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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Holloman of baseball. : BOBO
5
Lawrence Peter of the Yankees. : BERRA
10
Obsolescent word in marriage ceremony. : OBEY
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Coaling port in Arabia. : ADEN
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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What a hot dog used to cost. : DIME
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Baseball statistics. : BATTINGAVERAGES
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The Lily Maid. : ELAINE
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Southern hero. : LEE
23
Believer in Moslem religion: Abbr. : MOHAM
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Ticket ___. : TAKERS
27
An ancient people in Italy. : PICENES
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Laboratory heating device. : ETNA
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Doctors' association. : AMA
32
Slackens. : EASES
35
Bird of prey: Fr. : AIGLE
38
The All Star of July 14th. : GAME
40
Ten degrees of the zodiac. : DECAN
42
Sir, in Malaysia. : TUAN
43
Describing the bleachers on a rainy day. : EMPTY
45
Coach. : TUTOR
47
Wartime theatre. : ETO
48
Over. : ATOP
50
Camembert and Stilton. : CHEESES
52
Error in bridge. : RENEGE
54
Carrasquel of the White Sox. : CHICO
55
Smeltery material. : ORE
56
The germ of a project. : IDEA
58
Frequent result of a rhubarb. : TUSSLE
62
What the plate umpire calls. : BALLSANDSTRIKES
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___ of Man. : ISLE
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Peter of Hollywood. : LORRE
67
Right fielder's number, in keeping score. : NINE
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Smartly done. : NEAT
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"O! ___ not by the moon." : SWEAR
70
Mantle or Robinson, for instance. : STAR
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He "built" the Yankee stadium. : BABE
2
Heritable land, in old Teutonic law. : ODAL
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Phi ___ Kappa. : BETA
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When a ball game is supposed to start. : ONTIME
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Kind of play: Slang. : BONEHEAD
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Unit of energy. : ERG
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Territory. : REALM
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Talk overenthusiastically. : RAVE
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"___ fideles." : ADESTE
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Part of a harem. : ODA
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Opposite of the Minors. : BIGLEAGUES
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Eastern title. : EMEER
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Assents. : YESES
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Hole ___. : INONE
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The ranch in "Giant." : REATA
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Speed is one, on the diamond. : ASSET
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Make cardigans. : KNIT
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Errand boy. : PAGE
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Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
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Dodger star. : CAMPANELLA
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French coin. : ECU
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Nickname for Paige, the oldest active pitcher. : SATCH
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Opposite of 4 Down. : LATE
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Slaughter of St. Louis. : ENOS
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Claim to fame of 1 Across. : NOHITTER
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Hindu ascetics. : YOGIS
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Happen again. : RECUR
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Part of a bicycle. : PEDALS
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Red dyes. : EOSINS
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Roberts of the Phillies. : ROBIN
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Wipe out. : ERASE
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Group of staff officers. : CADRE
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Sufficient: Dial. : ENOW
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Playlet. : SKIT
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"Leaping ___." : LENA
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Danish weights. : ESER
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Tennis term. : LET
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Señora: Abbr. : SRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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