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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,031
Across
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Flowing against. : LAVING
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Baggage fastener. : STRAP
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Globe lightning. : FIREBALL
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Former U. S. President. : HOOVER
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Underhand plot. : INTRIGUE
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Compose and write. : INDITE
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Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
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Cotton cloth. : TERRY
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Sustained. : FED
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Artificial bait. : LURE
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Cakewalk step. : STRUT
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Assign to a minor league (with "out"). : FARM
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Secret agent. : SPY
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Channel markers. : BUOYS
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Closed car. : COUPE
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Early American settler. : PENN
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Radio and TV commentator, Walter ___. : KIERNAN
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Mixed up as usual: Mil. slang. : SNAFU
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Legible. : CLEAN
34
"Item, ___, indifferent red."—Twelfth Night. : TWOLIPS
36
Cashdrawer. : TILL
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Fasten firmly. : RIVET
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___ hooks: Sign on a crate. : USENO
40
Live by sponging. : BUM
43
Pigmentary layer of the eye. : UVEA
44
Make happen. : BRING
45
Food list. : MENU
46
Hebrew letter. : MEM
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Presents. : GIFTS
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That is to say. : TOWIT
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Notwithstanding. : ALBEIT
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Including the latest facts. : UPTODATE
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Obelisk. : NEEDLE
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Ground. : POWDERED
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Melancholy. : DREAR
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Impressed designs, in bookbinding. : TOOLED
Down
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List of players. : LINEUP
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Main road or channel. : ARTERY
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African cape, at Dakar. : VERDE
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Pony. : NAG
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Person with a great capacity for something. : GLUTTON
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Gambler's collateral. : SHIRT
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Mr. Martin, singer. : TONY
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Stick. : ROD
10
What bird watchers watch. : AVIFAUNA
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Flying hero. : PETERPAN
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Occupies. : FILLS
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Suspicious: Colloq. : LEERY
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Indians. : REDMEN
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Head of Rockefeller Foundation. : RUSK
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Break of day. : SUNUP
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Parchment for book covers. : FOREL
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Suit. : BEFIT
27
Pablo Casals' instrument. : CELLO
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Flower bract. : PALEA
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Hockey-puck maneuver. : ICING
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Pivoted. : SWIVELED
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Thirty days. : NOVEMBER
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Former U. S. President. : TRUMAN
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Waikiki attraction. : SURF
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Card. : TENSPOT
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Be surprised. : SITUP
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Watch out. : BEWARE
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Amalgamated. : UNITED
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Muffled. : MUTED
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Near-gone fish. : BITER
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Style or design. : MODEL
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River in Arizona. : GILA
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Commotion. : TODO
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Netherlands town. : EDE
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Playing card. : TWO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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