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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1954

Author:
Natalie Hankemeyer
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Rules of conduct. : CODE
5
National character. : ETHOS
10
Booby ___. : TRAP
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Frankfurt's river. : ODER
15
Source of annoyance. : TRIAL
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Baltic gulf. : RIGA
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Poet famous for heroic couplets. : POPE
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Popular form of fiction. : HISTORICAL
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Metrical scheme of "Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater." : TROCHEES
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Makers of martial music. : PIPERS
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Theatre folk. : STARS
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Not counterfeit. : REAL
25
"Valse ___." : TRISTE
27
Current college exams. : MIDTERMS
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Ten-gallon item. : HAT
32
Chicago Bears' owner. : HALAS
34
Massachusetts city. : ATHOL
35
Japanese herbs. : UDOS
37
Musical instruments. : LUTES
39
Antitoxins. : SERA
40
Bogs down. : MIRES
42
Actor Romero. : CESAR
44
Add (with "up"). : TOT
45
Not C. O. D. : POSTPAID
47
Antithesis of peaches. : LEMONS
49
Eucalyptus. : TREE
50
Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
51
Of part of the soft palate. : UVULAR
54
Limit. : RESTRICT
57
Hitler's philosophy. : MILITARISM
59
Tree genus. : ACER
60
Quaker colonist. : PENN
61
Aunt: French. : TANTE
62
Ship's path. : LANE
63
Burglar's loot. : SWAG
64
Urge or incite. : EGGON
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Destroy. : SLAY
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Egyptian. : COPT
2
Bouquet. : ODOR
3
People with money in the bank. : DEPOSITORS
4
Constructs. : ERECTS
5
Heavenly. : ETHEREAL
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Melts with ("out"). : TRIES
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Radiator's song. : HISS
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Cereal grain. : OAT
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Describing a roof. : SLOPED
10
Three of a kind. : TRIPLETS
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Staple food. : RICE
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Herbert ___, historian. : AGAR
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Good friends. : PALS
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Cowboy's rope. : RIATA
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"What ___ God wrought." : HATH
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Ascends. : RISES
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Whack. : THUMP
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Wireless. : RADIO
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Wed. : MATED
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Describing a question used for effect. : RHETORICAL
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Member of the "unintelligentsia." : MORON
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Wood strips. : SLATS
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Heroine of "Tale of Two Cities." : LUCIE
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Solving. : SETTLING
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TV announcers. : SALESMEN
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Little fish. : SPRAT
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Rodolfo's problem, "La Boheme," Act 1. : RENT
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Expose to air. : AERATE
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Principles of conduct. : MORALS
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A sixth: Italian. : SESTO
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Monarchs of baseball. : UMPS
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Opinion. : VIEW
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Where to toss one's hat. : RING
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Roman mid-day meal. : CENA
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Three-spot. : TREY
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A very old dress. : RAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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