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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, October 10, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 506 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,930
Across
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Powerful person. : MOGUL
6
Tanager's hue. : SCARLET
13
Fly into pieces. : BURST
18
Where Dresden is. : SAXONY
19
Via. : THROUGH
20
Convention keynoter. : ORATOR
22
Prejudiced. : UNFAIR
23
Spin drier. : ROTATOR
24
Cat or goat. : ANGORA
25
___ Paulo. : SAO
26
Snouted animal. : TAPIR
28
Roundabout ways. : DETOURS
30
Mr. Chaney. : LON
31
Tourist city in India. : AGRA
33
Calyx part. : SEPAL
35
The Tabard and others. : INNS
36
Small wood. : BOSK
37
Donkey. : NEDDY
39
Shown on the air. : TELEVISED
42
Famed name in golf. : JONES
43
Heads of hair. : MANES
45
Breton. : CELT
46
Gem stone. : OPAL
48
Word for Tweedledum and Tweedledee. : SIMILAR
51
Importance. : STRESS
53
The pineapple. : ANANAS
57
Turkish inn. : IMARET
58
Game like faro. : STUSS
59
Fence of pointed stakes. : PALISADE
61
Diminish. : BATE
62
Overlook. : IGNORE
64
Ponchartrain and Pyramid. : LAKES
65
Short for an ancient king. : TUT
66
Old oath. : EGAD
67
Papal cape. : ORALE
68
Singer ___ Day. : DORIS
69
Ism. : CULT
70
Get ___ of. : RID
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Sleep sound. : SNORE
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Stir up, as trouble. : FOMENT
73
Unwritten. : ORAL
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Unadorned. : INORNATE
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Silk fabrics. : ALMAS
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Resident. : INMATE
79
High up. : AERIAL
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Possessions of a sovereign. : DOMAIN
82
Knotted. : GNARLED
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Passport endorsement. : VISA
85
Mark. : COIN
86
Sports site. : ARENA
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Welland. : CANAL
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City in North Carolina. : CHARLOTTE
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Assistant to the President. : ADAMS
97
Chkalov's river. : URAL
98
Noun suffix. : STER
99
Mix-up. : SETTO
101
Bible name. : ESAU
102
Part of the "woodpile." : BAT
103
North Pacific swimmer. : SEALION
106
Laughing. : RIANT
108
Mohammedan saint. : PIR
109
Journalist. : EDITOR
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Textile machine part. : ENTERER
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Actress Barrett. : SHEILA
115
Except. : SAVING
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Simplicity. : NAIVETE
117
Tidal floods. : EAGRES
118
Awareness. : SENSE
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Tested. : ASSAYED
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Shere Khan. : TIGER
Down
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Handle. : MANAGE
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City on the Thames. : OXFORD
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Troubled Portuguese enclave. : GOA
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Distinct part. : UNIT
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Glockenspiels. : LYRAS
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Seven red, six white. : STRIPES
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Hymn tune. : CHORAL
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TV's Mr. Linkletter. : ART
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Line on a map. : ROAD
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Stringed instrument. : LUTE
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Relatives of know-it-alls. : EGOTISTS
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Symbol of royalty. : THRONE
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Wild hogs. : BOARS
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Footed vases. : URNS
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Piece of music: Colloq. : RAG
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Plant shoot. : STOLON
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Muscular. : TOROSE
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Mamie's granddaughter. : SUSAN
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Takes precedence of. : RANKS
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Actor Hayes. : PETER
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Nullify. : UNDO
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Had a fancy for. : ADMIRED
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Discourse. : LECTURE
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Missile weapon. : BOLAS
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Eastern campus. : YALE
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Companion of chapter. : VERSE
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Seine islands. : ILES
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Famous name in the theatre. : JANIS
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Citizens. : NATIONALS
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Historic part of Near East. : PALESTINE
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Land of missing men. : SIBERIA
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Conjure up. : IMAGINE
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Star at the Plaza de Toros. : MATADOR
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Chic garment. : STOLE
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Bowling scores. : SPARES
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Unassumed. : NATURAL
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Flatter. : ADULATE
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Colonized. : SETTLED
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Trapped. : SNARED
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Related. : AKIN
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Small cavern. : GROT
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Willy the salesman. : LOMAN
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Masqueraders. : DOMINOS
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Associate. : COMRADE
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Escargot. : SNAIL
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Grain thresher. : FLAIL
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Opponent. : RIVAL
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Zola's actress heroine. : NANA
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Simple wind instruments. : OCARINAS
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Hollywood first name. : GRETA
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Deeds: Latin. : ACTA
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Dressed up. : ATTIRED
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Solids with six sides. : CUBES
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Plowed lands. : ARADAS
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___ land. : NATIVE
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City in Prickly Pear valley. : HELENA
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Cylinder-shaped. : TERETE
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Hunger after. : ASPIRE
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Novelist Norman. : MAILER
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Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
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Twilled fabric. : SERGE
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Charge. : ONSET
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Part of S.A.R. : SONS
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Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
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River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
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Asian language. : THAI
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Product of Malaya. : TIN
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King in Spain. : REY
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A person, bad or good. : EGG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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