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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,520
Across
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Parched with heat. : ARID
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Yankee or Southerner: Abbr. : AMER
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Big Inch and others. : PIPES
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"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
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Complication in a drama. : NODE
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Blackmore's heroine. : LORNA
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Times after dark. : EVENTIDES
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Poetically, close by. : ANEAR
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Someone who is crazy about work. : ERGOMANIAC
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Concerto: Abbr. : CTO
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River into the Caspian. : URAL
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National and American. : LEAGUES
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A bite. : MORSEL
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Dreiser's Carrie. : SISTER
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Yes: 2 wds. : IDO
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Relative. : NIECE
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The "Pittsburgh" of Germany. : ESSEN
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Sudden strategic political blow. : COUP
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Change for the better. : AMEND
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Ponderous volume. : TOME
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Marine birds. : ERNES
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Be admitted. : ENTER
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Curved timber. : RIB
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Decorous. : DEMURE
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Aquamarines. : BERYLS
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In a state of strong opposition. : WARRING
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Piece of ice. : CUBE
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Refugee organization. : IRO
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Dry. : TEETOTALER
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U. S. jet. : SABRE
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Costa Rica's neighbor. : NICARAGUA
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Abbot's side. : PRIOR
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A barrel of herrings, in old England. : CRAN
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Mary Roberts Rinehart character. : TISH
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Polishes with an abrasive. : SANDS
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Well-known name in football. : YOST
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Superlative endings. : ESTS
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Trick-taker. : ACE
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Traverse. : ROVE
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Elbe tributary. : ISER
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Relative of a gimmick. : DINGUS
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Horses, cows, sheep, etc. : ANIMALIA
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Denoting a manner. : MODAL
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Where the tree of knowledge grew. : EDEN
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Having lots of bounce. : RESILIENT
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Proffer a soft answer. : PLACATE
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Atomic particle. : ION
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Indicative of something to follow. : PRECURSORY
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Gulf of the NE Aegean. : SAROS
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Marta of the movies. : TOREN
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Caesar's bronze. : AES
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Exploit of olden times. : GEST
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Cheese lovers. : MICE
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Gardenia or lilac. : ODOR
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Petition signed in circular form. : ROUNDROBIN
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Incident in real life. : SCENE
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Sudden occasion for action. : EMERGENCY
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Tips. : NEBS
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Equal. : PEER
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Actor playing his first part. : DEBUTANT
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Lambasters. : SMITERS
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Prohibit again. : REBAR
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French article. : UNE
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Have reference to. : RELATE
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Unruly tresses. : WISPS
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Macaw. : ARARA
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Shrubs yielding a drug. : COCAS
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Beginner. : TIRO
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Popular upholstery shade. : RUST
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16½ feet. : ROD
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Interjections. : AHS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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