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New York Times, Saturday, June 18, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,181
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Light in the dark. : LAMP
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The price: Slang. : ANTE
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Indian weavers. : HOPIS
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Romantic poet. : OMAR
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"Dear ___" letter. : JOHN
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A praying figure. : ORANT
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Misguided gift to the American Indian. : FIREWATER
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Long-limbed and slender. : RANGY
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Earth shake. : TREMOR
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Sailors or boaters. : HATS
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Unit of currency: Abbr. : DOL
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Tailor. : SEW
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Plunder. : DEPREDATE
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Applause. : HAND
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Pause for refreshment. : TEATIME
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Slangy "yes." : OKE
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Bahama capital. : NASSAU
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Pleasant but ineffective mental exercise. : WISHFULTHINKING
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Complete. : ENTIRE
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Exclusive groups. : SETS
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Small state: Abbr. : DEL
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Without assurance. : TIMIDLY
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Fresh as morning. : DEWY
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Like "Trade" and "Mark." : WHISKERED
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Museum pieces. : ART
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Fowl. : HEN
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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Beetlelike jewel. : SCARAB
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Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
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Dread in the dark. : NIGHTMARE
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Of certain heights. : ALPEN
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"Dies ___," Day of Wrath. : IRAE
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Top experts. : ACES
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Lugs. : TOTES
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Sow. : SEED
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Card game for three. : SKAT
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Large open upper floor. : LOFT
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Prince in Afghanistan. : AMIR
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Big hoax. : MARESNEST
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Course for doctorship. : PREMED
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Somewhat open, as a door. : AJAR
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Negative. : NOT
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One's dearest wish. : THEHEARTSDESIRE
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Engrossed. : ENRAPT
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Ichabod Crane was the headless ___ victim. : HORSEMANS
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA
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Animal from the Himalayas. : PANDA
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Bar of metal. : INGOT
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Variety. : STYLE
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A great success: Slang. : WOW
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San Antonio university. : TRINITY
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Transaction. : DEAL
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A Governor Winthrop. : DESK
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Lord ___, British general of 1775–78. : HOWE
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Related. : AKIN
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Faithful people: Archaic. : TRUEMEN
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Language of South Africa. : AFRIKAANS
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Divert. : SIDETRACK
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Once again. : ANEW
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Grotesque. : UGLY
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Great successes. : HITS
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Occupied. : HELD
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Natives of the Middle East. : IRANIS
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Theatregoers' choice. : DRAMAS
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Golden grain. : WHEAT
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Greeting. : HELLO
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Out of place. : INEPT
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Pretense. : ACT
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Rough structure. : SHED
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Designated space. : AREA
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Matchless. : BEST
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Go: Scot. : GAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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