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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,990

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1
Rumor personified. : FAMA
5
Tubs. : BATHS
10
Willing: Abbr, : OBDT
14
Great mental burden. : LOAD
15
He wrote "Murder in the Cathedral." : ELIOT
16
Swarm. : POUR
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Community recently in the news. : EUROPEANDEFENSE
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Gets the attention of. : ATTRACTS
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Buyer. : VENDEE
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First two words of Genesis, : INTHE
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Sarcastic comment. : JEER
24
Dutch theologian. : JANSEN
26
___ box. : PANDORAS
30
European country: Abbr. : ENG
31
Review briefly. : SUMUP
33
River at Lyons. : SAONE
34
Partiality. : BIAS
36
Docile. : TAMED
38
Unit of force. : DYNE
39
Tree trunks. : BOLES
41
Demolishes. : RASES
43
Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
44
Footwear. : SNEAKERS
46
Lives alone: Slang. : BACHES
48
Marcelled. : WAVY
49
Its capital is Pago Pago. : SAMOA
50
Italian astronomer, comet-discoverer : DONATI
53
Breakfast food, in Philadelphia. : SCRAPPLE
56
One of the Governors-elect. : AVERELLHARRIMAN
58
Plumbum. : LEAD
59
Napoleon in 1814. : EXILE
60
Ismay is its Secretary General. : NATO
61
Makes faux pas. : ERRS
62
Covered with frost. : RIMED
63
Antelopes. : GNUS
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Chigger. : FLEA
2
August, in France. : AOUT
3
Check on a horse's head. : MARTINGALE
4
Decks. : ADORNS
5
Three-cornered fruit of hardwood tree. : BEECHNUT
6
Winged. : ALATE
7
Kitchen canisters. : TINS
8
Trough for carrying bricks. : HOD
9
Man's name. : STEVEN
10
Vagabond's way. : OPENROAD
11
Uniting force. : BOND
12
Immortal actress. : DUSE
13
Baobab. : TREE
18
French delicacies. : PATES
19
Eats. : FEEDS
23
Plays tricks. : JAPES
24
English Ambassador to France and family. : JEBBS
25
Negatively charged particle. : ANION
26
Cougars. : PUMAS
27
Explorer Andrews. : ROYCHAPMAN
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Miss Laurie. : ANNIE
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Grains. : SEEDS
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Indeed!, in Shakespeare's day. : MARRY
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Away from terra firma. : SEAWARDS
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Prohibited. : DEBARRED
40
Ray. : SKATE
42
Philippine Island. : SAMAR
45
More vicious. : EVILER
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Covering course of a wall. : COPING
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Dieter's mentor. : SCALE
50
Mrs. Roy Rogers. : DALE
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Superior. : OVER
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St. Paul is to Minneapolis. : NEAR
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Wedge for leveling masonry. : SHIM
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Latvian monetary units. : LATU
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Biblical name. : ENOS
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61. : LXI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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