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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1954

14-Across : Amy Lowell.

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,701
Across
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Joe Jackson's role in vaudeville. : TRAMP
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Quibble. : CAVIL
11
Anger. : CHOLER
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Popular recordings. : OPERAS
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Amy Lowell. : POETESS
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Small cabbage-like buds. : SPROUTS
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Word in a Shakespeare title. : LABORS
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Try: Colloq. : STAB
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The least bit: Colloq. : RAP
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Put forth effort. : EXERT
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Kind of meat. : VEAL
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Milldam. : WEIR
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English lodgings: Slang. : DIGS
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Preoccupation of many women. : DIET
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A "fabulous" comedienne. : FANNY
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Practical joke. : GAG
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Directly opposite. : DIAMETRIC
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In high spirits. : ELATED
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Alludes. : REFERS
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Gave up. : RENOUNCED
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Cereal seed. : OAT
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Bad girl of the good old days. : HUSSY
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Drench. : SOAK
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More. : ELSE
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Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Liquefy. : MELT
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Worth. : PRICE
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Forty winks. : NAP
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Spanish hall. : SALA
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South American wildcat. : SERVAL
49
Ghost. : SPECTRE
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Laments. : BEWAILS
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Characteristics. : TRAITS
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Features of Everest and Nuptse. : ARETES
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A tapestry. : ARRAS
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Exit, pursued by ___: "Winter's Tale." : ABEAR
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Famous burlesque recently filmed. : THEBEGGARSOPERA
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Dynamo parts. : ROTORS
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Wide awake. : ALERT
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How-de-do. : MESS
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Couples: Abbr. : PRS
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Having ribs. : COSTATE
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Horrify: Var. : APPAL
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Solve, for instance. : VERB
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Initials of the ides of March. : IRO
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Dramatic star who has taken up singing. : LAURENCEOLIVIER
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Important cable. : COAXIAL
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Discoloration. : STAIN
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Promised donation. : PLEDGE
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Brisk. : SPRY
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Appear. : SEEM
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Passing through. : VIA
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Stray child. : WAIF
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Prank. : DIDO
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Portland's spouse. : FRED
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Disown. : DENY
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A long tramp. : TREK
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Heroine of 1891 novel. : TESS
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Scaramouches. : RASCALS
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Hardens. : STEELS
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Good-for-nothing. : USELESS
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Old Lopez tune. : NOLA
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Persian or Siamese. : CAT
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Cacklers. : HENS
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Not fitting. : UNAPT
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Catches for the copyreader. : ERRATA
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Flotow opera. : MARTA
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Flycatcher. : PEWEE
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Activity. : STIR
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Balkan native. : SERB
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Convertible. : CAR
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Sheepish expression. : BAA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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