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New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 1955

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 57-Across clue did not have an accent over the "o" in "Asunción"; added it.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,325
Across
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Pegasus. : STEED
6
Glass pendant for a chandelier. : PRISM
11
Maestro Monteux. : PIERRE
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Movie-under-the-stars. : DRIVEIN
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Decorated like buhl furniture. : INLAID
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Knight-errant. : ROMANCER
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Tap. : RAP
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Sea anemone. : POLYP
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Well-known Mr. and Mrs. : NORTH
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On a rampage. : AMOK
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Dams. : MARES
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Sound of the surf. : ROTE
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Famous name in the ring. : LOUIS
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Painting. : MURAL
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Social gathering. : BEE
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Idealistic. : UTOPIAN
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Rome's river. : TIBER
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Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
37
Crystalize: Colloq. : JELL
38
Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
40
Goneril, Regan, Cordelia. : SISTERS
43
Peccancy. : SIN
44
Party: Abbr. : REPUB
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Hollandaise. : SAUCE
48
Jokers. : WAGS
50
Finishes the dishes. : DRIES
52
Knot in wood. : KNUR
53
Expert. : ADEPT
55
In a fog. : ATSEA
57
City near Asunción, Paraguay. : ITA
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"___ the Marines." : TELLITTO
60
River Rouge and Willow Run. : PLANTS
62
More pithy. : MEATIER
63
Idle talk. : TATTLE
64
Subway stations. : STOPS
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Wild plums. : SLOES
Down
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Corkscrew. : SPIRAL
2
South American bird. : TINAMOU
3
Cape Cod muttonfish. : EELPOUT
4
Time. : ERA
5
Rainy day sound. : DRIP
6
Seemly. : PROPER
7
Margin. : RIM
8
Marshal Konev. : IVAN
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Mr. in Granada. : SENOR
10
Very minute organism. : MICROBE
12
Biblical land. : EDOM
13
Rehearsal for any event. : DRYRUN
14
Kind of fisherman. : NETTER
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Head man in Seoul. : RHEE
20
Asian monks. : LAMAS
23
Ornamental subway entrance. : KIOSK
25
Gluts. : SATES
28
Weapon. : SPEAR
30
Merry songs. : LILTS
33
Wearing vermilion. : INRED
35
Cheerless. : BLEAK
37
Agrees with: Colloq. : JIBES
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Badge of royalty. : DIADEM
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Port ___; city in Washington. : ANGELES
40
Candidate for wedding bells. : SUITOR
41
Meet by chance. : RUNINTO
42
Short swift run. : SCUTTLE
43
Four-bagger. : SWAT
45
Chatters. : PRATES
47
Cleans the slate. : ERASES
49
Strip of wood in a chair back. : SPLAT
51
After Aug. : SEPT
54
Balkan Marshal. : TITO
56
Lamentable word. : ALAS
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Warning. : TIP
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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