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New York Times, Friday, October 15, 1954

Author:
John Willig
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { K M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,935

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Across
1
Suitability. : FITNESS
8
Orchestra leader. : STABILE
15
Disentangle. : UNRAVEL
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Card combinations. : TENACES
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Liquid infiltration. : SEEPAGE
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Busy all the time. : ONTHEGO
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Man's name. : IRA
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Believe. : SUPPOSE
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Combine with 4 Down for a rest. : CAT
23
Deserter ___ John. : OTTO
25
Musical form. : ETUDE
26
Shrewd: Colloq. : CUTE
27
Relative. : NIECE
29
An A. F. of L. union. : ITU
30
Jolie or Magda. : GABOR
31
Writer of stories, plays, novels. : SAROYAN
33
Extreme modesty. : PRUDERY
35
The point of anything. : NIB
36
The best of 54 Across. : OLD
37
Girls' names. : JOANNES
41
Does a favor for. : OBLIGES
45
Garbo as Hilda Svensen, for instance. : INCOG
46
A type of dance. : TAP
48
Glacial ice mass. : SERAC
49
One rank of a series. : TIER
50
Roman helmet. : GALEA
52
Brazilian heron. : SOCO
53
Little child. : TOT
54
Well-wishers. : FRIENDS
56
Song hit from "Sunny." : WHO
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Made possible. : ENABLED
59
Member of a plane crew. : COPILOT
61
Go back over. : RETRACE
62
Where Eisenhower grew up. : ABILENE
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Heavy snoring sound. : STERTOR
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Venerated. : REVERED
Down
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Coalitions. : FUSIONS
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Static condition. : INERTIA
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One who pays the tab. : TREATER
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See 22 Across. : NAP
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Miss LeGallienne and others. : EVAS
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Musical direction, perform as before. : SEGUE
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What old-time household servants did. : SLEPTIN
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Arose. : STOODUP
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Keyed up. : TENSE
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Pooh-___. : BAH
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Cooling agent. : ICECUBE
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Testator. : LEGATOR
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Abstruse doctrines. : ESOTERY
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Place. : PUT
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Famous name in Red Cross. : OCONNOR
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Sport aids. : CADDIES
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Watching. : EYING
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Members of the tern family. : GULLS
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President's nickname. : ABE
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Plunder. : ROB
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Nervous feeling: Slang. : JITTERS
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Small seasoning plant. : ONIONET
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Synthetic material. : ACETATE
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More sedate. : STAIDER
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Kind of vehicle. : OPENCAR
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Complainer. : GROWLER
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All, considered as separate individuals. : EACHONE
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Went quickly. : SCOOTED
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"Barley broth." : ALE
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Spanish dancer. : GRECO
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Brick, in the desert. : ADOBE
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Piece of scenery. : FLAT
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British black-marketeer: Slang. : SPIV
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Vocal version of the shivers. : BRR
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___ de France. : ILE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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