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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,723
Across
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Outdo. : SURPASS
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Montgomery's rank. : MARSHAL
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Hide in the ground. : INEARTH
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Author France. : ANATOLE
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Under controversy. : ATISSUE
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Cry of surrender, 1918. : KAMERAD
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Belgian city. : MONS
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Exemplary specimen. : MODEL
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Copper coin of India. : ANNA
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Fruit skin. : APPLEPEEL
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Breeches: Span. : BRAGAS
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Make anew. : RECREATE
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Ask further alms. : REBEG
34
Deep-pitted, as the moon. : CRATEROUS
35
European aid plan, before M. S. A. : ECA
36
Of high professional character. : ETHICAL
38
Registered nurses: Abbr. : RNS
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Product of Groton shipyard. : SUBMARINE
41
Port of ancient Rome. : OSTIA
43
Soldier's basic work. : TRAINING
44
Constrained. : UNEASY
45
Hooperatings, for instance. : STANDINGS
47
Topper. : COAT
50
Kings in manes. : LIONS
51
Shipshape. : TRIM
55
Nullify a wrong method. : UNLEARN
57
Halo. : AUREOLE
59
Very affectionate embrace. : BEARHUG
60
Idle chatter. : PRATTLE
61
Family of Menlo Park. : EDISONS
62
Most keyed up. : TENSEST
Down
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Indo-Chinese neighbor land. : SIAM
2
Preposition: Poet. : UNTO
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Bridle strap. : REIN
4
A journey by water. : PASSAGE
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Art: Latin. : ARS
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Confounds the experts. : STUMPS
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Biblical Hades. : SHEOL
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Famous literary middle name. : MAKEPEACE
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Collections of literary excerpts. : ANALECTA
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Sign of the zodiac. : RAM
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Pilferer. : STEALER
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A stormy cape. : HORN
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Ex-Ambassador Kirk. : ALAN
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Spartan queen. : LEDA
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"Desperate deeds of ___." : DERRINGDO
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Showy celebration. : PAGEANT
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Soon. : ERELONG
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Chief French naval station. : BREST
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Crop up again. : RECUR
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Addis ___, Ethiop capital. : ABABA
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Heart artery. : AORTA
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French-African capital. : TUNIS
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Attempt. : ESSAY
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Gym pull-ups on a bar. : CHINNINGS
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Test flight. : TRIALRUN
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Men's titles. : MISTERS
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Sonnet stanzas. : SESTETS
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In doubt. : UNSURE
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Unsuited. : INAPT
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Nonliquid bullion. : CUBE
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United. : ONED
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Turkish regiment. : ALAI
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Repetition. : ROTE
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Defects. : ILLS
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Make a junction. : MEET
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Exclamation: Var. : AHO
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Operated. : RAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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