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New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 1953

12-Down : French protectorate in North Africa.

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 56-Across clue had comma after "song"; removed it.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,546
Across
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Broken pieces of pottery. : SHARDS
7
U. S. High Commissioner for Germany. : CONANT
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Sets of jeweled ornaments. : PARURES
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Ecclesiastical stole of Eastern church. : ORARIUM
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Shower bath for city kids. : HYDRANT
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Former papal province of Italy. : ROMAGNA
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Before. : ERE
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Foolish. : GOOSY
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Illinois city famous for watch making. : ELGIN
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Parasol parts. : RIBS
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Pillow fight, for instance. : ROMP
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Red seaweed used as food in Iceland. : DULSE
27
Official in ancient Rome. : EDILE
29
He starred in "Two on the Aisle." : LAHR
31
Ice: German. : EIS
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She wrote "The Awakening of Helena Richie." : DELAND
34
Heroine of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." : LEONORA
37
Robot bomb. : DOODLEBUG
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Here. : PRESENT
41
Rows of three or more stamps: Philately. : STRIPS
45
So: Scot. : SAE
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Silver coin of Persia. : RIAL
48
Rest house in the East. : SERAI
49
Formed a band of sparks, in electricity. : ARCED
52
Founder of a Biblical tribe. : ELON
54
Short-billed rail. : SORA
55
Sedgman-Kramer exchange. : RALLY
56
Berlin's song "Blue ___." : SKIES
58
Viet ___. : NAM
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Wealthy. : OPULENT
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Arpeggio. : ROULADE
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Novel by Annemarie Selinko. : DESIREE
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Maddens. : ENRAGES
65
More high-strung. : TENSER
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Withdraw formally from membership. : SECEDE
Down
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Made globular. : SPHERED
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Form of rural recreation. : HAYRIDE
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City of NW Iran, near the Caspian Sea. : ARDEBIL
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Capek's play about robots. : RUR
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Pass too slowly. : DRAG
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Caballero. : SENOR
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Ballet dancer, especially one who leads a ballet. : CORYPHEE
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___ y Plata (gold and silver): Montana's motto. : ORO
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Designated. : NAMED
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Abode of the dead: Babylonian myth. : ARALU
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Pottering person. : NIGGLER
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French protectorate in North Africa. : TUNISIA
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Hassock. : STOOL
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Long neck hairs. : MANES
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Chitchat. : SMALLTALK
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Spade used in peat bogs. : SLADE
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Burglarizes. : ROBS
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Energetic person. : DOER
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Gen. McAuliffe's historic reply to the enemy. : NUTS
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Fairy tale characters. : OGRES
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800-mile river into the Black Sea. : DNIESTER
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Top of a rampart. : PARAPET
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Hermit. : RECLUSE
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From about 1000 B. C. to 100 A. D. : IRONAGE
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Showed off. : PARADED
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Native of Bangkok. : SIAMESE
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Stringed instrument of India. : SAROD
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River into the Bay of Biscay. : LOIRE
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Mrs. Irving Berlin. : ELLIN
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Easter egg colorers. : DYERS
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Tubular lights. : NEONS
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Junior's affirmative answer. : SURE
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Born. : NEE
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Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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