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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,688

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Across
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Egyptian reptiles. : ASPS
5
Smiths or Seckels. : PEARS
10
Barber's problem. : MANE
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Soft ___. : SOAP
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Think: Dialect. : ALLOW
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Largest atoll in the Pacific. : CHRISTMASISLAND
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More violent. : HOTTER
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Robbed (of something). : REFT
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A chance to speak. : SAY
23
Norse name. : ERIC
25
Limitation. : STINT
27
Bonaparte was one. : CORSICAN
31
Unmusical dreamer. : SNORER
34
Spanish "bravo." : OLE
35
Author Shute. : NEVIL
37
Little man in the underground. : GNOME
38
Dietrich's daughter, Maria. : RIVA
40
Verb suffix. : ISE
41
Thin, pointed sword. : EPEE
42
Warm places. : OVENS
44
Contract. : LEASE
47
Underworld queen. : HEL
48
Historic cloth. : TARTAN
50
Whole numbers. : INTEGERS
52
TV background. : SETUP
54
F.D.R.'s mother. : SARA
55
French friend. : AMI
57
Golden calf. : IDOL
59
Best quality of merchandise. : FIRSTS
63
Puck. : ROBINGOODFELLOW
66
Largest island in the Hebrides. : MULL
67
Result. : ENSUE
68
Hoover's birthplace. : IOWA
69
Quest. : SEEK
70
Out of style. : DATED
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Per ___. : CENT
Down
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Modern novelist. : ASCH
2
London district. : SOHO
3
Member. : PART
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Vents one's ill will upon. : SPITES
5
She plays "Melba." : PATRICE
6
Hard, heavy wood. : ELM
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Like a wing. : ALAR
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Ramblers. : ROSES
9
Sooty-brown birds. : SWIFTS
10
Actor Ferrer. : MEL
11
Word inversion, such as "Came the dawn." : ANASTROPHE
12
Ship of 1492. : NINA
13
Popular singer and actor. : EDDY
18
Small finch. : SERIN
19
Goad. : STING
24
Quibble. : CAVIL
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Nothing. : NONE
27
Painter of misty dawns. : COROT
28
Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
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A kind of coat. : REVERSIBLE
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U. S. citizen of Japanese parentage. : NISEI
32
Eastern prince. : EMEER
33
Film components. : REELS
36
Relies. : LEANS
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Preceding: Prefix. : ANTE
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Kind of embroidery stitch. : SATIN
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Manned. : STAFFED
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Hair-raising. : EERIE
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Elbowed. : NUDGED
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Plant of the lily family. : GARLIC
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City in central Bombay. : POONA
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Up in ___ (indignant). : ARMS
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Mademoiselle's sulky look. : MOUE
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Absorbed. : LOST
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Blackthorn. : SLOE
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Grover's Corners, for instance. : TOWN
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Wallop. : SWAT
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Kind. : ILK
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Directly. : DUE

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later.

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