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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1955

Author:
William S. Woods
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William S. Woods has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,080
Across
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River edging the Pyrenees. : EBRO
5
Saint-Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
10
Leningrad's river. : NEVA
14
Spoils. : LOOT
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Comic strip character. : ABNER
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Bit of news. : ITEM
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Golden river of the Forty-Niners. : SACRAMENTO
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Self-acting: Comb. form. : AUTO
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Tried. : ESSAYED
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Slow tempos. : ADAGIOS
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Biblical name. : NER
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Girl's name. : FREDA
25
Show ___. : BOATS
28
___ River of the North. : RED
29
Choleric. : IRATE
33
Pisa's river. : ARNO
34
River of Wales and England. : WYE
35
Port of Morocco. : AGADIR
36
Province in Sweden. : LAN
37
Come before. : PREDATE
39
A month, in France. : MAI
40
Tightly. : SNUGLY
42
Stream of Somerset and Devon. : EXE
43
Slush. : MIRE
44
Askew: Scot. : AGLEY
45
Branch of the Ouse river. : URE
46
Greek letters. : BETAS
47
Lights. : NEONS
49
What 1 Across runs into. : SEA
50
Tourists' constant companions. : CAMERAS
53
Opportunity. : OPENING
57
Friends in Paris. : AMIS
58
River into the Potomac. : SHENANDOAH
60
Old Norse poem. : RUNE
61
Island east of Bali. : TIMOR
62
Raison d'___. : ETRE
63
River in Ireland. : ERNE
64
Courage: Colloq. : SPUNK
65
TV singer. : RAYE
Down
1
Other. : ELSE
2
Long scarfs. : BOAS
3
Huge mythical birds. : ROCS
4
Strait between Albania and Italy. : OTRANTO
5
Debussy work. : LAMER
6
Biblical name. : OBED
7
River of Engadine valley. : INN
8
Hold back. : RETARD
9
Eat away, as a river bank. : ERODE
10
River forming international line. : NIAGARA
11
Small hand case. : ETUI
12
Forbid. : VETO
13
Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
18
Certain votes. : AYES
22
Verona's river. : ADIGE
24
Tributaries. : FEEDERS
25
Light wood. : BALSA
26
Ape. : ORANG
27
Cancel. : ANNUL
28
"Comin' through the ___." : RYE
30
Concede. : ADMIT
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Jeweler's work of art. : TIARA
32
Lake and port. : ERIES
34
Twisted. : WRY
35
Had a snack. : ATE
37
Diligent worker. : PLYER
38
Cleaver. : AXE
41
Rochester's river. : GENESEE
43
Ancient name for a winding river. : MEANDER
45
Take off cargo. : UNSHIP
46
Common verb. : BEEN
48
Kilns. : OASTS
49
Flash of light. : SPARK
50
Co-operative for parcel-senders. : CARE
51
Manchuria's boundary river. : AMUR
52
Where the headwaters of the Mississippi are: Abbr. : MINN
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"___, you noblest English!"—King Henry V. : ONON
54
Trifle. : IOTA
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Not a one. : NARY
56
Oriental butter. : GHEE
59
Australian bird. : EMU

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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