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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 1953

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,532
Across
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Tunisian seaport. : SFAX
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Congressional floor leader. : WHIP
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Pleased or willing. : GLAD
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Condiment for meat. : CHILISAUCE
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Part for a star. : ROLE
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Game with suicidal tendencies. : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Mr. Harbach of 50 Down. : OTTO
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Composer of "Bill." : KERN
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Predecessor of La Fontaine. : AESOP
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Kansas miler Santee. : WES
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Site for a pueblo. : MESA
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India ___. : INK
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Apr., Oct., Nov. : MOS
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___ Dan, the Yale bulldog. : HANDSOME
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Let in. : ADMIT
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Kind of secy. : ASST
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Winglike. : ALAR
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The B in H. B. Stowe. : BEECHER
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Louis Armstrong's sobriquet. : HOTLIPS
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Illegal pitching move. : BALK
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Considerable. : MANY
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Ecclesiastic residence. : MANSE
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Bosom friend. : ALTEREGO
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Spike used in mining. : GAD
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Person addressed. : YOU
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Second word of fairy tales. : UPON
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Grand Coulee. : DAM
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Football maneuver. : SHIFT
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Goggle. : OGLE
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Nylons. : HOSE
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South of the border it's "Jarabe Tapatio." : MEXICANHATDANCE
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Hibernia. : ERIN
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Well-known lunch club in N. Y. C. : DUTCHTREAT
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Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Short distance. : STEP
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He wrote "In the Wet." : SHUTE
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Boxer's weapons. : FISTS
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"They ___ serve . . . " : ALSO
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Lunchtime for Caesar. : XII
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Fades away. : WANES
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Cheers. : HURRAHS
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Religious representation. : ICON
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Little: French. : PEU
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Relative of antipasto. : GREEKSALAD
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A great deal. : LOTS
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Palo ___. : ALTO
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Mysterious. : DEEP
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Indian of the Yellowstone. : CROW
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Goodness ___ alive! : SAKES
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Capture, as a fish. : LAND
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Miller or egger. : MOTH
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Preposition. : INTO
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Chicanery by the glass. : MICKEYFINN
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Anemic looking. : ASHY
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Sen. Johnson. : OLIN
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Mercatorial creations. : MAPS
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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First name of 62 Across. : ABBA
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Fir or pine wood. : DEAL
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Liquefy. : MELT
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Companion of "a bone and a hank of hair." : ARAG
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Cassowary's cousin: Var. : EMEU
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Humphrey operative. : TMAN
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0000. : NOUGHTS
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College military group. : ROTC
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"Pride ___ before destruction . . . " : GOETH
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Setting. : PLACE
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Child at Xmas, for instance. : DONEE
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Composers' group. : ASCAP
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Track and field events. : MEET
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One of the pirates in "Peter Pan." : SMEE
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Marjoram. : HERB
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Genus of corn lilies. : IXIA
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Obligation. : ONUS
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Moss or Doris. : HART
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The act of: Suffix. : ADE
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Pink elephants, etc. : DTS

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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