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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1954

38-Across : Early part of medieval period.

Author:
Thomas J. Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,918
Across
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American explorer and scientist. : BYRD
5
Uppity. : HIGHHAT
12
Shakespearean character. : ROMEO
13
Empty. : UNLOADED
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Fix. : REPAIR
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Wall-painter. : STIPPLER
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Draftsman's curve. : ESS
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Mild substitute for "devil." : DICKENS
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Give ___ chance. : ITA
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Game equipment. : MITT
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George or James. : SAINT
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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High goal. : IDEAL
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Square-dance group. : SET
28
Nine daughters of Zeus. : MUSES
29
Educates. : NURTURES
31
Cooking adjunct. : FAT
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Overthrow. : DESTROY
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Status of many during 38 Across. : SERFAGE
37
Nickname of an English Queen. : LIZ
38
Early part of medieval period. : DARKAGES
39
Lee's Traveler, for instance. : STEED
42
Evil-doing. : SIN
43
Heavy impacts. : SLAMS
44
Heavy rain. : POUR
45
Concealed. : PERDU
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Soda-pop flavor. : LIME
48
Pronoun. : OUR
49
Quarrels. : BICKERS
51
Sister. : NUN
52
Often-raided repositories. : ICEBOXES
54
Important aspect of military effectiveness. : MORALE
56
Resort town near Sandusky. : LAKESIDE
57
Silly. : INANE
58
Cotton cloth. : NANKEEN
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Over ninety. : AGED
Down
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Dizzy Gillespie fans. : BOPSTERS
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Miss Sumac, Peruvian singer. : YMA
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Designer of present U. S. flag, 1818. : REID
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Actress Day. : DORIS
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Sledge dogs. : HUSKIES
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Anxiously diligent. : INTENT
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Flash of light. : GLINT
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Jumps onto. : HOPS
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Man's nickname. : HAP
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Remarks not in script. : ADLIBS
11
Small monkey. : TEETEE
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Left-over part. : RESIDUE
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Strong carts. : DRAYS
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Prompt. : REMIND
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Famous Mudville slugger. : CASEY
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Gossip. : TATTLER
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Mouth of a river. : OUTFALL
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Sensational. : LURID
28
Brands. : MARKS
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Actress Russell's nickname. : ROZ
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Chemin-de-___, game like baccarat. : FER
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Three-time Kentucky Derby winner. : SANDE
34
___ again. : AGAINAND
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Little bud. : GEMMULE
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Ancient brotherhood member. : ESSENE
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GOP Senator. : DIRKSEN
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Mar. : SPOIL
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Long-billed bird. : TOUCAN
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California's motto. : EUREKA
42
Withdraw. : SECEDE
45
Elf. : PIXIE
46
Salt lake in Iran. : URMIA
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Clump of trees. : BOSK
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"Hernando's Hideaway." : SONG
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Peak, in Scotland. : BEN
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Girl's name. : RAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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