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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,773

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Across
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Char-a-___. : BANC
5
Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
10
Cloak for a señorita. : CAPA
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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Leonardo da ___. : VINCI
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Declare. : AVER
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Put into action. : EXERT
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Security hazard. : LEAK
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Irish-born actress. : GARSON
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Interruptions in progress. : SETBACKS
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Ignoramuses. : DOLTS
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Native of Nish. : SERB
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Of a style of English architecture. : GEORGIAN
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Spanish police officer. : RURALE
34
Inexperienced. : RAW
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For this special purpose: Lat. phrase. : ADHOC
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N. Y. political symbol. : TIGER
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City in Hungary. : EGER
40
Duck. : EIDER
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Cultivated lands: Lat. : AGRI
43
"Lady of the Lake." : ELLEN
45
Ol' Man River's cargo. : BALES
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Fish delicacy. : ROE
48
Depended. : RELIED
50
Languid. : LISTLESS
52
2½ inches. : NAIL
54
Mountain range in No. Africa. : ATLAS
55
Protective device on an escalator. : HANDRAIL
59
Deprivations. : LOSSES
62
Tropical tree. : EBOE
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Unaffected. : NAIVE
65
What to call a king. : SIRE
66
"Oh, give me a ___ . . . " : HOME
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Mrs. Lindbergh and others. : ANNES
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Nydia's rival. : IONE
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Petitioner. : SUER
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Wise men. : SAGES
71
City of Judah. : ENAM
Down
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Mass of ice. : BERG
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Good-for-nothing. : NEERDOWELL
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Official with power to suppress. : CENSOR
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"All things come home at ___." : EVENTIDE
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Fifty-nine. : LIX
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Spanish girl's name. : INES
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Rival of Capt. Absolute. : ACRES
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Mother's helper. : SITTER
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The "toe" of Italy's boot. : CALABRIA
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With: French. : AVEC
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McKinley or Logan. : PEAK
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Flatboats. : ARKS
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Former Queen of Greece. : OLGA
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Champagne adjective, very dry. : BRUT
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European in India. : SAHIB
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First name of 20 Across. : GREER
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Colonel's insigne. : EAGLE
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Knotlike. : NODAL
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Unprovoked attack. : AGGRESSION
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Dodecanese island. : LEROS
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Enemies of the Mohawks. : ERIES
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Rosalind's cousin. : CELIA
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Donner and Blitzen. : REINDEER
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Discontented. : RESTLESS
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Skinflinty. : NEAR
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Town near Caen. : STLO
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Girls named after a goddess. : DIANAS
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"I Love a ___." : LASSIE
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Tropical vine. : LIANA
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Sounds of inquiry. : HEHS
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Oriental name. : ABOU
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"Caro ___," from Rigoletto. : NOME
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Cod's relative. : LING
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Soprano Berger. : ERNA
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Appear. : SEEM
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Symbolic letter. : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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