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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1954

Author:
Morton Braun
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Morton B. Braun has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,722

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Across
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Comedian Bert. : LAHR
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"North of Boston" poet. : FROST
10
Companion of sound. : SAFE
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Inter ___ (among other things): Lat. : ALIA
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"___ Come Back to Me." : LOVER
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Braid. : PLAT
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High officer in NATO. : MONTGOMERY
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August: French. : AOUT
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Astern. : AFT
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Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
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Character in "Porgy and Bess." : SERENA
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Major Baltic port. : STETTIN
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School groups. : PTAS
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Nothing: French. : RIEN
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Divides into thirds. : TRISECTS
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Soapstone and French chalk. : TALCS
34
Fictional destroyer-minesweeper. : CAINE
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Taunting exclamation. : OHO
36
Aleutian island. : ADAK
37
Arranging. : DOING
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Speak sharply. : SNAP
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Brothers. : MEN
40
Sham attack. : FEINT
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He wrote, "How doth the little busy bee . . . " : WATTS
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Useful piece of furniture. : ENDTABLE
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Read carefully. : PORE
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Man's name. : AMOS
46
Early. : BETIMES
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Writer Gogarty. : OLIVER
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Evening: It. : SERA
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New Deal agency. : NRA
54
Wait. : BIDE
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Styptic. : ASTRINGENT
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In any case. : EVER
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Learns. : HEARS
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___-dieu, low desk for kneeling at prayer. : PRIE
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Senior member. : DEAN
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Actress Churchill. : SARAH
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Secondhand. : USED
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Actor Fernando. : LAMAS
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In the air. : ALOFT
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Back country. : HINTERLAND
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Rodent. : RAT
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Two shillings. : FLORIN
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___ candle. : ROMAN
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Furnace. : OVEN
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Former Italian title. : SER
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___ place, a rendezvous. : TRYSTING
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Few and far between. : SPARSE
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Sego's relative. : ALOE
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Rural deity. : FAUN
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Girl's nickname. : ETTA
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Entrances. : GATES
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Affluence. : EASE
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Check mark. : TICK
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Photograph. : PRINT
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French historian. : TAINE
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Scorners. : CONTEMNERS
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Conjunction. : THAT
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Becomes wet. : SOPS
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Gentle. : TAME
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Arabian port. : ADEN
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Fakes, as a rope. : COILS
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Actress Kerr and others. : DEBORAHS
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Draped garment. : SARI
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Renown. : FAME
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Wagnerian role. : WOTAN
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The Mermaid of London, circa 1600. : TAVERN
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Be destroyed. : PERISH
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Yankee catcher. : BERRA
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Actor Truex. : ERNIE
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Gratified. : SATED
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Biblical name. : OBED
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Of immediate interest. : LIVE
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Project : IDEA
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Excel. : STAR
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Rough water. : SEA
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Former version of MVD. : GPU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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