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New York Times, Monday, November 15, 1954

19-Across : Succulent morsel.

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Cora Goodman has 50 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,966
Across
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An oversight. : SLIPUP
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Mushrooms of superior quality. : MORELS
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Graphite, for instance. : MINERAL
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Broad-minded. : LIBERAL
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Spanish title. : INFANTA
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Copy. : IMITATE
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The linden. : TEIL
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Succulent morsel. : TIDBIT
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Romantic novel of 1887. : SHE
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Auxiliary verb. : HAD
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Girl's nickname. : DODIE
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Merino, Cheviot, et al. : SHEEP
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Open-heeled shoe. : STEPIN
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Hindu title. : SRI
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Makes a mistake. : ERRS
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Actress Logan. : ELLA
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An imaginative poem, play, etc. : PHANTASY
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Choir member. : ALTO
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Deuce. : CARD
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A kind of jam. : CONSERVE
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Flying machine. : AERO
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"And they were ___ afraid." : SORE
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Mr. J. Fred Muggs. : APE
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Merry-go-rounders. : RIDERS
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Makes cardigans. : KNITS
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Pose. : SIT
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Prayer. : AVE
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Fine form of life insurance. : PAIDUP
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Portal. : DOOR
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Small, useful boats. : TENDERS
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Lowest part of the brain. : MEDULLA
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An understanding. : ENTENTE
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Leg-of-mutton ___. : SLEEVES
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Equines. : STEEDS
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Importance. : STRESS
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Two Senators and many others. : SMITHS
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Marked with stripes. : LINEATE
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Unbeliever. : INFIDEL
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Chime. : PEAL
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Vase. : URN
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Commander of 3rd Army, 1945. : PATTON
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Rudolph's sweetheart. : MIMI
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Final notices. : OBITS
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Soak. : RET
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Concessions to carelessness. : ERASERS
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Frothy. : LATHERY
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Last word of "Sweet and Low." : SLEEPS
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Stored away (with "up"). : LAID
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Lee. : LIBERACE
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Ham and eggs, for instance. : DISH
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Rotating disks. : DIALS
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Led. : HEADED
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Pluto. : PLANET
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Once ___ lifetime. : INA
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Sea mammal. : PORPOISE
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Part of a personality. : TRAIT
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Pleasant English custom. : TEA
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Religious house. : CONVENT
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Province of Cuba. : ORIENTE
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Sell. : VEND
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Fixed purpose. : RESOLVE
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Hangnests. : ORIOLES
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Rockers. : SKATES
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Forces back. : REPELS
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Paste. : STRASS
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Disburse. : SPEND
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School work. : SUMS
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College subjects. : ARTS
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Alice ___ Miller. : DUER
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Scottish river. : DEE
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Unit of troops: Abbr. : DET

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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