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New York Times, Saturday, July 4, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.68, Missing: { J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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Across
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Brought into public notice. : SPOTLIT
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Made an opening in. : GAPPED
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Two words of defiance of Roderick Dhu. : COMEONE
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Preceding. : PRIORTO
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Part of Nathan Hale's last words. : ONELIFE
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Nemeses of rodents. : RATTERS
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English river, 80 mi. to the North Sea. : TYNE
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The elbow. : ANCON
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Gypsy gentlemen. : RYES
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Khaki color. : DUN
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Felt an obligation. : HADTO
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Sound from the pigpen: Scot. : GRUNTLE
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602-ft-high dam. : SHASTA
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Call to a heifer. : MOO
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Concerning the occult. : SPIRITISTIC
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Motto for mariners and others. : ANYPORTINASTORM
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Renewed apportioning. : REALLOTMENT
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Mexican rubber tree. : ULE
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Made of wood. : XYLOID
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Miscellaneous items. : ODDLOTS
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Improve and instruct. : EDIFY
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International writers' group. : PEN
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Devils in miniature. : IMPS
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Subject of many medieval legends. : GRAIL
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A Hindu gentleman. : BABU
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Sunday supper treat. : MEATPIE
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Balm for injury. : DAMAGES
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Clad. : ATTIRED
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An ugly building. : EYESORE
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Confused situations. : MESSES
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Concurs. : ASSENTS
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His heart's in the Highlands. : SCOT
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Something small of its kind. : PONY
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A key to the future. : OMEN
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The Javanese skunk. : TELEDU
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Law: Fr. : LOI
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Potential quiz kids. : INFANTPRODIGIES
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Between-age. : TEEN
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Ways of impressing the audience. : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
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River islet. : AIT
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Saturday dinner treat. : POTROAST
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Victim. : PREY
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Being: French. : ETRE
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Place to sleep: Eng. slang. : DOSS
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Malayan sail canoe. : PROA
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Luscious fruit of tropical America. : CHERIMOYA
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Not compact. : UNSOLID
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National emblem of Scotland. : THISTLE
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Black-footed albatross: Var. : GONEY
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Majestic. : ROYAL
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___. D. (Doctor of Letters). : LITT
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Creator of Nero Wolfe. : STOUT
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Twangs; vibrates: Scot. : TIRLS
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This is the top. : ACME
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Groucho. : MARX
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Not published: Lat. Abbr. : INED
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___ oil refineries were bombed by Allies, 1943. : PLOESTIS
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Where to be after a hit. : ONBASE
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Chief Justice Vinson. : FRED
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Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
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Allot. : METE
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Pieces of butter. : PATS
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Mental flash. : IDEA
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Greek athletic contest. : AGON
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Actor Lytell. : BERT
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Conveniences. : USES
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Prefix for before. : PRE
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French pronoun. : MES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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