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New York Times, Saturday, June 11, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,174
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Legman, for instance. : REPORTER
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London timer since 1854. : BIGBEN
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Withdraw, as from a besieged town. : EVACUATE
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Baltimore player. : ORIOLE
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Fanatic disciplinarian. : MARTINET
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Signal with flags. : WIGWAG
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Applicant for citizenship. : ALIEN
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Enthusiastic write-ups. : RAVES
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Evergreen beauty. : FIR
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Fate of iron. : RUST
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Ingredient of lyonnaise potatoes. : ONION
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Wine, in Italy. : VINO
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Part of Chiang's name. : KAI
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Simply grand. : SWELL
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Natives of Odense. : DANES
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___ shrdlu, linotype sequence. : ETAOIN
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Step upward. : STAIR
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Inhabitant. : DENIZEN
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Places under obligation: Rare. : INDEBTS
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Cargo handler. : LADER
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Light stroller. : GOCART
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More courageous. : GAMER
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Aims in view. : GOALS
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Parched. : ARID
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Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
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Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
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Deity. : GOD
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Looked over: Slang. : CASED
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Guiding spirit. : ANGEL
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Mississippi fish. : MUDCAT
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Paul Bunyan story. : TALLTALE
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Slanting. : ASLOPE
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A busy Don Juan. : TWOTIMER
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Required. : NEEDED
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Sirens. : ENTICERS
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Commented. : REMARKED
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Appraise. : EVALUATE
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Man of Montmartre. : PARISIAN
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Part of a sonnet. : OCTET
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Damage greatly. : RUIN
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Gift of the sun. : TAN
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Always: Poetic. : ETERNE
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Tells again. : RETAILS
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Elizabeth ___, Irish novelist. : BOWEN
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Blue flower. : IRIS
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The captain's boat. : GIG
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Mudfish. : BOWFIN
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Maid of Astolat. : ELAINE
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Philippine island. : NEGROS
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Turn (the page): Music. : VOLTI
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Acknowledged. : OWNED
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Seaweed. : VAREC
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Scholarship student at Cambridge. : SIZAR
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Shenanigans. : DIDOS
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Lubricated. : OILED
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Combining form for English. : ANGLO
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Title for Ethiopian ruler. : NEGUS
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Le sport American. : BALLGAME
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Globetrotter. : TRAVELER
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Light-fingered gentry. : STEALERS
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Tufted ornament. : ROSETTE
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First aid for comedians. : GAGMAN
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Awaken. : AROUSE
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Intermediate. : MIDDLE
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When "all the birds will sing." : ATDAWN
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Confined to college grounds: Brit. : GATED
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Caper. : ANTIC
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Good Hope. : CAPE
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Singers. : ALTI
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Grand Banks catch. : COD
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Fortune. : LOT

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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