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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,073
Across
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Branch of a labor union. : LOCAL
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Catch-all. : RAGBAG
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Iroquoian Indians. : SENECAS
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Operates a plane. : AVIATES
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Capital of Society Islands. : PAPEETE
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Star of "Young at Heart." : SINATRA
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Girl's name. : ADA
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Oxeye daisies. : SHASTAS
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Title for Frances E. Willis: Abbr. : AMB
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Gratuities. : TIPS
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Mrs. John McCloy. : ELLEN
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___ tone. : DIAL
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Champion golfer. : SNEAD
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Global marking: Abbr. : MER
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English divine and poet. : DONNE
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Afflicted. : GRIEVED
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Bags. : PURSES
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Reclined. : LAIN
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___ colony. : FILM
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Famous name in 34 Across. : TYRONE
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Stylish coats. : RAGLANS
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Brings up. : REARS
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Fathers. : PAS
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Crisp cookies. : SNAPS
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Trees. : ELMS
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Small coins. : PENCE
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Submit for approval (with "out"). : TROT
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Vestment. : ALB
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Illustrator of early American scenes. : NUTTING
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Be sorry for. : RUE
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Cultivated land. : TILLAGE
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Breathing pores in plants. : STOMATA
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Contemptuous one. : SNEERER
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Had a rendezvous. : TRYSTED
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Receives. : GREETS
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Anything that facilitates. : EASER
Down
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Principal. : LEADING
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In black and white. : ONPAPER
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Letter. : CEE
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Tennis points. : ACES
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Machine. : LATHE
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Pattern of parallel lines, in TV. : RASTER
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Of the birds. : AVIAN
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Wins a certain card game. : GINS
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Farmyard sound. : BAA
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Accomplishes. : ATTAINS
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Pertinent. : GERMANE
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Squabbles. : SPATS
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Alaskan fur hunters. : SEALMEN
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Fur coats. : SABLES
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Pung. : SLED
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Ralph Rackstraw and others. : SAILORS
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Inactive. : DORMANT
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Former St. Louis baseball stars. : DEANS
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Blunts. : DULLS
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Compete. : VIE
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Oblong casting of iron. : PIG
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Falangist. : FASCIST
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Considers. : TREATS
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Cheering. : YELLING
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Rose. : RAMBLER
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Talk wildly. : RANT
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Relate. : NARRATE
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Whale. : SPOUTER
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Metropolitan star. : PETERS
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Place. : STEAD
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Sound of the Pacific coast. : PUGET
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Between: Fr. : ENTRE
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Nostril. : NARE
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Spanish painter. : GOYA
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Utah Governor. : LEE
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Library treasures: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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