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WORLD WIDE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, September 6, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,540
Across
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Festival of a Roman goddess. : VESTALIA
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A try: Colloq. : STAB
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Fell with the sound of a flat dive. : PLOPPED
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Terminating. : EXPIRING
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16,356 students. : UCLA
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Compunction. : REMORSE
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Mei-ling's husband. : CHIANGKAISHEK
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Miser's motif. : AVARICE
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Roofing. : TIN
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His movie was "Full House." : OHENRY
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Hockey player. : CENTER
30
Very bad: Colloq. : SAD
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Greek coin. : OBOL
33
Compact. : TRIM
34
Man's name. : RUEL
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Pretty child. : DOLL
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Filipino patriot of 1896. : RIZAL
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Cut of meat. : SPARERIB
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Structures in ancient theatres. : SCENAE
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Condition. : STATUS
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The human soul. : PSYCHE
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Notices. : HEEDS
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Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
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T. R.'s mascot. : MOOSE
52
"___ midi d'un Faune." : LAPRES
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Soil. : BEGRIME
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Go: Poet. : WEND
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Moves. : STIRS
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Noun suffix. : ITA
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Four: Comb form. : TETRA
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Corroded. : EATEN
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More. : ELSE
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June 17, 1775. : BUNKERHILL
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Drugged and shipped. : SHANGHAIED
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Place. : SITE
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Department store employee. : SANTA
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Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEO
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Time interval. : LAG
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Carols. : NOELS
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Mr. Jones. : DAVY
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What a blue stocking is. : ERUDITE
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"Age ___ wither her." : CANNOT
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Rousseau novel. : EMILE
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A lead: Mus. : PRESA
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Unnaturalized. : ALIEN
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Kind of catapult. : ONAGER
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1948 winner of Pulitzer Prize in history. : DEVOTO
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Residences. : VILLAS
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Wigwagged. : SIGNALED
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Becomes bitter. : SOURS
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Winning tennis serves. : ACES
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Fruit concoctions. : ADES
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River near Mount Etna. : ACIS
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Stalk: Dial. : STAM
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Musical syllables. : LAS
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Flashes. : GLINTS
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Salisbury, Hamburg, etc. : STEAKS
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Devout: Span. : PIO
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Novel by R. C. Hutchinson. : INTERIM
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They have parking problems too. : UNITEDNATIONS
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Cloth like Tammy. : ETAMINE
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Miss Dartle. : ROSA
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One to whom a note is assigned. : ENDORSEE
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Altar screen. : REREDOS
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Black. : EBON
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Lulls. : RESPITES
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Lines in mathematics. : VECTORS
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Museum specialty. : EXHIBIT
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Philosopher and lens polisher. : SPINOZA
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Aunt: Span. : TIA
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Cartoonist. : ARNO
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Day. : LIGHT
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Printers' rollers. : INKERS
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The Muses' fountain. : AGANIPPE
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Girl's name. : SUSY
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Exclamation of vexation. : TCH
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Fish pickle. : ALEC
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Food stores. : BAKERIES
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Blab. : PRATE
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Is candid: Colloq. : LEVELS
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Mosque of ___. : OMAR
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By: Span. : POR
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Traveler to Freedom Village. : PRISONER
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Mount by ladders. : ESCALADE
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Inactive. : DEEDLESS
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TV "friend" and others. : IRMAS
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Point of a story: Colloq. : NUB
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By-and-by. : LATER
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Beyond the 100-fathom mark. : DEEPSEA
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Plastic. : LUCITE
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Surface of water. : RYME
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Dodecanese capital. : RHODES
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Where Bath is. : SOMERSET
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Deadly. : LETHAL
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These: Sp. : ESTAS
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Was unnecessarily slow. : LINGERED
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Gifts for babies. : BIBS
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Fancy case. : ETUI
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Thomas Wolfe's hero. : GANT
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Pogo's Mr. Kelly. : WALT
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Cloth stretcher. : TENTER
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Dishwasher operation. : RINSE
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Sailor's greeting. : AHOY
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Role for Leslie Caron. : LILI
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Ottoman. : SEAT
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Part of a blade. : EDGE
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Boxers' homes, at times. : KENNELS
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Cargo. : LADING
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Legislative assemblies. : HOUSES
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Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
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Sue Carol's husband. : ALAN
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Blue-white star in Lyra. : VEGA
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Swiss resort. : DAVOS
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Gallant gentleman. : CAVALIER
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Sweet red wine. : ALICANTE
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Sirius. : NILESTAR
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Humidity. : MOISTURE
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Earlier one. : PRECEDER
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Make joyful. : ELATE
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Attu is one. : OUTPOST
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Kin of a rookie. : TRAINEE
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Diffuses through a membrane. : OSMOSES
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Briny: It. : SALINO
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___. Symington. : SEN
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Girls's name. : DIANNE
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Erstwhile carfare. : DIMES
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Oodles: Var. : SKADS
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Network of bars. : GRID
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Exclusive one. : SNOB
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___ Laurel. : STAN
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Intercept. : STOP
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
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Bible name. : IRI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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