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New York Times, Friday, November 26, 1954

12-Down : Depreciates.

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,977
Across
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Ad man's art. : POSTER
7
Weapon: Slang. : GAT
10
Pitcher Maglie. : SAL
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Gallery. : ARCADE
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Cupbearer of Olympus. : GANYMEDE
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Uses jive talk. : SLANGS
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Moves more swiftly than. : OUTRACES
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City in Salvador. : SANTATECLA
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Liquid measures. : TUNS
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Mutual: Comb. form. : INTER
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Achievement of Chin and Ming dynasties. : WALL
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Lily relative. : ALOE
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Old Greek works. : ODES
25
Man's name. : DEREK
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Unhappy reaction. : PAIN
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Nursery rhyme boater. : NOD
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Unit of electric force. : VOLT
29
Stars' goals. : AWARDS
31
Liquid measure. : GILL
32
___ Ridge, N. J. : GLEN
33
Not mechanized. : MANUAL
36
Near East Port. : SAID
37
Writings: Abbr. : MSS
40
Hero of a long-run play. : ABIE
41
Dwellers on the mesas. : HOPIS
43
Thunderstorm accompaniment. : HAIL
44
Parts of compasses. : LEGS
45
Celtic man's name. : OWEN
46
Diplomatic first name. : PERLE
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Potations. : ALES
48
Not classified. : UNASSORTED
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Fond one. : CARESSER
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Gunner's activity. : AIMING
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Curling irons. : CRISPERS
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Time allowed for payment. : USANCE
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Oklahoma city. : ADA
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Useful quadruped. : ASS
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Ground glass. : LENSES
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Great enthusiasm. : PASSION
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City in Florida. : ORLANDO
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Short-changed. : SCANTED
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Aunts: French. : TANTES
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Author Wallace. : EDGAR
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Immobility. : REST
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De ___ of Lille. : GAULLE
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Counteracting agents. : ANTALKALIS
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Odin's son. : TYR
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Temporal. : SECULAR
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Glandlike. : ADENOID
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Depreciates. : LESSENS
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Carriage. : GOCART
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Peloponnesian cape. : MATAPAN
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Actor Tom. : EWELL
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Good Christmas gifts. : DOLLHOUSES
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Railroad term. : VIA
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Verbal contraction. : WED
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Conjectures. : GUESSES
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Profits. : GAINS
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Strait off Sumatra. : MALACCA
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Medieval philosopher. : ABELARD
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British colony on Gulf of Guinea. : NIGERIA
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Relatives of halberds. : SPEARS
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Swallows. : MARTINS
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Library sign. : SILENCE
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Arctic transportation. : SLEDGES
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Landed gentry. : OWNERS
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Ruth's middle name. : HERMAN
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Ease of manner. : POISE
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Visitor at Endor. : SAUL
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Vacation place. : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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