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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,677
Across
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Country of the Blue Nile. : ETHIOPIA
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Ornamental lines on type. : SERIFS
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Bombardiers. : SHELLERS
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Urban way. : AVENUE
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Not a console model. : TABLETOP
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Josher. : KIDDER
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Clear of. : RID
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Of the Chinese. : SINITIC
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A pub serving. : ALE
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Crookedly. : ALOP
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Buddhist monastery in Japan. : TERA
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London subways. : TUBES
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These make news. : NAMES
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Tear. : REND
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Essential element. : PART
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Twists, like an old oak. : GNARLS
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Checks. : STEMS
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Forming vortices. : EDDYING
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Checkers of a nuisance. : ABATORS
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Eastern rulers. : EMIRS
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An ideal vacation. : TRAVEL
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Topknot of a pineapple, in botany. : COMA
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Keystone props. : PIES
51
A kind of paper. : CREPE
52
Macaw of Brazil. : ARARA
54
Nickname of Gen. Ridgway. : MATT
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Tupelo. : TREE
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Convened. : SAT
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Equal. : COMPEER
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Crown. : CAP
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A thing unique. : UNICUM
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Impervious to appeal. : OBDURATE
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Akin; similar. : AGNATE
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Saviour. : REDEEMER
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Mr. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
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Meeters in lovers' lane. : TRYSTERS
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Cause a person's ardor to cool. : ESTRANGE
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Country south of the Mekong River. : THAILAND
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A week. : HEBDOMAD
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Out of sorts. : ILL
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Cheers for matadors. : OLES
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Small: French. : PETIT
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Laundry appliance. : IRONER
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Is ambitious (with "to"). : ASPIRES
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H. H. Munro, the British O. Henry. : SAKI
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Put out. : EVICT
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Shreveport's river. : RED
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South African native council. : INDABA
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Supplier of gas or coal. : FUELER
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Most withered. : SEREST
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Aunt: So. African. : TANTA
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Annually. : PERYEAR
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Member of the nouveau riche. : UPSTART
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Governor General of Australia. : SLIM
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Concomitant of credit. : DEBT
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A chit of a girl. : SNIP
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Playwright Connelly. : MARC
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Brainfather of Hansel and Gretel. : GRIMM
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Subdued. : OVERCAME
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A parrot. : REPEATER
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Surprise successes. : SLEEPERS
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What Trieste is. : SEAPORT
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Haphazard. : CASUAL
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1,300-mile river in South Africa. : ORANGE
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Morning songs. : MATINS
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Eleanor ___, Met soprano. : STEBER
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Mentally alert. : ACUTE
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Nursery bruin. : TEDDY
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Biblical measure. : OMER
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Laments the deed. : RUES
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Maltese. : CAT
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Soak to soften. : RET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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