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Thomas Meekin
Thomas Meekin

New York Times, Tuesday, November 9, 1954

36-Down : Curly lock.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Thomas Meekin has 202 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,960
Across
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Agenda for shopping. : LISTS
6
In various places. : AROUND
12
Armed robbery. : STICKUP
14
French actress Caron. : LESLIE
15
Automobile. : MACHINE
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Firm. : ADAMANT
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Dwight. : IKE
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Where Hale Telescope is. : PALOMAR
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Portuguese enclave in India. : GOA
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Bivouac equipment. : TENTS
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City in France. : LAON
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Renowned Kilkenny battlers. : CATS
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Silence. : HUSH
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Chief: Colloq. : BOSS
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Proofreader's mark. : CARET
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Express oneself freely. : SPEAKOUT
31
Easter event. : PARADE
32
Shapely. : NEAT
33
City on the Arno. : PISA
34
Ballyhoo man. : BARKER
37
Cosmetic holder. : CREAMJAR
41
Stranger. : ALIEN
42
Indochinese state. : LAOS
43
Simple. : BARE
44
Friendly. : KIND
45
Paul of Greece. : KING
46
___ the moon. : MANIN
47
A language: Abbr. : ENG
48
Toronto's waterfront. : ONTARIO
50
First line of defense. : USN
51
Come to the rescue. : DELIVER
53
Instruct. : EDUCATE
55
Disposal of used goods. : RESALE
56
Mantilla wearers. : SENORAS
57
Horse-show facilities. : STALLS
58
Unhappily. : SADLY
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Car necessity. : LICENSE
2
German pronoun. : ICH
3
Ricochets. : SKIPS
4
Bluefin. : TUNA
5
Read letter by letter. : SPELLOUT
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Poplar trees. : ALAMOS
7
Parapeted earthwork. : REDAN
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Glacial mounds. : OSAR
9
Danube port. : ULM
10
Indian word meaning "Thunder of Water." : NIAGARA
11
Indicated. : DENOTED
12
Kate and Kent. : SMITHS
13
Make shorter. : TAKEUP
17
Flavor. : TASTE
20
Drying kiln. : OAST
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Expressed appreciation. : THANKED
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Spaniard's cry of admiration. : CARAMBA
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Snouted animal. : BOAR
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___ Grande, a national monument. : CASA
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Piercing. : KEEN
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Menu specialties. : PIES
33
Headway. : PROGRESS
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Fate of the blackbirds. : BAKED
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Telescopic contrivances. : ALINERS
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Curly lock. : RINGLET
37
Biblical town. : CANA
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It comes in with revelry. : JANUARY
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Bristle on oats or barley. : ARISTA
40
City in Brittany. : RENNES
42
Measures of capacity. : LITRES
45
Doleful bell note. : KNELL
46
Where the pitcher stands. : MOUND
48
Rose Bowl's shape. : OVAL
49
Concept. : IDEA
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"A rose ___ rose ... " : ISA
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Mountain pass. : COL

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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