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New York Times, Tuesday, April 20, 1954

37-Down : Roof timbers.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,757
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Doubles back cloth. : PLAITS
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Pioneer road. : TRAIL
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Having worn-down heels. : SLIPSHOD
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Damaged. : HARMED
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None too soon. : HIGHTIME
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Full of chinks. : RIMOSE
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Queen, in India. : RANI
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Caught. : SEIZED
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Win in a card game. : GIN
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Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
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Molding. : OGEE
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City in Spain. : LEON
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"A right jolly old ___." : ELF
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Fabric resembling velvet. : PANNE
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Italian leftist. : NENNI
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Part of a door. : KEYHOLE
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Timidity. : SHYNESS
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Rather than. : ERE
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High tone. : ALT
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Withdraw from a contest. : SCRATCH
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Overwhelmed. : FLOODED
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Scorches. : CHARS
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Rival of cotton and wool. : ORLON
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Ratite bird. : EMU
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Large collection: Colloq. : RAFT
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Sloping bank: Scot. : BRAE
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___ patriae (love of country). : AMOR
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Flat: Abbr. : APT
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Laid one down toward third. : BUNTED
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Allot. : METE
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Chirped. : PEEPED
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Hermits. : EREMITES
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Malay garment. : SARONG
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Mockers. : DERIDERS
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Customary procedure. : USAGE
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Discourages. : DETERS
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Easily influenced. : PLIABLE
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Convert into wood. : LIGNIFY
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Garden pest. : APHID
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Demonstrative word. : THIS
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"___ to Watch Over Me." : SOMEONE
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A crowd. : THREE
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Foray. : RAID
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Fortify. : ARM
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Sid's long-time partner. : IMOGENE
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Injuries. : LESIONS
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Cry. : SHRIEK
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Condescend. : DEIGN
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Day of TV. : DENNIS
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Letters. : ZEES
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Slow, musically. : LENTO
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Boston, Beaumont, San Diego, etc. : PORTS
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Man's name. : ALEC
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See 44 Across. : NYLON
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Courage. : HEART
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Mementos in a book. : SCRAPS
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Easter parade specialty. : CHAPEAU
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Roof timbers. : RAFTERS
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Loud-speaker of a certain shape. : HORN
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Laughed scornfully. : FLEERED
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Earth-goddess of Greece. : DEMETER
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Ham actors. : EMOTERS
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Constraint. : DURESS
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Chided. : RATED
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Former tennis star. : BUDGE
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Chemical compound. : AMIDE
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Gypsy devil. : BENG
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Streeter's "___ Mabel." : DERE
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Blue grass. : POA
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College in Cambridge. : MIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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