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WHAT'S YOUR LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 1954

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 180, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,951
Across
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Troop maneuvering. : TACTICS
8
Amb. Bohlen's nickname. : CHIP
12
Culture medium. : AGAR
16
Steno's job. : NOTES
21
Satanic. : AVERNAL
22
Glass sheet. : PANE
23
Shaving: Humor. : POGONOTOMY
25
Bricklaying. : MASONRY
26
Man's name. : ALVA
27
Teaching. : PAIDEUTICS
28
"The Great Commoner." : PITT
29
In the know. : HEP
31
Two-faced. : FALSE
33
M. Jouhaux. : LEON
34
Hire out. : LET
35
___ mode. : ALA
36
Cherished. : BOSOM
38
Spying and informing. : DELATION
40
"___ Death," by Grieg. : ASES
41
Big Ben has, for almost a century. : KEPTTIME
43
Got off. : ALIT
44
Gen. LeMay's flyers. : SAC
46
Lean-tos. : SHEDS
48
Bugler's job. : TAPS
49
Raincoat plastic. : VINYL
51
Canyon in New Mexico. : CHACO
55
He wrote "The Lorelei." : HEINE
56
Pauses in speaking. : HEMS
57
Farmer's wife's job. : HENS
58
Period of time. : ONEYEAR
60
Long ago: Arch. : ERST
61
Earliest opera composer, 1597. : PERI
62
One-horse town. : BURG
63
Bird sounds. : COOS
64
So. Pac., B&O, etc. : RRS
65
Toastmaster's job. : WIT
66
Any member of 81 Across. : ALLY
67
Moderate. : EASY
68
Lap dogs. : POMS
69
Bernard De ___, author. : VOTO
70
Abraded. : SCRAPED
72
Fodder box. : CRIB
73
Popular coloratura. : PONS
74
___ horseback. : MANON
75
Range in Utah and Wyoming. : UINTA
76
Stamp collecting. : PHILATELY
78
Label anew. : RETAG
79
Coagulates. : CLOTS
80
Anguish. : PAIN
81
Gruenther's command. : NATO
82
Barber's job. : TONSURE
84
Sicilian landmark. : ETNA
85
European capital. : BONN
86
Butterfly or Bovary: Abbr. : MDME
87
Toward the mouth. : ORAD
88
Roofing substance. : TAR
89
Compositions for two. : DUI
90
It "lay in the house that Jack built." : MALT
91
Further. : MORE
92
Goad to action. : PROD
93
Makes candles. : DIPS
94
Bowman's forte. : ARCHERY
96
Numerous. : MANY
97
Steinbeck character. : JOAD
98
Mazo de la ___. : ROCHE
99
Pine product. : RESIN
100
Etching. : PRINT
102
Seafarer. : SALT
103
Fat. : PURSY
104
Dine. : SUP
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Actress Raines. : ELLA
107
Housekeeping. : OIKOLOGY
109
Out! : SCAT
112
Native of Maryland. : OLDLINER
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Ballad girl. : BAB
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Title of address: Abbr. : HON
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Ebro and Tagus. : RIOS
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French city. : NANCY
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Neighbor of Truk. : YAP
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Hence. : ERGO
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Beekeeping. : APICULTURE
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Realtor's job. : DEAL
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Ornamental gardening. : TOPIARY
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Art of fishing. : HALIEUTICS
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Writer Gardner. : ERLE
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Urged on. : HURRIED
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Coasters. : SLEDS
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Hennaed. : DYED
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Ancient ascetics. : ESSENES
Down
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Cigar center. : TAMPA
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Be of use. : AVAIL
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Jai alai "racket." : CESTA
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Posting gait. : TROT
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Stopover. : INN
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Outdoor waiters. : CARHOPS
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Most roguish. : SLYEST
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Master of ledger domain. : CPA
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Time when the bands march. : HALF
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Commits aggression. : INVADES
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Advocate of positive thinking. : PEALE
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Attractive. : APPEALING
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Gazelle. : GOA
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Mountaineer's asset. : AGILITY
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Roper's milieu. : RODEO
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Place or thing. : NOUN
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Former Giant. : OTT
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Snares. : TOILS
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TV job. : EMCEE
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Methods: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Bright lights. : NEONS
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Ceramics. : POTTERY
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1860 issue. : SLAVERY
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Adam ___. : BEDE
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Famed resort. : MIAMI
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Preserves. : TINS
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Sore. : ACHY
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British duchy. : KENT
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Legislators. : MPS
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Bidder's concern. : ACES
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Silkworm raising. : SERICULTURE
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Theatricals. : HISTRIONICS
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Weavers' gear. : LOOMS
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Art of flying. : AERONAUTICS
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Map-making. : CARTOGRAPHY
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Actor Bean. : ORSON
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Uses an axe. : HEWS
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Kept. : HELD
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Farming. : HUSBANDRY
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Numbers: Abbr. : NOS
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Not guilty. : PLEA
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Bondsman's job. : BAIL
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Rabbit. : CONY
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Classified ad items: Abbr. : APTS
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Shillalah land. : ERIN
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Game. : POLO
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Cauldrons. : VATS
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Gabble. : CHIN
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Man's name in an expression. : PETE
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Restore. : MEND
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Gasp. : PANT
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Dull. : TAME
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A type of work. : ROAD
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Relative of sandalwood. : CEDAR
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Sea anemone. : POLYP
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Walked. : TROD
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Celtic. : ERSE
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Lawyer's milieu. : BAR
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Copper miner's territory. : MONTANA
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Churchill's specialty. : ORATORY
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Dietitian's job. : MENU
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Courage. : MANLINESS
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Lively dance. : POLKA
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Fishing boat. : DORY
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School subject: Abbr. : HIST
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Steel plant. : MILL
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___ alai. : JAI
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Anatomical wrinkle. : RUGA
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Hearts or diamonds. : REDSUIT
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Merlin's job. : SORCERY
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Self-important. : POMPOUS
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Soldat. : POILU
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Abominate. : LOATHE
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Eastern rulers. : SHAHS
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Hard resin. : COPAL
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Old-womanish. : ANILE
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Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
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Done. : ENDED
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A type of work. : BRAIN
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Come to terms. : AGREE
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Hopalong and family. : BOYDS
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Regrets. : RUES
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Pres. Griswold's job. : YALE
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Taft's post. : EIRE
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Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
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Gen. Sarnoff's outfit. : RCA
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Went first. : LED
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Twos: Abbr. : PRS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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