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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1955

Author:
Victor Goldfarb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,152
Across
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Damon Runyan character. : DOLL
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Hold on to. : GRASP
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Mop. : SWAB
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Type of handball, jai ___. : ALAI
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Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
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Elephant's-ear. : TARO
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Duelists' starting position. : BACKTOBACK
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High: Span. : ALTO
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Grimaces disdainfully. : SNEERS
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Certain structures. : STEEPLES
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Retreat. : NEST
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Relative of a salón. : SALA
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Occupants of Toyland. : BABES
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Nonsense. : ROT
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Locale for chase in "Les Miserables." : SEWER
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Slugger Slaughter. : ENOS
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Cool, clear water in the Sahara. : MIRAGE
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Remain. : ARE
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The I's. : EGOS
40
Where Bowie fell. : ALAMO
41
Type of puzzle definition. : CLUE
42
First part of an Israeli city. : TEL
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Kind of cheese sandwich. : MELTED
44
Place for a chalet. : ALPS
45
Spartacus was one. : SLAVE
47
Indian weight. : SER
48
Babble. : PRATE
49
Bock. : BEER
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Market. : SALE
53
Setting in "From Here To Eternity." : STOCKADE
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Sewed. : BASTED
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Something of no worth. : HOOT
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Together. : SIDEBYSIDE
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___ Fiord. : OSLO
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Chaplain. : PADRE
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Aspect of joie de vivre. : ELAN
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Pre-Lenin top man. : TSAR
68
Artfully and secretly. : SLYLY
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Party members: Colloq. : DEMS
Down
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Small flounders. : DABS
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"Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
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Decoration for a petticoat. : LACE
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Picture. : LIKENESS
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Kober's Bella ___. : GROSS
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Southern Johnny. : REB
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Names for Hungarian women. : ANAS
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Division: Abbr. : SECT
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Entries at the dog show. : PEKES
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Type of paper binding. : STAPLE
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Redundant city. : WALLAWALLA
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria. : ARTE
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Catcalls. : BOOS
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___ vif (very lively): Mus. : TRES
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At ___. : EASE
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Warbles. : TRILLS
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Vegetables. : BEETS
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Kind of cake, : ANGEL
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Song for a "poor little lamb." : BOOLABOOLA
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Emulate Demosthenes. : ORATE
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Circus performers. : TAMERS
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Blow one's top. : ERUPT
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Dodger captain. : REESE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : MAE
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___ willing. : GOD
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Flattered. : CARESSED
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Inheritors of the earth. : MEEK
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Mathematical term. : VECTOR
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"Bus Stop." : PLAY
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Carpenter's tools. : RASPS
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Church building. : ABBEY
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Try. : SHOT
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Throw gently. : TOSS
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Tune in. : DIAL
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Current of air. : EDDY
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Piece in a board game. : TILE
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Kind of cheese. : EDAM
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Meeting places for Cub Scouts. : DENS
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___king. : ERL

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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