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New York Times, Monday, April 25, 1955

10-Down : Be in rivalry.

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { F J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has duplicate clues.
Albert V. Blum has 17 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Albert Blum is an alias for Albert V. Blum.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,127
Across
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About the time of Marco Polo's birth. : MCCL
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Mrs. Coolidge. : GRACE
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A plug of tobacco. : CHAW
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Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
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Slacken. : RELAX
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O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
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Gave. : LENT
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"The Saint of Bleecker Street." : OPERA
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German novelist. : MANN
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Casual remark. : LETMESEE
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Dowager's pet. : LAPDOG
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Formerly: Arch. : ERST
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Article. : THE
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Ready for production. : STAGE
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Foot movement in modern dance. : STOMP
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Large southern constellation. : ARGO
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Excavation. : STOPE
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Of a time. : ERAL
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Neckpiece. : BOA
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Boy Scout outings. : HIKES
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Building sites. : LOTS
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Incident. : EVENT
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General of World War II. : CLAY
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Fencing swords. : EPEES
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Stenographer's abbreviation. : ENC
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Weighs heavily (with "on"). : PREYS
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Interlaken's river. : AAR
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"Wedding March" bride. : ELSA
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Takes hands off. : LETSGO
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Rookies. : TRAINEES
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Marge. : OLEO
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A second time. : AGAIN
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Miss Smith. : KATE
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Hunting dog. : ALAN
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Dinner course. : SALAD
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Ancient Italian house. : ESTE
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Gather in force. : MASS
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Very small. : TEENY
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Term of affection. : DEAR
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Industrial plant. : MILL
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Indian. : CREE
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Beveled edge. : CANT
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First words of a popular song. : LETMEGO
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144. : GROSS
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Characterized by duplication. : REPETITIVE
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Beach wagon. : CAR
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Fill with joy. : EXALT
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Be in rivalry. : COMPETE
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Tennis star. : HOAD
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Part of A. D. : ANNO
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Common name in China. : WANG
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Before. : ERE
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Exclamations. : AHS
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Fur coat. : SABLE
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Company. : TROOP
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Chalcedony. : AGATE
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Carfare. : TOKEN
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Characteristic of a style of penmanship. : SPENCERIAN
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Fanon. : ORALE
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Indonesian language. : MALAY
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Double ___. : PLAYS
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Pronoun. : SHE
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Common suffix. : EST
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Winter, spring, etc. : SEASONS
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Started the car, in 1900. : CRANKED
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Droop. : SAG
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Pièce de résistance : ROAST
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Runner. : LANDY
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Clay and sand. : LOAM
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Poetess Wilcox. : ELLA
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Social functions. : TEAS
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Fiction. : TALE
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Readiness. : EASE
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Relative of Hetty. : ETTA
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Clairvoyant. : SEER
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Go: Scot. : GAE

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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