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New York Times, Monday, November 22, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 48-Across clue had "Pretentions"; corrected this to "Pretensions."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,973
Across
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A proviso attached to a plan: Colloq. : STRING
7
One of a football team. : HALFBACK
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Bad luck: colloq. : HOODOO
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City in Texas. : AMARILLO
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Florida motor racing beach. : ORMOND
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Football official. : LINESMAN
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"Two if by ___ . . . " : SEA
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Wealthy one of Threadneedle Street. : OLDLADY
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Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA
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Skein. : HANK
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Iterated, it means "Goody!" : YUM
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Ox wagon journey. : TREK
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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Burmese knife. : DAH
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College groups: Colloq. : FRATS
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___ Scotia. : NOVA
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Base. : IGNOBLE
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Dodgers' no-hit pitcher, 1952. : ERSKINE
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Recompense. : PAYMENT
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Accompanies. : ESCORTS
42
General Bradley. : OMAR
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Prostrate. : PRONE
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It's new. : NEO
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Behindhand. : LATE
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Pretensions. : AIRS
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Petrol. : GAS
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Responsibility. : ONUS
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Feminine title: Abbr. : MME
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Start of a nursery rhyme. : RUBADUB
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Mr. Linkletter. : ART
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Petty thief. : PILFERER
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Plant of the pea family. : LENTIL
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Pacified. : ASSUAGED
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Songlike. : ARIOSE
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Small food fish. : STERLETS
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Carol, Edna, Hazel. : STORMS
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Falls on the Snake River. : SHOSHONE
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Bullfighter. : TOREADOR
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Former rulers of Russia. : ROMANOVS
4
Affirmative response. : IDO
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"___, Nanette." : NONO
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Spiritual. : GODLY
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Door attendant. : HALLMAN
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Family of the bowfin. : AMIA
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Terra firma. : LAND
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Norse god of crops. : FREY
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Encore!: French. : BIS
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Girl's name. : ALMIRA
13
Red Bordeaux wine. : CLARET
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Government houses in Turkey. : KONAKS
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Resentment, often high. : DUDGEON
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Legendary sea monsters of Norway. : KRAKENS
26
Fluttering effect in music. : TREMOLO
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Shy garden dweller. : HOPTOAD
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Ball batted in the air. : FLY
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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College degrees. : BAS
35
Verb suffix. : ISE
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That which issues forth. : EMANATOR
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Realism. : NATURISM
39
Elevated railway spans. : TRESTLES
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Sign-off for a letter. : REGARDS
43
Argentine plains. : PAMPAS
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Verse maker: Var. : RIMIST
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Gangland threat. : ORELSE
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Islands in the East Indies. : SULAS
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Sincere. : REAL
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Press. : URGE
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Plant with edible leaves and root. : BEET
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Man's nickname. : BERT
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Persian lamb. : FUR
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Greek island in the Aegean. : NIO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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