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New York Times, Thursday, July 30, 1953

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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A boy and his dog. : PALS
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Detecting device in Civil Defense system. : RADAR
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New York's re-elected Senator. : IVES
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Bolivian city, mining center, former capital. : ORURO
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Bird's project. : NEST
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Operatic heroine. : MIMI
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Little Christine and others. : TINAS
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Framework of a drama. : PLOT
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Orange pekoe container. : TEABAG
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Actress Cornell. : KIT
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"Yet you balanced an ___ on the end of your nose . . . " : EEL
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Small rounded division of a leaf. : LOBULE
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Detain in wartime. : INTERN
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Bay, town, peninsula, on W. coast of France. : QUIBERON
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Put to the flambeau. : BURN
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Spiritualistic knockings. : RAPS
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Connecticut city, site of U. S. Coast Guard Academy. : NEWLONDON
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Mountain in Greek myth. : OSSA
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Clamp or profile creations. : HATS
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Hazy. : MISTY
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Priscilla Mullens' suitor. : STANDISH
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One whose property is subject to a legal claim. : LIENEE
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Noted Polish-French physicists. : CURIES
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Study of plants: Abbr. : BOT
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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Upshot. : END
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First name of New Hampshire Senator. : STYLES
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Sea inlets. : ARMS
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American orator and patriot (1725–83). : OTIS
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Singer Frankie. : LAINE
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Part of a revue. : SKIT
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3,000 mile Siberian river. : LENA
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Commentator Gantry. : ELMER
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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British colony in Arabia. : ADEN
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Undersized animals. : RUNTS
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Coasting vehicle. : SLED
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Symbol of Hallowe'en. : PUMPKIN
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Coal-tar dye base. : ANILINE
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Middleweight boxing champion, 1950. : LAMOTTA
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Zoot ___. : SUIT
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Condition of Denmark in Hamlet's day. : ROTTEN
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Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
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Hungarian name of the Danube. : DUNA
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Native of world's largest peninsula. : ARAB
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Miss Russell of "Wonderful Town." : ROSALIND
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Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
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California city, lemon-growing center. : VENTURA
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Marine mollusk. : ESCALOP
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Secretary of the Army. : STEVENS
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Lump. : GOB
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Language of the Scotch Highlanders. : ERSE
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Man's nickname. : BERNIE
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Early opera by Verdi. : ERNANI
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Said: Poetic. : QUOTH
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Jardinieres. : URNS
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"Ruy ___," Victor Hugo drama. : BLAS
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He signed his paintings with a butterfly. : WHISTLER
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Famous Seminole chief. : OSCEOLA
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Dwarfed. : STUNTED
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Subway rider in rush hour. : SARDINE
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Submarine's breathing tube. : SNORKEL
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Wood-eating insect. : TERMITE
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Fermented. : YEASTED
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___ Plaines, Illinois. : DES
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Dodgers, in 1949 and 1952 World Series. : LOSERS
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Author of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
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River on Korea's northern border. : YALU
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Portray. : LIMN
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Props for "Antony and Cleopatra." : ASPS
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___ Juan. : SAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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