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New York Times, Saturday, August 28, 1954

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,887
Across
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Yankee southpaw. : FORD
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Author Michener. : JAMES
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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___ Novello. : IVOR
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Soaring. : ALOFT
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Long, swinging stride. : LOPE
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The "loyal opposition." : LABORPARTY
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Large Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
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Relative of the mastodon. : ELEPHANT
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Sycophant. : LACKEY
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"Swedish Nightingale." : LIND
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Song dating from 1859. : DIXIE
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Sen. Johnson and Gov. Mechem. : EDWINS
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Journals. : GAZETTES
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Triple. : TRINE
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Mentions for bravery. : CITES
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Good news for a producer. : SRO
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Khartoum's river. : NILE
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Dragged. : HALED
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Oriental sailboat. : DHOW
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Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
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More rational. : SANER
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Gov. Jordan's capital. : BOISE
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Running noose. : SLIPKNOT
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Natty. : DAPPER
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Apocopate. : ELIDE
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Melpomene. : MUSE
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An emphatic inquiry. : DEMAND
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Direct hit. : BULLSEYE
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Port east of Gibraltar. : ORAN
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Public appeal. : OPENLETTER
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TV comedienne. : RAYE
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To whatever place. : WHERE
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Hence. : ERGO
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Spanish children. : NINOS
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Standing army men: Abbr. : REGS
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Office equipment. : FILE
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Athletic field. : OVAL
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1943 novel (with "The"). : ROBE
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Youngster's fishing equipment. : DROPLINE
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Lacquers. : JAPANS
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Islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
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Singer Downey to his friends. : MORT
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Salamander. : EFT
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Unimaginative. : STYLIZED
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Draw out. : ELICIT
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Air Force experiment at San Antonio. : ROCKETSHIP
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Slithery. : EELY
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Opening scene of "The Ring." : RHINE
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Spindles. : AXES
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Time stamp. : DATER
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Heating vessels. : ETNAS
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Military training. : DRILL
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Baseball's "say hey" kid. : WILLIEMAYS
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Vest. : GILET
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Showing detrition. : EROSE
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Farmer. : SOWER
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Pirogue. : CANOE
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Give a legal decision. : HANDDOWN
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Tout. : DOPESTER
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Swindle: Colloq. : SKIN
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Important Swiss city. : BASLE
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Mars. : PLANET
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Head of C. I. A. : DULLES
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Saki. : MUNRO
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Another name for Theo. : DORA
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Time divisions. : ERAS
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Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Safecracker. : YEGG
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Alpha Delta ___. : PHI

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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