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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1954

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,662
Across
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Best part of anything. : CREAM
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Passageways in the Yankee Stadium. : RAMPS
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Fakers: Slang. : PHONIES
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Subject of many a singing commercial. : CIGARET
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Painter Toulouse ___. : LAUTREC
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Soprano Patti. : ADELINA
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___ king, mythical German imp. : ERL
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Philatelist's hobby. : STAMPS
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East Indian tree. : TEAK
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University town in Iowa. : AMES
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Wood or metal strip. : SLAT
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Clown in "Twelfth Night." : FESTE
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Cloyed. : SATED
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Khan's title. : AGA
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Flower. : ASTER
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Access. : ENTREE
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Persistent attempt to gain control. : SIEGE
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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Naval battle, 1571, end of Turkish sea power. : LEPANTO
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A cutting remark: Colloq. : RAP
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Bendix portrays him. : RILEY
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Goddess of wisdom. : ATHENA
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Capital of Crete. : CANEA
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Noun suffix. : ESS
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Separates the large from the small. : SIFTS
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Fails to do. : OMITS
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The one at Harper's Ferry, 1859. : RAID
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Waste allowance on purchases in commerce. : TRET
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Heroine of Conrad's "Victory." : LENA
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Time of greatest vigor. : HEYDAY
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Tropical bird. : ANI
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Girls named after Actress McElhone. : ELOISES
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Cloth like voile. : ETAMINE
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Offenders. : SINNERS
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Girls' names meaning heaven. : SELINAS
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Quadrupeds. : ASSES
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Wash out. : RINSE
Down
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Delightful: Fr. : CHARMANT
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Russian ___. : ROULETTE
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Adjective suffix. : ENT
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Displays. : AIRS
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Hunting events. : MEETS
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Disencumbers. : RIDS
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Mellow. : AGE
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Native of Valletta. : MALTESE
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Treasurer of U. S. : PRIEST
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Subject of Art. 1, Sec. 3 of U. S. Constitution. : SENATE
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"Though every prospect ___ . . . " : PLEASES
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La ___, opera house in Milan. : SCALA
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Hornblower's rank. : CAPTAIN
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Ticket ___. : TAKER
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New Philippine President. : MAGSAYSAY
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Indian weight. : SER
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Bundles of twigs. : FAGOTS
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Girls bearing a name for Artemis. : DELIAS
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Moray. : EEL
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It follows zeta. : ETA
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Noblewoman. : PEERESS
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Hey-nonny-nonny and tra-la-la. : REFRAINS
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TV appurtenances. : ANTENNAE
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Meat pies. : PASTIES
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Keeps in mind. : RETAINS
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Stroke of good fortune. : HIT
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Mr. Porter and others. : COLES
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Becky Sharp's sister-in-law. : AMELIA
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Curtain materials. : NINONS
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Factions. : SIDES
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Rubber stamp. : DATER
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Branch of an American college in China. : YALI
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Bishop's domain. : SEE
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Comic strip character. : MIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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