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New York Times, Saturday, May 29, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,796
Across
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Luggage. : BAGS
5
Small potion. : DRAM
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Commiseration. : PITY
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Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
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Feature of coffee. : AROMA
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Opera highlight. : ARIA
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Farm structure. : SILO
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Nonsense. : DOUBLETALK
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Nonsense. : SLIPSLOP
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Springs up. : ARISES
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New-fangled lodging place. : MOTEL
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Lad: Colloq. : SHAVER
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Gambler's cuts. : RAKEOFFS
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Symbol of a tribe. : TOTEM
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Besets. : VEXES
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Grazing. : LEA
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Titled Turks. : EMIR
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Several quail. : COVEY
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Clothing. : GARB
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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Layers. : PLIES
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Resinous substance. : COPAL
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"Chow" room. : MESSHALL
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Ping-pong battledore. : PADDLE
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Padnag. : LOPE
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Rope. : LASSO
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Advancement. : ASCENT
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Nonsense. : PISHPOSH
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Nonsense. : BALDERDASH
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Poet Millay. : EDNA
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Heavy shoe. : CLOG
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Great artery. : AORTA
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"Bulldogs." : ELIS
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Scotch terrier. : SKYE
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Parakeets, for instance. : PETS
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Administrative branch: Abbr. : DEPT
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Part of a Gershwin title. : BESS
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Nonsense. : GALIMATIAS
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22 Across, for instance. : STOPOVER
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Nonsense. : DROOL
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Hoarseness. : ROUP
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Abbr. for Mrs. Luce. : AMB
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Nonsense. : MALARKEY
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Tin tycoon of Bolivia. : PATINO
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Cleopatra's attendant. : IRAS
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Scrabble piece. : TILE
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Talks nonsense: Slang. : YAKS
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Contemporary of Freud. : ADLER
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Indians. : ERIES
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Check. : STEM
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"Certain" item. : TAXES
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Energy. : STEAM
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Any Frenchman. : HOMME
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Make merry. : REVEL
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Nonsense. : FLAPDOODLE
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Savage. : FERAL
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Cape at southern tip of Florida. : SABLE
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Dress material. : VOILE
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Nonsense. : CLAPTRAP
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Parting wish. : GODSPEED
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Ring up. : PHONE
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Spending money. : CASH
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Heavy hammer. : SLEDGE
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Eastern title. : PASHA
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Categorizes. : LISTS
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Fundamentals. : ABCS
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Doctor of polio vaccine fame. : SALK
46
Surfeit. : CLOY
47
Fraction. : PART
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Insignificant one. : SNIP
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Biblical verb. : HAST
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Fictitious legal character. : DOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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