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New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1954

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,711
Across
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Second brightest stars. : BETAS
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Sedans. : CARS
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Pincers of a crustacean. : CLAW
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Samuel Lover's Rory. : OMORE
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Came down. : ALIT
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Participate. : SITIN
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Cycled. : RODE
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Presently. : ANON
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The object of our attention. : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Expressions. : TERMS
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Gains artfully. : STEALS
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Happen. : BETIDE
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He wrote "Israfel." : POE
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Uninteresting. : ARID
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Battlefield area, from 1917. : NOMANSLAND
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Famous French author. : GIDE
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Prohibit. : BAN
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Alas!: Latin. : EHEU
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Phenomenon of the modern city. : SKYSCRAPER
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Part of speech. : VERB
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Ruminant's chew. : CUD
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Poplar trees. : ALAMOS
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Sahib's word for lunch. : TIFFIN
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Lucifer. : SATAN
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Era of the Charleston. : ROARINGTWENTIES
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Mrs. Leonowens. : ANNA
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Ebullience. : ELAN
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Tokyo's Fifth Avenue. : GINZA
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Where specie is made. : MINT
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Frenchman's dream. : REVE
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Adorn with rare objects. : ENGEM
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Compensates. : PAYS
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Ovule. : SEED
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Emits smoke. : REEKS
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Russet pear. : BOSC
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Relative of a pasha. : EMIR
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In ___ (as a whole): Latin. : TOTO
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Athenian statesman of 500 B. C. : ARISTIDES
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Perceived. : SENSED
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Willie Hoppe's forte. : CAROM
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Then: French. : ALORS
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Hero of "Lorna Doone." : RIDD
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Relative. : STEPSON
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Scrabble, for instance. : CRAZE
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Caruso Jr. : LANZA
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Bikini or Funafuti. : ATOLL
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Diminishes. : WANES
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British Wave. : WREN
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Colorado Indians. : UTES
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Luggage. : BAGS
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German man's name. : ERIK
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In order. : TIDY
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Window glass. : PANE
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : OBAD
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Chart. : MAP
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Native of Syria, Lebanon, etc. : LEVANTINE
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Cough filling a pause. : AHEM
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Tyrant of 54 A. D. : NERO
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Clumsy players: Slang. : DUBS
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202 : CCII
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Santee and Bannister. : RUNNERS
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Have standing. : RATE
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Senator from North Dakota. : LANGER
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Vagrant. : TRAMP
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Ancient region of Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Bernard Shaw heroine. : FANNY
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College social groups. : FRATS
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Piece of a barrel. : STAVE
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Having bristly fibers, as oats. : AWNED
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Type of "club." : GLEE
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"Picnic" playwright. : INGE
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Book of Old Testament: Abbr. : EZEK
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Reps. Rayburn and Coon. : SAMS

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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