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New York Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1955

Author:
John M. Holmes
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Holmes Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,143
Across
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Crumbly soil. : MARL
5
Disburse. : SPEND
10
Recent visitor to U. S. : SHAH
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Yam. : TUBER
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Girl in old song title. : LULU
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He was also called "the Silent." : WILLIAMOFORANGE
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American cardinal. : SPELLMAN
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High point of the week. : PAYDAY
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Islands, in France. : ILES
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Member of S. A. C. : FLIER
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Colorado ski and summer resort. : ASPEN
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What Mildred was in "Of Human Bondage." : WAITRESS
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Pianist Rubinstein. : ARTUR
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Vernon or Hermon. : MOUNT
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Letter. : DEE
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MacNeice or MacLeish. : POET
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Get together, on the campus. : REUNE
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Mesdames: Abbr. : MMES
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Mainly: Abbr. : ESP
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Vends. : SELLS
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Field workers. : HOERS
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Recharted. : REMAPPED
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Satanic symbol. : HORNS
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Seed. : OVULE
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : DEUT
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Arabian romance. : ANTARA
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Intelligent. : SENSIBLE
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Hero of folklore. : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
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One of the Waughs. : ALEC
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Uplift. : ELATE
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Vingt ___ (twenty-one): Fr. : ETUN
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Unusually good. : RARE
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Showy. : DASHY
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Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
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London backstreets. : MEWS
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On one's toes. : ATIP
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Straightedge. : RULE
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Country in "Gulliver's Travels." : LILLIPUT
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Pollen holder. : STAMEN
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Cougars. : PUMAS
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Dark. : EBON
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Ship clock. : NEF
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It's used in pier fishing. : DROPLINE
10
Assassin. : SLAYER
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Military unit for a centurion. : HUNDREDMEN
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Well-known name in Louisiana. : HUEY
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Tributary of the Danube. : ILLER
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"Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
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Youngsters in the Cervidae family. : FAUNS
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Went up. : AROSE
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Villainess in fairy tales. : STEPMOTHER
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Verb form of "to be." : WOULD
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Elijah and others. : SEERS
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A meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Copier. : APER
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Fracas. : MELEE
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Re-enacted. : REPLAYED
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Joined securely. : MORTISED
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Reject. : SPURN
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Where Rayburn presides. : HOUSE
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Progress: Fr. : AVANCE
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Thames scene of regattas. : HENLEY
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Profundity. : DEPTH
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Not in harmony. : AJAR
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Girl in Lopez song. : NOLA
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Animal: Fr. : BETE
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White: Comb. form. : LEUC
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Actress Best. : EDNA
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___ king. : ALA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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