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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1955

Author:
Ruth H. Oliver
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ruth H. Oliver has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,099
Across
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Well-known comedian. : KAYE
5
A large number: Colloq. : RAFT
9
Lighting devices. : LAMPS
14
Part of a drachma, in ancient Greece. : OBOL
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Project. : IDEA
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Obsolete craft. : UBOAT
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Likely March weather. : COLDSPELL
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Desert plants. : CACTI
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Philippine rebel. : HUK
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Worker in the autumn. : APPLEPICKER
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River deposit. : SILT
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Actress Hagen. : UTA
25
Hot Mexican dish. : TAMALE
28
Bulrush. : TULE
30
Decibels: Abbr. : DBS
33
Stirs up. : ROILS
34
"Believe, Belong, Build" is her theme. : GIRLSCOUT
36
Sea bird. : ERNE
37
Berlin's forte. : SONGS
38
Italian river. : ARNO
39
This era. : ATOMICAGE
41
Building material. : BRICK
42
Viscous liquid. : TAR
43
Food part. : SOLE
44
Member of Zoroastrian sect. : PARSEE
45
Long time. : EON
46
Unctuous. : OILY
47
Young quahogs. : LITTLENECKS
52
Part of a locomotive. : CAB
55
Western grain center. : OMAHA
56
Something held in reserve. : ARREARAGE
58
River into the Danube. : SIRET
59
Four: German. : VIER
60
Responsibility. : ONUS
61
Vapid. : STALE
62
Affirmative statements. : YEAS
63
Ingredient for borscht. : BEET
Down
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Famous name in bacteriology. : KOCH
2
Oriental name. : ABOU
3
Central part. : YOLK
4
Days of yore. : ELD
5
Small undulation. : RIPPLE
6
Expert. : ADEPT
7
Terrible. : FELL
8
Recital. : TALE
9
Plastics. : LUCITES
10
Manila hemp. : ABACA
11
___-up, a scale model. : MOCK
12
Meat paste. : PATE
13
Commotion. : STIR
18
Jibs. : SAILS
22
Drawer handles. : PULLS
23
Capital of the Beaver State. : SALEM
25
Negotiate. : TREAT
26
Main artery. : AORTA
27
___ league. : MINOR
28
Trace. : TINGE
29
Importune. : URGE
30
Miss Day or Miss Hart. : DORIS
31
TV actor. : BUNCE
32
Supply with fuel. : STOKE
34
Line, net or crossbar. : GOAL
35
Cash's verbal companion. : CARRY
37
Scotch tea cake. : SCONE
40
Set apart. : ISOLATE
41
Tropical tree. : BALSA
44
Petty gamblers: Slang. : PIKERS
45
Mrs. Russell G. Colt. : ETHEL
46
Sheath for a leaf stalk. : OCREA
47
___ leader, underpriced article. : LOSS
48
Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
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Scarlett's home. : TARA
50
Carney's concern. : NAVY
51
City SW of Buffalo. : ERIE
52
Whangee, for example. : CANE
53
Chill. : AGUE
54
Edna or Herbert. : BEST
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Plunder. : ROB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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