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New York Times, Thursday, October 28, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 361 (avg 1.91)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has duplicate clues.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Roberta Morse is an alias for Roberta H. Morse.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,948
Across
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Popular dance music. : JAZZ
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Out of order. : AMISS
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Witty expression. : QUIP
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Winglike parts: Anat. : ALAE
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Part of a poem. : CANTO
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Adm. Joy's milieu. : USNA
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Talking bird. : MINA
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Byword. : AXIOM
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Plays pranks (with "up"). : ACTS
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Fashioned. : STYLED
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Products of North Carolina. : TOBACCOS
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Outstander. : ONER
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Hollywood star. : PECK
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Deceives: Slang. : TWOTIMES
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Wagner opera. : RIENZI
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Defraud. : ROB
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Little friends of Rover. : FIDOS
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Hero of Dickens mystery. : DROOD
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Whit. : ATOM
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Misanthropic person. : CYNIC
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Indefinite number. : SOME
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Fêtes. : GALAS
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Members of the crew. : EIGHT
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Knight of the British Empire: Abbr. : KBE
49
Part of the foot. : INSTEP
51
Xenophon's epic. : ANABASIS
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French friends. : AMIS
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Of an age. : ERAL
56
Neighbors of the Iraqi. : IRANIANS
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Washington ___. : IRVING
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Fly an airplane low. : BUZZ
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Famous name in optical instruments. : ZEISS
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The same. : IDEM
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Malayan ox. : ANOA
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Lowest points. : ZEROS
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Temporary star. : NOVA
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Propeller turns. : REVS
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Narrow ridge of a mountain. : ARETE
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Man's name. : ALAN
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Traffic problems. : JAMS
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Landed. : ALIT
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Buffoon. : ZANY
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Fanatical adherent. : ZEALOT
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Theoretical. : ACADEMIC
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Author Beerbohm. : MAX
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First letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Condescend. : STOOP
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Dark and dull. : SOMBER
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Ducks: Colloq. : QUACKERS
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Our circuit courts: Abbr. : USCC
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Preposition. : INTO
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Bridge player's decision. : PASS
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Large star in Pegasus. : ENIF
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Etching material. : ACID
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Change color. : REDYE
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Theatrical combining form. : TRAGI
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Star role in Wagner's "Ring." : WOTAN
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Former Greek coins. : OBOLS
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Girl's name. : SONIA
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Recesses. : NOOKS
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Voodoo deity. : ZOMBI
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___ fixes. : IDEES
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Actress Hasso. : SIGNE
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Seaport in Cuba. : MATANZAS
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Dancer Cyd. : CHARISSE
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Shaped metal beam. : TBAR
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Metropolitan soprano. : PIAZZA
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Girl's name. : ALVINA
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Expression of a 41 Across. : SNEER
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Structural beam. : IBAR
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Norse symbol. : RUNE
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Sea bordering on the Ukraine. : AZOV
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King's title. : SIRE
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False god. : IDOL
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
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Special agent. : GMAN
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Stubborn: Dial. : SOT

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

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