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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1955

54-Across : Cavelike shrine.

Author:
Martha Brownlee
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,100
Across
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Floral leaf. : SEPAL
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Region of Europe. : SAAR
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Pet. : TIFF
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Squared circle. : ARENA
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Faultless. : PURE
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Fragrance. : ODOR
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School of ___. : HARDKNOCKS
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Relative of the harp. : LYRE
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Orient. : EAST
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Protein dish. : OMELET
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Drop. : BEAD
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Prevailed. : REIGNED
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Chip. : NICK
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Handel wrote a superb one. : ORATORIO
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Moslem ruler. : AMEER
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Lacking sense. : INANE
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Actress Le Gallienne. : EVA
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Magic ___. : LANTERN
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Bombards heavily. : STRAFES
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Public service organization. : ARC
43
Black-nosed fish. : DACES
45
To be. : EXIST
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Framework. : SKELETON
48
New K. G. : EDEN
49
Puzzles. : ENIGMAS
51
Dotted, as with stars: Her. : SEME
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Cavelike shrine. : GROTTO
57
Winglike parts. : ALAE
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Gypsy. : ROM
60
Crew members. : OARS
61
Bright-colored spurred flower. : NASTURTIUM
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Noted impresario. : BING
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As well. : ALSO
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Fox and ___. : GEESE
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Thought: Comb. form. : IDEO
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Leftovers in the vat. : LEES
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Start. : ONSET
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Title going out of use. : SAHIB
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Rub out. : ERASE
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Quality we seek in peace. : PERMANENCE
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Connective. : AND
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Dark red pigment. : LAKE
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Imagine: Dial. : SPOSE
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Card game. : AUCTION
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Where Little Rock is: Abbr. : ARK
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Echoing. : RESONANT
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Port on Lake Erie. : TOLEDO
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Pastoral composition. : IDYL
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Golfer's warning. : FORE
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Ornamental network. : FRET
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Informer, in British slang. : NARK
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Described a taxicab. : METERED
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Course of food. : DIET
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Pasture land. : GRASS
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Believing. : CREDENT
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Important industrial plants. : REFINERIES
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N. Y. Senator. : IVES
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Hop kiln. : OAST
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Oh dear! : ALAS
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Deutsche ___. : MARK
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How V. I. P.'s sometimes travel. : INCOG
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Sensible. : RATIONAL
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Tools. : AXES
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In a body. : ENMASSE
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Junior's call for action. : LETSGO
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Biblical name. : ESAU
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Female voices. : ALTOS
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Timid person. : MOUSE
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Ant. : EMMET
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Great desert. : GOBI
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Police action. : RAID
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Department of France. : ORNE
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Therefore: Lat. : ERGO
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Malt plus hops. : ALE
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Playing card. : TEN

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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