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New York Times, Thursday, August 27, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,530
Across
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Expression peculiar to the human species. : LAUGH
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Clansman. : SCOT
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Mrs. Darling's dog. : NANA
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Path between trees or shrubs: Fr. : ALLEE
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One of twenty-four. : HOUR
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Enthusiasm. : ELAN
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Mister from Madrid. : SENOR
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Sec. of Agriculture Benson. : EZRA
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Staff member. : AIDE
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Hardly. : SCARCELY
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Sec. of Labor. : DURKIN
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Wide or impassable gap. : GULF
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Atty. Gen. Brownell. : HERBERT
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Pronoun. : ITSELF
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Shilly-shally. : HEDGE
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Large sea duck. : EIDER
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Ghostly. : EERIE
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Old measures for cloth. : ELLS
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He attends Cabinet meetings. : NIXON
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Hockey arena. : RINK
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Sec. of the Interior. : MCKAY
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Spite. : VENOM
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Card. : ACE
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Representative from New York. : TABER
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Sec. of State. : DULLES
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Makes one's way by force (with "in"). : MUSCLES
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Go forward with effort. : WADE
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Postmaster General Summerfield. : ARTHUR
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Town on Pungo River, N. C. : BELHAVEN
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Slush. : MIRE
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Land measure. : ACRE
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Welfare chief Hobby. : OVETA
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Ground, unbolted grain. : MEAL
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Hard, yellowish-brown wood. : TEAK
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Girl in a musical comedy. : LETTY
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Dolomites. : ALPS
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Members of the flock. : EWES
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Plural endings. : ESSES
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Maiden. : LASS
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One of the Waughs. : ALEC
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Forearm bone. : ULNA
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Sec. of Treasury Humphrey. : GEORGE
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Agatha Christie's M. Poirot. : HERCULE
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Part of a cupboard. : SHELF
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Warm and snug. : COZY
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Bartered. : TRADED
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Reminder of the Prohibition Era. : NEARBEER
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Similar. : ALIKE
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Lowest point. : NADIR
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In respect to. : ANENT
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Tricksy. : ELFIN
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Impel. : URGE
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Long-legged bird. : HERON
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Detail. : ITEM
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Soapstone. : TALC
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Be silently resentful. : SULK
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Practicer of witchcraft: Colloq. : HEXER
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Gainer, swan, jackknife, etc. : DIVES
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Silver coins of Iran. : RIAL
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Well-known name in Hollywood. : INCE
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Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
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Handbags. : SATCHELS
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Relating to a knot. : NODAL
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River in the news. : YALU
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Hazard on a dirt road. : MUDHOLE
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Chide. : BERATE
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Periods of absence from duty. : LEAVES
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Child's favorite word. : MAMMA
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Archangel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
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Holder for schoolbooks. : STRAP
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Sec. of Commerce. : WEEKS
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Hillside. : BRAE
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Members of V. F. W. : VETS
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Suffix meaning little. : ETTE
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Certain votes. : NAYS
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Initials of the Sec. of Defense. : CEW

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

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