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FISH STORY

New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 86-Down clue had "for for"; deleted one of them.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,741
Across
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Mallorca or Menorca. : ISLA
5
Suppress. : STIFLE
11
Canine growl. : GNARR
16
Britain’s only venomous snake. : ADDER
21
Part of Lake Michigan. : STURGEONBAY
23
T. R. lived here. : OYSTERBAYLI
25
Former member of the A. E. C. : SUMNERTPIKE
26
New England summering ground. : CAPECODMASS
27
Also: Arch. : EKE
28
Ratite bird. : EMEU
29
Texas wildcats. : EYRAS
31
Philippine sea. : SULU
32
Jolly miller’s river. : DEE
33
Hunter and Keith. : IANS
35
Cheese parings. : ORTS
37
Originally: Obs. : ERST
39
Part of many college names. : TECH
41
Hamilton adorns them. : TENS
43
Sign of a hasty breakfast. : EGGSTAIN
47
Western resort lake. : TAHOE
51
Shadowbox. : SPAR
53
Estranged. : APART
54
Usurer: Colloq. : LOANSHARK
57
Newspaper’s midnight shift. : LOBSTERTRICK
61
He composed “Symphony Espagnol.” : LALO
62
Botch. : MAR
63
One of a famous N. D. backfield. : HORSEMAN
64
Badge of a knight. : SPURS
66
Nagako Kuni’s spouse. : HIROHITO
69
Person: Slang. : EGG
70
Expectant. : ATIP
72
Explodes. : ERUPTS
74
Filched. : STOLEN
75
Early Central American. : MAYA
77
Decorative inlay. : NACRE
79
Foil. : EPEE
80
Dirndl. : SKIRT
81
Kind of drum. : SNARE
83
Animal hideaways. : LAIRS
85
Sound of the sea. : PLASH
87
Codfish aristocracy. : SNOBS
90
One of two U. S. academies. : NAVAL
92
Foss. : MOAT
94
Boris Godunov, et al. : TSARS
96
Hindu grant. : ENAM
97
Rambler. : GADDER
99
Relax. : EASEUP
101
Essayist. : ELIA
102
Away, in a phrase. : FRO
103
Dendral. : ARBOREAL
105
Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
107
Neglecting. : OMITTING
110
Ingredient of soap. : LYE
111
Allotted territory. : AREA
113
He graces $10,000 bills. : SALMONPCHASE
115
Parade instruments. : BASSDRUMS
118
“The Mill on the ___.” : FLOSS
119
Cinereous. : ASHY
120
Happen after. : ENSUE
121
Sardinians. : ITALIANS
124
“There ___ any more.” : ISNT
126
Suntan lotion. : BALM
129
Heady concoctions. : ALES
130
Mme. Gluck. : ALMA
132
Pixies: Rare. : ELFS
136
Where: Lat. : UBI
139
Pass judgment. : DOOM
141
Different: Scot. : ITHER
144
They have hammers and anvils. : EARS
146
Palm leaf. : OLA
147
Deliberately confusing issues. : REDHERRINGS
150
Well-known news commentator. : ROBERTTROUT
153
At sea. : FLOUNDERING
154
Sign of windy weather. : MACKERELSKY
155
Everything: Ger. : ALLES
156
Rodeo equipment. : LASSO
157
“___ Fidelis.” : ADESTE
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Soothsayer. : SEER
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Japanese immigrant. : ISSEI
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Dive bomber. : STUKA
3
Unit of light. : LUMEN
4
Kansas Governor. : ARN
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Sunday talk. : SERMON
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Carriers. : TOTERS
7
Charge of a battery, for instance. : INPUT
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Hoover’s domain. : FBI
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Great Bear or Great Slave. : LAKE
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Descriptive of Swiss cheese. : EYEY
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Stroller. : GOCART
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Lake in Africa. : NYASSA
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Horned viper, : ASP
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Highways: Abbr. : RTES
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Slice a second time. : RECUT
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Kidnaps. : ABDUCTS
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Norris or Bonneville. : DAM
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Doubleheader. : DYAD
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Miss Stevens of the Met. : RISE
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Go ahead! (with “up”). : GEE
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Thespian’s goal. : ROLE
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Much-needed vacation. : RESTCURE
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Poniards. : STABS
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Social unit. : SEPT
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Cashbox. : TILL
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Surprised exclamation. : HAH
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Highland talk. : ERSE
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Billfishes. : GARS
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Soldier’s lament. : GRIPE
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___ Raven, a constellation. : NOAHS
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Grant’s Secy. of State. : HAMILTONFISH
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Emulate Cicero. : ORATE
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City of the Philistines. : EKRON
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Battle cry. : SLOGAN
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A hit since 1935. : PORGYANDBESS
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Training camp necessity. : ARNICA
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“The Lion of God.” : ALI
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Scandinavian, natively. : NORSK
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Humphrey operator. : TMAN
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Glutton. : EATALL
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The “cannon king.” : KRUPP
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Stammers. : HEMS
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Relative of durum. : SPELT
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Cornelia’s father. : OTIS
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Popular chanteuse. : HORNE
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Louis the bandleader. : PRIMA
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Hector. : TEASE
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Plowed land. : ARADO
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Jagged. : EROSE
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Dwarf. : SHRIMP
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Acre. : EVER
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Camille Saint-___. : SAENS
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At-homes for V. I. P.’s. : SALONS
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Mr. Baruch to his friends. : BARNEY
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Big city problem. : SMOG
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To the back. : AREAR
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Popular salad. : TUNAFISH
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Levant ketch. : SAIC
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Contour of a vase, in art. : GALBE
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Indo-European. : ARYAN
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Commercial resin. : ELEMI
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De Gasperi’s successor. : PELLA
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Pacific island group. : ARU
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Egyptian god with ram’s head. : AMON
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In comparison with. : THAN
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Discrimination. : TASTE
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Antler: Sp. : ASTA
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Movable Greek mountain. : OSSA
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The Nautilus. : SUB
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Benumbs. : DEADENS
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Trues. : ALIGNS
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Relinquishes. : LETSGO
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Turkish inn. : IMARET
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Leading existentialist. : SARTRE
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“___ Jim.” : LORD
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Edible fungus. : MOREL
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Welsh floral emblems. : LEEKS
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Let fly. : LOOSE
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Stroke of luck. : FLUKE
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Woodland deity. : SATYR
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Turkish city. : URFA
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Famous nom de plume. : BELL
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Popular favorite. : IDOL
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Variable star. : MIRA
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Girl’s name. : ERMA
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Turnpike. : ROAD
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Jeanne d’Arc’s title: Abbr. : STE
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Clamor. : HUE
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City of Yugoslavia. : NIS
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Engineering degree. : BCE
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Scottish novelist. : RLS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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