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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 1954

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,656
Across
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Serenity. : CALM
5
The beginning of wisdom. : ABCS
9
Upon: Prefix. : EPI
12
Naval vessel. : UBOAT
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Judgment Day. : DOOM
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Norse name. : SVEN
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Accessory for a peignoir. : BEDROOMSLIPPERS
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Toys for boys. : ELECTRICTRAINS
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American dramatist. : HART
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Japanese tree. : KIRI
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Mrs. North. : PAMELA
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Prominence befitting relative importance. : EMINENCY
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Arabian rulers. : EMIRS
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Welsh man's name. : EVAN
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City in India. : AGRA
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Family. : KIN
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Chopping. : AXING
34
Forbid authoritatively. : BAN
35
Blackens. : INKS
37
M. C. of "What's My Line?" : DALY
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Pretentious smartness: Slang. : SWANK
40
Quack remedies. : NOSTRUMS
42
Platforms. : STAGES
43
Streetcar in Britain. : TRAM
44
Source of heat or power. : FUEL
45
Gridiron bonnet. : FOOTBALLHELMET
51
Household treasures. : SILVERTEASPOONS
52
Gen. Robert ___. : ELEE
53
Men of law: Abbr. : ATTS
54
Pole to extend a sail. : SPRIT
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Mr. Peepers' friend. : WES
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Having rich vegetation. : LUSH
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Pieces of turf. : SODS
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Solid with six sides. : CUBE
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Walter of the stage. : ABEL
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Deposit of ore. : LODE
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Parader. : MARCHER
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Concede. : ADMIT
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Pear of excellent quality. : BOSC
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Young animal. : COLT
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Smiling in an affected way. : SMIRKING
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Gift for a debutante. : EVENINGBAG
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Individual: Abbr. : PERS
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Party holding office. : INS
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Aggregates. : TOTALS
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Meadowsweet. : SPIREA
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Odd: Scot. : ORRA
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Anguish. : PAIN
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Silk material. : PEKIN
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Kind of acid. : AMINO
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Smart fashions in furs. : MINKSTOLES
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Disasters. : EVILS
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A large number. : MANY
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Machine for lifting weights. : CRANE
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G. I.'s abroad. : YANKS
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Quiz. : EXAM
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In shadow. : ADUMBRAL
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Struggled. : STROVE
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Precipitous places. : STEEPS
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Powerful blows: Colloq. : WALLOPS
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Degree. : RATE
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Gentlemen, in Dixie. : SUHS
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Mr. Gordon of the comics. : FLASH
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Move in a line. : FILE
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Most westerly Aleutian Island. : ATTU
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Allows. : LETS
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Moslem of the southern Philippines. : MORO
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Hissing sounds. : TSTS
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Do fagoting. : SEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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