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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 1955

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,186

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Across
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Anything certain. : FACT
5
In the rear of a vessel. : ABAFT
10
Sicilian sight. : ETNA
14
Roman Emperor, following Nero and Galba. : OTHO
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Flirt. : DALLY
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Diving bird. : LOON
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Hide. : SKIN
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In the clouds. : DREAMYEYED
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Spiced drink common in the tropics. : SANGAREE
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Mrs. James Mason. : PAMELA
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Boring tool. : AUGER
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Dough men. : BAKERS
25
Harasses. : BESETS
27
Island group SE of Japan. : BONIN
28
Hardy timber. : ASH
29
Behind the times. : SLOW
31
Highest peak in the Philippines. : MTAPO
35
Closes. : STOPS
38
Hematite. : ORE
39
With reference to. : ASFOR
40
Floral leaf. : SEPAL
41
Bondsman. : SERF
43
Actor Chaney. : LON
44
Children's vegetable. : TATER
46
Place. : LOCALE
49
Magician's speech. : PATTER
51
Where Khartoum is. : SUDAN
52
Whalebone. : BALEEN
53
Waited upon. : ATTENDED
56
Folklore character. : BRERRABBIT
58
Land measure. : ACRE
59
Ambassador Willis' post. : BERN
60
Style of car. : COUPE
61
Origin. : RISE
62
Hardens. : SETS
63
Trencherman. : EATER
64
Active one. : DOER
Down
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Governor of South Dakota. : FOSS
2
Icebreaker back from Antarctica. : ATKA
3
Place of the proverbial bull. : CHINASHOP
4
Language. : TONGUE
5
Skill and tact. : ADDRESS
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More unadorned. : BARER
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Sailing term. : ALEE
8
Where the Suwanee flows: Abbr. : FLA
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Musical drum. : TYMPAN
10
Wind, rain, etc. (with "the"). : ELEMENTS
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Trifler. : TOYER
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Carols. : NOELS
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"With a Smile ___ Song." : ANDA
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City in Washington. : YAKIMA
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Middleman: Abbr. : AGT
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Shaded retreat. : BOWER
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Cesare Siepi. : BASS
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City near Padua. : ESTE
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Drilling tool. : BORER
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Underdog. : LOSER
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One big labor family. : AFLANDCIO
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Table game. : POOL
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River of France. : ORNE
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Outstanding TV drama. : PATTERNS
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Certain roofer. : SLATER
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Type of kick in swimming. : FLUTTER
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Card combination. : TENACE
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Poetic opus. : ODE
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False statement. : CANARD
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Gay ___. : PAREE
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Tiptoe. : ALERT
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Mushroom stem. : STIPE
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Sizes of shot for air rifles. : BBBS
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Border against. : ABUT
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Bambi. : DEER
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Throatlet. : BOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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