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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,177

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Florida catch. : MARLIN
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Former Illinois Congressman, elected for 24 terms. : SABATH
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Profited. : AVAILED
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A king's governor. : VICEROY
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Area now called trust territory. : MANDATE
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Produced a thought. : IDEATED
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Science degree. : BSC
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Harness strap. : TRACE
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Direction. : ESE
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Military command. : ATEASE
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Way up or down. : STAIRS
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Nest: Var. : NID
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Fabled racer. : TORTOISE
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Clip. : SHEAR
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Mathematical term. : PERMUTANT
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See ___ (make sure). : TOIT
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Actress Day. : DORIS
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Dill. : ANET
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Asian republic. : INDONESIA
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Bewildered and perplexed. : ATSEA
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Puts back in office. : REELECTS
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Lose force. : DIE
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Make over. : REWORK
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Teachers: Abbr. : INSTRS
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Sward. : SOD
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Charges. : COSTS
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Lamprey. : EEL
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In proportion. : PRORATA
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The villain in "Tosca." : SCARPIA
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Not protected, as floors. : UNWAXED
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Pleasant effect of sounds. : EUPHONY
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Made depressions. : DENTED
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Post Exchanges. : STORES
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Tree cobra. : MAMBA
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Nautical imperative. : AVAST
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Belgian marble. : RANCE
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Box top. : LID
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Labor group. : ILA
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Caught. : NETTED
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Pistols or swords. : SIDEARMS
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Expert: Colloq. : ACE
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Miss Lillie. : BEA
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Some wells. : ARTESIANS
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Digits. : TOES
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___ Park. : HYDE
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Origin: Abbr. : DER
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The Zambesi's falls. : VICTORIA
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Footnote indicators. : ASTERISKS
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Author France. : ANATOLE
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Eden or Churchill. : SIR
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Typographers' union. : ITU
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Turns around. : ROTATES
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Large knife. : SNEE
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Excitement. : STIR
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Sharpen. : HONE
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The stuff of pillows. : EIDERDOWN
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One route to Boston. : POSTROAD
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Boiled down to an essence. : DECOCTED
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Fresh. : NEW
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Own: Scot. : AIN
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Object thrown in the pentathlon. : DISCUS
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Gentle heat. : TEPOR
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French queen. : REINE
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Destroys. : SLAYS
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Tuber: Colloq. : SPUD
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River in France. : ORNE
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Part of Mao's name. : TSE
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Rodent. : RAT
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Implement for firemen. : AXE
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Quick to learn. : APT
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Greek letter. : RHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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