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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,009
Across
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Cheese. : EDAM
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Oriental title. : BABA
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Pairs of horses. : SPANS
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Best-selling novelist. : DUMAURIER
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Prohibited. : TABOO
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Flashes. : GLINTINGS
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Stage and screen actor. : EWELL
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Superior. : ELEGANT
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Type of shoe. : OPENTOE
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Sounds of inquiry. : EHS
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Marsh bird. : SNIPE
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Marks of combat. : SCARS
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"The ___ Hours." : DESPERATE
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End pieces. : TIPS
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Affect strongly. : HIT
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Followed. : ENSUED
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Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
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Cole and others. : PORTERS
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Piece of music. : RAG
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Removes dirt. : SCOURS
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Ruined city in Iran. : SUSA
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Sen. McNamara's colleague. : SENPOTTER
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He's most likely to succeed. : COMER
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Equine. : STEED
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Chum. : PAL
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Josephus or Jonathan. : DANIELS
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Flavoring. : VANILLA
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Running tracks. : OVALS
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Olivier forte. : TRAGEDIES
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A piece of the fairway. : DIVOT
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Rights to use of others' lands. : EASEMENTS
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Drying chambers. : OVENS
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Aniline ___. : DYES
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Tranquillity. : REST
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Keenness. : EDGE
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Tedious. : DULL
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Friend: Fr. : AMIE
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Symbols of Christmas. : MANGERS
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The sticks of a fan. : BRINS
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Inelegant verb form. : AINT
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___ the question (evade the issue). : BEG
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Malicious burnings. : ARSONS
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Becomes precipitous. : STEEPENS
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Certain borrowers. : PAWNERS
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Encourage. : ABET
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___ contendere. : NOLO
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Flatfish. : SOLE
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___ Watkins. : UTAHS
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Pibroch players. : PIPERS
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Decided. : SETTLED
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Geology term. : STOSS
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Sorceress. : CIRCE
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Housewife's garb. : APRON
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Manager: Abbr. : DIR
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Gold. : AURUM
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Vex. : TEASE
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Charlie's mentor. : EDGAR
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Lodging place. : HOSTEL
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Remonstrates. : PROTESTS
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Head part. : EAR
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Greek letter. : UPSILON
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Firmer. : SOLIDER
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Subjected to an examination. : TESTED
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Cave ___ (beware the dog). : CANEM
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Messengers. : PAGES
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Extinct bird. : DODO
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Main part of a church. : NAVE
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Decorative container. : VASE
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Course of conduct. : LINE
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Allows. : LETS
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Actor Bolger. : RAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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