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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 1953

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,489
Across
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Keyway. : SLOT
5
Where Parisians meet. : CAFES
10
Mary Stuart, for one. : SCOT
14
Product of Lassen Peak. : LAVA
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Mrs. Robert Lovett. : ADELE
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Remove the rind. : PARE
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City on the Potomac. : ALEXANDRIA
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Zoo residents. : APES
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Plant with red, yellow or orange flowers. : MARIGOLD
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Foliated rock. : SCHIST
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Speleologist's interest. : CAVE
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"Meditation" source. : THAIS
25
Beethoven's "Pathétique," for instance. : SONATA
28
Railroad item. : CROSSTIE
31
The Braves. : TRIBE
32
Mowing the lawn, for instance. : CHORE
33
Scepter. : ROD
34
Fictional flyers. : ROCS
35
Ex-pitcher Hoyt. : WAITE
36
Walk in water. : WADE
37
"___ Voce Poco Fa." : UNA
38
Celtic soldiers. : KERNS
39
Island group SE of Honshu. : BONIN
40
Maize cake: Sp. : TORTILLA
42
Marsh birds. : HERONS
43
Ornamental palm. : ARECA
44
Bits of comic business. : GAGS
45
Seraphic name. : ANGELO
47
Promoting some good purpose. : SALUTARY
51
Child's painting. : DAUB
52
Group of islands E of the Philippines. : MICRONESIA
54
Inland sea. : ARAL
55
Wear down. : ERODE
56
Pine wood. : DEAL
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Long hair. : MANE
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Played a fiddle. : SAWED
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Market. : SALE
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Heavy, noisy impact. : SLAM
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French exclamation, "Oh ___!" : LALA
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Surplus. : OVER
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The city fleet. : TAXICABS
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Judy of the movies. : CANOVA
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Confuse. : ADDLE
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Man's nickname. : FERD
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Collegian: Colloq. : ELI
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Vacation spot. : SEASHORE
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Algerian cavalrymen in French forces. : SPAHIS
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Swallows' mission in California. : CAPISTRANO
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Galena and argentite. : ORES
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Prove. : TEST
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Talismanic stone. : AGATE
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Sen. Mundt's colleague. : CASE
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Jogs. : TROTS
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Dance the cakewalk. : STRUT
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Old Maine town. : ORONO
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Native of Managua. : NICARAGUAN
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Land "'cross the bay." : CHINA
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It's used in dyes and photography. : IODIN
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Anthony and Clarissa. : EDENS
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Girl's name. : CARLA
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Accepts with pleasure. : WELCOMES
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British exports. : WORSTEDS
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Canal between North Sea and Baltic. : KIEL
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Set in motion. : BEGUN
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High-pitched notes. : TREBLE
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Encircled with light. : HALOED
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Avant ___ (vanguard). : GARDE
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Period furniture. : ADAM
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City of Honshu Island. : NARA
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Tug's tow. : SCOW
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On a voyage. : ASEA
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Money in Mossadegh's pocket. : RIAL
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Alma Mater of 8 Down. : YALE
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Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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