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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1954

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,904
Across
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Costume jewelry. : BEADS
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Part of a uniform. : BLOUSE
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Missile. : BULLET
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Least ostentatious. : PLAINEST
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Verdi opera. : OTELLO
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Las Vegas specialty. : ROULETTE
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Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
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Religious house. : PRIORY
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Three: Italian. : TRE
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Viewed. : SEEN
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___ cum laude. : SUMMA
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Show approval. : CLAP
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Corporation officers: Abbr. : TRS
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Verb forms. : MODES
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Pickle. : BRINE
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Powder or Yellowstone. : RIVER
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Famous name in football. : GRANGE
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Farm worker. : GLEANER
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Valencias or Kings. : ORANGES
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Cutting instrument. : RIMMER
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Covet. : CRAVE
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"___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
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Genus of orchids. : VANDA
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Bird sound. : CAW
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Baby boy: Span. : NENE
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Ave ___. : MARIA
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Island S. of Florida. : CUBA
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Common verb. : ARE
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Interfere with. : MOLEST
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Counting device: Var. : ABAC
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Fifty brides of Greek myth. : DANAIDES
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2,250-mile river of Siberia. : IRTISH
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Agreers. : ACCEDERS
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Beginning. : OUTSET
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In a fearful manner. : EERILY
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Orioles' homes. : NESTS
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Hero of GWTW. : BUTLER
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French students. : ELEVES
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Gov. Shivers. : ALLAN
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Baseball's Webb. : DEL
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Makes a short visit. : STOPSOVER
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Flowers. : BLOOMS
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La Gioconda's rival. : LAURA
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Slick-mannered. : OILY
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One: French. : UNE
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Making one's home. : SETTLING
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Turn away. : ESTRANGE
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Braggart's claim. : BOAST
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School book. : PRIMER
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Homes of the bison hunters. : TEEPEES
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Less refined. : RUDER
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Lifting device. : CRANE
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Where rock salt is found. : MINES
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Cheer for an actress. : BRAVA
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Ouida's real name. : RAMEE
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Gradual change. : GRADATION
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Spanish city. : GRANADA
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Musical headliner. : LIBERACE
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Greatness. : EMINENCE
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All the birds of a certain region. : ORNIS
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Sign of affection. : CARESS
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Violetta ___, heroine of "La Traviata." : VALERY
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Artist of abstractions. : CUBIST
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Lowers. : ABASES
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"Die ___ am Rhein." : WACHT
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Photogenic one. : MODEL
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Carrie Chapman's in-laws. : CATTS
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The South of France. : MIDI
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Air: Comb. form. : AER
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___ Morgue. : RUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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