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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,514
Across
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Burning topic in hot controversy. : BOOKS
6
Mocks. : APES
10
Smile expansively. : BEAM
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Meat jelly. : ASPIC
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Lure for shoppers. : SALE
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"Agin." : ANTI
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Breathing pore in plants. : STOMA
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Lengthens. : PROTRACTS
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Smith, Einstein and Dark. : ALS
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Masters of understatement. : BRITISH
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Put a match to. : LIT
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Fewer. : LESS
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Times. : ERAS
27
"___ Ben Jonson"—epitaph in Westminster Abbey. : ORARE
29
Korean negotiator. : TRUCEMAKER
32
Done. : OVER
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What Ted Williams has been. : MARINE
34
Sets solidly. : EMBEDS
36
Pecuniary place in Philadelphia. : MINT
37
Be cross. : CRAB
38
Wearing the symbol of the nursing profession. : CAPPED
41
Drudged. : MOILED
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Fit. : ABLE
44
Pertaining to a patron. : SPONSORIAL
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Regretful ones. : RUERS
50
Trick. : RUSE
51
Time long past. : YORE
52
Girl's name. : OSA
53
Do away with. : ABOLISH
56
Simple bed. : COT
57
Persons engaged in lawsuits. : LITIGANTS
59
Native of Dutch Harbor. : ALEUT
61
Smooth. : EVEN
62
Notation in proofreading. : STET
63
Billiard stroke to make the ball move in a curve. : MASSE
64
Left wingers. : REDS
65
Troughs for carrying mortar. : HODS
66
Participant in a bulldogging contest. : STEER
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Dark fine-grained rock. : BASALT
2
Man who works around a stable. : OSTLER
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American marsupial with prehensile tail. : OPOSSUM
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Novel of 1901. : KIM
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Fungus growth on a leaf. : SCAB
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Candidate. : ASPIRANT
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Have a share. : PARTAKE
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Miss McElhone of TV. : ELOISE
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Fixes. : SETS
10
Refrain of the Whiffenpoof song. : BAA
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Tract enclosed within a foreign territory. : ENCLAVE
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Garbed. : ATTIRED
13
Roberts and others. : MISTERS
19
Greek letter. : RHO
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Bethinks. : REMINDS
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Run like a mouse. : SCAMPER
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A felony. : ROBBERY
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Lake port, pop. 130,803. : ERIE
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Increases in price again. : RERISES
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St. ___, where GI's fought in France. : MALO
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Is made up. : CONSISTS
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Seasonal singer. : CAROLER
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Scurrilous. : ABUSIVE
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Made like a kilt. : PLEATED
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Shed skin or feathers. : MOULTED
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District of bishop's authority. : DIOCESE
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Instanter. : PRONTO
46
Excite. : AROUSE
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Symbol of athletic success. : LETTER
49
Become flabby. : SAG
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Strike heavily: Slang. : BASH
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Amateur radio operators. : HAMS
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Now the Republicans. : INS
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Distance from the equator: Abbr. : LAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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