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A FEW WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1954

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,776
Across
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Closely tangled. : MATTED
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Steel: Fr. : ACIER
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Fishing implements. : SPEARS
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Chemical ester. : OLEATE
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Prickly pear, mescal, etc. : CACTI
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Unite metals. : SPOTWELD
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Extremely trying. : NERVERACKING
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Higher-priced. : COSTLIER
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Benson's department: Abbr. : AGR
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Slush. : MIRE
27
Channel off Sandy Hook. : AMBROSE
29
Born: Fr. : NEE
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Coral reefs. : CAYS
32
Islands near New Guinea. : ARU
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Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
34
Cookbook abbreviation. : TSPS
35
Regular circuit. : ORBIT
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"___, My Darling Daughter." : YES
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People of Sanaa. : ARABS
40
Deodars. : TREES
41
Control. : REIN
43
Conjecture. : SUPPOSE
45
Governor in Little Rock. : CHERRY
46
Glorifies. : BLESSES
49
Bird's-eye and curly ___. : MAPLE
50
Hard pieces of quartz. : FLINTS
51
Lease. : RENT
52
Ant. : PISMIRE
54
Ambush. : BLIND
55
Indian coin. : ANNA
56
Historic battleship. : MAINE
57
Small boy's weapon. : SLINGSHOT
61
"Give ___ try." : ITA
62
Risk everything: Slang phrase. : SHOOTTHEWORKS
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City of Peru, in the Andes. : ICA
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Dimes or dollars. : DONATIONS
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British "mosquito." : EBOAT
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N.C.O.'s. : SGTS
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East ___. : LYNNE
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High-hatted. : SNOOTED
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Conjunction. : THAT
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Fine-grained rocks. : SHALES
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Boy who got girl. : ALDEN
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Unlike. : DIVERSE
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Platforms. : STAGES
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Stilton, Gouda, etc. : CHEESES
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Terrible. : DIRE
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Game fish. : CEROS
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Von Stroheim film. : GREED
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U. N. name. : DAG
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Pass a bill. : ENACT
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Mountains in Germany. : HARZ
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Caprice. : FREAK
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Peters, Tucker, etc. : MET
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Principle of sonar. : ECHO
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Man's name. : ELI
96
Prepared, as chops, for cooking. : BREADED
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Brisk. : SPRY
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Luck: Arch. : HAP
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Bing Crosby song. : MEMORIES
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Its motto: "Live free or die." : NEWHAMPSHIRE
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Send forth rays. : ERADIATE
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Conceal goods, in law: Var. : ELOIN
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Tangelo's relative. : ORANGE
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Evinces scorn. : SNEERS
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Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
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Scorches. : SINGES
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European principality. : MONACO
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Malt vinegar. : ALEGAR
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New coach of Notre Dame. : TERRYBRENNAN
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Season in Paris. : ETE
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Skin layer. : DERMA
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Grows. : ACCRUES
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Angel food. : CAKE
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Potential danger in Sicily. : ETNA
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Nonsense. : RIGMAROLE
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Golf clubs. : SPOONS
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Riders on the range. : POSSE
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Pointed tool. : AWL
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Put in again. : REINSERT
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Garments for toddlers. : SLEEPERS
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Author. : SCRIBE
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Stylish. : DRESSY
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Sprightly. : AIRY
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Tired of everything. : BLASE
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Sleepy time down South. : SIESTA
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Inclinations. : TRENDS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Tops. : SUMMITS
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Understood. : APPREHENDED
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"All the ___ You Are." : THINGS
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Cotton knot. : NEP
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Beautify. : PAINT
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Slight, sharp sound. : CLINK
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Navy insignia. : BRAID
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Slow: Mus. : LENTO
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Hot winds of Asia. : SIMOONS
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Coquetted. : FLIRTED
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Tributary of the Rhone. : SAONE
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Grow turgid. : BLOAT
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Languished, à la bobbysoxers. : SWOONED
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Ambitious. : HIGHREACHING
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Prefixes meaning eight. : OCTAS
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Critical judgment or appreciation. : TASTE
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Couturier's forte. : STYLES
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Noted basso. : HINES
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Tropical trees. : EBOES
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High volcano in Armenia. : ALAGOZ
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18th century novelist. : STERNE
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Smoothed. : SLEEKENED
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Solved. : DID
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Pilferers. : STEALERS
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Prominent Democrat. : HARRIMAN
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In advance. : AHEAD
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Compete. : VIE
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Intrigue. : SCHEME
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Wrinkle. : CREASE
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Chinese boats. : SAMPANS
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Hails. : GREETS
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Rudimentary beginning. : GERM
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Command. : CHARGE
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Pith helmets. : TOPEES
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Dominican or Franciscan. : FRIAR
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Printing errors: Colloq. : TYPOS
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See 80 Across. : BRIE
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Take out. : DELE
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Piece of metal between joints. : SHIM
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Poem. : ODE
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Sorrow. : WOE
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Hindu title. : SRI
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River in China. : HAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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