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New York Times, Tuesday, December 21, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F H J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,002

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Across
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Figured woven fabrics. : DAMASKS
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Reclaim from the sea. : SALVAGE
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Freezing point, on a graph. : ICELINE
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Cartoonist's best friend. : IDEAMAN
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Carbonated beverage. : SODAPOP
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Impasse. : DEADEND
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Mire. : SLIME
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Australian dog. : DINGO
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Six, on dice. : SICE
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Scottish lord. : LAIRD
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Touch deeply. : STIR
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Public storehouse. : ETAPE
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Well-groomed. : SLEEK
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Officeholders. : INS
33
A misdemeanor, in law. : DELICT
35
Strategic monkey wrench in the works. : SABOTAGE
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Farmer's major asset. : CROP
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Attraction. : LURE
40
Condemns. : CENSURES
44
Holds out bait. : TEMPTS
48
Application. : USE
49
Dance routines. : STEPS
51
Not connected with. : APART
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A fish, the saurel. : SCAD
54
Tall and straight. : ERECT
56
Greek theaters. : ODEA
57
Biblical weeds. : TARES
59
Acquire a skill. : LEARN
61
Source of shellac. : LAC
62
Anthropoidal. : APELIKE
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Author of wonderful nonsense. : LEACOCK
66
Dwells. : RESIDES
67
Flower cluster. : PANICLE
68
Causes to remain. : DETAINS
69
Sterner. : STARKER
Down
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Not practiced any more. : DISUSED
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Poison from monkshood. : ACONITE
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___ Corps. : MEDICAL
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In the style of. : ALA
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Tastes liquid. : SIPS
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Hillock. : KNOLL
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Rich brown colors. : SEPIAS
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Measured against the stars. : SIDEREAL
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American humorist. : ADE
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Stellar part. : LEAD
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"Quo ___?" : VADIS
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Absence of mental power. : AMENTIA
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Running with a mob. : GANGING
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Sign approval of. : ENDORSE
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Wire measures. : MILS
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Grand themes. : EPICS
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Beginning of a career. : DEBUT
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Light tans. : ECRUS
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Its monetary unit is the hwan. : KOREA
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Rich German fruit cake. : TORTE
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Rate of activity. : TEMPO
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Unmatched. : PEERLESS
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A kind of pie. : CUSTARD
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Willing fugitive. : ESCAPEE
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Closest. : NEAREST
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Count Maximilian von ___, German admiral. : SPEE
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Close up an establishment. : PADLOCK
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Food in the Dormouse's story. : TREACLE
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A ship, according to its funnels. : STACKER
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Hair bases. : SCALPS
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Vergil's shepherdess. : DELIA
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Lunch with the boss. : TREAT
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African title of respect. : SIDI
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Role in "Peter Pan." : NANA
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Aussie Davis Cupper Rosewall. : KEN
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Circa: Abbr. : CIR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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