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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1953

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,518
Across
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Its symbol is a diamond. : APRIL
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Galsworthy wrote one. : SAGA
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Wind instrument. : REED
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Part of A. W. O. L. : LEAVE
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Zodiacal sign. : CRAB
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Almost never. : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Soda fountain specialties. : ICES
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Associated with Homer. : EPOS
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Buddhist sacred city. : LASSA
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Author's complete work. : SET
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Relative of a mole. : PIER
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___ polloi. : HOI
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Sadie Thompson's tragedy. : RAIN
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It grows in Southern California. : ICEPLANT
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Wished to signify. : MEANT
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Bakery specialty. : SCONE
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Crumpet chaser. : TEA
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Lines made by a compass. : ARCS
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Petits ___, frosted cupcakes. : FOURS
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Significant cough. : AHEM
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Squid smokescreen. : INK
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Thousand: Latin. : MILLE
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Vinson and Allen. : FREDS
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Composer of "Thais." : MASSENET
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Salt lake in Asia. : ARAL
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Used up. : ATE
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___-daisy. : UPSY
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Caesar on TV. : SID
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Official of ancient Rome. : EDILE
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Sector. : AREA
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To be: French. : ETRE
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Good exercise for Florence Chadwick. : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
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Equipment for St. Moritz. : SKEE
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The puck in ice hockey. : DISC
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Daddy Warbucks' girl. : ANNIE
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Cousin of the seagull. : TERN
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It changes at the 180th meridian. : DATE
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Youth. : TEENS
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Man's name. : ALOIS
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Sixty to a crown. : PENCE
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Woodbine, Aqueduct and others. : RACETRACKS
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Bearded folk singer. : IVES
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Floral necklace. : LEI
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Leafless flower stalk. : SCAPE
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Relative of a dendrologist. : ARBORICULTURIST
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Liquid measures: Abbr. : GALS
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Oriental name. : ABU
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Forward to a new address. : REMAIL
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Wooer of Psyche. : EROS
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Self-assertive tendencies. : EGOS
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Portuguese lady. : DONA
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Definitely not, in Berlin. : NEIN
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Go to a wedding. : ELOPE
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Once popular game. : PIT
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Billina of Oz, and others. : HENS
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Town near Liege, Belgium. : ANS
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Inner portion of an electromagnet. : CORE
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"___ the Unready," in "Ivanhoe." : ATHELSTANE
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Perquisite. : NEED
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Highlander's headgear. : TAMS
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Disable. : MAIM
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Singer Berger. : ERNA
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"O ___ mio." : SOLE
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Governor in Harrisburg. : FINE
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Borneo pepper plant. : ARA
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A taxi specialty. : METER
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He wrote "Venus Observed." : FRY
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Creator of Bambi. : SALTEN
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Hindu prayer rug. : ASAN
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Canadian river, tributary to the Slave. : PEACE
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Author Edman. : IRWIN
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Crosses out, in galleys. : DELES
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Part of the globe. : EAST
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University at Durham, N. C. : DUKE
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Elbe tributary. : ISER
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Inter ___ (among other things). : ALIA
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Relative of the fish hawk. : ERNE
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Put two and two together. : ADD
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Witch's familiar. : CAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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