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New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1953

Author:
Victor Goldfarb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,493
Across
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Locale for a space story. : MARS
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Gladden the heart. : ELATE
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Upon. : ATOP
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Way station to 1 Across. : MOON
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Mrs. George Sanders' maiden name. : GABOR
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Relative of the saxhorn. : TUBA
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Personage of the 25th century. : BUCKROGERS
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Hero of a Tennyson poem. : ENOCH
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Adventure story. : TALE
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Proofreader's mark. : STET
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Find out. : DETECT
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He disinherited his youngest daughter. : LEAR
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Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
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He's 1-A. : DRAFTEE
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Native of northern Norway. : LAPP
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Sign of the zodiac. : LEO
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Covering of a silkworm's cocoon. : FLOSS
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"Unknown Worlds," "Amazing Stories," etc. : SCIENCEFICTIONS
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Town near tip of Cape Cod. : TRURO
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One way to win in the ring: Abbr. : TKO
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Delight. : GLEE
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Plants yielding oil. : SESAMES
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Apiece. : EACH
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Crossjack or spanker. : SAIL
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Answers from an abacus. : TOTALS
59
Gil ___, Le Sage's merry rogue. : BLAS
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An acorn, for example. : SEED
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Wide piece of wood in a chair back. : SPLAT
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Conveyance for 18 Across. : ROCKETSHIP
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Easy swinging gait. : LOPE
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Beyond the stratosphere. : ETHER
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Pound lightly. : TAMP
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Handle. : ANSA
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Exclamations of surprise. : WHEWS
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Another name for 1 Across. : ARES
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Obligation. : NEED
Down
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Beaten at chess. : MATED
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In harmony. : ATUNE
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Person who doesn't think for himself. : ROBOT
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"Captain Video," for example. : SPACEOPERA
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Title for John M. Allison: Abbr. : AMB
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Duffer. : LOUT
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Part of a record, other than instrumental. : VOCAL
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Took a walk: Slang. : ANKLED
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Relative of the id. : EGO
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Falls behind. : LAGS
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Aid and ___. : ABET
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Moved with speed. : TORE
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Formerly. : ERST
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Wrecker of the budget: Abbr. : HCL
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Useful mineral. : TALC
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George of the movies and TV. : RAFT
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Born. : NEE
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Preliminary draft for certain travel. : FLIGHTPLAN
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Unwitting stooge. : TOOL
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Relative of a serf. : ESNE
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Invasion vessels : LSTS
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Levantine port. : ACRE
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Name of twelve Popes. : PIUS
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Frequently: Poet. : OFT
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Marcel, Raoul, etc. : NOMS
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Famous golfer. : IKE
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Blazer. : COAT
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Part of the "twain." : EAST
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After-dinner snooze. : SIESTA
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Firms: Abbr. : COS
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Composer of waltzes. : LEHAR
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Separate. : ALONE
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Small error. : LAPSE
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Place, as filled by a substitute. : STEAD
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Begin to form, as a storm. : BREW
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Joshua ___ Liebman. : LOTH
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Yearn for. : ACHE
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Twist. : SKEW
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A kind of novel. : DIME
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Common suffixes. : ERS
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Second afterthought: Abbr. : PPS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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