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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,492
Across
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Scoring units. : POINTS
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For nothing. : GRATIS
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Play's finale. : CURTAIN
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Where Ploesti is. : RUMANIA
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Young wrestler in the Forest of Arden. : ORLANDO
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They speak louder than words. : ACTIONS
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Apple, peach, blueberry. : PIES
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Almost wholly submerged. : AWASH
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Early settlers on the Dnieper. : RUS
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Relative of a fin. : FLIPPER
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17th century Dutch painter. : DOU
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Small Hawaiian island. : LANAI
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Variety of lettuce. : COS
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Oil: Latin. : OLEUM
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Responded. : ANSWERED
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Where to play golf. : COURSE
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Woe's me! : ALAS
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Mrs. in Poland. : PANI
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Insects. : APHIDS
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Delicatessen specialty. : COLESLAW
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Our first envoy to Korea, 1883. : FOOTE
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Sweetheart of song. : SAL
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Poison oak of the Pacific Coast. : YEARA
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Flapdoodle. : ROT
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Quell. : REPRESS
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Where Lwow is: Abbr. : POL
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Duveen's specialty. : ART
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City in Alabama, pop. 22,840. : SELMA
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The Marciano-Walcott affair. : BOUT
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Take off: Colloq. : IMITATE
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Baptize by dipping. : IMMERSE
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Impaired. : DAMAGED
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Small tray for glass or bottle. : COASTER
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Cathedral city of France. : NEVERS
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Cured in brine. : SALTED
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Narrow-minded person. : PURITAN
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Where Joan of Arc fought. : ORLEANS
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Negritos: Var. : ITAS
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Mezzo-soprano Merriman. : NAN
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Of ocean currents. : TIDAL
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Glacial phenomena. : SNOWICES
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Understands. : GRASPS
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Relative of a jabot. : RUCHE
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Total: Abbr. : AMT
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Laos, Shan and Siamese. : TAI
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"Set thine house ___." 2 Kings, xx, 1. : INORDER
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Winding in and out. : SINUOUS
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Connecting verb in grammar. : COPULA
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Take for granted. : ASSUME
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Footless animal. : APOD
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Duke Snider's job. : FIELDER
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Pat and Mickey. : ROONEYS
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Stay for. : AWAIT
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Viennese actress: ___ Rainer. : LUISE
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Haile Selassie's original title. : RAS
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Controversial discussions. : POLEMICS
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Apprehensive. : AFRAID
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Second category in a nursery jingle. : POORMAN
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State of affairs "in the old town tonight." : HOTTIME
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Senator Hayden. : CARL
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City in Indiana. : LAPORTE
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Excited. : AROUSED
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Truce envoy Robertson. : WALTER
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First, second, third. : SPEEDS
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Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
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Pacific island group, U. S. naval station. : SAMOA
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Largest. : BEST
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Golden ___. : AGE
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Runner Whitfield. : MAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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