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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,905
Across
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Geologic layers. : STRATA
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A synonym for trouble. : HOTWATER
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Wry. : IRONIC
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Extra-pay period. : OVERTIME
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Baby sitter, for instance. : MINDER
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Examined. : REGARDED
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Eggs. : OVA
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Natural adhesive product. : RESIN
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Bridge supports. : PIERS
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Medium for Anna Moses. : OILS
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Nodded. : DOZED
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Got down. : ALIT
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Lowest point. : NADIR
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Hillbilly falsetto. : YODEL
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It follows zeta. : ETA
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Cordelia's sister. : REGAN
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Al ___, caliph and founder of Bagdad. : MANSUR
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Implements for underwater fishermen. : SPEARS
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Compulsion. : DURESS
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From there. : THENCE
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Powerful movement. : SURGE
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Audience. : EAR
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Mathematical chart. : TABLE
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Pronouncement of authority. : EDICT
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Commotions. : ADOS
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Pledge of faith. : TROTH
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Source of water. : SNOW
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Stoppers. : CORKS
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Thrush or blackbird. : OUSEL
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Le dernier ___. : CRI
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Expecting. : AWAITING
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Two-door and four-door items. : SEDANS
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Economize. : RETRENCH
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Household item. : TEASET
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Invade property. : TRESPASS
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Daring athletes. : SKIERS
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Hot, sand-laden wind. : SIMOON
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Things of inconsequence. : TRIVIA
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Benita's husband. : RONALD
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Plus. : AND
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Row of seats. : TIER
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Having fields. : ACRED
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End of the visible earth. : HORIZON
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Baked in a chamber. : OVENED
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Young sheep. : TEG
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Wind or fold. : WRAP
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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Like the Mediterranean Sea. : TIDELESS
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Retired with a title. : EMERITUS
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U. S. S. R. symbol. : REDSTAR
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Oil beans. : SOYAS
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Lorelei. : SIREN
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Raise objection. : DEMUR
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Exhibit a reflex. : REACT
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Commodious. : LARGE
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Above the crowd. : GREAT
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Shortages. : NEEDS
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Private eye on the job. : SHADOWER
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Harangue. : PERORATE
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Certain piano pieces. : DUETS
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Transportation for 64 Across. : TEACART
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Boggy spots. : SLOUGHS
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Cowboys' mounts. : BRONCS
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In the event that. : INCASE
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Monopolist's goal. : CORNER
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Trick endings to stories. : TWISTS
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Whirs. : SKIRS
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Commands: Archaic. : HESTS
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Move. : STEP
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Vegetable. : LEEK
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Once ___ blue moon. : INA
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___ Nippon, Japan. : DAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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