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READER'S GUIDE

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.55, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 156, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,979
Across
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Slayer of King Duncan. : MACBETH
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Fictional elephant. : BABAR
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Author Burney. : FRANCES
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Ill-fated liner, 1939. : ATHENIA
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General in "Aïda." : RADAMES
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Jerome Kern work. : ROBERTA
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Art of presenting a play. : STAGING
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River in "Green Mansions." : ORINOCO
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Kind of small-boat motor. : INBOARD
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Suggestion. : TIP
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Type of Conrad's seamen. : DEEPWATER
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Hergesheimer heroine. : LINDA
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One of the Canterbury pilgrims. : NUN
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Part of M. A. : ARTS
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Mr. Darcy was one. : SNOB
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"___ Interlude." : STRANGE
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Wheel part. : TIRE
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Borsch ingredient. : BEETS
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Amundsen's Gjoa. : SLOOP
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Mr. Bromfield. : LOUIS
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Skillful. : ADROIT
48
City in Michigan. : KALAMAZOO
51
Heroines or villainesses. : MAMMAS
52
George Eliot's hero. : ADAM
54
Curtain lectures. : TIRADES
55
The "lowing herd." : COWS
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Cathedral church of Rome. : LATERAN
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Mrs. Pankhurst's project. : VOTE
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Captive balloon. : SAUSAGE
63
Kinsman. : SIB
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Palm fruit. : COCO
65
Kipling's "The ___ Child." : ELEPHANTS
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Departed. : WENT
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Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
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Attila's army. : HORDE
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Conical in form. : TERETE
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Mr. Berra. : YOGI
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Clayey. : BOLAR
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Little Miss Trent. : NELL
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Character in "Portrait of a Lady." : MERLE
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Operatic prince. : IGOR
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Kind of show for Borge. : ONEMAN
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Pontifical cape. : ORALE
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The "Imaginary Invalid." : ARGAN
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Man's nickname. : GENE
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He cried, "Roma o Morte!" : GARIBALDI
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Large birds. : EMUS
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Ones elected. : INS
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Stanzas. : SESTETS
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___ one's time. : BIDE
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Testified. : DEPOSED
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___ lance. : FREE
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Skeletons' homes. : CLOSETS
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Girl in "If Winter Comes." : NONA
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"The Innocents ___." : ABROAD
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Onyx marble. : ALABASTER
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Egyptians. : NILOTS
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Witch's carrier. : BROOM
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Soothing words. : BYES
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Squirrel shrews. : TANAS
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1497 explorer of N. America. : CABOT
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Tumult. : RIOT
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Hamlet's steadfast friend. : HORATIO
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___ much. : INAS
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Song: Comb. form. : MELO
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Letter. : ESS
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Star of "John Brown's Body." : POWER
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Character in "Peter Pan." : CROCODILE
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Capek's play. : RUR
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Having grief for sin: Theol. : ATTRITE
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Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
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Anita Loos' heroine. : LORELEI
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Rip Van Winkle. : SLEEPER
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Shillings: Slang. : DEANERS
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Nacreous glass. : OPALINE
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Succinctly. : TERSELY
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Newspaper edition. : EXTRA
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Replaces inner covering. : RELINES
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Ancient tomb. : MASTABA
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Clothed. : ATTIRED
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Section. : CHAPTER
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Supplicate. : BEG
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Novelist Bagnold. : ENID
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Rake parts. : TINES
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Uta and Walter. : HAGENS
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Early movie vamp. : BARA
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Approach. : ADIT
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Causes of harm. : BANES
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Spiritless: Arch. : AMORT
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Music-lover's item: Abbr. : REC
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Margin. : FRINGE
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Type of script: Printing. : RONDE
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Father. : ABBA
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Advocate of new ways. : NEO
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Skull. : CRANIUM
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Part of ancient Italy. : ETRURIA
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Theme of "blues" songs. : SADNESS
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Charon's craft? : ROWBOAT
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Hot east winds of Spain. : SOLANOS
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11th President. : POLK
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Preposition. : INTO
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Ermine. : STOAT
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Demolish. : RAZE
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Aunt Polly's nephew. : TOMSAWYER
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Mrs. Peepers's mode of travel. : SIDECAR
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Camouflage color. : OLIVEDRAB
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Word of honor. : PAROLE
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Swift called them "cobwebs." : LAWS
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Moana's food. : TARO
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Lord Jim's rating. : MATE
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Proficient. : ADEPT
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Lion's friend. : MOUSE
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Plot craftily. : MACHINATE
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Characters in "Old Arizona." : CATTLEMEN
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French city. : LIMOGES
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Ear shell. : ABALONE
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Rodeo stars. : NOOSERS
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Describing a fishhook. : SNELLED
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Mother Goose character. : GEORGIE
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Setting of "Jane Eyre." : ENGLAND
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Prize novel of 1925. : SOBIG
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Daughter of Henry of Navarre. : HENRIETTA
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Region. : AREA
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Hullo!: French. : TIENS
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Variety of clover. : HARESFOOT
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Branches: Anat. : RAMI
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Of a noted order. : MASONIC
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Shaped as a reversed curve. : OGEED
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Daudet novel (with "The"). : NABOB
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Most unusual. : ODDEST
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Jurgen's wife. : LISA
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Once ___ a time. : UPON
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Car. : TRAM
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Kowtow: Var. : SALAM
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Exonerated. : CLEARED
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"The ___ Puritan." : LAST
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Upper classmen. : SENIORS
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Alongside. : ABREAST
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Evince resentment. : BRISTLE
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Chanticleer. : ROOSTER
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Point on Isle of Man. : AYRE
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Transvaal region. : RAND
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Ohio college. : OBERLIN
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Hydrocarbon. : TOLUENE
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Frank O'Connor's forte. : STORIES
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Site of O. Henry story. : BOWERY
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Joseph Conrad's calling. : SAILOR
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"Grand ___." : HOTEL
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Tenzing's implement. : ICEAX
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Female figure in art. : ORANT
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Coasting place. : SLOPE
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Solace for Sherlock Holmes. : PIPE
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First-rater. : ONER
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Uncas loved her. : CORA
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Epochal. : ERAL
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A matter: Law. : RES
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Poe's Annabel. : LEE
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"Old ___." : ELI

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

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