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New York Times, Tuesday, February 16, 1954

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,694
Across
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Hot Springs, Mineral Wells, etc. : SPAS
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Island near Java. : BALI
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Coffee houses. : CAFES
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Imaginary finishing line. : WIRE
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Gulf between Arabia and Africa. : ADEN
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Opposed to cathode. : ANODE
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Sea bird, order of tube-nosed swimmers. : ALBATROSS
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Latakia is its seaport. : SYRIA
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Migratory workman: Slang. : BOOMER
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New York and San Francisco. : SEAPORTS
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Naval cadets wear gold ones. : STRIPES
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Trigon. : TRINE
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The United States. : LINER
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Traveler by galley to Britain, 55 B.C. : CAESAR
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Enjoyed. : LIKED
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Species of hickory. : PECAN
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Part of a musical phrase. : TRA
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Singles. : ONES
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Book of Hours. : HORAE
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Levantine ketch. : SAIC
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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True and faithful. : LOYAL
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Make fast: Naut. : BELAY
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Fabled marine creature. : MERMAN
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Where Hercules killed the lion. : NEMEA
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Beaches. : SANDS
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8½-mi.-long harbor in Northern Ireland. : BELFAST
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B. S. A. member. : SEASCOUT
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Ship of 1850. : SLAVER
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Money bag. : PURSE
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Adm. Rickover's concern. : SUBMARINE
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Goader. : URGER
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Royal Italian name. : ESTE
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Gary Cooper's "pixilated" role. : DEEDS
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Narrow. : NEAR
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Course. : ROAD
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Lubbers. : SWABS
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King of the harbor. : PILOT
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Where grapes grow. : ARBOR
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Lengths of minutes of the earth's great circle. : SEAMILES
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Unproductive. : BARREN
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Fuss. : ADO
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Not so much. : LESS
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Small map within a larger one. : INSET
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Sea, 92 ft. below ocean level. : CASPIAN
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You or I. : ANYONE
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Carrier under construction. : FORRESTAL
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Correct manuscript. : EDIT
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Freedom of the ___. : SEAS
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Lukewarm. : TEPID
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Alms boxes. : ARCAE
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Former native soldier of India. : SEPOY
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Published again. : RERAN
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Part of an opera. : ARIA
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Spirited. : RACY
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Appear as on the horizon. : LOOM
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Concerning: Latin. : INRE
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She sank the Alabama in 1864. : KEARSARGE
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Chief spy in Canaan. : CALEB
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John Wayne movie. : HONDO
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McGinty, for instance. : SEAFARER
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Light cavalry soldiers. : LANCERS
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Mrs. Spewack. : BELLA
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Assembled. : MASSED
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Famous name in hypnotism. : MESMER
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Girl's name. : SUSAN
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Dispatch boat. : AVISO
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Maiden in Wagner's "Flying Dutchman." : SENTA
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Cornered, as a raccoon. : TREED
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Weeding tool. : SPUD
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River into the Seine. : EURE
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Girl's nickname. : BEA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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