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New York Times, Monday, October 31, 1955

Author:
B. C. King
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
B. C. King has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,316
Across
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Rocky cliff. : SCAR
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Complains: Slang. : BEEFS
10
Certain ancient writings: Abbr. : APOC
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___ citato (in the place quoted): Lat. : LOCO
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Confederate general Jubal. : EARLY
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Wheys. : SERA
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New word for machine production. : AUTOMATION
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On tiptoe. : ATIP
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Overagreeable aides. : YESMEN
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Rubberlike plastic. : NEOPRENE
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Servant. : MAID
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Blade of grass. : SPEAR
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Subject of Millet painting. : GLEANERS
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Small loop. : TAGLET
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Writer of classics for boys. : HENTY
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Greenery amid drought. : OASIS
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Done by us. : OUR
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If ever. : ONCE
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Shaped like a peak. : CONIC
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Overindulgence. : ORGY
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Pen. : STY
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Skip. : CAPER
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Bores. : TIRES
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Warning signal. : TOCSIN
45
Imbued (with). : REDOLENT
47
Sacks. : LOOTS
49
Tidings. : NEWS
50
Climbed in a certain way. : SHINNIED
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Singer and collector of old automobiles. : MELTON
57
Size of type. : PICA
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Modiste. : COUTURIERE
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Smell ___ (suspect a trick) : ARAT
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Crescent. : LUNAR
62
Scratch. : CLAM
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Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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N. Cent. Russian city. : ELETS
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English county. : KENT
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Destroy. : SLAY
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"Every day in every way" man. : COUE
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Laws. : ACTS
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Sharer of living quarters. : ROOMMATE
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Freshman's headgear. : BEANIE
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___ into (use up). : EAT
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Hibernia. : ERIN
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Masses of floating ice. : FLOES
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Presenting a general view. : SYNOPTIC
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As limp ___. : ASARAG
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Movie "villain." : PETERLORRE
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O'Neill character. : ORIN
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Lands's End. : CAPE
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A. F. L. president. : MEANY
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Relative of lentils. : PEAS
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Languish. : DROOP
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Write for another who takes credit. : GHOST
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Slow: Music. : LENTO
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Papal letter. : ENCYCLICAL
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More reasonable. : SANER
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Hero of Tschaikowsky opera. : EUGEN
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Meeting. : TRYST
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Lorelei. : SIREN
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Hymn. : CANTICLE
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Smooth area on the surface of water. : OILSLICK
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Plant shoot. : CION
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Rise to lofty height. : TOWER
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Musical form. : SONATA
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Takes exception to. : DEMURS
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Asian capital. : SEOUL
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Plane of 1917. : SPAD
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Take on. : HIRE
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Sand hill. : DUNE
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Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
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African port. : ORAN
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Salamander. : NEMT
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Make lace. : TAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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