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New York Times, Saturday, January 16, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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Across
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Latest historic parley site. : BERMUDA
8
Introduced for acceptance. : OFFERED
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Occupy. : INHABIT
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Excite to action. : PROVOKE
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A height of conquest. : EVEREST
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Fluffy biscuit. : POPOVER
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Bevan and Bill. : NYES
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Stage a play. : PUTON
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Composer of "The Cat and the Fiddle." : KERN
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Lamb's bleat. : MAA
25
Agave fiber, used for carpets. : ISTLE
27
Honor with gaiety. : CELEBRATE
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Declaim. : ORATE
35
Track for rolling stock. : IRONRAIL
36
Nonsensical. : ABSURD
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Excessively. : TOO
38
People in accord. : AGREERS
40
Oriental. : RUG
41
Ancient British chariot. : ESSEDE
43
Thames event. : BOATRACE
45
Run rope through tackle. : REEVE
46
Under cover. : CONCEALED
47
Good-by. : ADIEU
49
Initials for Elizabeth. : HRH
50
Spiral of wire. : COIL
53
Advance, as the hour. : LATEN
55
Seance signals. : RAPS
59
They're not perennials. : ANNUALS
61
Left Bank "Place" celebrated in song. : PIGALLE
63
Clinch breaker. : REFEREE
64
Sen. Dworshak, for instance. : IDAHOAN
65
Dull writers, indeed. : PROSERS
66
Gem with opalescent reflections from within. : CATSEYE
Down
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Tres ___. : BIEN
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Spur to ambition. : ENVY
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Korean chief. : RHEE
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Hypothetical people of another planet. : MARSMEN
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Philippine yam: Var. : UBE
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Belittle. : DISPARAGE
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Extreme Aleutian isle. : ATTU
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Stand against. : OPPOSE
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Call for a bellhop. : FRONT
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Popinjay. : FOP
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Summoners forth. : EVOKERS
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Wander. : ROVE
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Watercress: Dial. : EKER
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F. D. R.'s war secretary, 1933–36. : DERN
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A championship fight at the Garden. : TITLEBOUT
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Scraped. : ABRADED
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Sea food treat. : LOBSTER
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Mentioner. : CITER
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Rough edged, as a leaf. : EROSE
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Unconfining. : LOOSE
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Harold Talbott's bailiwick. : AIR
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Pertaining to hearing. : AURAL
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An inconclusive peace. : TRUCE
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Sharp. : EDGED
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Spider class. : ARACHNIDA
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Geologic time. : EON
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Appraises. : EVALUES
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Sounds from the Bowl. : RAHRAHS
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Halts. : CEASES
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Bavarian river. : ILLER
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Be overcritical. : CARP
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A telling blow. : ONER
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Private tip: Slang. : INFO
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Heroic. : EPIC
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Plant with spiny leaves. : ALOE
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"Sabrina Fair," for instance. : PLAY
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Manifest, in Chaucer's day. : SENE
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Exist. : ARE
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Narrow ship channel between cliffs. : GAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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