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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 1955

Author:
Thomas J. Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,072
Across
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Herring's relative. : SHAD
5
Capt. Standish. : MILES
10
Useful abbreviation. : ETAL
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Gate receipts. : TAKE
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Hacienda material. : ADOBE
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Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
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Modern household accessory. : ELECTRICBLANKET
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Children's game. : PEEKABOO
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The 7th and others. : FLEETS
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Handle. : HILT
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Hit show. : SMASH
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Cachalot. : WHALE
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A boring person: Slang. : FLATTIRE
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Growing-up years. : TEENS
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Playground treat. : SLIDE
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Twenty sacks of flour. : TON
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Severe. : HARD
33
Suppose. : OPINE
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Buttonlike device. : STUD
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Salutation. : AVE
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Brief flash. : BLINK
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Game of skill. : CHESS
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Sign that is not always believed. : WETPAINT
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County. : SHIRE
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Fruit. : OLIVE
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Exchange: Colloq. : SWAP
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Jungle journey. : SAFARI
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Undaunted. : FEARLESS
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Payroll-saving plan. : ABONDEVERYMONTH
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___ enough. : SURE
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Nautical action. : REEVE
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King of the Huns. : ATLI
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Editorial instruction. : STET
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Jewish feast. : SEDER
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Judgment. : DOOM
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Degree. : STEP
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Robust. : HALE
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African tree. : AKEE
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Roustabout. : DECKHAND
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Tennis star. : MARBLE
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Simple Simon. : IDIOT
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Poisonous weed. : LOCO
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Decline. : EBB
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Successful by one's own efforts. : SELFMADE
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Wilde hero. : ERNEST
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Non-swinging batter. : TAKEHITTER
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Sanction. : ABET
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Wagons-___, French sleeping cars. : LITS
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One side of a coin. : TAILS
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Having wings. : ALATE
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Move like a panther. : SLINK
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Cloth pattern. : WEAVE
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Formerly. : HERETOFORE
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Michigan city, pop. 163,143. : FLINT
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Agitate. : ROUSE
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Football linemen. : ENDS
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Sign of spring. : THAW
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Thorn. : SPINE
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Antony and Cleopatra. : OLIVIERS
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Cargo. : SHIPLOAD
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TV puppet-man. : BAIRD
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Trinket. : CHARM
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Earth, for instance. : PLANET
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One who influences. : SWAYER
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Tennis action. : SERVE
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Pert talk. : SASS
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Border. : ABUT
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Graze. : FEED
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Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
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French town. : STLO
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Wedge-shaped piece for leveling in masonry. : SHIM
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Letter. : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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