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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 1954

Author:
Ellsworth Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,807
Across
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Purse item. : COMB
5
Dislocation of a rock stratum. : FAULT
10
Garden party. : FETE
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Pertaining to grandparents. : AVAL
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One-way sign. : ARROW
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___ avis. : RARA
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Frenchman's name. : RENE
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Scale of colors for comparing hues. : TINTOMETER
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Soaks. : DRENCHES
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Annie Oakleys. : PASSES
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Farm implements. : HOES
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Brake. : FERN
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Seem. : APPEAR
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Certain radio cabinets. : CONSOLES
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Commendable quality. : MERIT
33
Part of the Statue of Liberty. : TORCH
34
Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : EPH
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Edge. : BRIM
36
System of social distinctions. : CASTE
37
Outrigger canoe. : PROA
38
Cover. : LID
39
Bases for damage suits. : TORTS
40
Something to wear. : FROCK
41
Component parts. : ELEMENTS
43
Calm. : SOOTHE
44
Insects. : ANTS
45
Comedy. : SHOW
46
Thinly spread. : SPARSE
49
Relative of a shallot. : SCALLION
53
Occasion for the smoke-filled room. : CONVENTION
55
Girl's nickname. : ETTA
56
Pay up. : ANTE
57
Express appreciation to. : THANK
58
Impatient exclamation. : RATS
59
Indefinite amount. : DEAL
60
Suffixes used after two, three, etc. : SOMES
61
Deer track. : SLOT
Down
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Ace. : CARD
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Finished. : OVER
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Mop of hair. : MANE
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Duke of Marlborough's castle. : BLENHEIM
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June 20th star. : FATHER
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Sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
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Samovars. : URNS
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Biblical name. : LOT
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Small change in London. : TWOPENCE
10
City in California. : FRESNO
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Devours. : EATS
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Ailanthus. : TREE
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Sugar-bowl handles. : EARS
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Bog. : MARSH
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Duster. : COAT
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Citadels. : FORTS
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Go at an easy pace. : AMBLE
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Danger. : PERIL
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Group of lions. : PRIDE
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Prices. : COSTS
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Garden dormouse. : LEROT
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Historical period. : EPOCH
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Milk ___. : SHAKE
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Pastries. : TARTS
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Satisfies. : CONTENTS
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Stealthy trespassers. : PROWLERS
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High-strung. : TENSE
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Person with little or no judgment. : FOOL
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Wonderful thing. : MARVEL
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___ mare. : SHANKS
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Tea cake. : SCONE
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Food fish. : SCAD
47
Corn-meal loaf. : PONE
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Part of the Far East. : SIAM
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Norse name. : OTTO
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Well-known cartoonist. : NAST
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Even if. : THO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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