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New York Times, Monday, June 20, 1955

Author:
Thomas Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,183
Across
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Part of the Morse code. : DOTS
5
Outlook. : VISTA
10
Batters' backstop. : CAGE
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Unyielding. : IRON
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Walk ___ (feel very happy). : ONAIR
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Etcher's stuff. : ACID
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Well-balanced. : SANE
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Take-it-easy-ite. : IDLER
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Fishing site. : POND
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Precise. : CLEANCUT
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Street sign. : ONEWAY
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Living expenses. : KEEP
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What frogmen do. : SWIM
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Namely. : TOWIT
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Imaginary earthline: Abbr. : LAT
31
Garden spot. : PATCH
35
Game-called weather. : RAIN
36
Decisive. : FINAL
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Days beyond recall. : YORE
39
Instrument: Colloq. : UKE
40
Piercing. : ACUTE
41
Next to the ace, in pinochle. : TEN
42
Battery compartment. : CELL
44
Challenged. : DARED
45
Harden. : SEAR
46
Finish. : ENDUP
48
Type of dance. : TAP
49
Bridge partner. : DUMMY
50
Timid souls. : MICE
52
Cause of downfall. : RUIN
54
Reddish brown. : COPPER
57
Means whereby something is conveyed. : PIPELINE
61
Apprehensive expression. : ALAS
62
Busily engaged. : INUSE
64
Two-___ (vaudeville). : ADAY
65
Carte. : MENU
66
Magnate. : BARON
67
Be gloomy. : MOPE
68
Anything beautiful. : POEM
69
Give, as time. : SPEND
70
Somewhat higher than. : PLUS
Down
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Part of the spinal column. : DISC
2
Spoken. : ORAL
3
Voice inflection. : TONE
4
Gain entrance without admission. : SNEAKIN
5
Expression. : VOICE
6
Double-copied. : INDUPLICATE
7
Arizona river. : SALT
8
Even-up contest. : TIE
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Street sign. : ARROW
10
Southernmost tip of New Jersey. : CAPEMAY
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"Three acres and ___." : ACOW
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Miss Lollobrigida. : GINA
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Whirl. : EDDY
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Volleyball accessory. : NET
23
Tang. : NIP
25
Sing Sing, for instance. : STATEPRISON
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Respite. : TRUCE
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Like an old bucket. : OAKEN
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Handle. : WIELD
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Hoptoad family. : ANURA
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Type of pole. : TOTEM
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Select portion. : CREAM
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Cape of Chesapeake Bay. : HENRY
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Current craze. : FAD
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Began. : LED
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Aggregate amount. : LUMPSUM
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Tan producer. : SUNLAMP
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Lemon meringue. : PIE
49
Be left on base. : DIE
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Fodder troughs. : CRIBS
53
Invert. : UPEND
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Hunter's shelter. : CAMP
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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Flat piece. : PANE
57
Unmixed. : PURE
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Admired one. : IDOL
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Small deerlike animal. : NAPU
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Loops of metal or thread. : EYES
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Forty winks. : NAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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