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Ruth H. Oliver
Ruth H. Oliver

New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 1955

Author:
Ruth Oliver
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ruth H. Oliver has 7 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Ruth Oliver is an alias for Ruth H. Oliver.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,164
Across
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Composer Edouard. : LALO
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Hindu ascetic. : FAKIR
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Describing venerable ones. : AGED
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___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Ancient tribe of Britons. : ICENI
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Palestine city. : GAZA
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Clop-clop. : TROT
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Brass-wind instrument. : FRENCHHORN
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Great name in physics. : EINSTEIN
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Opossums' Australian cousins. : KOALAS
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A number of cattle. : HERD
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Members of the firm: Abbr. : BROS
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Brick or stone workers. : MASONS
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Showy, empty talk. : CLAPTRAP
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Above a whisper. : ALOUD
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Pressure groups. : BLOCS
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Cry's companion. : HUE
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Cheerful song. : LILT
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New York City art collection. : FRICK
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"And whether ___ have wings." : PIGS
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Arabian garment. : ABA
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Twinkle. : BLINK
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Type of intelligence test. : BINET
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Great showman. : RINGLING
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Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
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Gronchi's capital. : ROME
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Flowering herb. : PINK
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Concerning this. : HEREOF
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Lanky and awkward. : GANGLING
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Fantasy worlds. : DREAMLANDS
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Relative of 32 Across. : ORAL
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Subject of Rodin sculpture. : KISS
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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TV singer. : COMO
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Outdoor celebration. : FETE
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Crying cat. : MEWER
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Had perceived. : KNEW
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Recent. : LATE
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French dugout. : ABRI
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Diving bird. : LOON
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Talk louder than. : OUTSHOUT
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Companions of drummers. : FIFERS
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Sharp and pungent. : ACRID
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Bewail, in Ireland. : KEEN
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Tavern. : INN
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Serpentine braid. : RICKRACK
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Horrified. : AGHAST
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Well-known place in Reading. : GAOL
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Actor Stone. : EZRA
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Webster, Boone and Tobin. : DANS
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Croquet wickets. : HOOPS
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Cultivate. : TEND
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One side of a city square. : BLOCK
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Cheekbone. : MALAR
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Excuse. : ALIBI
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Gannet. : SOLAN
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Hold fast. : CLING
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Mainz' river. : RHINE
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Carpenter's tool. : AUGER
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Nuisances. : PESTS
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Saline solution. : BRINE
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Humbug. : FLIMFLAM
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Keysmith's tool. : PICKLOCK
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Time of beauty and vigor. : BLOOM
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The Met's Rudolf. : BING
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Lubricant. : GREASE
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Dishwashing aid. : RINSER
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Army chaplain. : PADRE
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Small square of cloth: Abbr. : HDKF
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Well-known canal. : ERIE
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Continue to be. : REST
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Eat away. : GNAW
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Mashie. : IRON
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Epithet. : NAME
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Light up. : GLOW
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Reverence. : AWE

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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