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New York Times, Monday, August 10, 1953

Author:
Martha Brownlee
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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Across
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___ patriae. : AMOR
5
Turkish cavalryman. : SPAHI
10
Confusion. : MESS
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Former opera star. : BORI
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Native of Dubuque. : IOWAN
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Cantata melody. : ARIA
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Girl's name. : ELIZ
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Zane and Lady Jane. : GREYS
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Connect. : LINK
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"Tiger of the Snows." : TENZING
22
Hodgepodge. : MELANGE
24
U. S. scientist. : UREY
25
Acidity. : ACOR
26
Bookie's customer. : BETTOR
29
Defeating opponents and holding them scoreless: Slang. : SKUNKING
33
There's strength in it. : UNION
34
The Cloth. : CLERGYMEN
35
Quiet. : MUM
36
Exclamation of satisfaction. : THERE
37
Actress Gardner. : AVA
38
Local meetings of voters. : PRIMARIES
41
Thesaurus originator. : ROGET
43
At the bottom of the bottle. : SEDIMENT
44
Crap shooter. : DICERS
45
Russian parliament under the czars. : DUMA
46
Magnesium silicate. : TALC
47
Middle name of a President. : WOODROW
50
Adventurous companion of 20 Across. : HILLARY
54
Ancient wine pitcher. : OLPE
55
Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
57
Layer of the iris. : UVEA
58
Mortgage. : LIEN
59
Praying figure. : ORANT
60
Business arrangement. : DEAL
61
Fellows of Oxford and Cambridge. : DONS
62
Bordered with marsh plants. : SEDGY
63
Light tan. : ECRU
Down
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Sanction, especially in wrongdoing. : ABET
2
Breakwater. : MOLE
3
Character in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
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Scooter of the diamond. : RIZZUTO
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Button Gwinnett, for instance. : SIGNER
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Denizen of Catfish Row. : PORGY
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Reverence. : AWE
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Wild swings: Slang. : HAYMAKERS
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Wobbly. : INSECURE
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Hot air. : MALARKY
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Name for a colleen. : ERIN
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Buzz. : SING
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Rice beer of Japan. : SAKE
21
Symbol of strength and power. : IRON
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Senator from Louisiana. : LONG
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Phrenologist's delight. : BUMPS
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Habituate. : ENURE
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Fainthearted. : TIMID
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Ice storm phenomenon. : SLEET
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Graphic description. : IMAGE
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By no chance. : NEVER
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Dipterous insects. : GNATS
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Gift for the second wedding anniversary. : CHINAWARE
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Sound effects on a stringed instrument. : TREMOLOS
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Refuse heaps. : MIDDENS
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1,767-mile river into Tatar Strait. : AMUR
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Small stream. : RILL
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Shut in or out. : OCCLUDE
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Delicious and choice. : DAINTY
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Scandinavian legislative body. : THING
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Upland plain. : WOLD
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Medley. : OLIO
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Honest. : OPEN
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With: French. : AVEC
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Korea-Manchuria border. : YALU
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Floating leaf of a water lily. : PAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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