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New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,179
Across
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Invites. : ASKS
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Be undecided. : HOVER
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U. S. Ambassador to Eire. : TAFT
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Actress Alice. : FAYE
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City in Turkey. : ADANA
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City in Norway. : OSLO
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The Bill of Rights, and others. : AMENDMENTS
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Check. : REIN
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Put to sea again. : RESAIL
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Part company. : SEPARATE
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Banyan. : TREE
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Cartoonist Goldberg. : RUBE
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Knee-length trousers. : CULOTTES
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Tithes. : TENTHS
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All possible. : EVERY
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Nuclear scientist. : RABI
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Wood from Thailand. : TEAK
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Signal. : CUE
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Nursery rhyme character. : SIMON
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Form of "to be." : ARE
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Actress Chase. : ILKA
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Avocado. : PEAR
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Rates of speed: Music. : TEMPI
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Prize-winning TV star. : LASSIE
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Ebbets Field star. : ROBINSON
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Stride. : PACE
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Kind. : SORT
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Light rain. : SPRINKLE
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Tennis star Marble and namesakes. : ALICES
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Needy. : POOR
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He played Judge Hardy. : LEWISSTONE
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Folklore giant. : OGRE
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Turn aside. : EVERT
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Valenciennes. : LACE
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Playroom items. : TOYS
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Classroom items. : DESKS
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Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
Down
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On the horizon. : AFAR
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Just spoken of. : SAME
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Former Wilson aide. : KYES
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Griffith Stadium player. : SENATOR
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"Good Night, Sweet Prince." : HAMLET
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Poem. : ODE
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Trucks. : VANS
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Come on stage. : ENTER
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Russian monk. : RASPUTIN
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Rushing stream. : TORRENT
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Flutter. : FLIT
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Sound. : TONE
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Ready for the laundromat. : DIRTY
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The "Rail Splitter." : ABE
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Uncanny. : EERIE
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___ Rhodes. : CECIL
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Part of the throat. : UVULA
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Vegetables. : LEEKS
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Groups working together. : TEAMS
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A Marx. : HARPO
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Coil of yarn. : SKEIN
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Golfer Julius. : BOROS
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"The ___ Band." : SPECKLED
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Has ambitions. : ASPIRES
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Turns rapidly: Scot. : TIRLS
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Confer a right upon. : ENTITLE
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Actor Keith. : IAN
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Is vainly proud. : BOASTS
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Pupil: Fr. : ELEVE
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Locality. : SPOT
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Cartoon possum. : POGO
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Actor Calhoun. : RORY
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Ovine animals. : EWES
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Anthracite. : COAL
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Appear. : SEEM
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Annoy. : IRK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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