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New York Times, Wednesday, July 14, 1954

47-Down : Beat out grain.

Author:
Ethel Le Strange
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,842
Across
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Hero for Gounod, Berlioz and Liszt. : FAUST
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Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
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Cloth with metal threads. : LAME
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Line: Sp. : LINEA
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Snake. : ADDER
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Scandinavian dwarfs of opera. : NIBELUNGS
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Chou's colleague. : MAO
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Muscovy ruler. : TSAR
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Kipling heroine. : MAISIE
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Tightly drawn. : TAUT
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Expressions of reproach. : TSKS
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Composer of "Tales of Hoffmann." : OFFENBACH
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Inspiration for "Call Me Madam." : MESTA
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Most excellent. : RAREST
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Singer Stevens. : RISE
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Hero of a Massenet opera. : CID
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Western Pacific naval station. : GUAM
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Contract. : LEASE
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500,000 sq. mi. of desert. : GOBI
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Type of song. : ART
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Sweet ___. : PEAS
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One of the Dionnes. : EMILIE
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Springtime constructions. : NESTS
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Tone poem by Smetana. : THEMOLDAU
50
Hesitations akin to "hems." : HAWS
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Figure in 39 Across. : RENT
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Boorish. : CHURLY
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They go with "ifs" and "buts." : ANDS
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According to. : ALA
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Rudolph Friml success. : ROSEMARIE
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Pertaining to musical sound. : TONAL
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Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
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Cans, in Britain. : TINS
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Tedium. : ENNUI
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Subject of a Snow White song. : WISH
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Praise highly: Colloq. : TOUT
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Part of an orchestra. : REEDS
Down
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Blarney or humbug. : FLAM
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Opera dated 1871. : AIDA
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Open. : UNDO
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Plaids. : TARTANS
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"Moonlight" or "Kreutzer." : SONATA
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Eastern V. I. P. : EMIR
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Ancestor of the ball point. : NIB
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Lines on musical notes. : STEMS
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Charpentier's claim to fame. : LOUISE
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Kansas Governor and family. : ARNS
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Christmas pageant characters. : MAGI
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Besides. : ELSE
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She sings the "Bell Song." : LAKME
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Discerning. : SUBTLE
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Pour. : TEEM
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Pronoun. : THIS
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Instrument of Bach and Handel. : ORGAN
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French composer of many songs. : FAURE
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Greek letter societies. : FRATS
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Toweling. : CRASH
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Chide. : SCOLD
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Bone. : TIBIA
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Often-sung farewell. : ADIEU
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Appeared. : SEEMED
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Food for a spread. : EATS
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Imitative of gold. : GILT
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Hymn. : PSALM
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Frankenstein's creation. : MONSTER
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Beat out grain. : THRESH
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Contemporary composer Bloch. : ERNEST
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Jane, of TV. : WYATT
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A poor singer. : CROW
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Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
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Functions. : USES
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Japanese aborigine. : AINU
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Miss Jeffreys, singer. : ANNE
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Hymn of praise. : LAUD
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Baba and others. : ALIS
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Operetta "___ Rita." : RIO
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Identical. : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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