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New York Times, Friday, June 11, 1954

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,809
Across
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Challenge. : DARE
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Confession of faith. : CREED
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Counterfeit. : SHAM
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Object of admiration. : IDOL
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Coin replaced by the franc. : LIVRE
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Social prohibition. : TABU
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Gilbert and Sullivan forte. : COMICOPERA
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Certain persons. : ONES
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Before. : ERE
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Part of a range. : OVEN
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Waste time. : DAWDLE
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Forty winks. : SNOOZE
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Groups of bridge players. : TABLES
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A smaller amount. : LESS
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Went back on a promise: Slang. : WELSHED
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Area drained by a river. : BASIN
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Money for Florentines. : LIRAS
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City artery: Abbr. : AVE
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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French landscape painter. : COROT
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Pachyderm's specialty. : SKIN
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Man's nickname. : STU
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Poetic bird. : RAVEN
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Senator from W. Virginia. : NEELY
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Wild herb, called poison tobacco. : HENBANE
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Actor Peck. : GREG
49
Oppressive ruler. : TYRANT
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Self-centered one. : EGOIST
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G. I. grumbler. : GRIPER
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Besides. : ELSE
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Bony pike. : GAR
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Girl's name. : LISA
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Office of a sheriff. : SHRIEVALTY
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Noun suffixes. : ISTS
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Facilitated. : EASED
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Myrna and others. : LOYS
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Catfish Row girl. : BESS
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Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
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Cleveland or Chicago. : PORT
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Checkers. : DICES
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Beautify. : ADORN
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He slew Tybalt in a duel. : ROMEO
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Biblical name. : ELI
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Garlic bulbs. : CLOVES
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Kind of old age. : RIPE
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Result. : EVENT
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Go astray. : ERR
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All tired out: Colloq. : DEADBEAT
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In-laws of the Beechers. : STOWES
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Symbol of a closed deal. : HANDSHAKE
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Man's name. : ABEL
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Source of inspiration. : MUSE
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Defraud in a paltry way. : COZEN
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Beginning of a Shakespeare title. : ALLS
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Cousin of salmagundi. : OLIO
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Erroneously. : AWRONG
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One carelessly dressed. : SLOVEN
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Destructive. : EVIL
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Speak against. : DENY
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Senator from Connecticut. : BUSH
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Feed the kitty. : ANTE
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Flag-pole sitters and human flies. : STUNTISTS
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Indignation. : IRE
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Indian who lived on Long Island. : CANARSEE
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Utah's lily. : SEGO
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Seldom used. : RARE
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Israel's desert. : NEGEV
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Detour. : BYPASS
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Color of the mignonette flower. : RESEDA
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Not wordy. : TERSE
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Air-cooled home. : IGLOO
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Sylvan deity. : SATYR
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Appointment to meet. : TRYST
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Facile or fluent. : GLIB
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Spring up. : RISE
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Security for payment. : LIEN
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Wallis of Hollywood. : HAL
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Mountain. : ALP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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