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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1954

1-Across : Good-humored raillery.

Author:
Dorothy Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Dorothy E. Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,703
Across
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Good-humored raillery. : BANTER
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Continues firmly. : PERSISTS
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Disinclined. : AVERSE
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Part of Turkey in Asia. : ANATOLIA
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Taste: Rare. : DEGUST
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Waterfall. : CATARACT
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Choleric. : IRATE
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Football official. : TIMER
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Waxed runner. : SKI
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Man's name: Abbr. : NATH
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Vaults. : SAFES
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Therefore. : THEN
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Since. : AGO
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Emerald or aquamarine. : BERYL
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One of the Philippines. : LEYTE
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Relevant. : GERMANE
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Flap violently. : SLAT
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Excuse for not appearing in court: Eng. law. : ESSOIN
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Part of A. E. C. : ATOMIC
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Where Kolob Canyon is. : UTAH
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Cause of much table talk. : SPINACH
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Affirms. : AVERS
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Quivering. : ASPEN
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English letter. : CEE
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Well-known name in textbooks. : GINN
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Pert. to a nobleman. : DUCAL
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Stables. : MEWS
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Jellify. : GEL
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Of the throat. : GULAR
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200 milligrams. : CARAT
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Unfavorable. : INIMICAL
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Vicar's aide. : CURATE
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Process of preserving fodder. : ENSILAGE
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Where Belfast is. : ULSTER
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Gluts. : SATIATES
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Anesthetics. : ETHERS
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Good-humored raillery. : BADINAGE
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Strikes a happy medium. : AVERAGES
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Deniers. : NEGATORS
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Veritas. : TRUTH
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Existence. : ESSE
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Calm. : PACIFY
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Cloisonné finishes. : ENAMELS
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Chides. : RATES
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Hesperus. : STAR
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Noun suffix. : IOR
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Wantonly cutting. : SLASHY
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List of candidates. : TICKET
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Hard wood of Brazil. : SATINE
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Allowance for weight of container. : TARE
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Drug from cassia leaves. : SENNA
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National Park near Yellowstone. : TETON
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Harasses. : BAITS
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Cum laude, for instance. : LATIN
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Grieve. : MOURN
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Little fold. : LAPEL
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Soften by steeping. : MACERATE
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Bus boy's first chore. : ICEWATER
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President Arthur and others. : CHESTERS
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Transportation charge. : HAULAGE
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Coast Guard girl. : SPAR
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Students at certain colleges: Colloq. : AGGIES
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Where the Prater is. : VIENNA
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Get the support of. : ENLIST
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Symbol of the blindfolded goddess. : SCALES
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Coin in Shylock's purse. : DUCAT
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Bog. : MARSH
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River of Coolidge Dam. : GILA
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Group of followers. : CULT
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1002. : MII
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Signal to begin. : CUE

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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