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WORD ALMANAC

New York Times, Sunday, February 7, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 150, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,685
Across
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Fertile plain of Israel. : SHARON
7
Spotted animal. : DAPPLE
13
Sheep-raising Indians. : NAVAHOS
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Eagle wearer. : COLONEL
22
The "88." : IVORIES
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Loving. : AMATORY
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Where the Tombigbee flows. : ALABAMA
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Girl's name. : LOUELLA
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Swimmer: Lat. : NATATOR
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Deliver. : RID
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Sea ___. : SERPENTS
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Seekers of the universal soul. : YOGIS
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Raised edge. : RIM
34
Italian river. : ADDA
36
Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
37
Nonentity. : STRAWMAN
40
Beverage. : SODA
41
Long-napped table cover. : BAIZE
43
City on the Gila. : YUMA
45
Yows. : OUCHES
46
Where Uspallata Pass is. : ANDES
47
Churchly bodies. : SYNODS
49
Get: Colloq. : LAND
51
Chinese name of Christian God. : SHEN
52
Tom Tulliver's river. : FLOSS
53
Sir in Malaysia. : TUAN
55
Democrat Mitchell. : STEPHEN
57
Echoic animal sound. : MEOW
58
Phantom. : SPECTER
61
Girl friend: Fr. : AMIE
62
Pattern maker. : MODELIST
66
Passing through. : VIA
67
Atmosphere. : AURA
68
Short lyric forms. : RONDELETS
71
Man's name. : IVOR
72
One of the Babas. : ALI
73
Cuts into three parts. : TRISECTS
75
Metalware. : TOLE
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Emulate Ken Henry. : SKATE
77
Preachment. : SERMON
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Illustrate. : CITE
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Bristle. : SETA
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Governess. : DUENNA
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Curl the lip. : SNEER
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Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
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100-meters runner. : SPRINTER
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Texas leaguer. : HIT
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Crusaders' port. : ACRE
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Item on a recital program. : SELECTION
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U.S. air and naval base. : GUAM
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Items on account: Abbr. : OAS
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Tints again. : RESTAINS
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Dido's sister. : ANNA
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Varieties of chicory. : ENDIVES
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Bores. : IRKS
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Short haircut. : SHINGLE
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In addition. : ALSO
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King ___, in Texas. : RANCH
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Twofold. : DUAL
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House wings. : ELLS
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Sea W of Seoul. : YELLOW
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Murmur. : SOUGH
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Seizer. : CAPTOR
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Hound's cry. : YELP
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Noted Chief Justice. : STONE
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Nursery tale schemer. : PUSS
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Filled to the brim. : BUMPERED
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Malay. : MORO
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Officiates. : ACTS
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"When she awoke, she found ___ joke." : ITA
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Kipnis or Baccaloni. : BASSO
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"A Woman Is a ___ Thing." : SOMETIME
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"Krazy ___." : KAT
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Decorations. : RIBBONS
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Clothes presser. : SADIRON
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French leader in Indo-China. : NAVARRE
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Blow up: Photog. : ENLARGE
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Plain. : EVIDENT
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Something to disappear into. : THINAIR
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Sibyl. : SEERESS
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Proxies. : AGENTS
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Poplars. : ALAMOS
Down
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Class of Poe's "Gold Bug." : SCARABS
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February 22. : HOLIDAY
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Outwitter of an African magician. : ALADDIN
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Rifle. : ROB
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Fuegians. : ONAS
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Vale in Argolis. : NEMEA
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Predicaments. : DILEMMAS
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Severn tributary. : AVON
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Catfishes. : POUTS
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Magician's command. : PRESTO
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Small: Dial. : LIL
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Food fish. : EEL
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Small Nubian harps. : NANGAS
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Violently. : AMAIN
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Tanks. : VATS
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"Strain ___ gnat." : ATA
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Souped-up cars. : HOTRODS
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Copper and zinc alloys. : OROIDES
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Actors' robes of early times. : SYRMAS
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TV's Mr. Parks. : LARRY
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Host's hortatory remark. : SAYWHEN
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King of Greece. : PAUL
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Foretoken. : OMEN
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Nitrogen. : AZOTE
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Scurried. : RUSHED
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Heart symptom. : ACHE
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White. : SNOWLIKE
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Seymour or Pusey, for instance. : EDUCATOR
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Where Bay of Whales is. : ANTARCTIC
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Agave. : ALOE
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Orrery orb. : SATURN
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Lower in rank. : DEMOTE
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G-men. : FEDS
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St. Phillip ___. : NERI
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Certain flagpoles. : PINS
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Speck. : MOTE
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The golden trait. : SILENCE
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Matchers. : PAIRERS
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"Rugged rock" runners. : RASCALS
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Hodgepodge. : MELANGE
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One of the Waverley Novels. : IVANHOE
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Cossack cavalry squadrons. : SOTNIAS
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Regalements. : TREATS
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Site of euthenics institute. : VASSAR
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Everlastingly. : ETERNALLY
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Pseudonym of Julien Viaud. : LOTI
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Dev's land. : EIRE
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Inferences. : SURMISES
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Conventions. : MEETINGS
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Kind of cake. : SPONGE
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Unbearable: Colloq. : DEADLY
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Enclosures. : PENS
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___ Fein. : SINN
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Bluefin. : TUNA
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Soldierly Hindu. : SIKH
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Alter to meet particular conditions. : TAILOR
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Rainbow. : ARCH
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Famous Italian physicist. : VOLTA
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Assume. : SUPPOSE
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Virulence. : HATE
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Fire and water. : ELEMENTS
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Fixed practice. : ROUTINE
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River and gorge in N. Y. : AUSABLE
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Fort Peck, Oahe, etc. : DAMS
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Deer track. : SLOT
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Kind of linen cloth. : LOCKRAM
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Rochester's waterfront. : ONTARIO
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Certain storms. : WESTERS
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Skyline features. : SPIRES
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Uses bad language. : CUSSES
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Dwell. : RESIDE
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Figured calico. : PRINT
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Hair-do. : BANGS
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Poet Mark Van ___. : DOREN
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Fred Astaire's home town. : OMAHA
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Nuisance. : BORE
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Where Missoula is: Abbr. : MONT
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Hypocrisy is one. : EVIL
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Sandbank. : BAR
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Understand: Slang. : DIG
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Up: Prefix. : ANA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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