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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,698
Across
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The "ox-eyed" goddess. : HERA
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Esteemed. : DEAR
9
French clergymen. : ABBES
14
Part of a range. : OVEN
15
Groundless. : IDLE
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Tree bearing three-cornered nuts. : BEECH
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Radio listeners by necessity. : CAPTIVEAUDIENCE
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Moslem ruler. : SULTAN
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Propaganda weapon for dictators. : BIGLIE
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___ entendu (of course): Fr. : BIEN
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Prepare to catch another fish. : REBAIT
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New facet of TV. : COLOR
26
Potential fricassee. : HEN
27
President Bayar's predecessor. : INONU
30
Chemical derivative: Var. : AMIN
31
"Trade, not ___." : AID
32
Former Mexican President. : ALEMAN
33
Man's nickname. : MAC
34
Intervals in music. : OCTAVES
36
Times of prosperity. : UPS
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Provide with means. : ENABLE
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Ethiopian title. : RAS
40
Afloat. : ASEA
41
Brought into conformity. : LINED
42
Afternoons: Abbr. : PMS
43
Girl's nickname. : CISSY
44
One way to cook meat. : PANFRY
46
Test for a pilot's license. : SOLO
47
Special password in military usage. : PAROLE
48
Pitchman's talks. : SPIELS
50
Coral Sea or Midway. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Perform the functions of. : ACTAS
54
English river. : AVON
55
Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Ditto 50 Across. : LEYTE
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Ping-pong paddles. : BATS
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Decree ___. : NISI
Down
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Ad ___ (for this case only): Lat. : HOC
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Miss St. Clare and others. : EVAS
3
It was founded in 1854. : REPUBLICANPARTY
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Kind of insect. : ANTLION
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Piece of furniture. : DIVAN
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Berlin conferee. : EDEN
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Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
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Man's name in a nursery jingle. : REUBEN
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Second first lady and others. : ABIGAILS
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Straight route. : BEELINE
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One of Hitler's puppets. : BENITOMUSSOLINI
12
Behold: Latin. : ECCE
13
Ship or girl. : SHE
18
Brain passage. : ITER
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Dip bait into water. : DIB
23
Its shadow is over Europe. : REDARMY
24
Vicuña's relative. : CAMEL
25
Native of Muscat. : OMANI
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Three-bagger. : HIT
28
Backs of necks. : NAPES
29
Retract a statement. : UNSAY
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
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Well-known initials. : AES
34
Language of the sagas. : OLDNORSE
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Duct: Latin. : VAS
38
Panda. : BEARCAT
40
Part of a plane. : AILERON
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A home in a jiffy. : PREFAB
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Coconut fiber. : COIR
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Where Orlando is: Abbr. : FLA
46
Extends across. : SPANS
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Coin for a ryot. : PICE
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Highlander. : SCOT
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Chinaware, silverware, etc. : SETS
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Indian mulberry. : AAL
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Hydroelectric development in U. S. : TVA
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Louis Quinze. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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