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New York Times, Friday, November 19, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,970
Across
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Stock exchange membership. : SEAT
5
Mainz's river. : RHINE
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Ticket scalper: Colloq. : SPEC
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Curtain shade. : ECRU
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Hourly. : HORAL
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Authority for a statement. : CHAPTERANDVERSE
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He wrote "Common Sense." : TOMPAINE
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Garage necessity. : OILCAN
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Hardy trees. : ELMS
23
Investigation. : PROBE
24
Houses of interest. : BANKS
26
Transatlantic routes. : SEALANES
29
Actor Waram of "Reclining Figure." : PERCY
30
Whitey and Corey. : FORDS
31
___ dance. : TAP
32
"The Ancient Mariner." : RIME
33
Singer Lanza. : MARIO
34
Flower holder. : VASE
35
Freudian term. : EGO
36
Lipstick shade. : CORAL
37
Numbered, as book leaves. : PAGED
38
Arbors. : PERGOLAS
40
Stands for hot dishes. : TILES
41
Made a fluff. : ERRED
42
Notion counter item. : TAPE
43
Function of a comptometer. : ADDING
45
One AWOL. : ABSENTEE
49
Resort mail. : PICTUREPOSTCARD
51
Command to tabby. : SCAT
52
___ time (formerly). : ATONE
53
Where Hoover Jr. mediated. : IRAN
54
Ghostly. : EERY
55
Tirolean tune. : YODEL
56
National theatre group. : ANTA
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Group of believers. : SECT
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Poll-parrot. : ECHO
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Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
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Fare in London's tubes. : TUPPENCE
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French cathedral city. : RHEIMS
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Ingredients of a dilemma. : HORNS
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"Dies ___," Latin hymn. : IRAE
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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California, circa 1848. : ELDORADO
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Italy's Premier. : SCELBA
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Mays' was .345. : PERCENTAGE
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Schiaparelli. : ELSA
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City on the Orne river. : CAEN
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Prolix. : TALKY
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Chamber music instruments. : VIOLS
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Jeopardy. : PERIL
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Grayish tan. : BEIGE
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It's used by 24 Across. : ARMOREDCAR
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Wading birds. : SORAS
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Mollifies. : EASES
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Went swiftly. : SPED
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___ school. : PREP
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Electrical unit. : FARAD
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Taupe. : MOLEGRAY
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Guy Lombardo favorite. : VALENCIA
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Horn. : CORNU
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Slender glass tube: Var. : PIPET
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Sandy. : GRITTY
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Part of a fez. : TASSEL
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Good steak. : TBONE
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Part of a church. : APSE
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Backgammon item. : DICE
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"Like two peas in ___." : APOD
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Lake. : TARN
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Hazel's relative. : EDNA
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World War II scene. : ETO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later.

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