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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1953

Author:
Dorothy Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F H K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across
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Available for a given purpose. : USABLE
7
Jim Thorpe's alma mater, in Pennsylvania. : CARLISLE
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___ lion, slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
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Eastern. : ORIENTAL
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Reparations. : AMENDS
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Ponder. : COGITATE
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Telegraphed. : WIRED
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Subject of a modern "ism." : MOM
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Silken. : SERIC
22
Monkshood. : ATIS
23
Of punishment. : PENAL
25
Tear. : RENT
26
"Airplane" of ancient stories. : ROC
27
Dissolved substances. : SOLUTES
29
System of the draft boards. : SSS
30
Passes laws. : ENACTS
32
Political symbol in New York City. : TIGER
34
Ladies in Spain. : SENORAS
36
Woodbine. : CREEPER
40
Goes forward with difficulty. : WADES
42
Movie star's asset. : ALLURE
43
Man's name: Abbr. : JAS
46
Ladies of little virtue. : WANTONS
48
Eccentric one: Slang. : NUT
49
Macaws. : ARAS
51
Business booth. : STAND
52
One of Caesar's trio. : VIDI
53
Makes a faux pas. : SLIPS
55
Before. : ERE
56
Characteristic of a prophet. : VATIC
57
Sorry. : PENITENT
59
Limestone that resembles fish eggs. : OOLITE
60
Bewitch. : ENTRANCE
61
Pre-Laniel Premier of France. : PLEVEN
62
Took umbrage at. : RESENTED
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Bear witness to. : ATTEST
Down
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By surprise. : UNAWARES
2
Interval of a half step in the scale. : SEMITONE
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Yankee. : AMERICAN
4
Former President of Czechoslovakia. : BENES
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"Shane" in the movies. : LADD
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Tropical food. : COCONUT
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Pungent. : AROMATIC
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Put together in makeshift fashion. : RIG
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Floral neckware. : LEIS
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Among: Comb. form. : INTER
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Inquisitive looks. : STARES
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Our good neighbors. : LATINS
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Makes a choice. : ELECTS
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Allen or Ott. : MEL
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Inns, in the Southwest and Mexico. : POSADAS
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Epithet for Louis XIV of France. : LEGRAND
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Hat material. : STRAW
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Blinds, as the eyes of a hawk. : SEELS
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Overawe. : COW
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System of belief: Abbr. : REL
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A subject and predicate. : SENTENCE
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Relative of 23 Across. : PUNITIVE
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Learned persons. : ERUDITES
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Uncommunicative. : RETICENT
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Began. : STARTED
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Canadian national park in Alberta. : JASPER
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Actress Dahl. : ARLENE
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Subject for a hagiographer. : SAINTS
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Undivided. : ONE
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Steeple. : SPIRE
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Man's man. : VALET
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Man's nickname. : STAN
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Relative of a watt. : VOLT
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Noun suffix. : ENT
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Wartime agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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