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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, March 28, 1954

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 592 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 38
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,734
Across
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Speculated. : THEORIZED
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Dinaric and Julian. : ALPS
14
Currently popular rhythm. : BEBOP
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18th century patriot. : PAULREVERE
20
Stout detective. : NERO
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Solitary. : ALONE
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Signals of April 18, 1775. : ONEIFBYLANDTWOIFBYSEA
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Letters. : ENS
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Month: Abbr. : SEP
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Right or left. : SIDE
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Dismal. : GRAY
29
Shooting: Fr. : TIR
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Constituent of igneous rocks. : MICA
32
Playwright Russel. : CROUSE
34
Journalist and Whig leader (1797–1882). : WEED
35
Survey of opinion. : POLL
36
Vehicle. : CART
38
Concerning. : INRE
39
Russian hemp. : RINE
40
Strong and resolute. : MANLY
41
Recipient of M. S. A. aid. : GREECE
43
Site of battle in France, 1918. : BONY
44
Gay song. : LILT
45
Naturally. : OFCOURSE
48
Cold wind of Swiss Alps. : BISE
49
Markets for goods. : OUTLETS
52
Most reserved. : CLOSEST
53
Clever, cultivated person: Fr. : BELESPRIT
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Exist. : ARE
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Musical instrument repairer. : TUNIST
57
Cuts of meat. : VEALCHOPS
58
Box. : SPAR
59
Dislocate. : UNSET
60
Historic seamstress. : BETSYROSS
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Rise and fall rhythmically. : HEAVE
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Packets: Abbr. : PKTS
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Unsafe buildings. : FIRETRAPS
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Ethiopian church title. : METRAN
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Meadow. : LEA
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Elizabeth and Alexander. : HAMILTONS
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Site of famous Floating Bridge. : SEATTLE
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Mr. Truex and others. : ERNESTS
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Permit. : PASS
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Adjective for a happy child. : STAREYED
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Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
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Market. : SALE
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Kitchen device. : PEELER
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Traditional 20th anniversary symbol. : CHINA
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River near El Giza. : NILE
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Sheer fabric. : LAWN
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Orientals. : RUGS
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Unfrequented. : LONE
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Tenure. : TERM
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He wrote "The Broad Highway." : FARNOL
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Young seals. : PUPS
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Half brother of William I. : ODO
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Jitterbug. : JIVE
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Babylonian goddess. : ERUA
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Gratuity. : TIP
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___ pros. : NOL
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Campaign slogan of 1840. : TIPPECANOEANDTYLERTOO
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Aureoles. : HALOS
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Make a phone call. : DIAL
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Part of a farm. : COWPASTURE
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A form of trapshooting. : SKEET
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Luke's book. : ACTS
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Anticipators. : EXPECTERS
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Kind of acid. : TANNIC
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City in Aragon, N E Spain. : HUESCA
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Mr. Whitney. : ELI
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Yellow fish. : ORFS
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Violin of Middle Ages. : REBEC
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Georgia Clark's successor. : IVYPRIEST
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Oriental cymbal. : ZEL
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A scratching out. : ERASURE
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Actress Darcel. : DENISE
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Pay one's part. : ANTE
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Man's nickname. : LEW
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Children. : PROGENY
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Evening party. : SOIREE
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Member of the family. : BABY
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Nevada mining city. : ELY
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Historic event of 1773. : BOSTONTEAPARTY
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Nobel Prize playwright. : ONEILL
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Describing certain "gates". : PEARLY
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Triolet. : POEM
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Well-known monogram. : DDE
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Passing style. : FAD
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Large ships. : ARGOSIES
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Bistros. : WINESHOPS
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Become insipid. : PALL
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Most faithful. : TRUEST
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Civil War general. : ROSECRANS
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Glove. : MITT
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Long ago: Arch. : ERST
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New York producer and writer. : BILLYROSE
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San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
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Eightfold. : OCTUPLE
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Deficient one: Colloq. : FLUNKER
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Largest city of medieval Europe. : CONSTANTINOPLE
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"Br'er Rabbit," for instance. : BEASTTALE
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Weeps: Scot. : ORPS
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Vibrant effect in tambourine playing. : TRAVALE
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Tranquilized. : SERENED
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Useful tree to the Asiatics. : BETELPALM
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Guam, to the U. S.: Abbr. : POSS
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Centipede in Tahiti. : VERI
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Assembler: Colloq. : SETTERUP
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Inhabitants of Barbados. : BIMS
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Member of the audience. : HEARER
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Oily substances. : FATS
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Unbolted grain. : MEAL
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First dynasty in Chinese history. : HSIA
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Business machine. : STENOTYPE
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Basted. : SEWN
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Fascinating. : SIRENIC
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Inconsistent person. : PARADOX
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Gabardine, tweed, etc. : CLOTHS
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Star in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." : HODIAK
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Place of many mines. : NEVADA
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Servant to one of the "Gentlemen From Verona." : LAUNCE
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Volcano in Java. : GUNTUR
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Wild animal trails. : SPOORS
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Spasm. : TIC
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Monk's title. : FRA
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Symbol of New Hampshire. : LILAC
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Wild plum. : SLOE
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Banter. : JEST
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Smorgasbord specialty. : EELS
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Nuisance. : PEST
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Mrs. Clemm's son-in-law. : POE
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Grain. : OAT
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Township: Abbr. : TWP
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Route: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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