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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1
Gregarious. : SOCIAL
7
Entire series. : GAMUT
12
Highly conceited person. : POPINJAY
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Shakespearean character. : ADONIS
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Speak in a certain way. : INTONATE
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Part of a poem. : SESTET
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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Alter a plan. : REMAP
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Forum garb. : TOGA
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Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
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Home: Abbr. : RES
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Joker. : WAG
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Miami shades. : TANS
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Heavenly provender. : MANNA
29
"Auntie ___." : MAME
30
First word of "To a Skylark." : HAIL
32
Used a turnstile. : ENTERED
34
Overflow. : SPILL
36
Campus revelers. : GRADS
37
Small piece. : SNIPPET
39
Move quickly. : FLIT
40
Box score items. : HITS
41
Fissile rock. : SHALE
43
Capital of Shensi. : SIAN
47
Newt. : EFT
48
Latin version of love. : AMO
49
Joseph Curran's union. : NMU
50
At a distance. : AFAR
52
Hecuba's husband. : PRIAM
54
German river. : EDER
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Winy. : VINOUS
57
Workers on movie lot. : STANDINS
59
Saturday night date. : ESCORT
60
Schubert song. : SERENADE
61
Prefixes meaning "half." : HEMIS
62
Pieces of furniture. : DIVANS
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Neighbor of Arizona. : SONORA
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Important item in Hollywood. : OPTION
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Plant shoot. : CION
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Tavern. : INN
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Not closed. : AJAR
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Sideways. : LATERAL
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Sound of surprise. : GASP
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Diluted drink. : ADE
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Preponderating portion. : MOST
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Inconvenient. : UNTOWARD
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Extra excitement on the diamond. : TIEGAMES
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Stengel or Durocher. : PILOT
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Neighbor of Aden. : YEMEN
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Put on a show. : STAGED
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Newspaper editors' group. : ASNE
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Sends away: Colloq. : SHIPS
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Longfellow character. : MILES
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Point of view. : ANGLE
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Lamb and others. : MEATS
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Good place to ski. : ALP
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Prefix for a number. : TRI
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Disdainful. : SNIFFISH
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Small amount. : PITTANCE
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Grooved wheel. : SHEAVE
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Drifted gently. : FLOATED
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Faulty. : AMISS
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Ralph Kiner. : INDIAN
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Changes, as a motion. : AMENDS
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R. N. : NURSE
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Salon. : ROOM
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Sibilant sounds. : PSTS
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French husband. : MARI
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Actress Oliver, of early movies. : EDNA
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Part of Switzerland. : URI
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Where Boundary Peak is: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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