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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1955

54-Across : Dolce far ___ (pleasant idleness): Ital.

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Marian Moeser has 22 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,142
Across
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Louisiana fruits. : PAPAWS
7
Letter in Hellas. : PSI
10
Factor in "Antony and Cleopatra." : ASP
13
Becky's friend. : AMELIA
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Worsted twill, used for academic gowns. : PRUNELLA
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Marred the quality of. : SPOILT
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Creator of Gargantua. : RABELAIS
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Sunday paper feature. : SUPPLEMENT
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Part of the electrician's argot. : AMPS
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Mr. Allen's former hangout. : ALLEY
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See: Latin. : ECCE
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Small shark. : TOPE
24
Turned to the right. : GEED
25
Pilot. : FLIER
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River into the Fulda. : EDER
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Type of curve. : ESS
28
Wrestlers' backgrounds. : MATS
29
Artillerymen. : FIRERS
31
Experts at ripostes. : WITS
32
Sets in place. : PUTS
33
Juntos. : CABALS
36
Variety of plum. : GAGE
37
Maglie. : SAL
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Pinks and reds. : HUES
41
Not so good. : WORSE
43
President Coty. : RENE
44
Turkish border river. : ARAS
45
In this condition. : ASIS
46
Works toward. : EARNS
47
Dickens' Miss Dartle. : ROSA
48
Hits of the baseball season. : LINEDRIVES
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Signed up. : ARTICLED
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Compose. : INDITE
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Late stayers. : DALLIERS
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Dolce far ___ (pleasant idleness): Ital. : NIENTE
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Cathedral site in England. : ELY
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Medicos: Abbr. : DRS
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Suit makings. : SERGES
Down
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Journey by water. : PASSAGE
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Druggist's concerns. : AMPULES
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Inhabitants. : PEOPLES
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Wing-footed, as a bat. : ALIPED
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Author Ley. : WILLY
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Fill up. : SATE
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Do fancy footwork. : PRANCE
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Artifice. : SUBTERFUGE
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Adjective suffix. : INE
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Glossy silk. : ALAMODE
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Part of the "Cinderella" plot. : SLIPPER
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Cautious bridge players. : PASSERS
14
Shortened account. : PRECIS
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Snapping beetles. : ELATERS
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Dissolves. : MELTS
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Late popular pianist. : FATSWALLER
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Spaniard's "thousand." : MIL
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Convivial affair of olden times. : WASSAIL
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Behind the times. : PASSE
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Pantomimist's act, in a game. : CHARADE
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Of dawn. : AURORAL
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Most ungentlemanly. : BEASTLY
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Pulverizes. : GRINDS
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Portion of food. : SERVING
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Vaudevillian Kellerman. : ANNETTE
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Rent-payers. : LESSEES
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Basketry materials. : OSIERS
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A Morgan man. : RAIDER
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Actor Truex. : ERNIE
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Clamors. : DINS
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Part of Scotland Yard. : CID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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