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New York Times, Monday, September 27, 1954

Author:
William F. Bulow
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Swing musicians. : CATS
5
Funnyman Bob. : HOPE
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Water lily: Var. : LOTOS
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Fairy-tale character. : OGRE
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Eastern name. : OMAR
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Superior to. : ABOVE
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Horse. : ROAN
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Table décor. : MATS
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Dickens villain. : SIKES
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A statue, for instance. : ORNAMENT
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Furry fishers. : OTTERS
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Food sampler. : TASTER
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They can't say no. : YESMEN
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Stability. : POISE
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Got top billing. : STARRED
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Having had a haircut. : SHORN
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Cover again with metal. : RETIN
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Habitat: Comb. form. : ECO
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Pronoun. : OURS
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Eastern title. : PASHA
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City in Italy. : ASTI
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Topic for N.S.A. discussion. : UMT
40
Billiard stroke. : MASSE
41
Par ___. : AVION
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Worked over a MS. : REWROTE
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Rajahs' wives. : RANIS
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Tankers. : OILERS
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It encases a turbine rotor. : STATOR
51
George Washington ___. : CARVER
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Win an ogling match. : OUTSTARE
55
Men named after an apostle. : LUKES
56
___ Domini. : ANNO
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Actress Claire's namesakes. : INAS
58
Wide awake. : ALERT
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Crowning glory. : HAIR
60
Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Turkish coins. : PARAS
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Beaux ___, Paris school. : ARTS
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"A friend in ___ . . . " : NEED
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French landscapist. : COROT
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Greek market place. : AGORA
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Bus driver or subway motorman. : TRANSPORTWORKER
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Pete Runnels and others. : SENATORS
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Kluszewski specialty. : HOMERS
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Arabian gulf. : OMAN
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Miss Berg, golfer. : PATTY
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Syllables of hesitation. : ERS
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The ___ in the world. : LASTMAN
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___ dictum (incidental remark). : OBITER
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Simulated defense. : TOKENRESISTANCE
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Throughout. : OVER
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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Former port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Aquactress Williams. : ESTHER
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Rubber. : ERASER
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Kill: Slang. : DOIN
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Crabbed. : SOUR
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Actor Cronyn. : HUME
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Twin curve. : ESS
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Parent. : PATER
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Branch of our armed forces. : AVIATION
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Disturbs. : MOLESTS
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Pangolin's meal. : ANTS
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Mexican artist. : RIVERA
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Family of American capitalists. : ASTORS
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Submarine detector. : SONAR
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Speak pompously. : ORATE
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Work on the lawn. : RESOD
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Applaud. : CLAP
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University assembly hall. : AULA
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Single group. : UNIT
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Well, well! : AHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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