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New York Times, Friday, July 3, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,475
Across
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Bugle call. : TAPS
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An epic of woes. : ILIAD
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Worry. : FRET
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Movie director Kazan. : ELIA
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Style of painting. : GENRE
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User of a prayer wheel. : LAMA
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Noises to greet the Fourth. : CANNONADES
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Fechteler and Carney: Abbr. : ADMS
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Carved. : HEWED
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Vim, vigor and vitality. : ENERGIES
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River in Czechoslovakia, Danube tributary. : HRON
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Mistletoe is one. : PARASITE
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It takes the king. : ACE
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"The ___ of the Ancient Mariner." : RIME
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A big boom. : TNT
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Nickname for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. : SHEP
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German metaphysician, (1724–1804). : KANT
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One of the Deans of baseball. : DAFFY
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A direction in choral music. : SOLI
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Home of a witch. : ENDOR
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"A Queen Is Crowned," for instance. : FILM
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She sings "Vissi d'Arte, Vissi d'Amore." : TOSCA
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"O. K. ___," Italian spoof on Hollywood pictures. : NERO
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High note in "The Star Spangled Banner." : FREE
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City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
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Pierre, Jacques, René, etc. : NOMS
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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With cruel tendencies. : SADISTIC
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Once more. : ANEW
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Recognize. : PERCEIVE
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Up. : ALOFT
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Land of King Feisal II: Var. : IRAK
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Relatives of bobby soxers. : GIDDYGIRLS
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Of immediate interest. : LIVE
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Army camp near Washington. : MEADE
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Fabled King of Britain. : LEAR
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Inner shrines in old temples. : ADYTA
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Requests. : ASKS
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Applied science: Abbr. : TECH
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Wings. : ALAE
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Colorful examples of 36 Down. : PINWHEELS
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Kind of Fourth we want. : SANER
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What the car key turns on: Abbr. : IGN
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Place for the lowing herd. : LEA
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Annual celebration, U.S. and Denmark. : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Scene of a bull fight. : ARENA
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Black Rock in Nevada. : DESERT
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Adjunct of Old Glory. : FLAGSTAFF
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Spokes of 3 Down. : RADII
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Old name for an ant. : EMMET
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Armored skirt. : TASSE
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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Sally of the fans. : RAND
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Winged goddess of victory. : NIKE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Locomotive's voice. : CHOO
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German-American author. : MANN
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Type of celebrator on 7 Down. : PICNICKER
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Relative of Ferdinand. : TORO
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Pyrotechnic display. : FIREWORKS
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Decamp. : FLEE
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Certain athletes who have won a letter. : YMEN
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Scene of 45 Across. : ROMA
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Comfort: French. : AISE
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Mark of reproach. : STIGMA
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Nylon nuisance. : SNAG
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Overflow. : SPILL
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High habitat. : AERIE
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450-mile tributary of the Danube. : DRAVA
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Describing college walls. : IVIED
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Napoleon's oldest sister. : ELISA
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A. A. fire. : FLAK
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Sounds enjoining silence. : TSTS
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Nemesis of insects. : DDT
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Affirmative. : YEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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