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New York Times, Thursday, September 2, 1954

4-Down : Row cut by scythe or mower.

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,892
Across
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Pauses in speaking. : HEMS
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Hydrangea or raspberry. : SHRUB
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U. S. Ambassador to Eire. : TAFT
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Declare. : AVOW
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"___ porridge hot ... " : PEASE
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Shaped piece of metal. : IBAR
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Returned like for like. : RETALIATED
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Simulated. : PRETENDED
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Device used by gardeners. : SPRAY
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Cure. : HEAL
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Row. : TIER
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Noun suffix. : ARD
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Faux pas. : SLIP
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Make angry. : ENRAGE
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Contentious one's shoulder decor. : CHIP
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Plotted a course for. : NAVIGATED
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Dorothy Perkins. : ROSE
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Mr. Scratch. : DEVIL
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Enter in a cash register (with "up"). : RING
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Augments. : INCREASES
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Long ago. : YORE
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Of the skin. : DERMAL
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Daily fare. : DIET
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Sign of assent. : NOD
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Weird. : EERY
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The Tentmaker. : OMAR
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Decisive. : FATAL
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Unlimited views. : PANORAMAS
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Legal period of delay in payment. : MORATORIUM
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Mitch Miller plays it. : OBOE
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Nominal capital of Bolivia. : SUCRE
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Sea bird. : ERNE
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Very large amount. : TONS
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Guy ropes. : STAYS
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Network. : RETE
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Symbolic instrument. : HARP
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Repeatedly. : EVER
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Speck. : MOTE
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Row cut by scythe or mower. : SWATH
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Of the backbone. : SPINAL
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Press agents' aims. : HEADLINES
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Class. : RATE
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Secondhand. : USED
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Ground prepared for plants. : BED
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Small town celebrated in song. : TIPPERARY
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Deviation from the typical. : ABERRATION
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___ Morgana. : FATA
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Card. : TREY
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Dregs. : LEES
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Shout (with "out"). : SING
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The linden. : TEIL
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Bitter. : ACRID
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Arles' river. : RHONE
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Prudence. : DISCRETION
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Prepared the way. : PAVED
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Elder statesmen of Japan. : GENRO
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Moved cautiously. : EDGED
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Seeps through. : PERMEATES
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Chimerical. : VISIONARY
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Popular M. C. : DALY
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Countess' husband. : EARL
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Overacts. : EMOTES
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Root from which poi is made. : TARO
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Thinner. : RARER
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Dance (with "it"). : FOOT
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A large pulpit. : AMBO
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Sulk. : POUT
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Alms box. : ARCA
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Slush. : MIRE
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Tom Sawyer's Polly. : AUNT
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Library exhibits: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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