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New York Times, Monday, August 9, 1954

Author:
Ellsworth Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J W X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ellsworth Smith has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 46-Across clue had "artifically"; corrected this to "artificially."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,868
Across
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Cristoforo Colombo. : SHIP
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Subdivision of a platoon. : SQUAD
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Middle name of Joe E. Brown. : EVAN
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Delicate fabric. : LACE
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Passage played by all performers. : TUTTI
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Starchy food. : SAGO
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Bristol's river. : AVON
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Items for a projector. : REELS
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Group for chamber music. : TRIO
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Noble-minded. : GENEROUS
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Coloring stick. : CRAYON
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An apostle. : LUKE
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Tributary of the Danube. : PRUT
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San ___, as the Texans say it. : ANTONE
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Feigns. : PRETENDS
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Cleansers. : SOAPS
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Cooks. : FRIES
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Not safe. : OUT
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An industrial fuel. : COKE
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Call for a bellhop. : FRONT
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Girl's name. : MONA
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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City on the Rhine. : MAINZ
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Worker with wicker. : CANER
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Arm of a squid. : TENTACLE
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Most confident. : SUREST
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Grain artificially germinated. : MALT
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Appearing in the spring. : VERNAL
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Hair sac. : FOLLICLE
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Greedy. : AVID
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Colloquialism. : IDIOM
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Coward of the stage. : NOEL
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Customary usage. : MODE
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Human trunk. : TORSO
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Hypocrisy, for instance. : EVIL
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Equal. : PEER
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Arab state. : YEMEN
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Novel heroine. : TESS
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Smeltery waste. : SLAG
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Engage in. : HAVE
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Image or likeness. : ICON
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Famous queen of Ithaca. : PENELOPE
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Golf shot. : STROKE
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A line at the box office. : QUEUE
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Relatives of the Paiutes. : UTES
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An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Prudent. : DISCREET
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One's entire property. : ESTATE
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Modify. : VARY
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Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
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Mealtime. : NOON
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Part of R.B.I. : RUNS
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Usual ways of doing things. : RUTS
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German title. : PRINZ
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Formal neckwear. : ASCOT
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Informal neckwear. : NOOSE
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Captured. : TAKEN
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Lying face downward. : PRONE
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Who wants war? : NOONE
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Cape Cod topography. : DUNES
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Originate. : START
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A fancy detail. : FRILL
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Freedom from difficulty. : FACILITY
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Strict disciplinarian. : MARTINET
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A boy's best friend. : MAMA
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Select and gather. : CULL
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Small supply ship. : TENDER
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Product of Alaska. : SALMON
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Animal with palmate antlers. : MOOSE
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Type of early screen star. : VAMP
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Bacchanal cry. : EVOE
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Move out of place (with "up"). : RIDE
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Business house. : FIRM
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Snug harbor. : COVE
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Festive neckwear. : LEIS
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Right-angled wings. : ELLS
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Female animal. : DOE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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