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New York Times, Tuesday, July 27, 1954

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Fretted. : CHAFED
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Drove a golf ball awry. : SLICED
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Girl in a musical. : CHORINE
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M. de Balzac. : HONORE
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Scribes' roost. : PRESSBOX
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Riddle. : ENIGMA
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Impair by inactivity. : RUST
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Brahman precept. : SUTRA
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European lime tree. : TEIL
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Common suffixes. : ISTS
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Comes close. : NEARS
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Compass point. : NNE
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Isle in Irish Sea. : MAN
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Censure openly. : DECRY
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Father. : PATER
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Train. : EDUCATE
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Barbecue gadget. : SPIT
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Highway sign. : DETOUR
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Wears away. : ERODES
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Burrows and others. : ABES
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Clothing: Poet. : RAIMENT
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Left-over cotton fiber. : WASTE
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First President of the German Republic. : EBERT
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Civic organization. : PTA
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Agency that included O. P. S. : ESA
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Picture or design for transferring. : DECAL
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Legal order. : WRIT
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Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
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Hammerstein composition. : LYRIC
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Cereal grass. : RICE
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Streaked; variegated. : VEINED
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Is incumbent upon. : BEHOOVES
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To write: French. : ECRIRE
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Threw out. : EVICTED
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Soprano Eleanor. : STEBER
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No longer vacant. : RENTED
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Antique wheeze. : CHESTNUT
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Landlords. : HOSTS
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Arms depot: Abbr. : ARS
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Tells a story. : FIBS
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State publicly. : ENOUNCE
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On the right-hand side. : DEXTER
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Clip off. : SHEAR
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Man's nickname. : LON
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First letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Convincing. : COGENT
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Symbol of luxury. : ERMINE
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Card player. : DEALER
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Historic event, 1096. : CRUSADE
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Put in working condition. : PRIMED
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Petals of a daisy. : RAYS
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Divine animating influence. : SPIRIT
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Smeared. : DAUBED
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Jot. : ATOM
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Layer of paint. : COAT
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Seckel. : PEAR
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Dispossessed. : DEPRIVED
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Tempted. : ENTICED
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Members of the Union. : STATES
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Wilson's title: Abbr. : SECY
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Set off by contrast. : RELIEVE
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Patterns of cloth. : WEAVES
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Looks. : ASPECT
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Literary fun. : SATIRE
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Figaro. : BARBER
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Senior. : ELDER
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Composed. : WROTE
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Fasten or bolt: Scot. : SNIB
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Part of the face. : CHIN
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Before. : ERE
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Calendar abbreviation. : OCT

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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