOLI
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Fabulous fisherman. : SIMPLESIMON
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The bulls. : TOROS
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Fastens up. : GIRDS
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Extreme. : ULTRA
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Nikola ___ (1856–1943). : TESLA
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Villon used it. : ARGOT
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Quality in an Austen title. : SENSE
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Krupp city. : ESSEN
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Right-hand men: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Hit. : SMOTE
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Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
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Elfin being. : PERI
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French award. : PRIX
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Belonging to a nomadic Indian. : ARAPAHOS
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Elegies. : LAMENTS
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Berry: It. : BACCA
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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The Cape fox. : OTOCYON
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Britain's Ambassador to U. S. : MAKINS
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Adam and others. : BEDES
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Tree. : ELM
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Mon ___ Pierrot. : AMI
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Attract buyers. : SELL
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Trapped. : TREED
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Chess piece. : CASTLE
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Exceeds the bounds. : OVERLAPS
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Blue Eagle. : NIRA
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Hop ___. : TOAD
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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After zeta. : ETA
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Pronoun: Fr. : NOS
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Grassy land. : SOD
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Handsomest: Slang. : DREAMIEST
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Place: Comb. form. : TOPO
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Graceful swimmers. : SWANS
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The tadpole, for instance. : LARVA
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"___ Delight." : IDIOTS
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Common occurrences in fairy tales. : GIANTKILLINGS
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Joyous. : GALA
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Historic atoll. : ENIWETOK
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Famous phrase in pie making. : FOURANDTWENTY
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"The fair and lovable." : ELAINE
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___ volens (willy-nilly): Lat. : NOLENS
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Young animal. : COLT
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Interrupt. : CUTIN
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Judicial group: Abbr. : USSC
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Port in Kwantung. : DAIREN
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12-point type. : PICA
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Brazilian trees. : ANDAS
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Shoshonean. : UTE
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Passing styles. : FADS
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Merit affection. : ENDEAR
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Tailor. : FIT
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Roster. : ROTA
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Subjects. : TOPICS
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Fairy tale heroine. : RAPUNZEL
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Often repeated. : CONTINUAL
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First word of many tales. : ONCE
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Satan. : BELIAL
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Climbs. : SHINS
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Supports. : AIDS
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Viewed with alarm. : FEARED
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"It." : ALLURE
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Dine. : SUP
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Checking device. : CLEAT
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Statesman opposed by Disraeli. : PEEL
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Uncompromising. : SEVERE
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Blondel's music. : LAY
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Place of bliss. : EDEN
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Toucan's pride. : BILL
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Awe-stricken. : DAZED
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Lively dance. : GAVOT
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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Gorgeous George's forte. : TOEHOLDS
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Recent. : LATE
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Antiseptic. : IODOFORM
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Sprites in early England. : FAERIES
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Lux et ___. : VERITAS
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Bequeath. : REMISE
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Thrice: Comb. form. : TRI
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Pedro's relaxation. : SIESTA
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Benita's husband. : RON
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Result. : ENSUE
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"Man Without a Country," 1863. : NOLAN
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Humorist of the 1880's. : NYE
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Small monkeys. : MONAS
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Scores in cribbage. : PEGS
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Anne Nichols' hero. : ABIE
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Desolate. : LORN
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Paints. : OILS
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Ben of 1843 song. : BOLT
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Ship bound for Colchis. : ARGO
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Surf duck. : COOT
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Italian prince. : ESTE
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Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
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Superior: Prefix. : PRE
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Author's works. : MSS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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