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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1954

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,877
Across
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Gershwin girl. : BESS
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Band leader. : SHAW
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Watercourse of medium size. : CREEK
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Subway sign. : EXIT
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Beyond the ___. : PALE
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One of the zany Ritz Brothers. : HARRY
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___ horse!: Slogan of the 1900's. : GETA
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Opera role. : ELSA
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A derivative of ammonia. : AMINE
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Picturesque. : SCENIC
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One way to cross a road. : OVERPASS
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Be overfond. : DOTE
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Girl's name. : ELLA
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Top golfer. : SAMSNEAD
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Bowler: Slang. : KEGLER
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Eastern title. : AGA
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Slang. : ARGOT
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Where the Pont Neuf is. : SEINE
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Describing a leather binding. : LIMP
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A weapon of preventive medicine. : SERUM
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Granted facts. : DATA
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Rogues' gallery notation. : ALIAS
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Got one's dander up. : RILED
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Judged. : DEEMED
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Attachments to cycles. : SIDECARS
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Mexican laborer. : PEON
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Heavy square column. : PIER
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Describing a fugitive from ragweed. : ALLERGIC
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Takes as one's own. : ADOPTS
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Actor Victor. : MOORE
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Small talk. : CHAT
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Part of London. : SOHO
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Brinks. : EDGES
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A little over 2 lbs. in France. : KILO
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Political group, : BLOC
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Lacks. : NEEDS
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Boom or gaff. : SPAR
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City in England. : YORK
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___ the question. : BEGS
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Business manager: Abbr. : EXEC
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Building lot. : SITE
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Raised platforms. : STANDS
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Ghosts. : SPECTERS
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Dancer LeRoy. : HAL
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In addition. : ALSO
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Move from side to side. : WEAVE
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Recent contender for heavyweight title. : CHARLES
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Stormed about. : RAMPAGED
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Silk worm. : ERIA
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Ospreys. : ERNS
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Former Wilson aide. : KYES
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Hebrides island. : IONA
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Shoe leather. : ELK
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Zealous. : EAGER
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Dish, usually cold. : SALAD
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Deft and active. : AGILE
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Mary Geneva. : MAMIE
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Mrs. Pinza. : DORIS
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Tropical vine. : LIANA
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Begin (with "on"). : ENTER
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Registers. : READS
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Spring flower. : TULIP
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Indulged to excess. : PAMPERED
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Part played by an intercessor in a dispute. : MEDIATOR
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Fortune-teller. : SEERESS
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Feat of courage. : DEED
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Borzoi. : DOG
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Harry or Bob. : CROSBY
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Chips. : NICKS
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May it be so! : AMEN
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Ore deposit. : LODE
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Theater box. : LOGE
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Kind of golf shot. : CHIP
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___ coat. : POLO
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Thunder god. : THOR
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Relative of swat. : SOCK
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___ king. : ALA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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