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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,510
Across
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U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. : ALGER
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Things given in reward or appeasement. : SOPS
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Aptly named author. : READE
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Breadfruit. : TREE
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Onetime Mesopotamia. : IRAK
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Endurers. : TOLERATORS
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Behold: Latin. : ECCE
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Instrument used in military parade. : SNAREDRUM
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Butter from buffalo milk. : GHEE
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Way into a mine. : ADIT
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Rice cakes. : WAFERS
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Social bud. : DEB
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Laughs loudly. : ROARS
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Part of R. B. I. : RUNS
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Portable serving stand. : DUMBWAITER
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First: Prefix. : ARCHI
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English custom. : TEA
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Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
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Fodder plants. : BROADBEANS
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Famous name in the theatre. : DALY
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American scientist and family. : UREYS
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Gov. Boggs' state: Abbr. : DEL
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Think over. : SEE
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Character in a whodunit. : CORPSE
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Port between Algiers and Tangier. : ORAN
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Pertaining to the tailor's art. : SARTORIAL
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Vogue. : RAGE
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Good-looking. : PERSONABLE
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Chemical suffixes. : ATES
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Of Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
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Angry. : IRATE
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Comparative of little. : LESS
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Suffix of cardinal numbers. : TEEN
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Is fearless. : DARES
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Courses for college degrees. : ARTS
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Mr. Keyserling. : LEON
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Celebration. : GALA
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German river, tributary of the Fulda. : EDER
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Peruse again. : REREAD
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Characteristics. : ATTRIBUTES
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Rainbow ___. : TROUT
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A new one starts in September. : TERM
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Adlai. : AES
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Well-known Line. : SIEGFRIED
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Units led by Szell and Muench. : ORCHESTRAS
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Horse with a certain gait. : PACER
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Indulges in winter sport: Var. : SKEES
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Totaled. : ADDED
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A great success: Slang. : WOW
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Signs on certain automobiles. : AAAS
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___ League, formed 1945. : ARAB
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Our third Vice President. : BURR
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Cheers on. : ENCOURAGES
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Signature of the Secretary of Navy. : RBANDERSON
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Severity. : SHARPNESS
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___ culpa (I am to blame): Latin. : MEA
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Author Gardner. : ERLE
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Star of TV, Broadway, Hollywood. : RAYE
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A time in March. : IDES
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Incidental. : BYE
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A bout with fisticuffs. : SETTO
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A shooting star. : LEONID
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___ Sea, northeast of Australia. : CORAL
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Indulge in bombast. : ORATE
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Scene of "Moulin Rouge." : PAREE
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Ungreen. : SERE
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___ avis (unusual person): Latin. : RARA
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Piece of metal of a certain shape. : IBAR
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Old: German. : ALTE
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Grounds. : LEES
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Exactly suitable. : PAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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