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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 1954

Author:
Jack Chaikin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,696
Across
1
Closed. : SHUT
5
Opposite of 1 Across: Poet. : OPED
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Relative of the canvasback. : SCAUP
14
Seasonal meteorological affliction. : HURRICANE
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"___ coffee . . . " : ILIKE
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Heir apparent. : OLDESTSON
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U. S. M. A. student. : CADET
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Renter. : LESSEE
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Nautical initials. : USSS
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Man's name in an expression. : PETE
24
Prank. : DIDO
26
Horrified. : AGHAST
29
Is remiss. : NEGLECTS
33
Chinese man's name. : CHOU
34
Nail polish. : ENAMEL
36
Three letters of debt. : IOU
37
Shed: Brit. sp. : MOULT
39
Weapon. : ARM
40
Disburse. : SPEND
42
Letter. : ESS
43
Government department. : BUREAU
46
Diminutive of a girl's name. : ETTA
47
Ocean liner V. I. P.'s. : STEWARDS
49
"If music be the food of love, ___." : PLAYON
51
Sea: Latin. : MARE
52
Winged. : ALAR
53
Bubble. : BEAD
55
Business sycophant. : YESMAN
58
"___ and Hers." : HIS
61
Notwithstanding. : ASIDE
63
Quailing. : BLENCHING
65
Soup server. : LADLE
66
Former federal council of the German Empire. : BUNDESRAT
67
One in reverie. : MUSER
68
Places. : SETS
69
Hardy character. : TESS
Down
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Sequence on movie film. : SHOT
2
Hawaiian specialty. : HULA
3
Pakistan's language. : URDU
4
Town: Prefix. : TRE
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Chamber ensemble. : OCTETTE
6
Out of date. : PASSE
7
Biblical character. : ENOS
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Sandy tract by the sea. : DENE
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Thus: Latin. : SIC
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Actor Rains. : CLAUDE
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Travelers' ___. : AIDSOCIETY
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Music-makers. : UKES
13
Favorites. : PETS
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Paradisical bits of land. : ISLES
21
Verge. : EDGE
23
Frederika's spouse. : PAUL
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Troubles. : ILLS
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Culminations. : ACMES
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Banquo at the banquet. : GHOST
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___ knee. : HOUSEMAIDS
29
Nostrils. : NARES
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Ill-fated Flaubert heroine. : EMMA
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Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
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Where Khartum is. : SUDAN
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Fragrant ointment. : NARD
38
Shaped metal beam. : TBAR
41
Alligator ___. : PEAR
44
Prominent chemist. : UREY
45
High regions. : UPLANDS
48
Duck's walk. : WADDLE
50
Jousting weapon. : LANCE
52
Catkin. : AMENT
53
Anything soothing. : BALM
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Jacob's twin. : ESAU
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Recedes. : EBBS
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Twist. : SLUE
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Engage. : HIRE
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Miss Claire and others. : INAS
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Non-coms. : SGTS
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Always: Poet. : EER
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Semi-retired V. I. P. : HST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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