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New York Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,659
Across
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News commentator, winner of recent award. : DAVIS
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Fish for a gourmet. : SOLE
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Cover with tarmac. : PAVE
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Napoleon's oldest sister. : ELISA
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Author's major concern. : PLOT
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Nogs, in Britain. : ALES
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Composers' association. : ASCAP
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Milton Eisenhower, Nathan Pusey, etc. : EDUCATORS
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Land of ___. : NOD
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Nannies' adjuncts. : PRAMS
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He blazed Wilderness Road. : BOONE
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Mohammedan fast day. : ASHURA
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"___, the Tulip," French movie spoof. : FANFAN
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Decoration on a French sailor's cap. : POMPOM
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Sea miles: Australia. : NAUTS
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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What to wear with 60 Across. : WAIST
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Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
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Two seasons. : WINTERANDSUMMER
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Compass point. : NNE
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Chalcedonies. : SARDS
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What Napoleon was to Josephine: Fr. : MARI
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Assigned task. : STINT
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African telegraph. : TOMTOM
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Cole Porter's latest. : CANCAN
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He wants to be alone. : HERMIT
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Slang of a particular class. : ARGOT
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Star on ice. : HENIE
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Part of a building. : ELL
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Condition of many displaced persons. : STATELESS
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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Mainstay of a woman's wardrobe. : SUIT
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Stead. : LIEU
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Irregular. : EROSE
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Feature of Bobby Burns' country. : BRAE
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First citizens of Cincinnati. : TAFTS
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Comic Martin. : DEAN
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Besides. : ALSO
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Current popular singer. : VICDAMONE
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
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Poetess called the "tenth Muse." : SAPPHO
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Weapon. : SPEAR
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Recent best seller (with "The"). : OLDMANANDTHESEA
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Little and Costello. : LOUS
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Abbreviation to cover miscellaneous items. : ETC
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South African novelist and family. : PATONS
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Haughty. : ALOOF
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Girl's name meaning spring-born. : VERNA
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City of 521,000 in Rhine Province. : ESSEN
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Dispirited: Fr. : ABATTU
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Product of the West Indies. : RUM
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Much ado over trifles. : FUSS
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Person used as a tool. : PAWN
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Senator Johnston of Spartanburg. : OLIN
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Helps. : AIDS
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Caution. : WARN
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"As ___ fact." : AMATTEROF
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Red grouper of Florida waters. : MERO
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Descriptive of a Victorian lady. : PRIM
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Property. : ESTATE
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Shower. : RAIN
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A little more than three thousand. : MMMI
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Walter and Winfield. : SCOTTS
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Ham, tomato, or cheese ___. : OMELET
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Broken: French. : CASSE
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Conductor Rodzinski. : ARTUR
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Miss Marsh, detective-story writer. : NGAIO
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Result. : ENSUE
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Receiver of 37 Down. : HEIR
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Perplexed. : LOST
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Tall tales. : LIES
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Law degree. : LLB
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Time span. : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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