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WORD HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,804
Across
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Automobile part. : HUBCAP
7
Lili of France. : DAMITA
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Calms down. : ABATES
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Alloy used in cheap jewelry. : OROIDE
20
Distilled indigo. : ANILIN
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Flat, open country. : SAVANNA
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Frittered away. : WASTED
24
Where to spend a zloty. : POLAND
25
David was one. : SLINGER
26
Chip in. : ANTE
27
Fleet. : RAPID
29
Yankees' Coleman. : GERALD
31
Cake-walk music. : RAG
32
Variety of coffee. : RIO
33
Mark Van ___. : DOREN
34
Italian ship. : ROMA
35
Blue pointer shark. : MAKO
36
Kipling's Mr. Deever. : DANNY
38
Design student group. : ARTCLASS
42
Collections of animals. : DROVES
44
Dollar bills. : ONES
46
Thrust in fencing. : RIPOST
48
Monkeyshines. : APERY
49
Tough-stemmed palm. : RATTAN
52
Alligator. : CAYMAN
54
On one's toes. : ATIP
56
Horror-struck. : AGHAST
57
Creator of Happy Hooligan. : OPPER
58
Flat-shovel load. : SPADEFUL
62
Disfigure. : MAR
63
Beavers. : TOPHATS
65
Tunnel-of-love conveyance. : BOAT
66
Girl's nickname. : TINA
67
Sweetsop. : ATES
69
Sources of peat. : MOORS
70
Leap over. : VAULT
71
Lindbergh's early nickname. : SLIM
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Pronoun. : THEM
73
Actor Lancaster. : BURT
74
Tropical fruit. : MANGOES
76
Game at cards. : LOO
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Legal right. : EASEMENT
79
Home on the range. : RANCH
80
Chubby. : ROTUND
82
He played "Shane." : LADD
83
Raccoons' relations. : PANDAS
84
Run out. : ELAPSE
85
Owl's nickname. : HOOTY
88
World's second highest dam. : SHASTA
90
Jewish month. : ADAR
91
Musical measure. : UPBEAT
93
Terror-struck. : APPALLED
96
Part of U. S. C. G. : COAST
100
Box craftily. : SPAR
101
"This scepter'd ___." : ISLE
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In operation. : ALIVE
105
Arikara. : REE
106
Greensward. : SOD
107
Does finger painting. : SMEARS
109
Hit stoutly. : SMITE
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Path-crossing black cat, for instance. : OMEN
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Of a continent. : ASIATIC
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Crowned. : CAPPED
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Spin around. : ROTATE
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Adherent to truth of detail. : REALIST
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Like a bear. : URSINE
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Famous first name. : DWIGHT
120
Political party emblems. : SHIRTS
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Vacation gear for D. D. E. : PAINTS
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Marks on rules. : INCHES
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Arizona's Gov. Pyle. : HOWARD
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Clio's sister. : URANIA
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Old-time form of waltz. : BOSTON
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Summon. : CITE
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Fruit drink. : ADE
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Five of trumps. : PEDRO
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Spruce. : DAPPER
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Rub with salve. : ANOINT
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Gentle. : MILD
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Maritime union. : ILA
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Tinkle. : TING
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Judith or Marian. : ANDERSON
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Area of world's heaviest rainfall. : ASSAM
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"Casey Jones," for instance. : BALLAD
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All agog. : AVID
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Shoe shade. : TAN
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Impress deeply. : ENGRAVE
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Gym shoe. : SNEAKER
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Fleet of ships. : ARGOSY
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Sea in Antarctica. : ROSS
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Ruler. : DYNAST
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Children. : MOPPETS
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Part of N. B. : NOTA
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Parts of churches. : CRYPTS
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Juicy fruits. : LIMES
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Armadillo. : APAR
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Icebox incursion. : RAID
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Honored in death, as Grant and Napoleon. : ENTOMBED
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Spanish-American scarf. : TAPALO
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Branched. : RAMATE
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Novelist Christie. : AGATHA
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Clover leaves. : THREES
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Band. : COHORT
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Separated. : APART
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Battle-torn. : TATTERED
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Moans hollowly. : SOUGHS
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Occupy entirely. : FILLUP
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AFL, CIO, U. M. W. : UNIONS
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Pie à ___. : LAMODE
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Money in Lebanon. : POUNDS
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Dugout canoe. : BANCA
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Refinery apparatus. : SMELTER
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Wanton defacer of art. : VANDAL
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Comfort. : SOLACE
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Yucatan Indian. : MAYA
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Flat file. : RASP
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Hawaiian poi. : TARO
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Picnic accessory. : PAPERCUP
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Member of the "Light Brigade." : HUSSAR
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Speaks against. : OPPOSES
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Hebrew prophet. : OBADIAH
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Pacific screw pine. : HALA
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Opening to a mine tunnel. : ADIT
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Clock watcher. : TIMIST
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Deplore. : LAMENT
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Suppresses. : ELIDES
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County of N. Ireland. : ARMAGH
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Simmer. : SEETHE
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Beliefs. : TENETS
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Parties. : SECTS
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Composer Giuseppe. : VERDI
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Churn. : STIR
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Short trip in a car. : SPIN
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Auditory. : OTIC
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Before omega. : PSI
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Belonging to oneself. : OWN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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