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New York Times, Tuesday, April 19, 1955

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,121
Across
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Smooths down. : SLICKS
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Gallic friend. : AMI
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Holder for peas. : POD
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Water coloring. : PATINA
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Contemporary of Thackeray. : TROLLOPE
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Home of Henry VIII's Catherine. : ARAGON
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Plays up to. : ADULATES
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Gourds. : CALABASHES
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Equine. : MARE
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Sons of the prophet. : EMIRS
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Berry measure. : PINT
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"Firebird" composer's first name. : IGOR
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Spanish estuaries. : RIAS
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Short surplice : COTTA
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Fit snugly. : NEST
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Tokyo small change. : SEN
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God of pranks. : LOKI
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Follows along. : CHASES
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Movie, in France. : CINE
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A kind of trout. : CHAR
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Dismays. : APPALS
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Weeders. : HOES
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Music, so-called. : BOP
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Reclined. : LAIN
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Stupendous works. : EPICS
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Silent star. : BARA
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Italian river. : ARNO
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Verne character. : NEMO
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Desert lizards. : GILAS
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Fire, as glazed stoneware. : BAKE
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Souls of kindness. : SAMARITANS
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Gap. : APERTURE
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Retaliate for. : AVENGE
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The place for K. P.'s. : MESSHALL
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Modern jazz figure. : MERCER
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Wheeled conveyances : ELS
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Compute worth. : ASSESS
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Typewriter parts. : SPACERS
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City WNW of Cheyenne. : LARAMIE
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One of the Rivieras. : ITALIAN
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Traditional handouts. : CIGARS
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Dashboard fixtures. : KNOBS
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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With feeling. : ARDENT
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Dali specialties. : MOUSTACHES
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Poorly. : ILL
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Cooked mixtures. : POTAGES
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Diligent. : OPEROSE
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Leaves in the lurch. : DESERTS
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Destination of the Bounty. : TAHITI
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Composed of thin sheets. : LAMINAR
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Held forth. : SPOKE
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By mutual consent, in law. : CONSENSUAL
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Mr. Peepers' aunt. : LIL
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Undergoes. : HAS
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Campers on an outing. : CANOERS
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Good winter drink. : COCOA
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It means "good land." : ALABAMA
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Bridge railing. : PARAPET
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Adjective for a carnation. : PINKEST
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Heaven: German. : HIMMEL
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Make up for. : BALANCE
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Punch ingredients. : ORANGES
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Pigskin hurlers. : PASSERS
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Certain costume jewelry. : PEARLS
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Non-barking dogs. : BITERS
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Donates. : GIVES
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Figure in Hinduism. : RAMA
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___ dansant. : THE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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