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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1953

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 32-Down clue had comma after "singer"; removed it.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,548
Across
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One of a very famous couple. : ADAM
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The essence of a matter. : GIST
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Projecting rock, as in the sea. : SCAR
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Resin from tropical trees. : ELEMI
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Openly state. : AVOW
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Sea moss or lettuce. : ALGA
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Popular television program. : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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Symbol of France. : LILY
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Air Force base in California. : TRAVIS
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Those in want. : NEEDERS
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French expert at changing styles. : DIOR
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Without: Latin. : SINE
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Popular song from Friml's "The Firefly." : SYMPATHY
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Handled clumsily. : PAWED
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Hindu queen. : RANEE
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Court. : WOO
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Rome-Berlin-Tokyo alignment of 1941. : AXIS
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Ticket man. : TAKER
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Nickname for a tad or tot. : TINY
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Where Libertyville is: Abbr. : ILL
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Constellation. : ARIES
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Dance for two. : TANGO
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Eisenhower is its Honorary President. : REDCROSS
42
Autumn pear. : BOSC
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Water: Span. : AGUA
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G. I.'s name for a frist sergeant. : TOPKICK
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Key pounders. : STENOS
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Gilman or Arden. : TONI
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Doll's house. : TOY
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A couple of bad actors. : PARTNERSINCRIME
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Jason's ship. : ARGO
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In lacemaking, handmade. : REAL
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Warning coughs. : AHEMS
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Time of greatest power. : NOON
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Wither. : SERE
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Be shut out. : LOSE
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"___ at last!" : ALONE
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Variety of poker. : DEUCESWILD
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Title for Miss Willis: Abbr. : AMB
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Cloth remnant. : MILLEND
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British jails. : GAOLS
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Suburb of Paris, on the Seine. : IVRY
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Junior. : SON
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Deceiver: Slang. : TWOTIMER
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Wasteland. : SAHARA
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154. : CLIV
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Two-faced Vedic god. : AGNI
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Used in paper making. : RAGS
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City in Scotland: Abbr. : EDIN
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Dev's country. : EIRE
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Metaphor or irony. : TROPE
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Withers. : DIES
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C. G. S. units of force. : DYNES
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Minneapolis and St. Paul. : TWINCITIES
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Factory or warehouse, in China. : HONG
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Up and down toy. : YOYO
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Two of a kind. : PAIR
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Car part. : AXLE
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Polish opera singer Rosa ___. : RAISA
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They come in pairs. : TROUSERS
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Job. : TASK
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Gas used in light bulbs, radio tubes, etc. : ARGON
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Describing certain crossword puzzles. : TOPICAL
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Large port in southeastern China. : CANTON
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Adenauer's headquarters. : BONN
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Sheer linen. : TOILE
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___ il faut (proper). : COMME
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Assistant Secretary of Defense. : KYES
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Pair of matched horses or mules. : SPAN
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From which poi is made. : TARO
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Authoritarian in big business or in a union. : TSAR
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Arikara. : REE
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Alpha Chi ___. : RHO

Answer summary: 14 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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