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New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 1955

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 84, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.45, Missing: { Q V Z }
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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HEART
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A
3
C
4
H
5
E
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A
7
D
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A
9
M
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DIAMOND
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L
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I
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L
14
B
L
U
E
R
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G
U
L
L
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M
A
T
A
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E
A
T
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N
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A
P
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X
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I
C
E
R
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A
T
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R
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T
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L
E
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S
N
E
A
K
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T
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N
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M
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N
I
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I
T
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D
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R
U
B
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C
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A
N
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S
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T
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A
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S
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F
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A
D
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D
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B
A
G
G
Y
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O
I
L
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O
N
E
S
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K
A
T
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S
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T
U
N
A
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E
T
A
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J
O
K
E
R
42
J
O
R
U
M
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S
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L
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L
A
B
U
B
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S
O
O
N
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A
C
E
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R
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U
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N
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A
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R
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K
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SPADE
53
W
54
O
R
K
55
J
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N
X
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CLUB
M
A
N
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B
I
R
D
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W
A
D
S
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S
C
E
N
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I
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E
D
G
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P
A
N
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L
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D
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E
R
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B
E
E
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A
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,013
Across
1
Sadness. : HEARTACHE
6
Progenitor. : ADAM
10
Mae West stand-by. : DIAMONDLIL
14
Ultramarine plus. : BLUER
15
Sea bird. : GULL
16
___ Hari. : MATA
17
Stay home for dinner. : EATIN
18
Peak. : APEX
19
Deep freeze. : ICER
20
Ralph Rackstraw, for instance. : ATAR
21
Scrabble adjunct. : TILE
22
A lead from a singleton. : SNEAK
23
Lowest honor. : TEN
24
Peanut: Spanish. : MANI
25
Native of: Suffix. : ITE
26
Administer a sound defeat. : DRUB
28
Card games and Spanish baskets. : CANASTAS
33
Matched the bet. : FADED
35
Unpressed. : BAGGY
36
Product of 35 Down. : OIL
37
Aces. : ONES
38
Greenaway and Hardcastle. : KATES
39
Bluefin. : TUNA
40
Greek letter. : ETA
41
High card in euchre. : JOKER
42
Large drinking bowl. : JORUM
43
Frothy mixture of wine and cream. : SILLABUB
45
Before long. : SOON
46
Handy card to have. : ACE
47
Down, vulnerable, doubled and redoubled. : RUIN
49
Where Orval Fabus is Governor: Abbr. : ARK
52
Preliminary labor. : SPADEWORK
55
The Indian sign. : JINX
56
Gentleman about town. : CLUBMAN
57
Quetzal. : BIRD
58
Plugs. : WADS
59
Embarrassing argument. : SCENE
60
Sark or Man. : ISLE
61
Slight advantage. : EDGE
62
Popular type of TV show. : PANEL
63
Mouse ___, a chevrotain. : DEER
64
Borsch ingredient. : BEET
65
Russian cooperative. : ARTEL
Down
1
Vital throb. : HEARTBEAT
2
Having wings. : ALATE
3
Start the card game. : CUTANDDEAL
4
Eldest son. : HEIR
5
Sea bird. : ERN
6
On the other hand. : AGAIN
7
When North and South battle East and West. : DUPLICATEBRIDGE
8
Sheltered. : ALEE
9
Six years before the Battle of Hastings. : MLX
10
Kimberley works. : DIAMONDMINES
11
Rose point. : LACE
12
Virginia willow. : ITEA
13
A gay old time. : LARK
21
The score. : TAB
22
Time spent in a place. : STAY
24
Child's pie mix. : MUD
25
Noun suffixes. : INGS
27
Legal matter. : RES
29
Teen-___. : AGER
30
Masters' contest. : TOURNAMENT
31
Hokkaido inhabitant. : AINU
32
Bridge triumph. : SLAM
33
Hatfields to the McCoys. : FOES
34
Against. : ANTI
35
Azerbaijan port. : BAKU
38
Honshu port. : KOBE
39
Very. : TOO
41
High, low, ___ and the game. : JACK
42
Short for a man's name. : JON
44
Food supply. : LARDER
45
Number of tricks in a book. : SIX
48
Loose. : UNSET
50
Indian princess. : RANEE
51
Mournful sound. : KNELL
52
Highest suit call in bridge. : SPADEBID
53
Prudent. : WISE
54
Border of an escutcheon. : ORLE
55
Green. : JADE
56
Commuters' card room. : CLUBCAR
58
Entanglement. : WEB
59
Resort. : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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