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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1954

Author:
George Henderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
George Henderson has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,006
Across
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Bookkeepers: Abbr. : ACCS
5
Part of a poinsettia. : STEM
9
Large African city. : CAIRO
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A kind of store. : COOP
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"Thursday's child has far ___." : TOGO
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Open. : UNBAR
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Message on a card. : HOLIDAYGREETING
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Queen of mysteries. : ELLERY
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Exclamation of surprise. : SAY
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Firmament. : SKY
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Careening. : ALIST
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Faithful: Scot. : LEAL
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Rotund. : FAT
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Makes contented sounds: Var. : PURS
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Military builder. : SEABEE
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Encompassed by. : AMID
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Figures on cards. : PIPS
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By-laws. : RULES
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Phenomena of Scotland. : MOORS
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Santa Claus. : POP
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Classroom tests. : ORALS
45
Actor Truex. : ERNIE
46
Chimney stuff. : SOOT
48
On a cruise. : ASEA
49
One-fifth of the world's land. : DESERT
51
Golfer's cry. : FORE
53
Snoop. : PRY
54
Marsh bird. : RAIL
56
Santa's HQ. : NORTH
58
Grope for words. : HAW
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Doily. : MAT
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U. S. treasurer. : PRIEST
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Subject of a seasonal song. : AWHITECHRISTMAS
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Where many Christmas trees come from. : MAINE
71
Man's name. : ERIC
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Benefit. : HELP
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Movie star's first name. : MYRNA
74
Pointers. : DOGS
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Common suffixes. : ESTS
Down
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Nostalgic feeling. : ACHE
2
Deliberate. : COOL
3
Light meals. : COLLATIONS
4
Nonstop talk. : SPIEL
5
Burns the midnight oil. : STAYSUP
6
Space helmet, for instance. : TOY
7
Nog ingredients. : EGGS
8
Upright. : MORAL
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Straight, tapering rod used in a game. : CUE
10
Termite. : ANT
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Big bird with a curved bill. : IBIS
12
High degree. : RANK
13
Revel. : ORGY
18
A grind of coffee. : DRIP
19
Watches closely. : EYES
24
Pleasure jaunts. : TRIPS
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Flying machine. : AERO
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Girl's name. : LAURA
28
Illustrious. : FAMED
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Con ___, with love. : AMORE
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A funny trick. : SPOOF
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Speaks irreverently. : BLASPHEMES
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Fisherman. : EELER
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Pope's "___ on Man." : ESSAY
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Beauty shop necessity. : DRIER
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Golf club. : SPOON
42
Evening: Italian. : SERA
47
Hot countries. : TROPICS
50
Favorable opportunity. : TIME
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Blunders. : ERRS
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Interwove. : LACED
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Give a tenth part of. : TITHE
58
Coal-mining city in Germany. : HAMM
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"___ in a manger . . . " : AWAY
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Sound of flight. : WHIR
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By way of. : THRO
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Arizona river. : SALT
65
Recipe measures. : TSPS
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"No room at the ___." : INN
68
Party. : TEA
69
Fit up. : RIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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