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New York Times, Wednesday, November 24, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Across
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Excellent: Scot. : BRAW
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Senator from Vermont. : FLANDERS
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Sand: Latin. : ARENA
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Relative of the fipple flute. : FLAGEOLET
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South African author. : PATON
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Discordant. : OUTOFTUNE
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Bobbin. : PIRN
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Foolish lovers. : DOTERS
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7th day of Jewish week: Abbr. : SAB
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Guidonian note. : ELA
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Part of the eye. : RETINA
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Candy flavor. : LIME
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He tried to change metals to gold. : ALCHEMIST
25
Bar used as a pry. : LEVER
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Taciturn. : RETICENT
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Items for recount. : VOTES
28
Wheel spoke. : RUNG
29
Actor Ayers and others. : LEWS
30
President of Weimar Republic, 1919-25. : EBERT
32
Turncoat. : RENEGADE
36
Moroccan trees. : ARARS
37
Inclining toward heresy. : HETERODOX
38
Fixes the market price. : PEGS
39
Sews loosely. : BASTES
40
Visiting fireman. : VIP
41
Beard of grain. : AWN
42
See eye to eye. : CONCUR
43
Printer's word. : DELE
44
One who bandies words: Shakespeare. : CHOPLOGIC
46
Italy's "Detroit." : TURIN
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Rarity on the links. : HOLEINONE
48
Assuaged. : EASED
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In chainlike fashion. : ENDTOEND
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Malt beverages. : ALES
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Inventor, 1829, of system of printing. : BRAILLE
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Back water. : RETRACT
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Author unknown. : ANON
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Lacking color. : WAN
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Member of the orchestra. : FLUTIST
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Unrevealed. : LATENT
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Where Xanthippe shopped. : AGORA
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Ship-shaped clocks. : NEFS
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Marriage portion. : DOT
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Baffling. : ELUSIVE
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Changes the title of. : RENAMES
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Soprano of the Met. : STEBER
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Show up. : APPEAR
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Toe hold. : FOOTING
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Deprive of reason. : DEMENT
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Appears at intervals. : RECURS
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Cheerleader's exhortation. : LETSGO
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Personnel chiefs. : HIRERS
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Train accommodations. : LOWERS
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Superficial display. : VENEER
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Romaine. : LETTUCE
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Samuel Butler's classic. : EREWHON
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She wrote "National Velvet." : BAGNOLD
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Take back. : RESCIND
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Hervey Allen's Anthony. : ADVERSE
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Table décor. : DOILIES
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Pay out. : EXPEND
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Geronimo was one. : APACHE
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Persist. : HANGON
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Noted trail blazer. : BOONE
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Muse of history. : CLIO
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Marmoset, for instance. : PET
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Light collation. : TEA

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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