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New York Times, Saturday, April 17, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,754
Across
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Mollusk. : CLAM
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Titan. : ATLAS
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Skilled. : ABLE
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Syrian city. : HAMA
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Lawmaker's activity. : PROBE
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Old ___. : MAID
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Unloved leader. : IVANTHETERRIBLE
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Weight "lifters." : CALORIES
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East Indian fig tree. : BANYAN
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Alumni: Colloq. : GRADS
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More than the contents of a split. : PINT
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Assertions. : CLAIMS
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Appeases. : PLACATES
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Actor in "Rose Marie." : LAMAS
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Pickle bath. : BRINE
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Clever beast. : RAT
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Gem stone. : OPAL
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East Indian wood. : ALOES
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Rubber center in Brazil. : PARA
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Voter: Abbr. : CIT
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Chef's equipment. : OVENS
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Resolute. : MANLY
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Kitchen exercise. : KNEADING
41
Works with grammar. : PARSES
42
Patrol torpedo ___. : BOAT
43
Former operatic star. : GIGLI
44
Lebanon's capital. : BEIRUT
47
Commands. : MANDATES
50
Beloved leader. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Impulsive, as a decision. : SNAP
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Wash out. : RINSE
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Food for a china pig. : COIN
55
Highlander: Var. : KELT
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Gray or brown butterfly. : SATYR
57
Last scenes. : ENDS
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Smartly stylish. : CHIC
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Menacing rock. : LAVA
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Combine. : AMALGAMATE
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Of stately homes. : MANORIAL
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Gardener's bane. : APHIDS
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Popular poem. : TREES
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Acreage. : LOTS
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Son of Tom and Nancy. : ABE
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Slavs. : SERBIANS
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George Meredith heroine. : AMINTA
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Lauren Bacall's nickname. : BABY
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Where the tree of life grew. : EDEN
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Foreign cars. : TRAMS
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Belgian marble. : RANCE
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Keeps busy. : PLIES
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Stocking ornament. : CLOCK
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Fancy rabbit. : LAPIN
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Fork tip. : PRONG
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Change. : TRANSITION
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Man's name. : EARLE
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Supports. : STAYS
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Mixed thoroughly. : BLENT
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Servicemen. : AVIATORS
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Debate. : PARLANCE
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Cooking enticement: Brit. sp. : ODOUR
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One Gabor. : MAGDA
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Unexpected. : ABRUPT
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Part of a pair of nippers. : PINCER
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Boastful: Colloq. : GASSY
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Sit in the sun. : BASK
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Osprey. : ERNE
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A kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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___ Blanc. : MONT
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Pride and its retinue. : SINS
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Aunt: Spanish. : TIA

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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