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New York Times, Tuesday, July 13, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,841

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Across
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Purse fastening. : CLASP
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Sharp flavor. : TANG
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Soften. : MELT
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Runner-up. : LOSER
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Scent. : ODOR
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Cottonseed product. : OLEO
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Trieste's northwest neighbor. : UDINE
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Dietrich's actress daughter. : MARIARIVA
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Maul. : BEATER
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Acts as peacemaker. : MEDIATES
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"King Solomon's ___." : MINES
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Winter downpour. : SLEET
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Important feature. : CHIN
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Trolley route. : CARLINE
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Whetstone. : HONE
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Actress Stewart. : ELAINE
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Block Island catch. : COD
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Soldier in absentia. : AWOL
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Begins to appear. : DAWNS
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Time's fellow traveler. : TIDE
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For every. : PER
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Unite firmly. : CEMENT
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Protection. : EGIS
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Recent best seller. : DESIREE
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Tall and thin. : LANK
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Showed sleepiness. : GAPED
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More docile. : TAMER
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One of the Aleutians. : UNALASKA
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Deprive of rights. : DIVEST
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Plead for another. : INTERCEDE
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The same here. : DITTO
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Scene from "Tristan and Isolde." : DUET
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Free from restrictions. : OPEN
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John Jacob. : ASTOR
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If not. : ELSE
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Zephyr. : WIND
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Poorly drained. : SEEPY
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Trefoil figure on a card. : CLUB
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Comstock ___. : LODE
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Part of the globe. : ASIAMINOR
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U. S. observation plane. : SENTINEL
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Spruce up. : PREEN
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Space Cadet Corbett. : TOM
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Name meaning mankind. : ADAM
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Thames estuary. : NORE
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Part of a radio tube. : GRID
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Mental state of a group. : MORALE
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10-pt. type. : ELITE
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Flood impeder. : LEVEE
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Emcee's proposal. : TOAST
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Oise tributary. : AISNE
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Falls back. : RECEDES
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Antipasto ingredient. : SALAMI
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Fellow. : CHAP
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"Battle Hymn" writer. : HOWE
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Colder and damper. : RAWER
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Small song bird. : LINNET
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Rather. : INSTEAD
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Smoke. : CIGARETTE
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One-eyed god. : ODIN
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A Governor Winthrop. : DESK
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Transmit via video. : TELEVISE
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Juniper tree. : CEDAR
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Take out. : DELETE
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Cicerone. : GUIDE
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Invalidate. : ANNUL
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Heads. : PATES
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King with a golden touch. : MIDAS
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Lighter. : SCOW
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Military cap. : KEPI
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Free port in Arabia. : ADEN
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Whistle ___. : STOP
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Reactionary. : TORY
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Thirty, in newspaper parlance. : END

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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