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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,144
Across
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Train. : TEACH
6
He sowed the dragon's teeth. : CADMUS
12
Ubiquitous pseudonym. : JOHNDOE
14
Melodic. : ARIOSE
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Obligations not met in time. : ARREARS
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Office workers. : TYPISTS
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Rest. : LIE
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Oriental dancing girls. : GEISHAS
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Corroded. : ATE
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Size of type. : AGATE
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Candid. : OPEN
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Gudrun's second husband. : ATLI
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Kernel. : PITH
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Growl like a dog. : GNAR
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Means of transportation: Colloq. : BIKES
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One who responds. : ANSWERER
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Easter custom. : PARADE
32
Former international partnership. : AXIS
33
Genial. : WARM
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Purplish red. : CLARET
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Heated argument: Slang. : RHUBARBS
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Actor Tim and family. : HOLTS
42
Earth. : SOIL
43
Where the City of the Kings is. : PERU
44
House extension. : ELLS
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Navy mascot. : GOAT
46
Up and about. : ASTIR
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Branch of math: Abbr. : ALG
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Creator of Studs Lonigan. : FARRELL
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Food fish. : IDE
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Late afternoon. : TEATIME
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Dispositions. : NATURES
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Lamentable. : RUEFUL
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Most smooth. : EVENEST
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Describing winter rain. : SLEETY
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Ventured. : DARED
Down
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Bully's stock in trade. : THREATS
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Compass point. : ENE
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"All's well that ends well," for example. : ADAGE
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Apple part. : CORE
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Namesakes of a Trojan princess. : HESIONES
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Author of "My Antonia." : CATHER
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Indo-European. : ARYAN
8
Slopes. : DIPS
9
"Apres ___ le déluge." : MOI
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The penguins' ship. : USSATKA
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Staid. : SETTLED
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Mexican city. : JALAPA
13
Source. : ORIGIN
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Take possession of, in law. : SEISE
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Girl in blue. : SPAR
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Frustrates. : THWARTS
25
Charts for aviators. : AIRMAPS
27
Stamina. : GRIT
28
Feathered part. : BARB
30
Illiterate signatures. : EXES
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King of Greece. : PAUL
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Bleached. : WHITENED
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Bamboozle. : CHEAT
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Indolent ones. : LOLLERS
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"___ is divided into three parts." : ALLGAUL
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Loud outcry. : ROAR
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Secluded. : RETIRED
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They're given away in June. : BRIDES
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Most certain. : SUREST
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Grievously. : SORELY
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Entire range. : GAMUT
46
Modify. : ALTER
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Small wind instrument. : FIFE
49
Volcanic outpouring. : LAVA
52
Quoits mark. : TEE
54
French article. : UNE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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