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New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,018
Across
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Women in general. : DISTAFF
8
Mark Twain character, Tom Canty. : PAUPER
14
Part of a telephone. : RECEIVER
15
Slow to understand. : OBTUSE
16
A quality in music. : OVERTONE
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Extension of a building. : LEANTO
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Ray's friend. : BOB
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Ready for service: Colloq. : ONDECK
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Yesterday: French. : HIER
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Japanese names. : ITOS
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Secy. Benson and others. : EZRAS
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Husing or Mack. : TED
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Adjoining. : NEXT
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Loblolly. : TREE
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Utter rhythmically. : CHIME
31
Football yell. : RAH
33
Shreveport's waterfront. : REDRIVER
35
Woodrow Wilson's first name. : THOMAS
38
Lent. : LOANED
39
Mystery story (coined by Donald Gordon). : WHODUNIT
41
Shelved controversial bill. : UMT
42
Start of a toast. : HERES
43
Fashion. : MOLD
45
Border. : EDGE
49
Greek goddess of dawn. : EOS
50
Behave theatrically. : EMOTE
52
Javelin. : DART
53
Scottish river near St. Andrews. : EDEN
55
Song of praise or joy. : ANTHEM
58
Filbert, for instance. : NUT
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Lake of Scotland. : LOMOND
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"God with us." : IMMANUEL
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Part of a pencil. : ERASER
64
Memorable: Var. : NAMEABLE
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Go back on a promise: Colloq. : RENEGE
66
Grinds together. : GNASHES
Down
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Consecrate. : DEVOTE
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Predecessor of 7 Down. : ICEBOX
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Set of volumes: Abbr. : SER
4
European President. : TITO
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English river. : AVON
6
Part of an automobile. : FENDER
7
Modern household appliance. : FREEZER
8
Vivacious dance. : POLKA
9
Man's nickname. : ABE
10
Where Provo is. : UTAH
11
Concerned with penalties. : PUNITIVE
12
Prized. : ESTEEMED
13
First sign of a best seller. : REORDER
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Symbol of spring. : ROBIN
20
Fisherman's basket. : CREEL
23
Walked with long steps. : STRODE
25
Go away: Slang. : SCRAM
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Conjunction. : THAN
30
Intimated. : HINTED
32
Entertain. : AMUSE
34
Mamie's maiden name. : DOUD
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Senator Green of Rhode Island. : THEODORE
36
Paul Revere, for instance. : HORSEMAN
37
Nursery rhyme character. : SIMON
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___ Field, U. S. air base at Oahu. : WHEELER
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Adding up figures. : TOTTING
44
Democratic Senator. : LEHMAN
46
Belgrade's river. : DANUBE
47
Subjects to intense strain. : GRUELS
48
Try: Dial. : ETTLE
51
Parent in Madrid. : MADRE
54
Sniff. : NOSE
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Novel of 1816. : EMMA
57
Miss West and others. : MAES
60
Photographic film: Abbr. : NEG
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One way of saying "no." : NAH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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