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New York Times, Saturday, June 6, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,448
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Relic of the colonial era. : SAMPLER
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Affectionate name for the June 21st hero. : POPSY
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Mania for gain. : AVARICE
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More pitiless. : CRUELER
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Soviet bigwig. : MOLOTOV
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Little fish. : HERRING
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One of Zeus' disguises. : SWAN
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Compare. : LIKEN
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"___ later than you think." : ITIS
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"Under the ___ tree." : GREENWOOD
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Loss of color in wines. : CASSE
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Where Eisenhower met Bradley. : WESTPOINT
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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German rear admiral, World War I. : SPEE
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Pertaining to medicine. : IATRIC
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5-centime piece. : SOU
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Semiprivate transport to work. : CARPOOL
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___ Kabibble. : ISH
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Large vulture of California. : CONDOR
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Man's name. : ASA
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Late register on a time clock. : AFTERNINE
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Divided into tracts. : ZONED
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The balloon vine. : HEARTSEED
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Buffalo Bill. : CODY
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Black buck of India. : SASIN
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Oklahoma's fourth city. : ENID
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Most barren. : ARIDEST
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Lord ___, Irish master of fantasy. : DUNSANY
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Dispute again. : REARGUE
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Removal of trace. : ERASURE
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Walks heavily. : SLOGS
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Argued the merits. : DEBATED
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Reps. Coon and Friedel. : SAMS
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Declare frankly. : AVOW
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Offenses against law: Latin. : MALA
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Fork points. : PRONGS
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Perched. : LIT
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School: Fr. : ECOLE
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Professional first-nighter. : REVIEWER
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An idea arrived at beforehand. : PRENOTION
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Green gem; olivine. : PERIDOT
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Narrow aperture. : SLIT
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Handsome tanager of South America. : YENI
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Masticates. : CHEWS
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Football players: Abbr. : RGS
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Costume for Muggsy Buttons. : KNEEPANTS
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Arrange the music. : RESCORE
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Provide with a play of colors. : OPALIZE
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Role for Edmond O'Brien. : CASCA
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Disinterested. : ALOOF
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Tail spin or nose dive. : STUNT
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Of part of the eye. : IRIAN
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Friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore. : NISSE
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French African lake: Var. : TCHAD
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Airy domain of the Muses. : PARNASSUS
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Not impartial. : ONESIDED
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Dried completely: Comb. form. : DEHYDRO
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Swayed by wrath. : IRATE
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Russia's vacation city. : ODESSA
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Accustom: Var. : ENURE
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Piece of rolling stock. : CAR
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Magnetite and hematite. : ORES
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Rotatable disk. : DIAL
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Pertaining to the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
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Concerning: business phrase. : INRE
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Colored to suit. : DYED
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Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
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Seize a culprit. : NAB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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