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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 1953

Author:
Helen Smathers
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,516
Across
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New director of the WAVES. : WILDE
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The principle of radar. : ECHO
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Deck officer. : MATE
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Descriptive of Niagara Falls sound effect. : AROAR
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Side-wheeler. : BOAT
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Pale. : ASHY
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Owner of Native Dancer. : VANDERBILT
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___ East. : NEAR
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Summer in France. : ETE
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Type of fish. : EEL
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Where Louis Stephen St. Laurent presides. : OTTAWA
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Ancestral baby sitters. : SERVANTS
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___ de mer. : MAL
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Assistants. : AIDES
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They have legal life of 17 years. : PATENTS
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French Ambassador to U. S. : BONNET
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Dispatched. : SENT
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Mouths: Latin. : ORA
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Harmonium. : ORGAN
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Washington Irving character. : RIP
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Brownies. : ELVES
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Girl's name. : RAE
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Hebrew stringed instrument. : ASOR
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Opportunities: Colloq. : BREAKS
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Going somewhere. : ENROUTE
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Musical specialties. : DUETS
48
Sweet ___. : PEA
49
Weeds with prickly heads. : BURDOCKS
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They're sometimes grand slams. : HOMERS
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Cowhide leather. : ELK
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Actress Munson. : ONA
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Mr. Ladd of "Shane." : ALAN
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Brought to a standstill. : STALEMATED
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White frost. : RIME
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Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Croaker. : TOAD
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Washington major-leaguers. : NATS
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Land of Andrea Doria. : ITALY
Down
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Members of U. S. N. R. : WAVES
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Radio hero. : LONERANGER
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Member of the family. : DAD
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Brooklyn's home base. : EBBETS
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Rolls of stamps. : COILS
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___ Roach, veteran movie producer. : HAL
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Provision for a TV guest. : OTTOMAN
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Yankee slugger. : MANTLE
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Not ashore. : ASEA
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Unbend. : THAW
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Wildcat of Brazil. : EYRA
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Snare again. : RENET
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"Ay, tear her ___ ensign down . . . " : TATTERED
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Playwright Delmar. : VINA
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V. I. P. in Bonn. : ADENAUER
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Animation. : PEP
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Canadian vacationland. : NOVASCOTIA
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A long journey. : TREK
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Back talk. : SASS
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An unwelcome guest. : BORE
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Churchill's gift from the queen. : SIR
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Old world deer. : ROE
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Mother of Artemis. : LETO
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F. O. A. chief. : STASSEN
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British statesman and orator (1729–97). : BURKE
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Began on Broadway. : OPENED
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Cabinet member. : DULLES
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Movie thriller, "The ___ from 20,000 Fathoms." : BEAST
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Bend in worship. : KNEEL
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Without cheer. : SADLY
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U. S. star at Wimbledon. : HART
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Dish of many ingredients. : OLIO
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Popular TV role. : MAMA
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Part of a song refrain. : TRA
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French pronoun. : MOI
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___ lovers. : ART

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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