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New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,495

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Across
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Lucille of TV. : BALL
5
A very rich man. : NABOB
10
Two exclamations of surprise. : OHOH
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Man's nickname. : ABIE
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South American constrictor. : ABOMA
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Time of day: Comb. form. : HORO
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Appear. : SEEM
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Claw. : TALON
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"As ___ going to St. Ives . . . " : IWAS
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Name for California in 1848. : ELDORADO
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Aimless scribbling. : DOODLE
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Time-honored Lopez tune. : NOLA
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Now. : TODAY
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Vivienne of the stage. : SEGAL
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Scene of the Yale-Harvard boat races. : NEWLONDON
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Dog with the hair-do. : POODLE
35
Competitor. : VIER
36
Wood sorrel. : OCA
37
Plant of the lily family. : ALOE
38
Streak in marble or wood: Fr. : VEINE
40
Decoration on whitecaps. : FOAM
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Complete failure. : DUD
42
Depression. : DENT
43
Special poker hand, played after a very high hand. : ROODLE
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"A man is ___ he feels." : ASYOUNGAS
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Noble of old Russia. : BOYAR
49
Rocky Mountain animals. : GOATS
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Traffic noise. : TOOT
52
It's in the soup. : NOODLE
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Ford Frick's business. : BASEBALL
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The Golden Calf. : IDOL
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Water wheel used in Persia. : NORIA
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A call for help: Fr. : AMOI
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Yield. : CEDE
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Anthropoid ape. : ORANG
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Take it easy. : LOAF
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Actress Francis and others. : KAYS
66
Dodger star. : REESE
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Old town in Connecticut. : LYME
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Foundation. : BASE
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The first shepherd. : ABEL
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Prevaricated. : LIED
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Summer refreshment. : LEMONADE
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South American seaport nearest to Africa. : NATAL
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Oil port. : ABADAN
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Knife resembling a machete. : BOLO
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Abyssinian river, 400 miles long. : OMO
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Cartridge belt. : BANDOLEER
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Frank Lausche, for instance. : OHIOAN
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Tots' pet TV character. : HOWDYDOODY
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Gardener's equipment. : HOSE
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Bun. : ROLL
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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What Minneapolis is to St. Paul. : TWIN
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Italian sword. : SPADA
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Peak in Colorado, 14,079 feet high. : EOLUS
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Child's remark on seeing 11 Down. : GOODYGOODY
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Argentine idol. : EVITA
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City in central Florida. : OCALA
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Identifier. : NAMER
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"The ___ of whose way is undisturbed": 2 wds. : EVENTENOR
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Machines: Abbr. : ENGS
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Autumnal activity. : FOOTBALL
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Wind instrument. : OBOE
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Lots. : OODLES
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Discolors. : STAINS
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Midwestern Indian. : OSAGE
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Man's nickname. : NICK
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Theatres of ancient Greece. : ODEA
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Scottish bank. : BRAE
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Chinese seaport. : AMOY
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Ideal garden soil. : LOAM
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Sportin ___, Cab Calloway's role. : LIFE
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Manganese. : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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