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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, 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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Across
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Old fashioned impudence. : SASS
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Husks. : PODS
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Away from. : APART
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Naval transport vessel. : TROOPSHIP
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Bannister or Landy. : MILER
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Applauder. : ACCLAIMER
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Be so minded. : OPINE
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Couch covers. : THROWS
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Frost or time. : HOAR
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Most important part. : KEY
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Strikes out. : FANS
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Panlike creature. : FAUN
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Tailors. : SEWS
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Matches against. : PITS
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Italian violinist (1692–1770). : TARTINI
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Memento of Hawaii. : LEI
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Praise. : LAUD
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Powers. : MIGHTS
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Charm. : ENCHANT
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Italian Mrs. : SIGNORA
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Hold condensed matter on a surface. : ADSORB
39
Cry to the huskies. : MUSH
40
Relative of a shrew. : NAG
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Deaf to entreaty. : ADAMANT
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Take highway and byway : ROVE
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Smooth as an egg. : BALD
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Framework for displaying goods. : RACK
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Plain. : MERE
49
Presidential nickname. : ABE
50
Gumbo. : OKRA
51
Intrigue group. : CABALA
53
Restless tribesman. : NOMAD
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Ivy Baker Priest. : TREASURER
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Shun. : AVOID
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Relic of crinoline days. : HOOPSKIRT
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Imparts. : LENDS
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Unfortunate Miss Boleyn. : ANNE
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"Summertime, and the livin' is ___." : EASY
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Photo copy, for short. : STAT
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Lucifer himself. : ARCHFIEND
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Followers of a questioning Greek. : SOCRATICS
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Lawgivers. : SOLONS
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
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Rampant conservative. : DIEHARD
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Young shoot. : SPROUT
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Love: Spanish. : AMOR
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Cabin boy in "Moby Dick." : PIP
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Similar. : ALIKE
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Take a fresh contract. : RENEW
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Cards. : TREYS
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Rabbits' feet. : PAWS
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Believer in the souls of beasts and objects. : ANIMIST
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Comme il __ (proper): Fr. : FAUT
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Traffic guide. : SIGN
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Fervent appeal. : PLEA
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Symbol of the circus. : TANBARK
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Almost: Dial. : NIGH
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Cooking fat. : LARD
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Token fees. : HONORARIA
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Innocents abroad, for instance. : TRAVELERS
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Piquant herb. : SAGE
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Aussie tennis ace. : HOAD
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On the bottom. : SUNK
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Coconut cookie: Fr. : MACARON
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Von Flotow opera. : MARTHA
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Reprimand. : REBUKE
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Trite. : BANAL
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Overhead. : ABOVE
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Flavoring agent. : LEMON
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Collect. : MASS
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Advantages for winning. : ODDS
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Fear or Flattery. : CAPE
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Overly cultural. : ARTY
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Assist. : AID
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Measureless time. : EON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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