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New York Times, Tuesday, July 20, 1954

63-Across : Name of several popes.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,848
Across
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Military unit. : OUTFIT
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An apparatus put in order for use. : RIGUP
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Dreamy serenade. : NOCTURNE
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City in Turkey. : ADANA
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Dweller on Lake Nipigon. : ONTARIAN
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Grinders. : MOLARS
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Caribbean inlet. : RIA
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Double-finned goldfish. : FANTAIL
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Ingredient of japan. : LAC
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City in Belgium. : MONS
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Emit smoke. : REEK
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Big-gun salute. : SALVO
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European news agency. : ANETA
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Downward slope. : DIP
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Short and ugly word. : LIAR
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Biblical name. : ADAM
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Actress Dietrich. : MARLENE
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Haughtily aloof: Colloq. : UPSTAGE
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Dipped in crumbs before frying. : BREADED
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Life-like. : NATURAL
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Roger! : OKAY
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Gary Crosby's relation to the Groaner. : SON
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Navigation hazards. : REEFS
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End man in a minstrel show. : BONES
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Girl's name. : NONA
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Blockhead. : DOLT
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Stripling. : LAD
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Word used in trying out a microphone. : TESTING
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Allen Dulles' responsibility. : CIA
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In good spirits. : ELATED
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Name of several popes. : INNOCENT
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Trudge. : TREAD
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Dance with running steps. : COURANTE
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Curiously. : ODDLY
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Abyssinian banana. : ENSETE
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Petroleum measurement. : OCTANE
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
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Sport of kings (with "The"). : TURF
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___ Tuck. : FRIAR
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Meaningless. : INANE
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Encamped. : TENTED
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Branches: Anat. : RAMI
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Devil-gods. : IDOLS
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Liquid measure: Abbr. : GAL
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Independent. : UNALLIED
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Device for protection from underwater mines. : PARAVANE
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Actress Shearer. : NORMA
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Ingredient of chop suey. : ONION
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Gained an advantage. : SCORED
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Describing a hand-on-hip stance. : AKIMBO
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Height. : STATURE
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Lessened. : ALLAYED
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Estes or Menlo. : PARK
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Titles in Turkey. : AGAS
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Casabas, honeydews. : MELONS
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Powerless. : UNABLE
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Where Stanford University is. : PALOALTO
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Colors of a cavalry unit. : STANDARD
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Proclamation. : NOTICE
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Epoch 60,000,000 years ago. : EOCENE
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Michigan city. : FLINT
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___ Department. : STATE
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Something obtained at ludicrously low ost. : STEAL
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Curtain material. : NINON
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___ mirabilis (year of wonder). : ANNUS
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Popular baritone. : EDDY
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Sen. Kefauver's colleague. : GORE
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Announcer Husing. : TED
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Small sailboat. : CAT

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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