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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1953

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,564
Across
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Very amusing: Colloq. : RICH
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"___ Nome," from "Rigoletto." : CARO
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Jots. : WHITS
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Immediate object of thought. : IDEA
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Declare openly. : AVOW
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Ancient Greek colony in Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Character in Italian comedies. : PANTALOON
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Commuter's conveyance. : LOCAL
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He is: Latin. : EST
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Storage frames. : BINS
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Escamillo's opponent. : ELTORO
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Cease to exist. : UNBE
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Singer Arden. : TONI
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Commenced: Poet. : GAN
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Cause to heel over. : CAREEN
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Miss Kett and others. : ETTAS
32
Came down. : ALIT
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Legal wrong, such as trespass. : TORT
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Marlene's daughter. : MARIA
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Performer of a modern dance. : STOMPER
41
Oriental. : EASTERN
43
Echo device for locating submarines. : SONAR
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Objects to. : BARS
46
Kin of John, Johann, Hans, Giovanni, etc. : IVAN
47
Red general in Korea. : NAMIL
49
His Braves went to Milwaukee. : PERINI
51
A piece of feigned behavior: Colloq. : ACT
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Girl's nickname. : NITA
55
Fatal day for Caesar. : IDES
56
Experts in a given ability: Slang. : SHARKS
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Seaport in Italy. : BARI
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Washington byword. : IKE
63
Center of the storm in Indo-China. : HANOI
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Sporting events. : MARATHONS
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Relatives of the Mohawks. : ERIES
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He loves: Latin. : AMAT
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Soon. : ANON
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Tennis stroke. : SMASH
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Dress material. : LAME
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Noble Italian name. : ESTE
Down
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Ready for action. : RIPE
2
Miss Lupino, Miss Cantor, and others. : IDAS
3
Captain in Caesar's army. : CENTURION
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Pillbox. : HAT
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Agua ___, in Lower California, Mexico. : CALIENTE
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Historic river. : AVON
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Chanticleer. : ROOSTER
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Have. : OWN
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Ex-Marine in baseball. : WILLIAMS
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Bird's cry. : HOOT
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With identity concealed: Colloq. : INCOG
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Piece of jewelry. : TIARA
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Gathering of celebrities. : SALON
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French churchman. : ABBE
22
Adjective suffix. : ENT
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Tony Trabert. : NETMAN
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Brown color. : OTTER
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Sinclair Lewis character. : CASS
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A height or hill: Spanish. : ALTO
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What a pasquinade is. : SATIRE
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Ordinary course of life. : ORBIT
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Editorial operations. : REVISIONS
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Soraya's country. : IRAN
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Years: Latin. : ANNI
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Frolicsome. : PRANKISH
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Speech sound of an "h." : ASPIRATE
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Where Muscle Shoals is. : ALABAMA
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
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Make 36 Down. : EDIT
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A symbol of penance. : ASHES
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Object for a bracelet. : CHARM
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Yam or taro of Spanish America. : TANIA
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Fish delicacies. : ROES
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Composer Khatchaturian. : ARAM
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Clove hitch. : KNOT
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Slave. : ESNE
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Man's nickname. : MAL
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Have: Scot. : HAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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