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New York Times, Saturday, April 16, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,118

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A center of population. : TOWN
5
Radio artists' union. : AFRA
9
Sure-footed beasts. : ASSES
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Reverberate. : ECHO
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Spike. : NAIL
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Biblical name for part of Arabia. : SHEBA
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On tiptoe. : ATIP
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Business machine. : DUPLICATOR
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Building material. : METAL
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Subway ordinance. : NOSMOKING
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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A rush, as of words. : SPATE
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Three-hand card game. : SKAT
27
Caps. : TAMS
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Group. : MOB
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Energized. : ACTIVATED
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Hub. : NAVE
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Fresh-water fish. : MOONEYE
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Concert-goer who wants more. : ENCORER
39
Period of exquisite chinaware. : MING
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Installing new chair rows. : RESEATING
42
Comedian Olsen. : OLE
43
Edible tuberous roots. : YAMS
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Type of horse. : ROAN
46
Sound reasoning. : LOGIC
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Best qualified. : ABLEST
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"Yes, we have ___." : NOBANANAS
54
Eminent Mogul emperor. : AKBAR
55
Decorative window curtains. : OVERDRAPES
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Badly. : ILLY
58
Army man. : SARGE
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The Big Top. : TENT
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Pistachios. : NUTS
61
Author Davis. : ELMER
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Circular current. : EDDY
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Adventure. : GEST
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Giants, Yanks, the Flock. : TEAMS
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Double quartet. : OCTET
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Section of Queens Borough, N. Y. C. : WHITESTONE
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Traffic injuction. : NOPARKING
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Conjunction. : AND
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Deity of fields and herds. : FAUN
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Quick return thrust. : RIPOSTE
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Flush at poker. : ALLSPADES
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Neckpieces. : ASCOTS
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Manual greeting. : SHAKE
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Bristle: Comb. form. : SETI
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Poetic hue. : EBON
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Noted marionette maker. : SARG
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Moslem priest. : IMAM
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Shore liberty. : LEAVE
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Legal writ. : STAY
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A color. : MARINEBLUE
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Kiln. : OVEN
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Arctic phenomenon. : BERG
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Short for shot and shell. : AMMO
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Water heater part. : COIL
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Close. : TERMINATE
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Librarian's request. : NOTALKING
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River in Italy. : NERA
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Spanish mahogany. : CAOBA
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Broke loose. : ESCAPED
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More distant. : YONDER
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Media for bacterial cultures. : AGAR
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Considerable. : LARGE
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Preserves in brine. : SALTS
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Nuzzle. : NOSE
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Stadium of a certain shape. : OVAL
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Shoulder of a paved road. : BERM
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Elate with swing music: Slang. : SEND
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Piggery. : STY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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