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New York Times, Friday, January 21, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,033
Across
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Former Kremlin occupant. : STALIN
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Work for a dressmaker. : FACING
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Roman over Judea. : PILATE
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Disney artist. : ANIMATOR
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Undivided. : UNITED
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All-embracing scenic view. : PANORAMA
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More agreeable. : NICER
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Engages in. : HAS
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Tomato surprise. : SALAD
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Knot in wood. : KNAR
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Malediction. : CURSE
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It comes in the affairs of men. : TIDE
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Money in Kyoto. : YEN
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Stems for wickerwork. : RATTANS
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Sancho Panza's steed. : ASS
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Airplane seat equipment. : STRAPS
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Ill-favored. : UGLY
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Commandeer. : SEIZE
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Acclaims. : LAUDS
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Spring beer. : BOCK
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Pottery center in Staffordshire. : HANLEY
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Underhand throw. : LOB
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Cheering the team. : ROOTING
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To and ___. : FRO
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Word of regret. : ALAS
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Opposed and defied. : DARED
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Mexican jumper. : BEAN
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Takes on hands. : HIRES
53
Box top. : LID
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Judges' benches. : BANCS
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Raglan. : OVERCOAT
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Football's Boilermakers. : PURDUE
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Answer. : RESPONSE
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Apprehend. : ARREST
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Possessions. : ESTATE
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Courageous: Colloq. : SPUNKY
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Littleness. : TININESS
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Mediterranean port of Spain. : ALICANTE
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Subsequent. : LATER
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Old Roman road. : ITER
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Old Uncle. : NED
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End: French. : FIN
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Book of the Old Testament. : AMOS
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Unit of weight. : CARAT
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Where Livorno is. : ITALIA
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Tent dwellers. : NOMADS
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Divisions of a school. : GRADES
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Separated. : APART
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West Indies cruise stop. : NASSAU
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Primitive abodes. : HUTS
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Historic part of New England. : CAPECOD
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Blighty. : ENGLAND
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Electric ___. : RAZOR
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Jargon. : SLANG
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Cut of beef. : RIB
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Actor Brynner. : YUL
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Champion. : DEFENDER
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Home of the Orangemen. : SYRACUSE
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Australian "bears." : KOALAS
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Made haste. : HIED
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City of 1,000,000 in Pakistan. : LAHORE
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A relish. : OLIVES
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Plainest. : BAREST
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Stereotyped. : TRITE
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Assaults. : ONSETS
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Commune in Portugal. : SERPA
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Granite center in Vermont. : BARRE
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Caledonian. : SCOT
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Actor Lancaster. : BURT
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The same. : ONE
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Choreographic move. : PAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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