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New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,673
Across
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A must for motorists. : SPARETIRE
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Life of the party. : CUTUP
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Measuring implements. : TAPELINES
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European news agency. : ANETA
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Petitioner. : APPLICANT
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Small finch. : SERIN
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Jellifies. : GELS
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Tunnel borer. : ANT
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Position at golf. : STANCE
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Thong or cord. : LEASH
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Ornamental stamp. : SEAL
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Fails in duty. : LAPSES
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Porous. : LEAKY
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In a direction from pole to pole. : AXIAL
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Japanese beer. : SAKE
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Knot in wool fabric. : NEP
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Vexed by repeated gibes: Colloq. : NEEDLED
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Its capital once was Last Chance Gulch. : MONTANA
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Minister's degree. : DSS
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Form of a book: Abbr. : EDIT
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Fragrant ointments. : NARDS
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English: Comb. form. : ANGLO
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Nicosia is its capital. : CYPRUS
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Notorious enemy of china. : BULL
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Lei greeting. : ALOHA
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Common verb. : ARE
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"___ the money . . . " : ONEFOR
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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Comedian Laurel. : STAN
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Actress Frances ___. : STARR
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How Lone Ranger rides off. : GALLOPING
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Musk-yielding cat. : CIVET
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Speech. : UTTERANCE
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Vehicles of the voyageurs. : SLEDS
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Mercury. : MESSENGER
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Show business. : STAGELAND
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Kindergarten cutouts for Feb. 22. : PAPERAXES
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Best sellers in the bakery. : APPLEPIES
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Electrical units. : RELS
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Man's name. : ELI
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Former coins of Siam. : TICALS
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Lacking sense. : INANE
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Amounts of leases. : RENTALS
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Id ___. : EST
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Throw. : CAST
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Fidgety. : UNEASY
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Dull in color: Fr. : TERNE
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City on Erie Canal. : UTICA
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Familiar kind of TV show. : PANEL
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Dress parade headgear. : SHAKO
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Thin layer of ore. : SEAM
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Kind of sack. : SAD
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The first Mrs. Wilson. : ELLEN
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Elizabeth of Australia. : KENNY
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Radio announcer's sideline. : NARRATING
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Fortitude. : ENDURANCE
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He's taken for a ride. : PASSENGER
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Poet named Guest. : EDGAR
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British Field Marshal, entombed in Arlington. : DILL
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Ray Bolger's forte. : TAP
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"'Tis never ___ for delight, my dear." : TOOLATE
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A famous Smith. : ALFRED
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Former President of Mexico. : CALLES
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Russet pears. : BOSCS
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Up to the time of. : UNTIL
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Set out. : LEAVE
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Parts of daggers. : HILTS
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Valueless scraps. : ORTS
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Pair, as of horses. : SPAN
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Bubble maker. : GUM
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Prospector's quest. : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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