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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1954

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,888
Across
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Site of first modern Olympics, 1896. : ATHENS
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Marshy meadows. : SWALES
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Novel by Du Maurier, 1894. : TRILBY
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Cardinal. : PRELATE
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He wrote "The Enchanted Cottage." : PINERO
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Put out, as a batsman. : RETIRE
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Toast of Broadway in the Gay 90's. : LILLIANRUSSELL
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Nail polish. : ENAMEL
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Egg-shaped ornament: Arch. : OVE
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Recent best seller. : DESIREE
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French girl's name. : AIMEE
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Electric ___. : EEL
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Chinese dynasty. : MING
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Stars of "The Guardsman." : LUNTS
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Mountains. : ANDES
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Intent look. : GAZE
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Resort town near Utrecht. : BAARN
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Lanes: Abbr. : RDS
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Villain of 1838 novel. : FAGIN
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Malignant mosquito. : AEDES
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Wax: Fr. : CIRE
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Minus a label. : TAGLESS
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Works of French. : STATUES
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Dead duck. : GONER
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Plant. : ALOE
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"___ wonderful time." : HAVING
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Polar explorer. : BYRD
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Daring garment of 1849. : BLOOMERS
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Compound from ammonia. : AMIN
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City in Brittany. : RENNES
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Hoity-toity behavior. : AIRS
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Law: French. : LOI
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Wampum. : PEAG
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Croquet players, for example. : CONTESTANTS
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Part of Australia: Abbr. : TASM
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Part of i.e. : EST
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Islands off New Guinea. : AROE
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Plane lane. : AIRWAY
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First word of "Love's Old Sweet Song." : ONCE
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Without risers, as a ramp. : STEPLESS
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Mr. Carroll of the "Vanities." : EARL
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Old term for "Scram!" : SKIDOO
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Take on cargo. : LADE
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Amelia's friend. : BECKY
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Star of Boston opera, 1909-13. : NIELSEN
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Dynasty, 1613-1917. : ROMANOV
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Rhoncus. : RALE
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Type. : GENRE
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Shortly. : ANON
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Overact. : EMOTE
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Aberdeen's river. : DEE
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Jousting garb. : ARMOR
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Author Fowler. : GENE
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Greengages. : PLUMS
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Repairs. : MENDS
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Quién ___? : SABE
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Touch: Scot. : TIG
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Father: Comb. form. : PATRI
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Wainscoted. : PANELED
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River in Asia. : ILI
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Alger boys had them. : IDEALS
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V.P., 1893-97. : ADLAISTEVENSON
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Man's name. : MARCUS
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Rib of a Gothic vault. : LIERNE
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Dress fabric. : DELAINE
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To be: Italian. : ESSERE
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Game official. : SCORER
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Fastens down again, as a tent. : REPEGS
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Poise. : APLOMB
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Unimportant items. : TRIVIA
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City once called Last Chance. : HELENA
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Old measure. : ELL
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Annelid worm. : NAID
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Mme. de ___. : STAEL
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Sudden spells of activity. : SPURTS
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Informs (with "up"). : WISES
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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He said, "First in war, first in peace ... " : LEE
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Theatrical name of the 90's. : ERLANGER
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The "s" in l.s.d. : SOLIDI
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Lonesome pines. : TREES
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Pres. Coty. : RENE
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Give ___ chance. : ITA
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Cooling drink. : LIMEADE
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Blows. : BREEZES
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Cheerers. : YELLERS
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Protects. : ENSURES
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Coatings. : RINDS
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Intellectual endowment. : MENTALITY
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Grille. : GRATING
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Swiss river. : AARE
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Automaton. : GOLEM
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Nine: Ger. : NEUN
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French phrase designating the Nineties. : FINDESIECLE
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Unit of measure: Abbr. : DEG
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Part of the eyeball. : CORNEA
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
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Sticky mixtures. : GOOS
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Hour-glass items. : SHAPES
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Least wild. : TAMEST
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Fly. : AVIATE
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Ibsen role. : GYNT
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Revered name in Prague. : BENES
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Stereotyped. : BANAL
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Antelopes. : ELANDS
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Gangster's gun. : ROSCOE
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San ___, Hearst's estate. : SIMEON
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Governor of N.Y., 1899-1900. : ROOSEVELT
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Iron band on a wheel. : STRAKE
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I believe. : CREDO
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Askew. : AWRY
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Hugo's "___ of the Sea." : TOILERS
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Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
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Invention of 1903. : PLANE
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Original ___. : SIN
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Horn: Comb. form. : KERA
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Commonplace. : BROMIDIC
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Victuals. : EATS
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Taunted: Slang. : NEEDLED
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"Alexander's ___ Band." : RAGTIME
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Iroquois. : ONEIDAS
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Dealers. : MONGERS
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Small, spotted animal. : GENET
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Frescoes. : MURALS
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More compact. : DENSER
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Henry James heroine, 1897. : MAISIE
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Elongated. : OBLONG
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Queens: Fr. : REINES
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Outworn. : PASSE
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Headline of Feb. 15, 1898. : MAINE
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Divide. : SEVER
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More than one: Abbr. : PLUR
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Cross out. : DELE
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Expert. : ACE
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Zodiac sign. : LEO
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Pile of velvet. : NAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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