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New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,653
Across
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Noah's second son. : HAM
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Sec. of Agriculture's home state. : UTAH
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Range of view. : SCOPE
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Synthetic drug used in treatment of malaria. : ATABRINE
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Split. : CLOVEN
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Source of caviar. : STURGEON
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Feeblest. : LAMEST
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Ascertain one's bearings. : ORIENT
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Italian man's name. : ROBERTO
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High note in "The Star-Spangled Banner." : FREE
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Chief. : HEAD
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Island in Netherland Indies. : BALI
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Great expert: Slang. : ONER
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Hurl missiles. : PELT
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Type of roll. : BAGEL
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Part of our defense. : USN
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Adriatic north wind. : BORA
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Adjourn for a short time. : RECESS
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Pedestrian's lane. : CROSSWALK
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Outcast. : PARIAH
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Part of a plane. : TAIL
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Boy Scouts' group: Abbr. : BSA
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Hebrew measures. : OMERS
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Boreas or Zephyr. : WIND
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Commander in Chief of 1918. : FOCH
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Soft soapy mineral. : TALC
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Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
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Inter ___ (among other things): Lat. : ALIA
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Blue-green cheese from England. : STILTON
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Limestone of fish-egg appearance. : OOLITE
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Take a header: 2 wds. : DIVEIN
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Fireplace trappings. : ANDIRONS
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Lake near Naples. : AVERNO
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Act of mercy. : CLEMENCY
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Untidy. : MESSY
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Mr. Rochester's Jane. : EYRE
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But: Latin. : SED
Down
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Acquires. : HAS
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Continues as tenant under a new landlord. : ATTORNS
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Miss Connolly of tennis. : MAUREEN
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Insist. : URGE
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___ Shan, mountain chain in China. : TIEN
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Belonging to someone else. : ANOTHERS
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Billina, in the Oz books. : HEN
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Thick plate. : SLAB
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Gloria Swanson's forte. : COMEBACK
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Surplus. : OVERAGE
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Chemists' tools. : PESTLES
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Catches in a snare. : ENTOILS
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Favorite pipe. : BRIER
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Dolt. : CLOD
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Granary foe. : RAT
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Succès ___ (tremendous success): Fr. : FOU
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Flexible. : ELASTIC
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Christopher Robin's friend. : POOH
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Shape of many a flower. : BELL
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Arm: French. : BRAS
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Foray. : RAID
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Riders in a six-day bicycle race, for instance. : CIRCLERS
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Unrestrainedly. : WANTONLY
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Site of a 1945 agreement. : POTSDAM
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Loving. : AMATIVE
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Experiences anew. : RELIVES
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Mother and son in Congress. : BOLTONS
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Astronomy, for example. : SCIENCE
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Eureka! : AHA
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Conquered. : WON
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Laissez ___. : FAIRE
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Admonition to a toddler. : NONO
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Minute. : TINY
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River on Polish-German border. : ODER
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Citrus fruit. : LIME
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
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Man's nickname. : SYD

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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