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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,768
Across
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Author Sinclair. : UPTON
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Baltic natives. : LETTS
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Who killed Cock Robin? : SPARROW
13
Banishes. : DEPORTS
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"Le ___," Mozart opera. : MARIAGEDEFIGARO
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French season. : ETE
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Vote to accept. : ADOPT
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Source of indigo. : ANIL
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Governor of Topeka. : ARN
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Miss De Haven and Miss Grahame. : GLORIAS
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Compete in a slalom. : SKI
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Surface a road again. : RETAR
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Embraced. : CLASPED
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Polite acquiescence, à la "Dragnet." : YESMAAM
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American Apaches. : TONTOS
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Red wine. : TINTA
33
Home of a Biblical witch. : ENDOR
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Describing a large truck. : TENTON
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Considered. : DEBATED
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Obliterating. : ERASING
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"I'll be down to get you in ___, honey . . . " : ATAXI
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Varnish ingredient. : LAC
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Giving strength or courage to. : NERVING
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Honor card. : TEN
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Eight: German. : ACHT
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Cheese fancier. : MOUSE
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Popular dessert. : ICE
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Just before it is too late. : THEELEVENTHHOUR
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Audrey Hepburn, for instance. : HEROINE
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City on a Great Lake. : TORONTO
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Valued possession. : ASSET
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Aspect. : PHASE
Down
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Cornered: Colloq. : UPATREE
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Important partners in the community. : PARENTSTEACHERS
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Three: Comb. form. : TRI
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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Pecan tree. : NOGAL
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What a recluse wants to be. : LEFTALONE
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Finial. : EPI
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Roman wrap-around. : TOGA
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Removals. : TRANSPORTATIONS
10
Umpire's decisions. : STRIKES
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Bedaubed. : SMEARY
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Two words of agreement. : WEDO
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Portrayed. : DEPICTED
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Geometric term. : SOLID
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Beetle. : DOR
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Kind of supplementary Federal aid. : GRANTIN
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Balloon adjunct. : SANDBAG
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Ammonia compounds. : AMINS
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Brown ermine. : STOAT
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Expiation. : ATONEMENT
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Tropical tree growing in swamps. : MANGROVE
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Windpipe. : TRACHEA
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Carry out. : EXECUTE
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Money in Madrid. : DINERO
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Growing seaport in Israel. : ELATH
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Vista: Fr. : VUE
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Contracted negative. : ISNT
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Friend: colonist's greeting to an Indian. : NETOP
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Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
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The Big ___. : LIE
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Princess Margaret: Abbr. : HRH
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Exclamation of triumph. : HOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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