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New York Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1954

58-Down : The surface of water: Nautical.

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,799
Across
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Early musical instrument. : HARP
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Travels without plan. : ROAMS
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Butter's rival. : OLEO
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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One's ordinary course. : ORBIT
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Cordelia's father. : LEAR
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"And ___ day in June?" : WHATISSORAREASA
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French chef's mixture of greens. : SALADE
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Deprive. : BEREAVE
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Variety. : TYPE
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River in Belgium. : SENNE
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Wheedlers. : CAJOLERS
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Fiat. : EDICT
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Babylonian god of the sky. : ANU
33
Summer ermines. : STOATS
36
To be: French. : ETRE
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Opera impresario. : BING
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Meat jelly. : ASPIC
40
Relative of a pinto. : ROAN
41
Hebrew measure. : OMER
42
Sierra and Monte. : LEONES
44
One: Spanish. : UNO
45
House appropriations chief. : TABER
47
Fraudulent voter. : REPEATER
49
French man's name. : RAOUL
52
Move. : STIR
53
Things to eat: Dial. : VITTLES
55
Captivate. : ENAMOR
59
News for the society page. : WEDDINGCEREMONY
61
Virginia willow. : ITEA
62
Chalcedony. : AGATE
63
Piece of news. : ITEM
64
Inquisitive: Colloq. : NOSY
65
Ecclesiastical council. : SYNOD
66
Dried up: Poet. : SERE
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Companions of hums. : HAWS
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Turkish title. : AGHA
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Silver coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Staple food. : POTATO
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Symbol of the flower girl. : ROSEPETAL
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Companions of "eithers." : ORS
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Nodding. : ABOB
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Bogs down. : MIRES
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Take a good look. : STARE
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Flowering shrub. : OLEANDER
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What some brides do with "Obey." : LEAVEITOUT
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Affluence. : EASE
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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Pastoral verses. : IDYLS
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President Coty. : RENE
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Worn away. : EROSE
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Middle name of our U. N. Ambassador. : CABOT
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Soul. : ANIMA
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Members of the weddings. : JUNEBRIDES
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Flavor. : SAPOR
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Whooping ___. : CRANE
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Richard Tucker, for instance. : TENOR
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Prongs. : TINES
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Invested with royal authority. : SCEPTERED
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Vincent Youmans song. : GREATDAY
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Roasted: French. : ROTI
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One of the Musketeers. : ARAMIS
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Arm bones. : ULNAS
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Describing a colt. : LEGGY
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Forbid. : VETO
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Recite metrically. : SCAN
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Speck of dust. : MOTE
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Outstanding person: Slang. : ONER
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The surface of water: Nautical. : RYME
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Take the cake. : WIN
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World War II area. : ETO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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