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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 1953

12-Down : Army department.

Author:
Harriette Moskowitz
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Harriette Moskowitz has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,488
Across
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Middle name of U.N. Representative Lodge. : CABOT
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Merganser. : SMEW
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Operatic prince. : IGOR
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Last of a series. : OMEGA
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Tee, fairway, green, etc. : HOLE
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Touchy. : SORE
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Part of a tree. : PINENEEDLE
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Covers with wet earth. : MUDS
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Actress Wilson of early movies. : LOIS
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Notify in advance. : WARN
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Famous name in baseball. : LEO
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The softest mineral. : TALC
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A nonprofessional. : LAYMAN
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Dawdler. : SNAIL
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Agency engaged in the battle of the books. : USIS
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Haughty and conservative member of the upper class. : BRAHMIN
34
Peruvian Indian. : INCA
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The S in Shape. : SUPREME
38
The Twenties and Thirties. : DECADES
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Jai ___, game like handball. : ALAI
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Makes lovable. : ENDEARS
43
Zernial of Philadelphia. : GUS
44
___ en scène (general surroundings). : MISE
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Where Moosehead Lake is. : MAINE
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Acting by turns. : ALTERN
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Went away: Slang. : BLEW
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Outworn. : OLD
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Nurses' ___. : AIDS
55
Hawthorne's "The Marble ___." : FAUN
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At all times. : EVER
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King of Huns in Norse mythology. : ATLI
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A style of vocal music. : RECITATIVE
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Dissolve. : MELT
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Troubles. : ILLS
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Henry and Clare. : LUCES
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Golden Treasury items. : ODES
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Type of club. : GLEE
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Rights to hold another's property. : LIENS
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Hard resin used in varnishes. : COPAL
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Ammonia compounds. : AMINES
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Former Senator from Connecticut. : BENTON
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S-shaped curve. : OGEE
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Cure hides. : TAN
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The underworld of the Old Testament. : SHEOL
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Small quantity. : MODICUM
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Building extensions. : ELLS
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Tiny. : WEE
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British general, high official of NATO. : ISMAY
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His chief pleasure is eating. : GOURMAND
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Army department. : ORDNANCE
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Thing. : RES
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Turning point of October, 1942. : ELALAMEIN
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Had been. : WAS
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Fatigue. : TIRE
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An outline of the face. : LINEAMENT
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Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
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Dugout: French. : ABRI
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Faction. : SIDE
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Layers. : HENS
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City in Rumania. : IASI
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Extended tale. : SAGA
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Howled. : ULULATED
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Lozenge. : PASTILLE
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Part of bird's gullet. : CRAW
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Sudden disaster. : DEBACLE
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Housewife. : MRS
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Tenderfoot. : NOVICE
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Rams or Trojans. : ELEVEN
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Blue-pencils. : EDITS
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Actress Rainer. : LUISE
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Something to wear. : DRESS
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Knock down. : FELL
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Needle case. : ETUI
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Equipment for drilling an oil well. : RIG
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Total. : ALL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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