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New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 1955

Author:
John M. Holmes
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Holmes Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,188

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Across
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___ Springs. : PALM
5
Grates. : RASPS
10
President when 17 Across entered Union. : POLK
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Role in a long-run play. : ABIE
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Athenian meeting place. : AGORA
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Range. : AREA
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Vacationer's paradise. : SUNNYCALIFORNIA
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Liner. : STEAMER
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Tennis ties. : DEUCES
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Parts of a book: Abbr. : CHS
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"Beau ___." : GESTE
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Palestine area. : JUDEA
27
Encore. : BIS
28
He played "The Freshman." : LLOYD
32
Composition. : OPUS
33
Star nearest the earth. : SUN
34
Head man in Cairo. : NASSER
35
___ Saud, Arabian king. : IBN
36
Home of the Magyars. : HUNGARY
38
Government agency for fliers. : CAA
39
Untouched by communism. : NONRED
41
Miss St. Clare. : EVA
42
Giant short. : DARK
43
Term of endearment. : SWEET
44
Before. : ERE
45
American painter and inventor. : MORSE
46
Heads. : LEADS
48
___ Silène (tea rose). : BON
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First word of marriage service. : DEARLY
51
Samuel's answer to the Lord. : HEREAMI
55
Name for a coastal metropolis. : CITYOFTHEANGELS
57
River in Brazil. : ACRE
58
Forward. : AHEAD
59
Seed covering. : ARIL
60
Tobacco. : WEED
61
Press together, in ranks. : SERRY
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Actress Wilson. : LOIS
Down
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Donner ___. : PASS
2
Adjoin. : ABUT
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Note. : LINE
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Threatens. : MENACES
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Santa Anita specialties. : RACES
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Seaweed. : AGAR
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Coin of Peru. : SOL
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Groups of lions. : PRIDES
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Strongboxes. : SAFES
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Packages. : PARCELS
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Where Alençon is. : ORNE
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Floral symbols. : LEIS
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Mowgli's python. : KAA
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Youth organization. : YMHA
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Expense. : OUTLAY
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Plants with pungent juice. : GINGERS
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Accompanies. : JOINS
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Stroke on a violin. : UPBOW
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Mr. Dooley's creator. : DUNNE
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Bakery product. : BUN
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Judy gets this in "A Star Is Born." : OSCAR
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Age. : YEARS
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Star of "Kismet," now in London. : DRAKE
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South: Fr. : SUD
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The Blue Eagle. : NRA
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Different: Comb. form. : HETERO
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Harriman. : AVE
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Passed from one to another. : RELAYED
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County in Northern Ireland. : DONEGAL
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Variation of a girl's name. : EDYTHE
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Time of day. : MORN
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Esparto grasses. : ALFAS
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Describing certain eyes. : BEADY
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Checker. : DICE
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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"Now ___ this." : HEAR
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Aircraft. : AERO
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More than 900 years ago. : MLII
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Geographical abbreviation. : ISLS
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Bird sound. : CAW
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Pronoun. : HER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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