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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 1953

Author:
Hugh P. Evans
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,555
Across
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Chooses. : OPTS
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Courtyard. : PATIO
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Ambassador from Israel. : EBAN
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Between the rump and the porterhouse. : LOIN
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Author of "The Last Resorts." : AMORY
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Man. : MALE
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Swing stride. : LOPE
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Large White, Middle White or Small White pigs. : YORKSHIRES
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Be seen. : APPEAR
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Drugs, such as strychnine. : TETANICS
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Misplay. : ERROR
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Cancel. : DELE
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Means of locomotion. : BICYCLES
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Verse form using two rhymes. : RONDEL
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Girl's name. : UNA
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Memory book. : ALBUM
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Milan's opera house (with "La"). : SCALA
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Kind of wear sold by haberdashers. : MENS
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Savory. : SAPID
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Fair. : EVEN
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College social events. : PROMS
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Denoting the final end. : TELIC
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First lady. : EVE
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Purloins. : STEALS
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Leans back. : RECLINES
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Man's name. : RUEL
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Modern dance. : STOMP
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Likeness. : PORTRAIT
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Put side by side. : APPOSE
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Evaluation. : ASSESSMENT
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City on the Oka River. : OREL
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Propeller turns. : REVS
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More than chubby. : OBESE
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Pierce. : STAB
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Deeply engrossed. : RAPT
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Wanderer. : NOMAD
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Domestic slave of early Britain. : ESNE
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Jar used in Latin America. : OLLA
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Raised deck at the stern. : POOP
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Part of a campaign slogan of 1840. : TIPPECANOE
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Contemptuous in word and look. : SNEERY
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Matters of business significance. : PAYROLLS
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Injury or damage for which a civil action can be brought. : TORT
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Annoyed. : IRKED
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___ Bay, Long Island. : OYSTER
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Celebrity. : EMINENCE
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Adriatic port of Italy. : BARI
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Actor Guinness. : ALEC
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Noun-forming suffix. : NESS
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Nimbuses. : HALOS
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Go up to the plate again. : REBAT
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Jolts. : BUMPS
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Dull. : INERT
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Of great excellence. : SUPER
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Living room pieces. : DAVENPORTS
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Student at an école. : ELEVE
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Sprinters' paths. : LANES
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Character in a Longfellow poem. : MILES
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Descriptive of the Quiz Kids. : SMARTEST
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Commanded expressly. : DICTATED
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Uncomplimentary remarks. : SLURS
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Sound effect of a horse's hoof. : CLOP
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A new one begins Sept 23. : SEASON
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Palm off. : IMPOSE
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Place to which unwanted things are relegated. : LIMBO
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Biblical name. : OSEA
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Polite Gallicism. : RSVP
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Abound. : TEEM
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Dramatist O'Casey. : SEAN
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Hamburg's river. : ELBE
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Skater's group. : NSA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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