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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,537
Across
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Part of a horse's hoof. : FROG
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Device for making bundles. : BALER
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Shafts. : RODS
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Latvian seaport. : RIGA
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Derivative of ammonia. : AMINE
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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Genus of maples. : ACER
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Subdues. : TAMES
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Nonmigrating bird. : CROW
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Zany trio now active. : THERITZBROTHERS
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Leer. : OGLE
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Animal gelatin and water. : GLUE
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Step lightly. : TIPTOE
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Double, in biology. : BIVALENT
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More gelid. : ICIER
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Defraud. : COZEN
34
Sound of scorn. : BOO
35
Summer hues. : TANS
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Tricked. : FOXED
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Mobile or Galveston. : PORT
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Bill shelved by Congress, March, 1952. : UMT
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Roman date. : NONES
40
Hungarian coin, replaced by the forint, 1946. : PENGO
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School terms. : SESSIONS
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Watchmen: Fr. : GARDES
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Put up. : ANTE
45
Fortification ditch. : FOSS
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Zany trio not now active. : THEMARXBROTHERS
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Nazi sentenced to life. : HESS
54
Wings, in France. : AILES
55
First czar of Russia (1547–84). : IVAN
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Firenze's river. : ARNO
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Long, shrill cry of Australian bushmen. : COOEE
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Character in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
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Harold of the comics. : TEEN
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Hall. : ENTRY
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Ambassador to Japan, 1932–41. : GREW
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College group. : FRAT
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Opulent. : RICH
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S-curve. : OGEE
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What a tight collar does. : GARROTES
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Governor in Richmond. : BATTLE
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Kin of flabbergast. : AMAZE
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Large branch. : LIMB
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Peps up. : ENERGIZES
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Word in a formal statement, after the whereases. : RESOLVED
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Fawny shade of face powder. : RACHEL
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Folklore character. : OGRE
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The hem-line arbiter. : DIOR
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Farm animals. : SOWS
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Stravinsky or Gorin. : IGOR
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Title for a European in Malaya. : TUAN
25
Book of the New Testament. : TITUS
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One-third of Caesar's motto. : ICAME
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Half quarts. : PINTS
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What Charles does. : BOXES
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Still the best investment at 3%. : EBOND
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Haakon VII's land: Native spelling. : NORGE
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Young animals. : TOTOS
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A relationship: Eng. spelling. : CONNEXION
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100-yard dash, for instance. : FOOTRACE
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Black Jack. : PERSHING
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Actress Foch. : NINA
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Just gone by. : PAST
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Operatic role. : SAMSON
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Nursery rhyme. : GOOSEY
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___ Gallery of Art, part of the Smithsonian. : FREER
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Pronoun. : THAT
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On earth. : HERE
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Relative of a helot. : ESNE
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Cancel (with "out"). : BLOT
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Repeatedly. : EVER
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Of thin texture. : RARE
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Winter blanket. : SNOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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