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New York Times, Tuesday, March 15, 1955

Author:
Morton Braun
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Morton B. Braun has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,086

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Across
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Comic strip artist. : CAPP
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"Just the facts, ___." : MAAM
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G. B. S. : SHAW
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Strong man. : ATLAS
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Ancient Peruvian. : INCA
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Part of a running track. : LANE
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Recent two-character play (with "The"). : FOURPOSTER
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Earth goddess. : ERDA
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Tall tree. : ELM
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Thought. : IDEA
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Producer Crawford. : CHERYL
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Glossier. : SLEEKER
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___ finish. : PHOTO
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Legal matter. : RES
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___-nam. : VIET
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Army member. : WAC
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First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
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Castile. : SOAP
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"South Pacific" hero. : EMILE
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Former Japanese mandate, now under U. S. trusteeship. : MARSHALLISLANDS
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Melville novel. : TYPEE
43
Tiny amount. : IOTA
44
"___ Plenty o' Nuttin'." : IGOT
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Comprehend. : SEE
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Cupid. : AMOR
48
"Of Mice and Men" character. : LEN
50
___ Island. : ELLIS
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Argument. : POLEMIC
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Meal. : REPAST
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Composer of "Fanny." : ROME
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___ rut. : INA
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Man's name. : ALEC
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California Congressman and family. : ROOSEVELTS
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Mud. : MIRE
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90 degrees on a compass. : EAST
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Put into action. : EXERT
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Khyber ___. : PASS
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18th Amendment supporters. : DRYS
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Certain sportsmen. : PROS
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Bistros. : CAFES
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It's found in 39 Across. : ATOLL
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Hat ornament. : PLUME
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Golf term. : PAR
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Scrooge. : MISER
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Single point. : ACE
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Bon ___, Paris emporium. : MARCHE
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Winter hazard. : SLEET
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Distressing. : HARROWING
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Young Mr. Hardy. : ANDY
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Prosperity: Poet. : WEAL
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Large nail. : SPIKE
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City in Russia. : ODESSA
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Convention HQ. : HOTEL
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Relative of a wagtail. : PIPIT
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Bravery. : VALOR
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Actor Ray. : ALDO
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"___ la guerre." : CEST
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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Comedienne on TV. : RAYE
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TV program. : MRPEEPERS
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Hodgepodges. : OLIOS
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Gov. Muskie's state. : MAINE
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Cures. : HEALS
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Biblical character. : SALOME
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Joined at an angle. : MITRED
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French pupil. : ELEVE
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Parts of boxing gloves. : LACES
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Enters in a ledger. : POSTS
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Santee or Landy. : MILER
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Opening bars of music: Colloq. : INTRO
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Fly fisherman's moves. : CASTS
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Slope. : RAMP
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Producer Kazan. : ELIA
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Promising. : ROSY
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Scull. : OAR
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Railroad abbreviation. : EXP

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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