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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 1954

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,732

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Across
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Held up in use. : WORE
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Ward off. : AVERT
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Emulated Florence Chadwick. : SWAM
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Agile wild goat. : IBEX
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Where Tutuila is. : SAMOA
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Think deeply. : PORE
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Hostess' prize guest. : SOCIALLION
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Mrs. F. D. R. : ANNA
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Golfer's attire. : PLUSFOURS
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She won a TV Emmy. : ARDEN
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Drink to excess. : TOPE
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Top drawer. : ELITE
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Hold in esteem. : ADMIRE
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Schubert classic. : AVEMARIA
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He wrote "Maggie." : CRANE
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Legal claims. : LIENS
33
Guitarist Paul. : LES
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Knack. : HANG
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Italian statesman. : PELLA
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Scene of the pram parade. : PARK
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College course: Colloq. : ECO
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Fur of a catlike animal. : CIVET
39
French nurse. : BONNE
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Nincompoop. : SOFTHEAD
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Declared, in pinochle. : MELDED
43
Lament. : MOURN
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Chug. : STEAM
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Herculean task: Slang. : TALLORDER
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Times. : ERAS
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No hurry. : TIMEENOUGH
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"___ She Sweet." : AINT
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Seed used in liqueur. : ANISE
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Author of "Picnic." : INGE
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Optimistic. : ROSY
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Prosecutor's concluding word. : RESTS
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First printer in New England. : DAYE
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Mere handful. : WISP
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Money in Athens. : OBOL
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Receipt: Fr. : RECU
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Alive. : EXISTING
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Inclining. : ASLOPE
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Worth. : VALUE
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Eastern ruler. : EMIR
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Nobel peace prize winner, 1906. : ROOSEVELT
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Nylon shade. : TAN
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Rival of Athens. : SPARTA
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Fictional place. : WONDERLAND
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He composed "Rule Britannia." : ARNE
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Curmudgeonish. : MEAN
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"And I'll be in Scotland ___ ye . . . " : AFORE
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Aspirations. : AIMS
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Yakutsk's river. : LENA
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Discomforts. : ACHES
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The Dragon, northern constellation. : DRACO
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Croesus. : MANOFMEANS
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Bothered. : AILED
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Ye olde Ireland. : IERNE
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Invited. : ASKED
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Ship of the Near East. : LEVANTINE
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Quay. : PIER
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Kind of camera lens. : POLAROID
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Crony. : CHUM
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Back: 2 wds. : BETON
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Browned. : TOASTY
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Rowdydows. : MELEES
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Highly favored. : BLEST
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Scorch. : SEAR
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"Three Little Maids from School." : TRIO
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Friends in Quebec. : AMIS
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German name for Dvina river. : DUNA
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Describing rich batter. : EGGY
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Invitee to Geneva. : RHEE
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Ralph Rackstraw. : TAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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