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New York Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,856
Across
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A prince of India. : RAJAH
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Fused with color. : STAINED
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Moon's nearest orbital point. : PERIGEE
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Permeate. : PERVADE
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Flying colors. : EMBLEMS
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Devotee of austerity. : ASCETIC
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Waste fibers of wool. : NOILS
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Shopping carriers. : CARTS
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City in the Urals. : UFA
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Part of Patton's sobriquet. : GUTS
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Girls in Navy blue. : WAVES
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Needing irrigation. : ARID
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Impersonal pronoun. : ONE
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Savory. : SAPID
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Two dead ducks. : BRACE
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High and dry. : STRANDED
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Spanish dance affairs. : BAILES
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Tavern sentimentality. : BEERINESS
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Gardening tool for planting. : DIBBER
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Raised a nap by brushing. : TEASELED
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Danube tributary in Bavaria. : ILLER
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Winter resort. : MIAMI
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Man in a shell. : OAR
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"The Teahouse," for instance. : PLAY
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Certain South Africans. : BOERS
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Urania or Clio. : MUSE
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Fired. : LIT
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By itself: Lat. : PERSE
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Devilfish. : MANTA
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Musical sweet potato. : OCARINA
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The man at bat. : SWINGER
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Record of the session. : MINUTES
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Leather factory. : TANNERY
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Speaks as a witness. : ATTESTS
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Long. : YEARN
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A change of horses. : REMOUNT
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Umpire. : ARBITER
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Nursery rhyme girls. : JILLS
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Centuries. : AGES
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Pause in speaking. : HEM
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Showed mercy to. : SPARED
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Civil Service tryouts. : TESTS
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Bows. : ARCS
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Verbal contraction. : IVE
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Without mannerisms. : NATURAL
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Structure. : EDIFICE
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Century units. : DECADES
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Coins of Hungary, replaced by forints, 1946. : PENGOS
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Refugee. : ESCAPER
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Greeds. : AVIDITIES
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Child at the shore. : WADER
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Start from. : ARISE
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Facial scorn. : SNEER
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Opera heavies. : BASSI
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Church connected with a monastery. : ABBEY
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Radio-signal directions. : BEAMS
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Most intimate. : NEAREST
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Sheepskin. : DIPLOMA
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Unauthorized. : ILLICIT
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Too loud for elegance. : BLATANT
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Loafer. : LOUNGER
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Denoting an important seaboard. : EASTERN
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Dismal. : DREARY
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Swamp. : MORASS
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Poet of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
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Provisions of the Lord. : MANNA
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Where orchestras sit, in theatres. : PITS
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Any great source of supply. : MINE
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Symbol of regret. : RUE
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Method. : WAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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