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New York Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,940

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Across
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Principal component. : BASIS
6
Authoress Rebecca. : WEST
10
Think: Archaic. : TROW
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Shaped like a wing. : ALARY
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Big laugh. : HAHA
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Dissolute man. : ROUE
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President of Turkey. : BAYAR
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Waltari's Sinuhe and others. : EGYPTIANS
20
Wood for baseball bats. : ASH
21
Appian Way. : ITER
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Medium's meeting. : SEANCE
24
Part of a dress uniform. : EPAULET
27
Goose genus. : ANSER
28
Maxims. : SAYINGS
30
"___-my-Thumb," the midget. : HOPO
32
River into the Seine. : AUBE
33
Piccard or Zeppelin. : AERONAUT
37
Hogan or Snead. : PRO
38
Friday operation. : DRAGNET
41
Greek letter. : PSI
42
Michener novel about Japan. : SAYONARA
44
Sit in the sun. : BASK
45
Held in check (with "up"). : PENT
46
Automobile gear. : REVERSE
49
Lots of lots. : ACRES
52
Breathy sound. : SPIRANT
54
Scene of a mutiny. : BOUNTY
56
Topnotcher. : ONER
57
Excitable. : HOT
60
N. M. Senator and family. : ANDERSONS
62
___ Louisa Gustafsson. : GRETA
64
Suffix used with road, tap, etc. : STER
65
Heraldic term. : ENTE
66
Vowel roundup. : AEIOU
67
Pronoun. : HERS
68
Scan. : READ
69
Laterals. : SIDES
Down
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Cake made with rum. : BABA
2
Rueful word. : ALAS
3
Slogan for a ballplayer. : SAYHEYBOY
4
Man's name. : IRA
5
Native of Damascus. : SYRIAN
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They came into use in the Bronze Age. : WHEELS
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Tidal flood. : EAGRE
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Retiring. : SHY
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Bugle call. : TAPS
10
Chateau at Versailles, Grand or Petit. : TRIANON
11
Corral animals. : ROANS
12
Snow leopard. : OUNCE
13
Bremen's river. : WESER
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Adjunct for a hostess. : TEAPOT
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Harbor craft. : TUG
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Pandowdy. : PIE
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Formerly. : THEN
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Vital fluids. : SAPS
29
Emanation. : AURA
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Home of the Douglas fir: Abbr. : ORE
33
___ Khan. : AGA
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Daniel Malan's theory of living. : APARTHEID
35
Sea-going letters. : USSS
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Little boy: Colloq. : TIKE
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River near Odessa: Russ. sp. : DNESTR
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Managed. : RAN
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Part of M. A. : ARTS
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Kitchen gadgets. : OPENERS
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Novelist Burman. : BEN
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Put through water. : RINSED
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Before. : ERE
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Late President of Brazil. : VARGAS
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Make uneasy. : ABASH
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A short story. : CONTE
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More crude. : RUDER
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___ Delgada, Azores port. : PONTA
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Flanders river. : YSER
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Siouan Indian. : OTOE
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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Next to nothing. : ONE
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Of a thing: Lat. : REI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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