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New York Times, Friday, April 1, 1955

Author:
Gene Kosic
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Gene Kosic has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,103
Across
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Sound of escaping steam. : SSSSS
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Onomatopoeia for sleep. : ZZZ
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Boy, that's good! : MMMMM
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Sound of a shrill shriek. : EEEEE
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Debt symbol. : IOU
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Cry of a ghost. : OOOOO
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Sound of a motor. : RRRRR
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___ sequitur. : NON
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Brother, it's cold! : BRRRR
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Showing apprehension. : FEARING
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Make a duplicate of. : IMITATE
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Part of 47 Across. : AEIOU
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Arabian name. : ALI
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African fly. : TSETSE
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Defense fence. : PALISADE
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Church part. : APSE
36
Hogshead. : CASK
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Animal. : ZEBRA
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Share. : LOT
40
Woven fabric. : TEXTILE
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Harridan. : HAG
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Victor of Hollywood. : MOORE
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Route. : LANE
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What keglers do. : BOWL
47
___ soup. : ALPHABET
49
Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Former Government agency. : OPA
52
Canvas stand. : EASEL
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Arrange in ranks. : GRADATE
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Occupants. : TENANTS
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Norse sea god. : AEGIR
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Wear the buskin. : ACT
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Form of witchcraft. : OBEAH
66
Proboscis. : SNOUT
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French king. : ROI
68
Cereal grass that yields syrup. : SORGO
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Gnome. : PIGMY
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Brooklyn and environs. : NYC
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Irregular, as if gnawed away. : EROSE
Down
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Thrall. : SERF
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Like ancient papyrus. : SERE
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Agglutinins. : SERA
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Notched like a saw. : SERRATE
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The Giants took it. : SERIES
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Cartoonist's word for speed. : ZINGO
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Children's favorite. : ZOO
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New Mexican Indian. : ZUNI
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Assemble and make ready for use. : MOBILIZE
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Join securely, in carpentry. : MORTISE
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Delay: legal term from Latin. : MORA
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Man's nickname. : MORT
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Encore! : MORE
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Uncle's little girl. : NIECE
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Bad: Comb. form. : MAL
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Part of New York. : UPSTATE
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A kind of cape or cloak. : TALMA
28
Bobbin. : SPOOL
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Obstruct. : ESTOP
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Allied by nature. : AKIN
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Abominate. : ABHOR
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Ties. : DRAWS
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King of the air. : EAGLE
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Wheel spindle. : AXLE
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One of Alice's adventures. : TEAPARTY
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Contract. : LEASE
44
Hard chemical element. : RHODIUM
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Attack verbally. : BELABOR
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Fledermaus. : BAT
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Having veins, as a leaf. : VENOSE
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Storage space. : ATTIC
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Sound of surprise. : GASP
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Italian painter. : RENI
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Eagerly anticipating. : AGOG
57
Get as a consequence. : EARN
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Detective Wolfe. : NERO
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Follows closely: Colloq. : TAGS
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Pump. : SHOE
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Demure. : COY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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