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New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 1954

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,894

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Across
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Ornamental pine of Japan. : MATSU
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Style of dress. : GARB
10
Directions in music. : FFFS
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Constellation. : ORION
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Habit of repeating others' words. : ECHOLALIA
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Gemini. : SIGNOFTHEZODIAC
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"Quiet, please!" sounds. : SSHS
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Girls' nicknames. : GERTS
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Moreover. : YET
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Egyptian goddess. : SATI
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Angler's action. : CAST
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Castle, in chess. : ROOK
27
Turn one's back on. : SHUN
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Member of the Ophidia. : ASP
32
Waikiki word. : ALOHA
34
Pierce. : STAB
35
Part of Brownell's title: Abbr. : ATTY
36
What TV sponsors strive for. : SUPERCOMMERCIAL
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___ coffee. : ICED
40
Good earth. : LOAM
41
Con ___ (with devotion). : AMORE
42
Featherstitch. : SEW
43
Mikes' friends. : PATS
44
A tire for a French car. : PNEU
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In good time. : ANON
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902. : CMII
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Tool. : SAW
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___ Island. : ELLIS
54
Kettle handle. : BAIL
55
Part of A.D. : ANNO
56
Bargainer's dictum. : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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Chanticleer. : ALECTRYON
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Inventor in electricity. : TESLA
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Rodent. : HARE
62
Capri. : ISLE
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To eat: German. : ESSEN
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Describing a rock garden. : MOSSY
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Greet the new day. : ARISE
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Circus attraction. : TIGHTROPEWALKER
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Members of the family. : SONS
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One, in Firenze. : UNO
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Understand: Colloq. : GETIT
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Memorable story of 1843. : ACHRISTMASCAROL
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Ostrich. : RHEA
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He wrote 7 Down. : BOZ
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Wanes. : FADES
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Coquette's specialty. : FLIRTATIOUSNESS
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Let it be done: Latin. : FIAT
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Indians. : SACS
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High mountain in the Yukon. : LOGAN
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A. A. fire. : FLAK
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Fly high. : SOAR
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Third power. : CUBE
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Exclaimed with surprise. : OHED
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City in the Ruhr. : HAMM
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Excel. : STAR
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Arizona's Governor. : PYLE
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Without any changes, commercially speaking. : ASIS
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Ambassadress. : LUCE
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Black substance. : SOOT
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The utmost reach. : ACME
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Tribe. : CLAN
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Indian queen. : RANI
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Set down as fact. : POSIT
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Soft, velvety surface. : PILE
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Relative. : NIECE
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The children's favorite. : MILNE
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Like an old woman. : ANILE
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Operatic role. : WOTAN
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Base in Greenland. : ETAH
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French exclamation. : LALA
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Space cadets. : BOYS
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The birds. : AVES
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Used up. : ATE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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