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New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 1953

Author:
Marjorie Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,501
Across
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Lemuel Shepherd's men. : MARINES
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Thirty days. : APRIL
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Star of Broadway, TV, Hollywood. : NINAFOCH
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He who effects a result. : CAUSER
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An infant cupid. : AMORETTO
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NATO conference city in Canada. : OTTAWA
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Ibsen girl. : NORA
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Seeders. : SOWERS
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Part of a cellar. : BIN
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Eleven states under Jefferson Davis, 1861–65: Abbr. : CSA
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"___ a Grecian Urn." : ODEON
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Piece of furniture. : DESK
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Oxen of Tibet. : YAKS
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Maidenhair. : FERN
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British island, south of Sicily. : MALTA
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Substances used in bacteria cultures. : AGARS
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Visit. : CALLON
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A tendency to face facts. : REALISM
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Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, 27½ miles. : WELLAND
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Sign up. : ENLIST
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Caravel with Columbus. : PINTA
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Serve scantily. : STINT
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Program list. : CAST
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N. C. O.'s : SGTS
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Arborvitae. : TREE
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Bill of fare. : CARTE
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Wallace of "Ben Hur." : LEW
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The very British Mr. Fleming. : IAN
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___ Bell, Charlotte Brontë's nom de plume. : CURRER
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Mrs. in Poland. : PANI
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Traveler. : VIATOR
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Whose symbol is the harp? : IRELANDS
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Involve as a consequence. : ENTAIL
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Winds from the Libyan deserts. : SIROCCOS
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Crowd together, as in ranks. : SERRY
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Someone whose heyday is over. : HASBEEN
Down
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Plant whose leaves are sensitive to touch. : MIMOSA
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Hooded jacket worn in the Arctic. : ANORAK
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___ avis. : RARA
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African bow-string hemp. : IFE
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Slow down! : NOTSOFAST
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Outer membrane. : ECTODERM
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Symbol of 8 Across. : SHOWERS
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Potential oak tree. : ACORN
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Bits of butter. : PATS
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Track. : RUT
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Backer of Columbus. : ISABELLA
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Where Bates College is. : LEWISTON
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French city. : NANCY
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___ file (ordinary people). : RANKAND
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Geological time division. : EON
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City in Texas. : DALLAS
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Containing sodium chloride. : SALINE
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Germinated grain. : MALT
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Pith of the matter. : GIST
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Workers with certain speed lathes. : CENTERERS
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Unruly; balky. : RESTIVE
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Gets aboard. : ENTRAINS
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Estrange. : ALIENATE
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Climbing shrub. : WISTERIA
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Memorable painter. : PARRISH
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Coupe. : CAR
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Quick look. : GLANCE
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Achilles' ___. : TENDON
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Natives of Geneva. : SWISS
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Having ringlets. : CURLY
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Coconut fiber. : COIR
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Walk up and down. : PACE
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Old salt. : TAR
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Throw underhand. : LOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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