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New York Times, Friday, September 18, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,552
Across
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Bargain item to spark sales. : LEADER
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Gluttons. : GORGERS
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Overlooks. : IGNORES
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Excess material, at the printer's. : OVERSET
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First-class spectator vantage point. : BOXSEAT
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Minuet-like dance. : GAVOTTE
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Monkshood. : ATIS
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Easy bounding gait. : LOPE
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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This is National ___ Week. : TIE
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Tingles with rebuke. : SMARTS
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Curtain hem in which a cord may be run. : SLIP
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Prohibit. : ESTOP
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Tribal trademark. : TOTEM
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Man's nickname. : LES
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Bring to an impasse. : STYMIE
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Homburgs' rivals. : FEDORAS
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Hearten. : ENCOURAGE
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Slaves or bondmen. : THRALLS
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Deadened. : NUMBED
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Nigerian native. : ARO
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Romance dialect of Switzerland. : LADIN
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Longest river in France. : LOIRE
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Girl's name meaning weary. : LEAH
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Marches in a body. : TROOPS
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Trucking weight. : TON
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They should "fold their tents like the Arabs." : CARES
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Atop. : ONTO
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Antelope with large wavy horns. : KUDU
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Lecture. : ADDRESS
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Beaten smooth, as food. : CREAMED
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Pawnbroker. : PLEDGEE
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A Greek. : HELLENE
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Governor of Alabama. : PERSONS
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Presents with bias. : SLANTS
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Pours out a potation. : LIBATES
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He has no use for modesty. : EGOTIST
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Too common state of mind. : ANXIETY
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London flophouse. : DOSS
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Before. : ERE
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Kingdom. : REALM
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Business is his forte. : GOGETTER
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Eggs. : OVA
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Spins of the prop. : REVS
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Caves: Poetic. : GROTS
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Heroine of "Great Expectations." : ESTELLA
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Proves again. : RETRIES
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Brews tea. : STEEPS
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Brown ermine. : STOAT
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Generous supply. : PROFUSION
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Of a somatic column. : SPINAL
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Popular car. : SEDAN
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Hebrew measure of capacity. : OMER
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Bigwigs. : MOGULS
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Brilliance. : ECLAT
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San ___, Italian winter resort. : REMO
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Shades of pinkish red. : OLDROSES
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Foot lever. : TREADLE
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Sinner of ration book days. : HOARDER
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Natural asphalt. : BITUMEN
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Wearing away. : ERODENT
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Strips bare. : DENUDES
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TV panelist and cartoonist. : ALCAPP
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Mark cut as a tally. : NOTCH
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Denizens of the range. : HERDS
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Reads carefully. : PORES
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Lily of Utah. : SEGO
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Black bulbul, cage bird of India. : KALA
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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Addition to a building. : ELL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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