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New York Times, Tuesday, June 21, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,184
Across
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Light meal. : SNACK
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Pipes. : BRIERS
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Former tycoons. : SHOGUNS
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Station workers. : REDCAPS
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Of the side. : LATERAL
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Name in British politics. : ANEURIN
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High note. : ELA
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Shows. : EVINCES
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Chief officer of David. : IRA
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Magdeburg's river. : ELBE
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Swords. : EPEES
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35 Across, for example. : STAR
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Charges. : TOLLS
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Equality. : PAR
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Mme. de ___. : STAEL
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Inveigler. : TEMPTER
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Parts of operas: Mus. : SCENAS
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Pull apart. : TEAR
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Rhode Island rebel, 1842. : DORR
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He played in "Ondine." : FERRER
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Burrowings. : MININGS
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Having chills. : AGUED
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Blame: Slang. : RAP
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Island south of Sicily. : MALTA
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Eating place. : CAFE
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Cassia plant. : SENNA
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City in Mexico. : LEON
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Brownie. : ELF
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South American plainsman. : LLANERO
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Former Kansas Governor. : ARN
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Building timber. : TIEBEAM
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Ovid's name for Diana. : TITANIA
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Mark with grooves. : STRIATE
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Furniture. : SETTEES
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Aquatic V. I. P. (first name). : ESTHER
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Is elevated. : SOARS
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Onion. : SHALLOT
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Famous person. : NOTABLE
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Period of time. : AGE
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French clergyman. : CURE
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Playing card. : KNAVE
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Archer's wristband. : BRACER
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Coty and Plevin. : RENES
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Chemistry suffixes. : IDES
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Small shield. : ECU
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Rutgers' river. : RARITAN
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Shrub of the rose family. : SPIRAEA
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Kind of weather. : SLEET
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Moccasin. : SLIPPER
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Confusions. : SNARLS
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Within little. : NEAR
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New England's pride. : ELMTREE
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Pertaining to the breastbone. : STERNAL
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Car gear arrangement. : SPEED
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Loosely woven cotton or linen. : SCRIM
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Seagoing man. : TAR
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Relative. : SON
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Fishing gear. : DIPNETS
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Aspects. : FACETS
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Watchword of French Revolution. : EGALITE
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Trumping bridge players. : RUFFERS
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80-year-old author. : MANN
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Field worker. : GLEANER
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Literary output. : STORIES
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Orange juice extractor. : REAMER
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Coppers of India. : ANNAS
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List. : SLATE
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Sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
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Jacob's wife. : LEAH
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Pro-footballer Graham. : OTTO
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Carpenter's tool. : BIT
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___ standstill. : ATA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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