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New York Times, Saturday, March 5, 1955

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Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
W. E. Jones has 95 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,076
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Busy men on Broadway. : PRESSAGENTS
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Courtyard: German. : HOF
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Period in English history. : RESTORATION
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Epoch. : ERA
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Intrinsically. : ESSENTIALLY
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College degree. : LLD
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School group. : PTA
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Natural resource. : OIL
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Joe and Amelia of "Vanity Fair." : SEDLEYS
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Common suffixes. : ERS
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Jerry Lewis' partner. : DEAN
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Verify, as the make-up of a book. : COLLATE
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Wind blowing south. : NORTHER
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Satan's work. : EVIL
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"___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
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Experience. : HAVE
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Golden shiner. : DACE
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Allure. : CHARM
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Stared at. : EYED
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Amenhotep's symbol. : ATEN
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Vegetable. : OCRA
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Tear. : REND
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Performs. : RENDERS
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Stops. : ARRESTS
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Part of TV. : TELE
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Adjective suffix. : IER
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Galley. : TRIREME
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Queen ___. : MAB
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Part of a motor truck. : CAB
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Eureka! : AHA
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High church office. : CARDINALATE
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Especial, in a humorous sense. : PET
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Happening every third year. : TRIENNIALLY
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Think over. : SEE
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One of New York's Finger Lakes. : SKANEATELES
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Part of speech: Abbr. : PREP
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Take a siesta. : REST
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She: Italian. : ESSA
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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Mexican state adjoining Arizona. : SONORA
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Done skillfully. : ARTISTIC
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___ Borden, inventor of evaporated milk. : GAIL
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Norwegian name. : NILS
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City on the Tagus. : TOLEDO
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Secy. of the Treasury, 1946-53. : SNYDER
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Star of "The Wisteria Trees." : HELENHAYES
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Paris airport. : ORLY
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Hobbies. : FADS
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Old-fashioned shaver. : LATHERER
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Louisiana Senator. : ELLENDER
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Tree. : CEDAR
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Authorized practitioner. : LICENTIATE
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Character of a group. : ETHOS
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Timber tree. : NARRA
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Program item. : EVENT
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Makes tidy: Dial. : REDDS
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Indian tribe. : SAC
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Girl's name. : MARIANNA
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Chooses. : ELECTS
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Comment. : REMARK
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Put on another hellgrammite. : REBAIT
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Spigots. : TAPS
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80-year-old President. : RHEE
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Silkworm. : ERIA
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Pronoun. : MINE
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Convoke. : CALL
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Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
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Rulers of Tunis. : BEYS
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Room. : DEN
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New Guinea port. : LAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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