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New York Times, Wednesday, July 21, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,849

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Across
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Building tools. : SAWS
5
Befalls: Poet. : HAPS
9
Outdoor activity. : SPORT
14
Milwaukee products. : ALES
15
Mexican stew. : OLLA
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Member of the moth family. : TINEA
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Soviet news outfit. : TASS
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A highly uncertain situation. : TOUCHANDGO
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Controversial military program. : UMT
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Theatrical light. : SPOT
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S-shaped curves. : OGEES
23
Parliamentary maneuver. : POINTOFORDER
26
Adroit. : NEAT
27
Indulged another. : HUMORED
31
Bit of gossip: French. : ONDIT
33
It will go (on): Refrain of a French Revolution song. : CAIRA
35
What the oath-taker says. : IDO
36
Where Smith beat Jones. : MAINE
37
Author Yutang. : LIN
38
Type of orange. : NAVEL
40
Miss Claire. : INA
41
Froth. : SPUME
43
V. I. P. in the entertainment world. : AGENT
44
Fit of bad temper. : TANTRUM
46
Czech river. : EGER
47
Wrestler's hold. : AIRPLANESPIN
52
Vanishing rulers. : KINGS
54
Finished. : OVER
55
Mouths: Latin. : ORA
56
Low man on political totem pole. : WARDHEELER
58
Disturb. : FRET
59
Medieval helmet. : ARMET
60
Unholy group. : GANG
61
Sicilian sight. : ETNA
62
Sea food. : CLAMS
63
First words of a famous song. : OSAY
64
Ass: German. : ESEL
Down
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Became alert. : SATUP
2
Historic event in 1836. : ALAMO
3
Greater Antilles native. : WESTINDIAN
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Gen. Hershey's concern. : SSS
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Dish of meat and potatoes. : HOTPOT
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Unsociable. : ALOOF
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Walt Disney creation. : PLUTO
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Reservation Indian. : SAC
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V. I. P. in a play's success. : STAGEMANAGER
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British playwright. : PINERO
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Wavy: Heraldic. : ONDE
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Army old-timers: Abbr. : REGS
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Truth in Chinese philosophy. : TAO
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Balder's killer: Norse myth. : HODUR
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Thomas Jefferson believed in it. : STATESRIGHTS
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German negative. : NEIN
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Lorelei's river. : RHINE
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St. Louis, Memphis, etc. : RIVERPORTS
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Recent visitor to the White House. : EDEN
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Ignoramus. : DOLT
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Skip over. : OMIT
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Zola work. : NANA
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Tramp heavily. : CLUMP
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Shoot at. : AIM
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A long time. : AGES
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Kentucky Derby item. : PURSE
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Bicycle built for two. : TANDEM
46
Part of A.E.C. : ENERGY
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Miss Montez et al. : LOLAS
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Grass genus. : AVENA
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Girl in a song. : IRENE
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Brazilian port. : NATAL
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Senator Mundt. : KARL
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TV "friend." : IRMA
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Oveta C. Hobby in 1943. : WAC
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Alter ___. : EGO
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Tuition. : FEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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