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New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1953

17-Across : Popular nickname for a helicopter.

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Edward J. Buckler has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,534
Across
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Road sign. : SLOW
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Non-distaff party. : STAG
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Opposed. : FACED
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Foxy. : WILY
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Unescorted. : ALONE
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Popular nickname for a helicopter. : EGGBEATER
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Island group north of Tonga. : SAMOA
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___ Khan. : AGA
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Applicant for admission. : ENTRANT
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Sound of a contented cat: Var. : PUR
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Corrupt. : VENAL
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Small depression. : DENT
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Snakeless land. : ERIN
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Right stipulated by Amendment I. : FREESPEECH
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Looked angry. : SCOWLED
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First name of an Ambassadress. : CLARE
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Temper of mind. : MOOD
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Dinner. : MEAL
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Dusky. : SWART
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Automobile hoods. : BONNETS
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Growing together. : COALESCENT
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Doublecrossers. : RATS
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First name of a crooner from Vermont. : RUDY
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What seaweed is. : ALGA
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Scene of British horse races. : ASCOT
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Antiquity. : ELD
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Gov. of Vermont. : EMERSON
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Isthmus between Thailand and Malay Peninsula. : KRA
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Streaming. : AFLOW
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Extremely caustic. : VITRIOLIC
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Shoe leather. : SUEDE
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Utter. : EMIT
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Furtive look. : PEEK
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___ statesman. : ELDER
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Units of time: Colloq. : SECS
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Joins. : ADDS
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"The ravel'd ___ of care." : SLEAVE
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Lumberjacks. : LOGGERS
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Relating to a living thing. : ORGANIC
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A carefully woven trap. : WEB
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Water bird. : SWAN
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Giggled. : TITTERED
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Put on guard. : ALERTED
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Whirl. : GYRATE
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Loyal, as a friend. : FAST
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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An equal. : COMPEER
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State formally. : ENOUNCE
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Scarcity. : DEARTH
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Conger. : EEL
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Beginning to grow or develop. : NASCENT
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Freak of nature. : ANOMALY
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Business men. : DEALERS
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Evidence of the cruel sea. : FLOTSAM
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Schedule. : PLAN
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Had on. : WORE
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Ascetic. : MONASTIC
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Full of deep feeling. : SOULFUL
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Walked like a duck. : WADDLED
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Sully. : BEGRIME
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Began dealing with. : TACKLED
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Celebrated in tales. : STORIED
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Fold. : CREASE
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Anne of ___, Henry VIII's fourth. : CLEVES
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Where books are kept in a library. : STACKS
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Bird of tropical America. : ANI
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Washstand pitcher. : EWER
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Table scraps. : ORTS
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Item of the "Golden Treasury." : ODE
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Wartime agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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