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MIDSUMMER MEDLEY

New York Times, Sunday, August 2, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,505
Across
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Beforehand. : ADVANCE
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California shakes. : TREMORS
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Incited (with "on"). : EGGED
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Miserable conditions. : SQUALORS
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September 7. : HOLIDAY
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Great king of Persia. : XERXES
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Blind alley. : CULDESAC
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Hungry lions. : ROARERS
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Syrian city. : ALEPPO
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Vex; peeve. : RILE
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Just before 21 Across. : EVE
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Girl's name. : EDNA
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And more of the same: Abbr. : ETAL
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European capital. : BERN
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Caucho. : ULE
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Hans Andersen's birthplace. : ODENSE
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Throttle and rob: Var. : GAROTTE
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Racket. : DIN
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The Saar ___. : BASIN
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House slipper. : SCUFF
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Roman official. : EDILE
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Ingenuous. : NAIVE
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Outfielder, manager, business man. : OTT
49
Tropical tree. : EBOE
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Gibbon. : APE
51
Donizetti specialty. : SEXTET
52
Form of bridge. : AUCTION
56
Large city in Pakistan. : LAHORE
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Words from impassioned orators. : SCREEDS
60
Took it on the lam. : SCRAMMED
62
Stage curtain. : DROP
63
Serb or Croat. : SLAV
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To: Scot. : TAE
65
Hair-raising. : EERIE
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Where the Tigris and Euphrates flow. : IRAK
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Puccini's last opera. : TURANDOT
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Court term. : OYER
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Craft on the Yangtze. : SAMPANS
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Closefisted. : NEAR
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Sheer linen cloth. : TOILE
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In less than usual time. : RAPID
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Trafficking. : MONGERING
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Dancer and actor Buddy. : EBSEN
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___ France. : ILEDE
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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French soups. : POTAGES
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Zeppelins. : AIRSHIPS
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Shoemakers' instruments. : AWLS
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Allots (with "out"). : METES
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Native of Colorado. : UTE
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Final notice. : OBIT
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Source of much trouble. : HATE
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Compass of a voice. : REGISTER
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Mortification. : CHAGRIN
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Oversatisfied. : CLOYED
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Quality of a northern exposure. : SUNLESS
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Shelters. : HAVENS
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Bellicose circus cry, with "Hey." : RUBE
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Attribute of limelight seekers. : EGO
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Taper off. : ABATE
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Setting of Hersey novel. : ADANO
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Hound's lead. : SCENT
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Heating devices. : ETNAS
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Very much. : FAR
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More willing. : READIER
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Yield. : AFFORD
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Arabic name. : ABU
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Aquatic mammal of the Amazon. : INIA
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Down at the mouth. : GLUM
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Engrossed. : RAPT
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Nigerian. : ARO
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Month of Egyptian calendar. : APAP
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What the bee sucks. : NECTAR
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Mayor Peppone's nemesis. : CAMILLO
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Cloudy: Var. : NEBULOSE
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Where they spend drachmas. : GREECE
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Senator in action. : ENACTOR
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Relatives of sawhorses. : TRESTLES
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Charm is one. : ASSET
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Where Arabs roam. : STREETS
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Women's club. : SOROSIS
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Constellation in the Milky Way. : AQUILA
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Foster or Allen. : DULLES
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___ mecum, portable manual. : VADE
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Relative of porter. : ALE
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Looked for 120 Across. : NOSED
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Begs. : CRAVES
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Noun suffix. : ESCENCE
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More than double. : THREEFOLD
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40 sq. rods. : ROOD
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Relative of joie de vivre. : ELAN
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Something unattainable. : MIRAGE
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"Commemoration ___." : ODE
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Variety of peach. : RARERIPE
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Part of the heart's work. : SYSTOLE
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Glorify. : EXALT
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Coagulate. : GEL
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Middleweight champ, 1923–26. : GREB
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Speed up. : EXPEDITE
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Took from. : DEPRIVED
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Substitute player. : SCRUB
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Part of Shakespeare's work. : SONNETS
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Common suffix. : ATE
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Prompt. : ONTIME
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The Nautilus, for example. : SUB
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Between Shebat and Nisan. : ADAR
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Weaken. : ENERVATE
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Between theta and kappa. : IOTA
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Shaking in one's shoes. : FEARING
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Part of a halberd. : AXE
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Scholar's armful. : TOMES
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Cliff. : SCAR
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Oregon port. : ASTORIA
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Headstream of the Amazon. : UCAYALI
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One-year-old tot. : CREEPER
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Tributary of the Tiber. : NERA
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Romp. : HORSEPLAY
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War agency. : OPA
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Brickbat. : SLUR
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Least visible. : DIMMEST
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Set alternately. : STAGGER
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Series of heroic events. : EPOS
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Draw together. : KNIT
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Scores in cribbage. : NOBS
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Controversy. : DISPUTE
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Chemical salts. : OLEATES
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Stretchers for cloth. : TENTERS
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Clears. : RIDS
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Astronomical handle. : ANSA
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Hindu land grant. : ENAM
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Stripper of antlers. : DEHORNER
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Lists. : ROSTERS
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Short trip in a car. : SPIN
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French summers. : ETES
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Continue along same lines, musically. : SEGUE
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Nile wader. : IBIS
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Health department of U. N. : WHO
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Scorched. : SINGED
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Pusey, Tinker, Dickey, et al. : EDUCATORS
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Deer track. : SLOT
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___ dish. : CHAFING
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Risë Stevens solo. : HABANERA
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Cupidities. : AVARICES
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Prepare. : GET
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Seeker of redress. : CLAIMANT
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Seven football players. : LINE
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Cites as an example. : ADDUCES
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British troops at Dunkirk. : BEF
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"Allons, ___ de le patrie . . . " : ENFANTS
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Species of iris: Var. : ORRICE
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Arena star: Sp. : TORERO
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City near Sorrento. : NAPOLI
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Humbles. : ABASES
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Spear-carriers on stage. : SUPES
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Relative of 93 Down. : EGRET
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Clother. : ROBER
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Comedian Roscoe. : ATES
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Old: German. : ALTE
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Boy meets girl, etc. : PLOT
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Substitutes: Abbr. : ALTS
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Point won by single stroke. : ACE
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Spoil. : MAR
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G.I.'s favorite organization. : USO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 24 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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