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New York Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1954

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Compact and solid. : HARD
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Thrust. : STAB
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Long part of an arrow. : SHAFT
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Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
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A model of noble qualities. : HERO
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Premiere Nasser's capital. : CAIRO
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Where Johnny Appleseed did his planting. : OHIOVALLEY
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Costello's party, in Eire. : FINEGAEL
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Plants of the carrot family. : ANISES
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Blow. : GALE
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Four gills. : PINT
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Noted Spanish cellist. : CASALS
28
Overlaid with ornamental wood. : VENEERED
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First name in the Cabinet. : OVETA
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Paper that started crosswords. : WORLD
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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Asiatic staple. : RICE
36
Lacking gracefulness. : GAWKY
37
Ditch around a fortress. : MOAT
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Ample. : FAT
39
Arranges. : MAKES
40
Old-fashioned. : PASSE
41
Punished with the rest. : UNSPARED
43
Conveyed in a vehicle. : CARTED
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Lacking moisture. : ARID
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Thomas Merton's status. : MONK
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November 1st is their day. : SAINTS
49
Maestro Mitropoulos and others. : DIMITRIS
53
Sioux chief who fought General Custer. : CRAZYHORSE
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"Last Days of Pompeii" heroine. : IONE
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Resentment. : ANGER
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Part of a lemon. : PEEL
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Not pronounced. : MUTE
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Revolving ___. : DOORS
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Crooked. : AWRY
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EXOD
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Trigger's footprint. : HOOF
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Shelter: French. : ABRI
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Leather used in bookbinding. : ROAN
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Convention member. : DELEGATE
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Muscle ___. : SHOALS
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Titter or giggle. : TEHEE
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Bleachers comment. : BOO
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Examined with care. : SCANNED
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Rock salt. : HALITE
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Is the trouble with. : AILS
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Generous. : FREE
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Hobbyhorses. : TOYS
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Without success. : VAINLY
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Celebration. : GALA
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Becomes lively (with "up"). : PERKS
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One of the Ionian islands. : CORFU
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Birdlike. : AVIAN
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Schools. : SECTS
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Pledged solemnly. : VOWED
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Gathering of fowls. : ROOST
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Scratch out. : ERASE
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Fixed in time. : DATED
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Became active. : WAKED
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Showy. : GARISH
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Military command. : MARKTIME
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Sacrificers for a cause. : MARTYRS
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Mrs., in Poland. : PANI
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Armored, as an army division. : PANZER
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Pleasing to the eye. : COMELY
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Nipcheese. : MISER
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Horse mackerel. : SCAD
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Pisa's river. : ARNO
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Roderigo was his dupe. : IAGO
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Pulled back. : DREW
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Butter and flour mixture, in cookery. : ROUX
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Toward and within. : INTO
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Kernel. : SEED
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Former Government agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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