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New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 1954

Author:
Ellsworth Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Ellsworth Smith has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 61-Across clue had "caffein"; changed it to "caffeine." Original 4-Down clue had "hering"; changed it to "herring."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,800
Across
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Become thin. : SLIM
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Stinging insects. : WASPS
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Heavy mallet. : MALL
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Of first quality. : AONE
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Watchful. : ALERT
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Downpour. : RAIN
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Italian seaport. : GENOA
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Famous name in woman-suffrage crusade. : ANTHONY
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Small batter cake with filling. : FRITTER
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Common verb. : ARE
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Spear: Italian. : PICCA
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Airport in Newfoundland. : GANDER
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Light. : ETHEREAL
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Angel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
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Charger. : STEED
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A dozen. : XII
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Egyptian god. : AMON
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Ventilated. : AIRED
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Right bank part of Hungary's capital. : BUDA
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Man's nickname. : ROB
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Following. : AFTER
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Autumnal quaff. : CIDER
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Terrible. : DREADFUL
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Fathers. : PATERS
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Festivities. : GALAS
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Fired. : LIT
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Bad mark. : DEMERIT
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Special theatrical performance. : BENEFIT
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"___ not sing the old songs . . . " : ICAN
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Eyelashes. : CILIA
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Part. : ROLE
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Found fault with. : CHID
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Trowel, clipper, etc. : TOOLS
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Prow of a ship. : NOSE
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Nut containing caffeine. : KOLA
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River through Idaho. : SNAKE
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Bunch of bananas. : STEM
Down
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Girl's name. : SARA
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___ shark. : LOAN
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Certain letters: Abbr. : INIT
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Fish of the herring family. : MENHADEN
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N. Y. mayor. : WAGNER
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Like a malt beverage. : ALEY
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Japanese coin. : SEN
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Devote oneself to making excessive gains. : PROFITEER
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Stiffened. : STARCHED
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Sand, lime and water. : MORTAR
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Encourage. : ABET
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Tennis score. : LOVE
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Sly look. : LEER
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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Cool. : ICED
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Sea birds with long wings. : PETRELS
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Basketball player. : GUARD
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"Put on the ___ of light." : ARMOR
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Daughter of Tantalus. : NIOBE
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Ooze. : EXUDE
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Helper. : AIDER
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Perjurers. : LIARS
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Unusual state of affairs. : SITUATION
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Troubles. : AFFLICTS
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Wading birds. : BITTERNS
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Biblical name. : CAIN
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Things to be done. : AGENDA
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Be agreeable. : PLEASE
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Mr. Nixon. : DICK
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Well-known oread. : ECHO
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Summerfield's bailiwick. : MAIL
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Defraud. : BILK
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Dance (with "it"). : FOOT
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Pour out. : TEEM
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Mauna ___, Hawaiian volcano. : LOA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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