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New York Times, Tuesday, August 17, 1954

39-Down : Poisonous plant.

Author:
M. S. Manning
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mary S. Manning has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,876
Across
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Rents. : LETS
5
Man of Yemen. : ARAB
9
Present. : GIFT
13
Seaport in the Near East. : ACRE
14
Shakespearean character. : PARIS
16
Highly spiced stew. : OLLA
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___ Islands. : PHILIPPINE
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Mr. Atlee. : CLEM
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Perfumed ointment. : POMADE
21
Capital visited by Elizabeth II. : ADELAIDE
23
Caused to go. : SENT
25
Jump or jerk. : START
26
Let go, as an opportunity. : PASSEDUP
30
Vacation places. : HOTELS
33
Small bags for small articles. : ETUIS
34
Gives way to anger. : FUMES
36
Milled part of a coin. : RIM
37
Rounded projection. : LOBE
38
Top vertebra of the neck. : ATLAS
39
She kissed Santa Claus. : MAMA
40
Shade tree. : ELM
41
Oily, acrid liquid. : FUSEL
42
Supply food. : CATER
43
Puffs up. : ELATES
45
Most severe. : STERNEST
47
Soap box talks. : RANTS
49
Copied. : APED
50
Beneficiaries of the U. N. program. : CHILDREN
53
Expose to air. : AERATE
57
Byway. : LANE
58
Imbues. : INOCULATES
60
Roasting place. : OVEN
61
Lt. Genevieve. : ANGEL
62
German city on the Rhine. : KOLN
63
Nuisance. : PEST
64
African fox. : ASSE
65
Fencing sword. : EPEE
Down
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Native of northern Norway. : LAPP
2
Mountain phenomenon. : ECHO
3
Neat. : TRIM
4
Recent royal visitor to U. S. : SELASSIE
5
Affix. : APPEND
6
Light blow. : RAP
7
Melody. : ARIA
8
Obligates by duty. : BINDS
9
Stroller. : GOCART
10
Without book learning. : ILLITERATE
11
Went swiftly. : FLED
12
Unexciting. : TAME
15
Boils. : SEETHES
18
French notions. : IDEES
22
Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
24
College in Massachusetts. : TUFTS
26
Volcano in French West Indies. : PELEE
27
Bikini. : ATOLL
28
Sea Wolf and Nautilus. : SUBMARINES
29
Whimpers. : PULES
31
Fruits. : LIMES
32
Capable. : SMART
35
British colony since 1814. : MALTA
38
Country awaiting a peace treaty. : AUSTRIA
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Poisonous plant. : MANDRAKE
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Parry: Poet. : FEND
42
Basket. : CREEL
44
People who have special ability. : TALENT
46
Shoulder: French. : EPAULE
48
Tropical shrub. : SENNA
50
Hoofbeat. : CLOP
51
Cause to be. : HAVE
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Wooden blocks. : NOGS
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On. : ATOP
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Part of TV. : TELE
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Relative of a serf. : ESNE
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These: Fr. : CES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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