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New York Times, Thursday, March 17, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,088
Across
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Boom or gaff. : SPAR
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Humid. : DAMP
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Exclamation of amazement. : PHEW
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Revered Irish name. : TARA
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French friends. : AMIES
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South American city. : LIMA
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___ and Thummim. : URIM
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Spring bloomer. : LILAC
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Reporter Sevareid. : ERIC
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Postwar French Premier. : BIDAULT
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Digs. : SHOVELS
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Heavy wagon. : DRAY
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Strummer's instrument. : UKE
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Ballplayer Ferris and family. : FAINS
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Shoshonean Indian. : COMANCHE
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Plants of the mint family. : SAGES
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Postwar French Premier. : PINAY
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Dawn goddess. : EOS
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Leather: Fr. : CUIR
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Danish Catherine. : KAREN
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Large books: Abbr.. : OTOS
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Former Governor of Kansas. : ARN
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Nonclerical people. : LAICS
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"Cosi Fan ___." : TUTTE
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Postwar French Premier. : DEGAULLE
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Poetic pronouns. : THEES
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Wheel part. : RIM
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Boy friend. : BEAU
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Dons fancy garb. : DOLLSUP
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Postwar French Premier and family. : LANIELS
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Ancient cry of joy. : EVOE
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Nuts, bases of beverages. : KOLAS
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Café au ___. : LAIT
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Seedless plant. : FERN
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A kind of cloth. : SUEDE
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Attract. : LURE
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Ash. : TREE
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Colleague of Clark and Minton. : REED
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School procedure. : EXAM
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Type of pen. : STUB
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Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
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Barren. : ARID
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Postwar French Premier. : RAMADIER
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City on Trinity River. : DALLAS
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Friendship. : AMITY
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Thousand: Fr. : MIL
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Petits pois. : PEAS
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Postwar French Premier. : PLEVEN
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Engage. : HIRE
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Author Ludwig. : EMIL
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Col. Galloway's Corps. : WACS
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Postwar French Premier. : SCHUMAN
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Jardinieres. : URNS
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Approve: Colloq. : OKAY
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Postwar French Premier. : FAURE
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Mellowing, as wine. : AGING
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Homer's sorceress. : CIRCE
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Certain persons. : ONES
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This: Fr. : CETTE
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Bird sounds. : HOOTS
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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A fish, the saurel. : SCAD
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Bucket. : PAIL
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Mongols of western China. : KALMUKS
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Postwar French Premier. : OUEUILLE
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Spanish man's name. : LUIS
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Conjunction. : THAN
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Miss Francis. : ARLENE
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Importuned. : TEASED
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Swordsman. : BLADE
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Skillful. : DEFT
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Again. : OVER
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Traditional knowledge. : LORE
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Rain. : POUR
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Waters: Fr. : EAUX
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Relative of a franc. : LIRA
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Main stalk. : STEM
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Actor Cobb. : LEE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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