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New York Times, Thursday, July 29, 1954

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,857
Across
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Extra-base hit. : TRIPLE
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Silly tricks. : CAPERS
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Man from Teheran. : IRANIAN
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Try to equal. : EMULATE
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Link. : CONNECT
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More resolute. : MANLIER
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Animal. : ELK
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Trabert's specialties. : SERVES
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Meadow. : LEA
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Baba and others. : ALIS
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Monsoon weather. : RAINS
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Encourages (with "up"). : PEPS
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One or more species. : GENUS
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Shaft of a mine. : PIT
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Dance band leader. : CARLE
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Borders. : EDGINGS
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More meager. : SPARSER
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___ dance. : TOE
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Pray: Latin. : ORA
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Ratifies. : AFFIRMS
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Gush sentimentally. : SLOBBER
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Contaminate. : TAINT
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Playing card spot. : PIP
47
Grassy plain of South America. : LLANO
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Stopper for a keg. : BUNG
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Venomous snake of India. : KRAIT
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Girl's name. : ESTA
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English river. : EXE
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Papal representative. : NUNCIO
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Man's nickname. : TIM
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Progressing fitfully. : SPASMIC
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List of goods. : INVOICE
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Hero of a Molière comedy. : TARTUFE
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Goaded. : NEEDLED
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Arranges. : STAGES
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Canadian airport. : GANDER
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Fished, with a spoon. : TROLLED
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Taking precedence over. : RANKING
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Public house. : INN
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Desserts. : PIES
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Wearer of stays. : LACER
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Catches. : ENTRAPS
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Adhesive substances. : CEMENTS
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Collect. : AMASS
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Ad libber's quip. : PUN
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Wing. : ELL
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Complainers. : RAILERS
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Village high point. : STEEPLE
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Period of geological time. : ICEAGE
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Pencil end. : ERASER
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Time to get up. : VII
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Tailor's cloth. : SUITING
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The Prodigal Son, for instance. : PARABLE
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Sound of contempt. : SNORT
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Song. : CAROL
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Idaho's nickname. : GEM
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European country: Abbr. : POL
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Under the most favorable conditions. : ATBEST
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Tactless remark. : FAUXPAS
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Museum specialty. : FINEART
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Evergreen trees. : SPRUCES
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Flavoring. : SPICING
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Small fortress. : BASTILE
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Tempter. : ENTICER
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Wandered. : ROAMED
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Man's name. : IAN
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Necessity for mumblety peg game. : KNIFE
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Ringworm. : TINEA
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Heating receptacle. : OVEN
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Rank: Abbr. : STA
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Drinking cup. : MUG
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Extra. : ODD

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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