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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1953

26-Down : Scarecrow.

Author:
Alfred Rosenheim
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { B J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,486
Across
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Compulsory bet. : ANTE
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Opera star of fifty years ago. : PATTI
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Vogue. : RAGE
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Check. : REIN
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There's strength in it. : UNION
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Bridge winners. : ACES
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Scarecrows. : TATTERDEMALIONS
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Warehoused. : STORAGED
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King of England, 1016-35. : CANUTE
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The birds, to a zoologist. : AVES
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Pens. : STIES
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World event of October. : SERIES
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Craved. : THIRSTED
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Relies on something. : LEANS
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Drives off. : SHOOS
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"___ got a mule, her name is Sal ... " : IVE
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Work units. : ERGS
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Refuse with disdain. : SPURN
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Read meter. : SCAN
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___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
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Table of prices, wages, etc. : SCALE
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Seeming: Prefix. : QUASI
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Beam for supporting joists : TEMPLATE
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Head of C. I. A. : DULLES
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Europe-Asia border. : URALS
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Relative of a hornpipe. : REEL
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Insult. : OFFEND
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Greeted, as guests. : RECEIVED
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Fountain pen guarantee. : LIFETIMESERVICE
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Facial expression. : GRIN
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Savor of cooking. : NIDOR
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Very pale. : ASHY
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Miss Sothern and others. : ANNS
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Mature. : GROWN
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Advocates of the novel. : NEOS
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Literature and music. : ARTS
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Tidy. : NEAT
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Anti-Kremlin Communist. : TITO
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Starts a journey. : ENTRAINS
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Communists' means of quelling opposition. : PURGES
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Where Aconcagua is. : ANDES
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All even. : TIED
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One of a trio of nobodies. : TOM
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Idleness. : INACTION
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Actress Ella. : RAINES
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Serving to aid hearing. : ACOUSTICAL
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Guy or chap. : GENT
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Sum, ___, fui, futurus. : ESSE
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Part of a roof. : EAVES
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Hideouts. : LAIRS
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Vacation place. : SHORE
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Took a siesta. : SLEPT
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Spooky. : EERIE
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Scarecrow. : RAGAMUFFIN
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U.S.-Denmark airbase on Baffin Bay. : THULE
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Enlarging gradually, as a chimney. : EVASE
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Patron Saint of France. : DENIS
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Squabbles. : SPATS
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Very hot. : SCALDING
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Host of "Toast of the Town." : SULLIVAN
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Point of view. : SLANT
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Singular. : QUEER
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Primps. : PREENS
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Distinguish clearly. : DECERN
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Plant more seed. : RESOW
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Kafka heroine. : OLGA
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Snow at the top of a glacier. : FIRN
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Make over. : REDO
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Workbench device. : VISE
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Sympathetic response. : ECHO
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Tunisian rulers. : DEYS
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Chief, in India. : MIR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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