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New York Times, Thursday, December 16, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,997

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Across
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The ubiquitous Mr. Cassidy. : HOPALONG
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His "cow-catcher." : LARIAT
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Not copied. : ORIGINAL
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Girl's name. : AMANDA
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Setting of Tournament of Roses. : PASADENA
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Strong box. : COFFER
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Fall month: Abbr. : OCT
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Urban group in New Jersey. : ORANGES
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High note. : ELA
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7th word of the Doxology. : FLOW
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Bossy's delight. : CUD
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Chaff of grain. : BRAN
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Justice Frankfurter. : FELIX
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New title for Thurmond: Abbr. : SEN
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One of a set. : UNIT
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Poets. : LYRISTS
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Ukrainian legislature. : RADA
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Danced. : WALTZED
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Drives a bargain. : HAGGLES
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Miscellany. : OLIO
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Colony of French West Africa. : SENEGAL
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Where Orville Freeman is Governor-elect: Abbr. : MINN
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An Epistle: Abbr. : COR
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Win laughter and applause from: Slang. : PANIC
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Top performers. : ACES
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The ___ West. : FAR
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Opulent. : RICH
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Mezzo-soprano Merriman. : NAN
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Expanding Post Office service. : AIRMAIL
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Former U. N. personality. : LIE
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If. : INCASE
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Orchestrates. : ARRANGES
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Flower part. : STAMEN
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Part of the globe. : NEAREAST
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Group of seven. : HEPTAD
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Excavations for a building material. : SANDPITS
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Take flight. : HOPOFF
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Person of great knowledge. : ORACLE
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Arm of 1 Across. : PISTOL
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The ___ Khan. : AGA
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Island near Venice. : LIDO
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Top-notcher. : ONER
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"Peter Pan" role. : NANA
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Quick casts of the eyes. : GLANCES
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Woven together. : LACED
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Mr. F. F. Gosden. : AMOS
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Britain's flyers. : RAF
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Hateful: Colloq. : INFERNAL
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Capital of South Australia. : ADELAIDE
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Four-wheeled carriages of Russia. : TARANTAS
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Well-known journalist and author. : GUNTHER
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Fine carpets. : WILTONS
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Man in a police line-up. : BURGLAR
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Algebraic symbols. : XYZ
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"Bathtub." : SIDECAR
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Legal term. : RES
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Slump down. : SAG
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Feminine. : WOMANISH
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Mediterranean port of Spain. : ALICANTE
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Part of an R.N.'s uniform. : LINENCAP
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Opening. : GAP
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Frenchmen. : NORMANS
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Large slate-blue antelope. : NILGAI
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Most unfriendly. : ICIEST
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Boxes. : CHESTS
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Evil spirit. : FIEND
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On the briny. : ASEA
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Yard. : AREA
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Part of the Middle East. : IRAN
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Shortening. : LARD
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Total: Abbr. : AMT
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Knots in wool staple. : NEP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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