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New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,873

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Across
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Apathetic one. : MOPE
5
City of mosques, in Iraq. : BASRA
10
Roasting adjunct. : SPIT
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Former Bulgarian ruler. : IVAN
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Conceal (property): Law. : ELOIN
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Think deeply. : PORE
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Balboa resident. : CENTRALAMERICAN
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Exert effort. : ENDEAVOR
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Empty heads. : MORONS
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Start. : ONSET
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City near Milan. : LODI
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Handcrafter's material. : PEWTER
26
Tundra region of Canada. : MANITOBA
30
Chile's eastern wall. : ANDES
31
Subjects of a Luce play. : WOMEN
32
Einstein's birthplace. : ULM
33
Central figure in Egyptian myth. : ISIS
34
Salt ___. : MINES
35
Attican arcade. : STOA
36
Paris street. : RUE
37
Series E items. : BONDS
38
Football players. : BACKS
39
Old Roman coin. : SESTERCE
41
Bowls: French. : BOULES
42
Wings on some seeds. : ALAE
43
Magna ___. : CARTA
44
Tumbles. : SPILLS
47
Generous giving. : LARGESSE
50
The man on the two-dollar bill. : THOMASJEFFERSON
52
Eastern aborigine. : AINU
53
Artist's standby. : EASEL
54
Scientific find of 1898. : NEON
55
Pleased. : GLAD
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"Milquetoast" character. : SISSY
57
Are: Spanish. : ESTA
Down
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Field dwellers. : MICE
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Place for 3 Down. : OVEN
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Deep-dish apple pies. : PANDOWDIES
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Governmental understandings. : ENTENTES
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Fur animal. : BEAVER
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Give or assign. : ALLOT
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Leave the ground. : SOAR
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Outer portion. : RIM
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Sea animals resembling flowers. : ANEMONES
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Life. : SPIRIT
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Somewhat: Mus. direction. : POCO
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Part of the Middle East. : IRAN
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Honors, at bridge. : TENS
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Demolishes. : RASES
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French sculptor. : RODIN
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Incapacitates. : LAMES
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Twosomes. : PAIRS
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Result. : ENSUE
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Sophisticate's world. : MONDE
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Puts in the shade. : OUTCLASSES
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Man, in British slang. : BLOKE
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Gather. : AMASS
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Flinch. : WINCE
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Perplexing states of affairs. : MORASSES
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French export. : SAUTERNE
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Arthur Kober's heroine. : BELLA
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A one-man show. : BORGE
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Mishnah and Gemara. : TALMUD
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Lost week-ender. : BARFLY
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Eating places. : CAFES
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Forest denizen. : STAG
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The Scooter. : PHIL
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Hebrides island. : IONA
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Smaller. : LESS
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Winter by-product. : SOOT
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City in Sicily. : ENNA
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___ alai. : JAI

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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