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New York Times, Saturday, May 15, 1954

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,782
Across
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What army training is. : BASIC
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Site of famous Italian vineyards. : ASTI
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Listen! : HIST
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Object of worship. : ALLAH
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Marshall ___. : PLAN
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Harp: Ital. : ARPA
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Hersey's bell town. : ADANO
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A fantastic plan. : PIPEDREAM
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Part of a race. : LAP
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Native of Malmö. : SWEDE
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Shaw of music. : ARTIE
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Henry ___. : STEELE
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Met tenor Sullivan. : BRIAN
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That which is kept. : RETENT
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Dignitaries in Asia. : KHANS
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The "Jewel Song." : ARIA
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Get together in June. : REUNE
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
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Almost every home owner. : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Invite. : ASK
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : MILLA
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Mead's successor in Congress. : IVES
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Blancmange. : JELLY
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Unruffled. : SEDATE
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Will. : SHALL
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Diarist Pepys. : SAMUEL
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___ Patrol. : SHORE
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Bride-and-groom rendezvous. : ALTAR
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Hardwood tree. : OAK
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What the best pitchers are. : HARDTOHIT
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In ancient times. : EARLY
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High: Comb. form. : ALTI
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Pop. : SODA
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Candia: Gr. sp. : KRETE
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Have in mind. : MEAN
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Starer. : EYER
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Abbesses. : AMMAS
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False god. : BAAL
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Actor Robert ___. : ALDA
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Circus comedy. : SLAPSTICK
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Man's name. : IAN
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Elected. : CHOSEN
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Tap of the foot, in fencing. : APPEL
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Old-time baseball exhortation. : SLIDEKELLYSLIDE
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End of a race. : TAPE
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Feminine suffix. : INE
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Julie of the stage. : HARRIS
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Girl's name. : IRETA
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Where the Escorial is. : SPAIN
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Mender. : DARNER
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Rainy. : WET
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Ship-building wood. : TEAK
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Go on a diet: Humorous. : BANT
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East Indian prince. : RAJA
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Saecula. : ERAS
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Native dance. : HULA
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Gradually slower: Mus. abbr. : RALL
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A basis for assessing duties. : ADVALOREM
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Mangel-wurzel. : BEET
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Sum, ___, fui, futurus. : ESSE
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Fooyoung. : OMELET
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Be a substitute (with "in"). : FILL
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Staff member. : AIDE
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Any garden in Paris. : JARDIN
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Not big: Scot. : SMA
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Motto of California. : EUREKA
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Rock. : SHALE
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Trans-Atlantic airbase in the Azores. : HORTA
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Rose product. : ATTAR
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Pillow cover. : SHAM
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Sea hail. : AHOY
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Alberta: Abbr. : ALTA
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Former aide to Sec. Wilson. : KYES
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Kind of chair. : ARM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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