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New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1954

Author:
Jo Bodle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,938
Across
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The actual facts: Colloq. : SCORE
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Flat piece of stone. : SLAB
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Accountants. : CPAS
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Sacred book of Islam. : KORAN
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Good Neighbor. : PERU
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Like a behemoth. : HUGE
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Passive. : INERT
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In any degree. : EVER
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Irish exclamation. : ARRA
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"Arabia ___." : DESERTA
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Jerauld Wright's rank. : ADMIRAL
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Forecasters. : SEERS
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Eternally: Poet. : EER
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Lock. : FASTEN
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Mountain range forming west rim of Death Valley. : PANAMINT
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Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
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Important industry. : STEEL
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Former German coin. : TALER
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Photographic copies: Colloq. : STATS
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___ Scotia. : NOVA
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Overact. : EMOTE
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Animal discovered in Belgian Congo in 1900. : OKAPI
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Lucky number. : VII
49
Viz. Sherlock Holmes. : RATHBONE
51
"The cares that ___ the day . . . " : INFEST
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Make a faux pas. : ERR
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Popular shortstop. : REESE
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Town on the Shannon river. : ATHLONE
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Sleep. : SLUMBER
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___ play. : FOUL
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Lend assistance. : ABET
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Wet. : RAINY
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Shot and shell. : AMMO
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Ripped. : TORE
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Girl's nickname. : ELSIE
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Rivals of Dems. : REPS
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River in Austria. : ENNS
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Sealed documents. : DEEDS
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Slide without turning. : SKID
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Shape of a dunce cap. : CONE
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Azurite, bauxite, chromite. : ORES
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Most excellent. : RAREST
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Palate tempters. : ENTREES
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Javelin. : SPEAR
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : LEV
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61.4 sq. mi. for D. C. : AREA
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Weigh down. : BURDEN
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Gavel wielder. : CHAIRMAN
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Feline sound. : PURR
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City of India. : AGRA
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Paper stamp. : SEAL
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"Shall fold their ___ like the Arabs . . . " : TENTS
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Pemmican. : MEAT
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Joe Martin. : SPEAKER
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Keeper of records. : FILER
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Perfume. : AROMA
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Footwear. : SABOT
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Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
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"___ a Parade." : ILOVE
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Ben in Scotland. : NEVIS
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Personality factor. : TRAIT
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College founded in 1400. : ETON
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Walter Huston, Philip Merrivale, Paul Robeson. : OTHELLOS
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Glib sales talk. : SPIEL
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River in Spain. : EBRO
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Guaranteed. : INSURED
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Showy. : ORNATE
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"The ___ of the Species." : FEMALE
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Kefauver of Tennessee. : ESTES
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Distant. : AFAR
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Large book. : TOME
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The Himalayas, to airmen. : HUMP
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Dark. : EBON
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Cold wind from the Swiss Alps. : BISE
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City in Oklahoma. : ENID
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Kinds of bread. : RYES
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Sea bird. : ERN

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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