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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1954

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,669
Across
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Get in touch with. : REACH
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Home of the M. V. D. : USSR
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Naomi's other name. : MARA
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Mountain system of North Africa. : ATLAS
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Zeno's portico. : STOA
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Nile goddess. : ISIS
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Part of an adage advising conformity. : DOASTHEROMANSDO
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Present ___. : ARMS
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Isles off Ireland. : ARAN
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More attractive: Colloq. : CUTER
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Marsupial: Colloq. : ROO
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Double assent in Spain. : SISI
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Before. : ERE
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Frenchman. : GAUL
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Grass doesn't grow under his feet. : GOGETTER
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Italian historian and philosopher. : CROCE
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Ruffians. : THUGS
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Spanish man's name. : RUY
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Herald of the morn. : LARK
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Nickname for a great pitcher. : MATTY
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City in Brazil. : PARA
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Short piece of cloth. : END
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Castaways. : WAIFS
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Sheltered place. : HAVEN
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The "Little Flower." : FIORELLO
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"Big Jawn" of baseball. : MIZE
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Herb eaten in Japan. : UDO
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Greek letters. : RHOS
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Dieter's abbreviation. : LBS
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"Silver threads ___ the gold." : AMONG
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Babe Ruth's forte. : SWAT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Seller, as of the Yankee Stadium. : REALESTATEAGENT
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Handle: French. : ANSE
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Like the driven snow. : PURE
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Actress from Mexico. : MARGO
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Bud Fisher's creation. : MUTT
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Annexes. : ADDS
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First name of a well-known thespian. : ORSON
Down
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Target-finding device. : RADAR
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One of the Kurile Islands. : ETORO
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Site of first atomic explosion in New Mexico : ALAMOGORDO
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Sinclair Lewis hero. : CASS
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Presidential initials. : HST
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Service customers. : USERS
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Open. : STRAIGHTFORWARD
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Quickly. : SOON
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Weight of a pile driver. : RAM
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Slow, graceful dance. : MINUET
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Gangster's finale. : RIDE
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Ancient ten-stringed instrument. : ASOR
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Weather phenomenon. : HAIL
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Rival of Captain Absolute. : ACRES
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Appeal to. : SUE
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Condition of a rich cake batter. : EGGY
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___ emma (A. M.). : ACK
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Excuses: Slang. : OUTS
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Space nomads. : TRAVELLERS
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River in France. : EURE
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Pat Nixon's maiden name. : RYAN
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Symbol used in music. : CLEF
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Queen in the East. : RANI
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Kinkajou's special feature. : TAIL
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St. ___, French port on English Channel. : MALO
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La ___, a capital of Bolivia. : PAZ
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Formation in early football. : WEDGE
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Little stream. : RUNLET
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Speck of dust. : MOTE
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Dislikes. : HATES
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Popular game. : BINGO
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Squelched. : SATON
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Biblical place. : ARAM
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Soup to nuts. : MENU
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Tobacco kiln. : OAST
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Be scattered over. : STUD
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Seaweed product. : AGAR
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Belgian town in the Ardennes. : SPA
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I love: Latin. : AMO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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