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New York Times, Thursday, April 21, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,123
Across
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Natural talent. : FLAIR
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Part of a car. : HUBCAP
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Star miler. : LANDY
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Revealed. : UNROLLED
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Grew light. : DAWNED
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Adjective for a ghost story. : SHUDDERY
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Giant. : OGRE
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Edith Wharton's Mr. Frome. : ETHAN
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Shortly. : ANON
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Source of metal. : ORE
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Quisling. : TRAITOR
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Worth. : USE
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French city. : NANCY
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A form of "ones," in dialect. : UNS
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Highest points. : ACMES
31
Applauding for more. : ENCORING
33
Time. : AGE
34
Star of "Strategic Air Command." : STEWART
35
Fished for sailfish. : TROLLED
39
Compass marking. : ENE
40
Pretend. : SIMULATE
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Rule the ___. : ROOST
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Important Malayan product. : TIN
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One and all. : TOTAL
46
Public service organization. : ARC
47
Naps at noon. : SIESTAS
50
Swift-running bird. : EMU
51
Evidence. : DATA
53
Brown and gray butterfly. : SATYR
54
Waterless. : ARID
55
In the Muscovite manner. : ALARUSSE
57
Courteous and affable. : URBANE
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Tax bureau man: Slang. : REVENUER
60
New Senator from Nevada. : BIBLE
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Rods used in basketry. : OSIERS
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Hoard up. : AMASS
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Glaringly bad. : FLAGRANT
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Mrs. A's stage name. : LAWRENCE
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George VI's granddaughter. : ANNE
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Chemistry suffix. : IDE
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___ Cup, golf trophy. : RYDER
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Stilling. : HUSHING
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Removes the chapeau. : UNHATS
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Conductor Walter. : BRUNO
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North Atlantic catch. : COD
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Actor Robert ___. : ALDA
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Opposite of vacuum. : PLENUM
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Irregular as a leaf edge. : EROSE
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Units of force. : DYNES
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Lorna's people. : DOONES
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Mock. : TAUNT
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Oppressors. : TYRANTS
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Stews. : RAGOUTS
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British yachting center. : COWES
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Concert instrument. : CELLO
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Wrath. : IRE
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Pitcher's concern. : ARM
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Overcolored, as a painting. : TINTY
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Football passes. : LATERALS
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Flag fabrics. : ETAMINES
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Hoodwink. : DELUDE
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The seven Pleiades. : SISTERS
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Electronic detecting device. : RADAR
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Papal collar. : ORALE
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8vo. : OCTAVO
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Puzzling problem. : TEASER
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Outcome. : ISSUE
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Dutch island of West Indies. : ARUBA
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Greek god. : ARES
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Father, in the East. : ABBA
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Numerical prefix. : UNI
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Wheel part. : RIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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