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New York Times, Saturday, August 7, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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1
Burnoose wearer. : ARAB
5
Recordings. : TAPES
10
A type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Varnish for airplanes. : DOPE
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Sultan's decree. : IRADE
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Singer Ponselle. : ROSA
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Colorful group in any capital. : DIPLOMATICCORPS
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Ubiquitous. : ALLOVER
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Conveyance. : TRANSIT
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Satan's work. : EVIL
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Strong, brave and noble. : HEROIC
24
Wrong side up. : FACEDOWN
28
"High ___." : TOR
29
Euphemistic oath. : EGAD
30
Northern sea duck. : COOT
32
Bright lights. : NEONS
36
Go astray. : ERR
37
Divided country. : KOREA
39
___ media, (middle way). : VIA
40
Old-fashioned. : DATED
43
Spanish painter. : DALI
44
Famous English Quaker. : PENN
45
Home: Abbr. : RES
47
Gave asylum to. : HARBORED
49
Forward: Italian. : AVANTI
52
Object of criticism. : BUTT
53
Brigadier general's insigne. : ONESTAR
54
Distance within which voices can be heard. : EARSHOT
57
Part of a planetarium. : CELESTIALSPHERE
59
Bull: Comb. form. : TAUR
60
City official of early Rome. : EDILE
61
Gemsbok. : ORYX
62
Present ___. : ARMS
63
Arched roofs. : DOMES
64
Aptitude ___. : TEST
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River in Italy. : ADDA
2
Displease. : ROIL
3
Something that can be upset. : APPLECART
4
Second word of the marriage ceremony. : BELOVED
5
Part of a bank vault. : TIMELOCK
6
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
7
Suitably. : PAT
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Girl's name. : EDITH
9
Top ___. : SECRET
10
Mesabi's output. : IRONORE
11
Bodily trunks. : TORSI
12
Meat juice jelly. : ASPIC
13
Shoe factory item. : LAST
18
Roman poet. : OVID
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Actress Leslie. : CARON
24
Dairy farm necessity. : FEED
25
Taj Mahal's locale. : AGRA
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Actress Peggy. : WOOD
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Girl's name. : NORAH
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Tissue: Anat. : TELA
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Popular song of 1917. : OVERTHERE
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Redlegs or Indians. : NINE
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Famous literary pen name. : SAND
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Factors in U. S. global strategy. : AIRBASES
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Blackboard equipment. : ERASERS
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Marks on enameled surfaces. : DENTS
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Haphazard try. : POTSHOT
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Said. : STATED
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___ gun. : BURP
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Close: Poet. : ANEAR
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Soft palate. : VELUM
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Part of the eye: Comb. form. : IRIDO
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Numerical combining form. : OCTA
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Adjective suffixes. : ORYS
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Theme. : TEXT
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Purpose. : AIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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