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New York Times, Friday, May 27, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,159
Across
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Envelop. : FOLD
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P. M.'s concern. : MAILS
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Gate proceeds. : TAKE
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Roman road. : ITER
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Acquired relative. : INLAW
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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College goals. : SHEEPSKINS
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Lollobrigida. : GINA
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Boisterous fun. : HORSEPLAY
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Baltic seaport. : MEMEL
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Fire ___. : SALE
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Town in Iraq. : AMARA
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Branch of knowledge: Abbr. : SCI
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Maltese. : CAT
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Disconcerts: Colloq. : RATTLES
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Zoo favorites. : MONKEYS
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Lower in rank. : DISRATE
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Melody. : ARIA
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Yearn. : ACHE
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Fragment. : REMNANT
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Symbol of authority. : SCEPTER
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Noted movie equine. : TRIGGER
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Pillbox. : HAT
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June graduates: Abbr. : SRS
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Dark, brownish gray. : TAUPE
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Touch. : ABUT
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Not portly. : SPARE
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Small burrowing animal. : ARMADILLO
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Old-time inn attendants. : STABLEBOYS
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European capital. : OSLO
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Italian statesman. : PELLA
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Small mounds. : TEES
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City on the Rhone. : ARLES
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Daisy pedicels. : RAYS
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Silversides. : FISH
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Roman emperor. : OTHO
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Evil glance. : LEER
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Adorn. : DRESS
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Error. : MISPLAY
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Foot coverings. : ANKLETS
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Hipbones. : ILIA
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Short rope: Naut. : LANYARD
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Points of compasses. : SWS
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Big game hunters use this. : TIGERTRAP
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Circus features. : ANIMALACTS
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The "lowing herd." : KINE
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Reconciliation. : PEACE
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Floor coverings. : MATS
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Month, in Paris. : MAI
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Stylish. : SMART
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Kitchen gadget. : CORER
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Matchless. : INIMITABLE
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Clear sky. : ETHER
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Readers of the future. : SEERS
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Champion leapers. : KANGAROOS
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Ailment. : AGUE
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Little knot. : NEP
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Generous fellow. : TREATER
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Walk awkwardly. : SHAMBLE
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Mystic arts. : CABALAS
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Musical composition. : ETUDE
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Italian river. : TIBER
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Deer's trail. : SLOT
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Affectation. : POSE
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Slower: Mus. abbr. : RALL
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Miss Montez. : LOLA
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Dramatist of Shakespeare's time. : LYLY
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Chemical suffixes. : OSES
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Hot Springs. : SPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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