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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 1955

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,153

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Across
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Pastel color. : LILAC
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Go away! : SCAT
10
Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
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City in Spain. : AVILA
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Well-known mystery writer. : CARR
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Coin of the Far East. : ANNA
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Scholar's degree. : LITTB
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Treater of certain ailments. : OSTEOPATH
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Silver coin of Rumania. : LEU
21
Character. : SORT
23
Rubber. : ERASER
24
Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
26
Card play. : MELD
28
Important Army corps. : ANC
29
What bridge players draw for. : THEDEAL
32
Monotonous. : DRAB
35
Handbook. : MANUAL
38
European country: Abbr. : SWED
40
Miss March. : AMY
41
Have ___ (be meddlesome). : AFINGERINTHEPIE
44
Black Hawk was one. : SAC
45
British machine gun. : STEN
46
Foolishly fond ones. : DOTERS
47
Streetcar. : TRAM
49
"Won't you ___?" : SITDOWN
51
Santha Rama ___, Indian writer. : RAU
53
T. E. Lawrence's legal name. : SHAW
54
Wrong. : AWRY
58
Ancient city. : SPARTA
61
Osprey. : ERNE
63
Scottish "have." : HAE
64
Admirerer of a certain composer. : WAGNERIAN
66
Country in the headlines. : CHINA
68
Tropical malady. : AGUE
69
Rosemary Murphy's husband. : ABIE
70
Dignity. : HONOR
71
Apparatus. : GEAR
72
Flicker. : BIRD
73
Begins. : OPENS
Down
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___ Rookh, Moore heroine. : LALLA
2
Climbing plants. : IVIES
3
Became cheerful. : LITUP
4
Singer: Abbr. : ALT
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Hansoms. : CABS
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Upbraided. : SCORED
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Imaginary things. : CASTLESINTHEAIR
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Principles of a trade. : ART
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Arborvitae. : TREE
10
___ gown. : CAPAND
11
Faced by a disagreeable situation. : INASCRAPE
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Division of a shield: Her. : ENTE
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He played the Cowardly Lion. : LAHR
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Breakfast dishes. : OMELETS
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Overwhelm. : STUN
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Time of day. : DAWN
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The Weird Sisters. : HAGS
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Disappointment: Colloq. : LETDOWN
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Moslem V. I. P. : AMIR
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Golf holes left unplayed. : BYES
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Derrick pole. : MAST
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___ cry. : AFAR
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Costa Rica's neighbor. : NICARAGUA
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Ship of the Indian Ocean. : DHOW
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Former Brazilian money of account. : REIS
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Vulcan's armory. : ETNA
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George Eliot character. : MARNER
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Used a needle. : DARNED
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Indian. : UTE
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Kennel sound effect. : WHINE
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Talked too long. : RANON
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"The Green ___," by Cronin. : YEARS
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Plunder. : SWAG
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Attendant. : PAGE
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One interest of 53 Across. : ARAB
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Cave sound effect. : ECHO
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There: Latin. : IBI
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College dance. : HOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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