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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,729

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Across
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French enthusiasm. : ELAN
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Tarheel State: Abbr. : NCAR
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Distant. : AFAR
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Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
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Mme. Bovary. : EMMA
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Glen: Poet. : VALE
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Offensive line-up on the gridiron. : SINGLEWING
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Sooner State: Abbr. : OKLA
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Same as 17 Across. : TFORMATION
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Darnel or wild carrot. : WEED
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Propeller. : OAR
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Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Crowbar. : PRY
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Members of families. : MAS
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Compass point. : NNW
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Mrs. Haymes. : RITA
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Actor Walter. : ABEL
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Pyromaniacs. : ARSONISTS
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Received: Fr. : RECU
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Babbling water. : BROOK
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Biblical name. : ESAU
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Special timepiece. : STOPWATCH
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Fraternity member: Colloq. : DEKE
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Want. : NEED
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Conjunctions. : ORS
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Resolute. : SET
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Extra. : ODD
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Where Shannon is. : EIRE
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Semblance. : AIR
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Bricklayers’ burdens. : HODS
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Popular evening entertainment. : NIGHTGAMES
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Soon. : ANON
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What the co-ed calls the football captain. : ADREAMBOAT
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Britain’s poet laureate, 1715–18. : ROWE
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Letters. : GEES
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Lower. : ABASE
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English composer. : ARNE
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Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
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Scrap: Colloq. : ITEM
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Formerly: Arch. : ERST
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Son of Eric the Red. : LEIF
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Part of A. D. : ANNO
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Tributary of the Amazon. : NEGRO
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Salamander. : NEWT
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903. : CMIII
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“I ___ a Virginian, but an American.”—Patrick Henry. : AMNOT
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Gotterdammerung in Norse myth. : RAGNAROK
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Admit openly. : AVOW
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Deceptive plays in football. : FAKEPASSES
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River into the Weser. : ALLER
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Unhesitant. : READY
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Violinist Mischa. : ELMAN
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Merit. : EARN
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Author Yutang. : LIN
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Stop-off point for Capt. Video. : MARS
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Assist. : ABET
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Part of a football game. : SECONDDOWN
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Kind of hog. : WART
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Evened the score. : TIED
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Actress Velez. : LUPE
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Conveyance for Sinbad. : ROC
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London district. : SOHO
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Write down. : TAKE
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Fat. : SUET
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M. C.’s stock in trade. : BADINAGE
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Bide a ___! : WEE
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Greek letter. : SIGMA
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Kim’s last name. : OHARA
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Depositor in a blood bank. : DONOR
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Token journeys. : RIDES
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Wading bird. : EGRET
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Ben Ezra. : RABBI
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Snicker ___. : SNEE
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Rudolph of the Reich. : HESS
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Ditch around a castle. : MOAT
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Leisure. : EASE
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Shaft on a watch. : STEM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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