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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1953

Author:
Ethel Le Strange
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,550
Across
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Shed feathers. : MOLT
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Worn-out. : JADED
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___ Raton, Florida. : BOCA
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Musical composition for practice. : ETUDE
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Zenith. : APEX
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Act recently extended by Congress. : RECIPROCALTRADE
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Thespians Helen and James. : GLEASONS
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Better than pars or birdies. : EAGLES
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Baptize. : NAME
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Chill. : AGUE
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Pins-and-needles feeling. : TINGLE
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Symbol of sorrow. : TEARDROP
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Straw used for thatching, in England. : HAULM
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Tintype. : PHOTO
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Prior to. : ERE
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Right-hand man. : AIDE
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Strip of wood. : SLAT
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Suffix forming nouns of action. : ING
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White birds. : SWANS
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Refrain of a World War I song. : SMILE
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Pittsburgh football players. : STEELERS
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Typewriter bar. : SPACER
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White ___. : LIES
44
Not excited. : COOL
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Fanatic devotee. : ADDICT
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Edge of a road, often soft. : SHOULDER
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Innovation for New Yorkers. : FIFTEENCENTFARE
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Attack of fright. : SCARE
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Organization of Canada's Mounties: Abbr. : RCMP
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Antarctic sea. : ROSS
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Admirer of John Barleycorn. : TOPER
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Certain votes. : YEAS
Down
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Short for a girl's name. : MARG
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Russian city N of Kursk. : OREL
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Chantilly. : LACE
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Plot for a novel. : TRIANGLE
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Composer Kern. : JEROME
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Make amends. : ATONE
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French noblemen. : DUCS
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Girl's name. : EDA
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Post for Gov. Byrnes in U. N. : DELEGATE
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Collided with (with "into"). : BARGED
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Birthstone for October. : OPAL
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Surrender. : CEDE
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Pioneers' necessities. : AXES
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Hymn. : PSALM
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Bull: Comb. form. : TAURO
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Thousands and thousands of years. : AEONS
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Natives of Bangkok. : THAIS
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"___ got nobody . . . " : IAINT
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Jog. : NUDGE
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Gets one's weight down. : THINS
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Memento of the old days. : RELIC
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Vestment. : ORALE
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Tinker Bell's friend. : PETER
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Bartletts. : PEARS
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Term of endearment. : SWEETEST
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The opposite of V. I. P.'s. : SMALLFRY
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Liability on the golf course. : SLICE
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Talk volubly. : SPOUT
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Typewriters with 10-point type. : ELITES
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Native of Oklahoma. : SOONER
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First word of a French letter. : CHERE
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Remote. : AFAR
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Dreadful: Comb. form. : DINO
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Medals for pilots. : DFCS
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Former military title in the Pacific. : SCAP
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Fish of the carp family. : DACE
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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Members of Congress: Abbr. : REPS
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Type of officer: Abbr. : NCO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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