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New York Times, Wednesday, May 19, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,786
Across
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Piece of wood. : SLAT
5
Seaport in Israel. : JAFFA
10
Wedding ___. : CAKE
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German mister. : HERR
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Violently. : AMAIN
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Man's name. : ALEX
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One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
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A Yankee. : BERRA
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Small tractor for towing canal boats. : MULE
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Location of the big telescope. : PALOMAR
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Provides scantily. : SCRIMPS
24
What 40 Down is usually under. : PAR
25
Place for tired feet. : STOOL
26
Popular pianist on TV. : LIBERACE
30
Hose. : NYLONS
34
On the lookout. : ALERT
35
Overcame. : AWED
37
Kind of exam. : ORAL
38
Massachusetts specialty. : COD
39
To the extent that. : ASFARAS
42
Stir. : ADO
43
"Well, hardly ___." : EVER
45
Air: Comb. form. : AERI
46
Girl at the K-K-K-Kitchen door. : KATIE
48
Heat up again. : REWARM
50
Lincoln and Douglas, for instance. : DEBATERS
52
Endures. : LASTS
54
Broke fast. : ATE
55
Famous first name in movies. : MARLENE
58
Bishop. : PRELATE
62
Jai ___. : ALAI
63
Young conger. : ELVER
65
Symbol of strength. : IRON
66
Symbol of servitude. : YOKE
67
Equally. : ALIKE
68
Old English oath. : EGAD
69
Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
70
Bewildered. : DAZED
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Fisherman's pride. : RODS
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Freighter. : SHIP
2
Mythical mother of two eggs. : LEDA
3
Part of a seed. : ARIL
4
Canadian mountie. : TROOPER
5
American ace. : JABARA
6
U. S. A.: Abbr. : AMER
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Considerably. : FAR
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Primary. : FIRST
9
Montana copper town. : ANACONDA
10
Guareschi's Don. : CAMILLO
11
Potash ___. : ALUM
12
Source of iodine. : KELP
13
Crosses. : EXES
21
Von Flotow opera. : MARTA
23
"Campy" of the Dodgers. : ROY
25
"___ Folly" (Alaska). : SEWARDS
26
Shoestring. : LACER
27
"___ Lucy." : ILOVE
28
Moisten. : BEDEW
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Bistro. : CAFE
31
Sound off. : ORATE
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The depths. : NADIR
33
Wild plums. : SLOES
36
Where to catch a cisco. : ERIE
40
Winner of the Masters. : SAMSNEAD
41
Salt-water fish. : SKATE
44
Tennis exchanges. : RALLIES
47
Rodolfo's lodging. : ATELIER
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Girl's name. : RAE
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Vetoed. : BARRED
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"I cannot ___ lie." : TELLA
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County in Connaught. : MAYO
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Hogarth engraved his progress. : RAKE
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Lapdog. : PEKE
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Jason's ship. : ARGO
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Hopper. : TOAD
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Objects. : ENDS
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Namely. : VIZ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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