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New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1955

Author:
Dorothy E. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Dorothy E. Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,136
Across
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Inklike fluid of a cuttlefish. : SEPIA
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One for the rock hounds. : JASPER
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Odd. : STRANGE
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Egyptian princess in "Aida." : AMNERIS
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Type of army housing. : QUONSET
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Faulkner, for example. : REALIST
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Not appointed. : UNSET
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Move gradually. : EDGE
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Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
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Indigo plant. : ANIL
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Monks of superior rank. : PRIORS
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Mazzel ___ (good luck): Yiddish. : TOV
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De Valera's nickname. : DEV
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Ecclesiastic. : CANON
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Selassie of Ethiopia. : HAILE
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Predictable. : REGULAR
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Chops up. : MINCES
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Russian city. : OREL
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Time of day. : MORN
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Certain examinations. : FINALS
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Ike's favorite hazards. : BUNKERS
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5½ point type. : AGATE
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Currents. : TIDES
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A continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Douglas McKay's department: Abbr. : INT
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Estimable. : WORTHY
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Official transactions. : ACTA
49
Bumpkin. : LOUT
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Chief of a Moro tribe. : DATO
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Bantus. : ZULUS
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Changeable. : ERRATIC
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Spare time. : LEISURE
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Lord Fauntleroy's name for his mother. : DEAREST
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Submitted to action of actinic rays, as films. : EXPOSED
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Tips. : SLANTS
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Domestic slaves. : ESNES
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Handsome girl. : STUNNER
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Tending to eat away. : EROSIVE
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List of jurors. : PANEL
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This month: Abbr. : INST
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Time. : AGE
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Teen-age talk. : JARGON
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Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
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Snow: Scot. : SNA
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Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. : PELE
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Controversial. : ERISTIC
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Relative of a croquette. : RISSOLE
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Part of a platoon. : SQUAD
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Everlasting. : ETERNAL
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Allen and namesakes. : STEVES
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Fashion designer. : DIOR
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Pickets. : PALES
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Neglects. : SHIRKS
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Wading bird. : CURLEW
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___ Boleyn. : ANNE
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Animal of the genus Capra. : GOAT
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Legal tender. : MONEY
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Place to get stuck. : MUDHOLE
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Was unsuccessful. : FAILED
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Pays no attention to. : IGNORES
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Unaffected. : NATURAL
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Device for securing hawsers. : BITT
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Hermit. : RECLUSE
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Joins by stitching. : SUTURES
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Regions without definite bounds. : TRACTS
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Demolished. : RASED
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Poet of a sort. : ODIST
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Son of Ulysses. : AUSON
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Hall of Irish kings. : TARA
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Moves fast: Colloq. : ZIPS
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Number. : TEN
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River into English Channel. : EXE

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

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