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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,187
Across
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City on the Nile delta. : TANTA
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Humanitarian group. : SPCA
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Father, as a title. : ABBA
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Narcotic. : OPIUM
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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Trading place. : MART
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Province of the Netherlands. : GELDERLAND
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Chatter. : BLAB
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Colleague. : ASSOCIATE
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Oil city. : TULSA
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___ Island. : RHODE
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Annoy. : MOLEST
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Irish author. : GBS
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Where Eden went to school. : ETON
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Toward the mouth. : ORAD
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Obsolete U. S. policy. : ISOLATION
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Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
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City in New Jersey. : BAYONNE
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Symbols of February. : AMETHYSTS
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Eastern queen. : RANI
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Covert. : LAIR
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Crimsons. : REDS
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Absalom to David. : SON
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City in Illinois. : MOLINE
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Fragrance. : AROMA
51
Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
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Sometime lucrative TV shows. : GIVEAWAYS
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Something to eat. : BITE
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What clouds are. : WATERLADEN
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Repeatedly. : EVER
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Cupid. : AMOR
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"I Love You ___." : TRULY
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Not so great. : LESS
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Parking problems. : CARS
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Soaks through. : SEEPS
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Forum garment. : TOGA
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Barbary ___. : APES
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Norse name. : NILS
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Elizabeth I's family. : TUDOR
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Star in "Silk Stockings." : AMECHE
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Kitchen staples. : SALADOILS
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Typewriter parts. : PLATENS
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Sweet sorghum. : CANE
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State further. : ADD
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Walker. : AMBULATOR
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Tallchief and Fonteyn. : BALLERINAS
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Orchestral section. : BRASS
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In the box: Baseball. : ATBAT
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Disturbance. : RIOT
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Garroway's program. : TODAY
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___ fide (in bad faith): Lat. : MALA
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Big man in basketball. : GOLA
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Edge. : BRIM
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Dominated states. : SATELLITES
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Legal writs. : DETAINERS
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Scientists at Palomar. : OBSERVERS
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___ account (not under any circumstances). : ONNO
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German "no." : NEIN
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Cologne's river. : RHINE
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North point of Isle of Man. : AYRE
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Turncoat. : TRAITOR
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Energetic one. : DOER
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Deep blue colors. : SMALTS
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Girl's name meaning lovable. : MABEL
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Shade of green. : OLIVE
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Cognizant. : AWARE
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Together: Music. : ADUE
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Kennel sound. : YELP
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Bends, as a ship's plank. : SNYS
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Army group. : WAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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