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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Sailing maneuver. : TACK
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As soon as. : ONCE
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Hurt. : ACHED
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Lacking all color. : ACHROMOUS
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Aborigine of New Zealand. : MAORI
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Suicidally reckless. : BREAKNECK
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Bird life of a region. : ORNIS
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Native of East Africa. : SOMALI
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Illegal refund. : KICKBACK
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City in Poland. : PILA
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Weighty book. : TOME
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Actresses O'Connor and Merkel. : UNAS
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A kind of back. : MOSS
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Mike-hugging singer. : CROONER
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Small French coins. : SOUS
30
Earthshock. : TREMOR
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The loaves and fishes. : MIRACLE
36
Oblong Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
37
Place of refuge. : ASYLUM
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Put to flight. : ROUT
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Decimal unit. : TEN
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College athlete's status. : AMATEUR
42
Smugly proper person. : PRIG
43
Commotion. : STIR
46
Evening, on the billboards. : NITE
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Time: French. : FOIS
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Party to a promissory note. : PROMISEE
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Cheerless. : DISMAL
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Mysterious; magical. : RUNIC
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A subdued color. : UNDERTONE
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Begin. : ARISE
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Power: Poetic. : PUISSANCE
57
Cud-chewing mammals. : GOATS
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Try to acquire. : SEEK
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Harsh cleaners. : LYES
Down
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A continued checkup. : TABS
2
The citadel of ancient Athens. : ACROPOLIS
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Harold Urey's field. : CHEMISTRY
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South African corrals. : KRAALS
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A kind of bus. : OMNI
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The Douay Noah. : NOE
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Clock birds. : CUCKOOS
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Greeter of Greenland explorers. : ESKIMO
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In a state of frenzy. : AMOK
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Vaporize and mix gas for car use. : CARBURET
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Province of East China. : HONAN
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Heath plant. : ERICA
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Sunflower centers. : DISKS
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Gov. Murray's state: Abbr. : OKLA
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Horse-man. : CENTAUR
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Veracious. : TRUE
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Mrs. Goldberg. : MAMA
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Benita and husband. : COLMANS
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Formerly: Archaic. : ERST
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Top of stagnant water. : SCUM
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Honorable estate. : MATRIMONY
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A kowtow. : OBEISANCE
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Tinkled. : RANG
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He expects the worst. : ALARMIST
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Expression of displeasure. : MOUE
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Self-restraint: Fr. : RETENUE
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Jams. : TIEUPS
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Card. : POSTAL
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Block used as a chock. : SPRAG
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Resort town on Cape Cod. : TRURO
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Greek district of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Douglas ___. : FIRS
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Desserts. : ICES
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Post of a clerk. : DESK
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Virginia family. : LEES
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Engraving stamp. : DIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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