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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,296
Across
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Anything big. : JUMBO
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Dark horses. : BLACKS
12
"Off again, ___, Finnegan." : ONAGAIN
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Came to an end. : RANOUT
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Comptometer, for example. : MACHINE
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Buckeye or Bobcat. : OHIOMAN
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Earliest known vessel. : ARK
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Naval training base in R. I. : NEWPORT
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In so far as: Latin. : QUA
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Look here! : HIST
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Discoverer of a new vaccine. : SALK
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Relative of "a single," "a grounder," etc. : ABUNT
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Small wild oxen. : ANOAS
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Korean border river. : YALU
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Combining form for milk. : LACT
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Medicinal plants. : SENNAS
34
Old-time Friml song. : SYMPATHY
36
Fame. : GREATNESS
38
"Take me out to the ___." : BALLGAME
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Stay until the end of. : SITOUT
45
Instrument. : OBOE
46
Yugoslavian. : SERB
48
Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
49
Mild cheese. : GOUDA
51
Tyrant in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
53
Bobs bait for fish. : DIBS
54
Diminutive suffix. : ULE
55
Diaphragm of the body. : MIDRIFF
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Highway sign. : GAS
59
A mass of sediment. : SILTAGE
61
Fabric like voile. : ETAMINE
63
Roofing specialist. : SLATER
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Cats. : FELINES
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Costumes. : HABITS
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Unseen dangers. : SNAGS
Down
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Capital of Mississippi. : JACKSON
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Exclamation of distaste. : UGH
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Name for an important street. : MAIN
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Twining stems. : BINES
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Traffic pointer. : ONEWAY
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Well-known borough. : BROOKLYN
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Comedian Bert. : LAHR
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Bird's call. : COO
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Citrus fruit. : KUMQUAT
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Unwavering. : STAUNCH
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Tribe of the Dakota family. : OMAHAS
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Of the nostrils. : NARINE
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Smartly spruce. : NATTY
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Worker in stucco. : PLASTERER
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Snarled. : TANGLED
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Blew up. : BLASTED
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Famous puppeteer. : SARG
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Japanese apricots. : UMES
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The Red and the Coral. : SEAS
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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They move to alter motions, bills, etc. : AMENDERS
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Pseudo. : BOGUS
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Put an end to. : ABOLISH
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"My Cousin ___," a popular song. : LOUELLA
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Beginnings. : ORIGINS
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Courteous. : URBANE
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Cups: French. : TASSES
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Summaries. : BRIEFS
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Cremona. : AMATI
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Repeatedly. : OFTEN
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"___ a kick out of you." : IGET
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Refrain syllables in old songs. : FALA
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Addendum to a filing card. : TAB
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Marble. : MIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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