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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,549
Across
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Country 2,620 miles long. : CHILE
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Language of the Buddhist scriptures. : PALI
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Visit many places. : ROAM
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Golfer or actress. : HAGEN
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Security for payment. : LIEN
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Relative of the bald eagle. : ERNE
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Up in the rigging. : ALOFT
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Nephews and nieces of Uncle Sam. : AMERICANS
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Serving. : PORTION
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Moves back. : RECEDES
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Public tranquillity. : ORDER
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Subterranean abode. : DEN
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Crushed inward (with "in"). : STAVED
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Jacqueline Auriol or Jacqueline Cochran. : AVIATRIX
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Newcastle's river. : TYNE
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A style of dance music. : SWING
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
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Our envoy to a No. 1 diplomatic post. : ALDRICH
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Well-known comic. : SKELTON
42
Iron: French. : FER
43
Pulitzer Prize poetess, 1952. : MOCRE
45
Hun King of Norse myth. : ATLI
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A good thing for the imagination. : FREEPLAY
48
Authoress Alcott. : LOUISA
50
Absente ___ (the defendant being absent): Law. : REO
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Search thoroughly. : SCOUR
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Theseus' helper out of the Cretan Labyrinth. : ARIADNE
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Undertake. : ATTEMPT
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Star of the amateur tennis world. : VICSEIXAS
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Vera Caspary's heroine. : LAURA
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Duelist's weapon. : EPEE
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Where Gaelic is spoken. : EIRE
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Filled with doubt and uncertainty. : ATSEA
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Home team at Crosley Field. : REDS
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Time spent in a place. : STAY
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Bewails. : WEEPS
Down
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Friend of a guy. : CHAP
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Ring around the moon. : HALO
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Operatic prince. : IGOR
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Something in the icebox. : LEFTOVER
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Hundred per cent. : ENTIRE
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Famous Winnie Mae of 1931. : PLANE
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Order on a firing range. : AIM
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Sly, sidelong look. : LEER
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How to enter the losses. : INREDINK
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Newly arrived. : RECENT
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
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One of the Brontë sisters. : ANNE
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Chowtime. : MESS
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Geological time. : ICEAGE
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Bizarre. : ODD
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Cold and damp. : RAW
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Officer's aides. : STAFF
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He succeeded William Henry Harrison. : TYLER
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Mr. Kostelanetz. : ANDRE
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Holding tool. : VISE
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Family name of Pius XI. : RATTI
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What Daniel refused to worship. : IDOLS
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City in Ohio. : XENIA
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Abyssinian native. : SHCA
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Obstruct. : IMPEDE
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Dahomey, Kenya, Mauritania. : COLONIES
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Part of John Masefield's title. : LAUREATE
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Lines of transportation: Abbr. : RYS
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Scrapes off. : ERASES
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Fortune. : LOT
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Character in a sagebrush drama. : OUTLAW
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Skipper in the American League. : CASEY
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Say so. : AVER
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Ready for harvest. : RIPE
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Descriptive of wedding cakes. : ICED
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Theatre sign. : EXIT
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Think deeply and at length. : MUSE
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Kind of school. : PREP
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Chinese pagodas. : TAAS
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Macaw. : ARA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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