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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 625 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 152, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,512
Across
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Part of the Marine emblem. : ANCHOR
7
Erie and Welland. : CANALS
13
Noble. : BARONET
20
F. D. R.'s relatives. : DELANOS
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Einaudi's language. : ITALIAN
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Where Meteor Crater is. : ARIZONA
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Former government of Sind. : AMIRATE
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Come by chance. : STUMBLE
27
Free and unconfined. : LIBERAL
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Encyclopedia. : TOME
29
Malcontent. : AGITATOR
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Where Samson died. : GAZA
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Mummer. : MIME
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Without anything more. : ALONE
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Hottentot's home. : NAMALAND
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Husbands. : MEN
40
Morning song: Poet. : MATIN
42
Writing. : SCRIP
45
Of the ear. : OTIC
46
Tristan's love. : ISOLT
48
Heavy hammer. : SLEDGE
50
Role for Alan Young. : ANDROCLES
53
Actor Claude. : RAINS
54
Baltic native. : LETT
56
Builders and defenders of airfields. : SEABEES
57
Sounded. : RANG
58
Turned away. : AVERTED
61
Bird: Latin. : AVIS
62
Poured off gently. : DECANTED
66
___ de France. : ILE
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___ Island, San Pablo Bay. : MARE
68
Figure subject to discount. : LISTPRICE
71
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
72
Mandrake the Magician's girl. : NARDA
74
Heroine of "For Whom the Bell Tolls." : MARIA
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Unsupported assertions: Colloq. : SAYSOS
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Money in Milan. : LIRE
78
Noted painter and etcher. : SLOAN
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Lackadaisy! : ALAS
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Comedian Bert. : LAHR
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State in Brazil. : CEARA
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Lilliputian. : TINY
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F.B.I. men. : AGENTS
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Languished. : PINED
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German poet Ludwig von ___. : ARNIM
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Fleas. : PARASITES
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Fissure. : RIFT
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A side at cricket. : ONS
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Birds with bills for scooping fish. : PELICANS
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Baby's word. : DADA
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Ushering in a white Christmas. : SNOWING
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Former British field marshal. : GORT
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Texas twister. : TORNADO
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Workman's tools. : GEAR
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Gumbo: Var. : OCHRA
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Calamities. : DISASTERS
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Slanted. : SLOPED
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Babble. : PRATE
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Math homework. : SUMS
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Popular name in Tennessee. : ESTES
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A court card. : KNAVE
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Sec. Talbott's department. : AIR
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Great Lakes catch. : ROCKBASS
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Killer whales. : ORCAS
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Rent. : LET
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Kind of dragon. : SNAP
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Joe Louis KO'd him, 1942. : BAER
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Member of CD. : CIVILIAN
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Ready: Dial. : YARE
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Word for a glider pilot. : HOVERER
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Fanny Burney's heroine. : EVELINA
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Not burdened. : UNLADEN
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Needle-shaped. : ACEROSE
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"One if by land ... " : LANTERN
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One of a missionary order. : PAULIST
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Comforted. : SOLACED
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Roundup gear. : LASSOS
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Roundup necessity, too. : MOUNTS
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Absorbed ions. : ADATOMS
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Of a grove. : NEMORAL
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Meteorologist's concern. : CLIMATE
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Player in a chasing game. : HARE
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"Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
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Pertaining to wheels: Rare. : ROTAL
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Rain water storage tanks. : CISTERNS
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The sweetsop. : ATTA
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Sea mile: Australia. : NAUT
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Man's name, meaning forsaken. : ALMON
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Balance of the zodiac. : LIBRA
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Girl's nickname. : SAL
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Great French novelist. : BALZAC
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Follower of a Greek theologian. : ARIAN
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Bone. : RIB
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Biblical name. : OZEM
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Japanese litter. : NORIMON
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Nail polishes. : ENAMELS
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Performers, as on radio. : TALENT
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Utah's lilies. : SEGOS
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Nullifies. : NEGATES
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Early power in Peru. : INCA
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Baba and others. : ALIS
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Scenic river in Sweden. : ANGERMAN
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Jetty. : MOLE
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Meredith heroine. : DIANA
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Unfounded. : IDLE
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Foes of the cynics. : IDEALISTS
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Town near Oviedo, Spain. : PRAVIA
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Wigwagger. : SIGNALER
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Kimono sashes. : OBIS
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Girdles worn in ancient Rome. : CESTS
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Track events. : RACES
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Scold. : TERMAGANT
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Kind of secretary. : RECORDING
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Green mineral. : ALALITE
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A barbital. : VERONAL
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New ___. : DEALERS
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Help between chefs and waiters. : DISHERS
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Royal villa at Versailles. : TRIANON
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Gypsy jewel. : EARRING
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Subject for oneirocritics. : DREAMS
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Foot part. : INSTEP
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Hudson River escarpment. : PALISADES
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Peggy or Sheila of Hollywood. : RYAN
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Part of DST. : DAYLIGHT
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Frog: Latin. : RANA
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Footways in dirigibles. : CATWALKS
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Armadillo. : APARA
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North African gulf. : SIDRA
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Having feet. : PEDATE
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Summer shades. : TANS
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Hostile ones. : FOES
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Kitchen tool. : CORER
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Niblick. : IRON
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Old Hebrew tambourine. : TIMBREL
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Giants' step to Olympus. : OSSA
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Bobolinks. : ORTOLANS
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Venezuela's mighty river. : ORINOCO
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Niña or Pinta. : CARAVEL
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University of the Blue Devils. : DUKE
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California Gulf Indian. : SERI
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Knight. : PALADIN
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Peak of peaks. : EVEREST
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Pawls. : DETENTS
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Former Turkish nobles. : PASHAS
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Apprehensive. : SCARED
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Kind of duck. : SCAUP
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Paunchy. : OBESE
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Part of an opera: Italian. : SCENA
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River deposits. : SILTS
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Vietnam state. : ANNAM
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Modern section of Istanbul. : PERA
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Emulates. : VIES
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Japanese vanity case. : INRO
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300-mi. river into Yellow Sea. : YALU
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Sindbad's air-lift. : ROC
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Bobbin lace: Colloq. : VAL
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White Nile tribesman. : LUO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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