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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 1953

3-Down : Showy trifle.

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Edward J. Buckler has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Edward Buckler is an alias for Edward J. Buckler.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,500
Across
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President and Premier of newly proclaimed Republic. : NAGUIB
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Place of pilgrimage. : MECCA
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Frankly. : OPENLY
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Tone poems for orchestra. : BALLADES
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Mementos of a stay in a hotel. : TOWELS
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Unhorse. : UNSADDLE
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Prototype of Humpty Dumpty. : EGG
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Hans Andersen's forte. : STORIES
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Electric ___. : EEL
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Gather. : REAP
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Land in ferment. : ASIA
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Depend (with "on"). : HINGE
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Hems. : SEWS
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Relative. : NIECE
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Pertaining to a poem. : ODIC
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Maj. Draper, Comm. Beach, et al. : AIDES
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18th century dance. : MINUET
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Speaker. : TALKER
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Overalls, playsuits, etc. : DENIMS
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Mr. Reuther. : WALTER
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Italian lady. : DONNA
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___ bellum. : ANTE
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Nagging wife. : SCOLD
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Comment of contempt. : NUTS
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Moves slightly. : STIRS
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Kind of pillar set in a wall. : ANTA
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Briskness. : SNAP
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Shako or busby. : HAT
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Catches and keeps, as attention. : ARRESTS
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A day: Abbr. : FRI
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Breaking forth. : ERUPTIVE
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The field of geriatrics. : OLDAGE
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Branches out from a center. : RADIATES
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More piquant. : RACIER
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Eagles of the sea. : ERNES
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Gushes: Var. : SPIRTS
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Observers. : NOTERS
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Point in orbit of celestial body farthest from earth. : APOGEE
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Showy trifle. : GEWGAW
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___, deux, trois. : UNE
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Troubles. : ILLS
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They're usually innocent. : BYSTANDERS
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An obsessive enthusiast. : MANIAC
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If not. : ELSE
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What red and cerise do. : CLASH
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Rascal. : CAD
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Supplement to a book. : ADDENDUM
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Conceals. : BURIES
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Poetic laments. : ELEGIES
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Exclusive. : SELECT
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Willow tree. : OSIER
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Religious book. : PSALTER
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Early Greeks. : IONIANS
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Correctors of texts. : EMENDATORS
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D. D. E. : IKE
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Hostel. : INN
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Blare of a trumpet. : TANTARA
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What a quadrant measures. : ALTITUDE
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Numskulls. : DOLTS
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Ring around screw to prevent slipping. : WASHER
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Receivers of gifts. : DONEES
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Sculptures. : CARVES
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Word on a picket's sign. : UNFAIR
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Butt. : TARGET
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Watchers in secret. : SPIERS
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Old Nick. : SATAN
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Baptism or christening. : RITE
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Rebuff. : SLAP
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Mohammedan saint. : PIR
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601. : DCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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