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New York Times, Tuesday, October 5, 1954

11-Down : Settle comfortably.

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Sidney Lambert has 114 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,925
Across
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Desperate predicament. : RATTRAP
8
Theatrical star. : HAYES
13
Carried on with secrecy. : HUSHHUSH
14
Realtors. : AGENTS
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Admission. : ENTRANCE
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Cloth inserted in garment. : GUSSET
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Grimace: Colloq. : SNOOT
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Occur subsequently. : ENSUE
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Diner or sleeper. : CAR
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Man in Belgrade. : SERB
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Feed a fire. : STOKE
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Harem room. : ODA
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Vanishing transportation. : ELS
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Sheer fabric. : VOILE
27
Island group south of Tokyo. : BONIN
29
Bench: French. : BANC
30
Entangled. : ENLACED
32
Hit with a resounding blow. : WHANG
34
Slackened. : EASED
35
Take good care of. : CHERISH
37
___ St. Michel. : MONT
38
Employer. : HIRER
39
Set on one side. : UPEND
41
Texas leaguer. : HIT
44
Girl's name, in short. : EMM
45
Pestiferous insects. : FLEAS
46
Figured pattern, in art. : SEME
47
World War II bureau. : OWI
48
City on the Rhone. : ARLES
49
Flower stalk. : SCAPE
50
Flycatcher. : PHOEBE
52
Member of a Protestant denomination. : LUTHERAN
54
Crack miler. : SANTEE
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Deviously. : ERRANTLY
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Lunches. : MEALS
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Dick ___ of the Pinafore. : DEADEYE
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Brook. : RUNNEL
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Nancy Langhorne's family. : ASTORS
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Palpitate. : THROB
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Thing indicated. : THAT
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School of fish. : RUN
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Austere. : ASCETIC
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Carbolic acid. : PHENOL
8
The ___, Netherlands. : HAGUE
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Malarial fever. : AGUE
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It is so. : YES
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Settle comfortably. : ENSCONCE
12
Stabilized. : STEADIED
13
German state. : HESSE
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Ocean beach. : STRAND
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Glide over snow: Var. : SKEE
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Juke box items. : SONGS
26
Race of gods in Norse myth. : VANIR
27
Suave. : BLAND
28
Kiln. : OAST
29
Unadorned. : BARE
31
Rialto glitter. : NEONS
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Capricious notion. : WHIMWHAM
33
Actress Gingold. : HERMIONE
35
Pharaoh in the news. : CHEOPS
36
Former Secretary of State. : HULL
37
Bushel. : MEASURE
40
Tore off. : PEELED
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Cordial. : HEARTY
42
Transfix. : IMPALE
43
Very small: Colloq. : TEENY
45
Manumits. : FREES
46
Vista. : SCENE
48
Biblical name. : ABEL
49
Herring's relative. : SHAD
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Musical syllable. : TRA

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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