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New York Times, Saturday, June 4, 1955

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,167
Across
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Character in "David Copperfield." : ROSA
5
Performed. : ACTED
10
Word for unwelcome visitor. : SCAT
14
Biblical prophet. : AMOS
15
Stay. : TARRY
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Section. : PANE
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Old-fashioned luggage. : CARPETBAGS
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Author of "Bus Stop." : INGE
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Thoroughly. : ENTIRELY
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Sundered. : PARTED
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Artifice. : RUSE
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Matriarch in Genesis. : SARAI
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TV drama necessity. : SCRIPT
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Resembling a flower. : PETALLED
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Beautify. : PAINT
32
"Die ___ am Rhein." : WACHT
33
Biblical name. : EVE
34
Sheridan and Rutherford. : ANNS
35
Pixilated. : DOTTY
36
With: French. : AVEC
37
Italian title: Abbr. : SIG
38
Bogs down. : MIRES
39
Basketball center. : ARENA
40
Slugs and whelks. : MOLLUSKS
42
Coquettish. : FLIRTY
43
Turns in a certain direction. : EASTS
44
Parisian "she." : ELLE
45
Cleomenes' land. : SPARTA
47
Whispers. : BREATHES
51
Roomy. : WIDE
52
Native of an Italian city. : FLORENTINE
54
Imitated. : APED
55
Choice meat cut. : FILET
56
Author Johnston. : ALVA
57
Agrippina's son. : NERO
58
Garden starters. : SEEDS
59
Oriental sauces. : SOYS
Down
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Prize to the swift. : RACE
2
Muscat is its capital. : OMAN
3
Separate neatly. : SORT
4
Medicine chest occupants. : ASPIRINS
5
Bear witness. : ATTEST
6
___ car. : CABLE
7
Tea accoutrement. : TRAY
8
Unit in physics. : ERG
9
Opposite of sympathy. : DYSPATHY
10
Upward trend. : SPIRAL
11
Bridge-builder's form. : CANTILEVER
12
Dumas' "___ Pitou." : ANGE
13
Prepared for golf. : TEED
18
Break loose. : ERUPT
22
Smell ___ (suspect a trick). : ARAT
24
Divisions. : SECTS
25
Violent, temporary activity. : SPASM
26
The showman in "Pagliacci." : CANIO
27
Rebel chief. : RINGLEADER
28
Gourmet's delicacies. : PATES
29
Athletic showing. : EVENT
30
Spoil. : DECAY
32
Collected writings. : WORKS
35
Parts of spinning wheels. : DISTAFFS
36
Singer's encores. : ARIETTAS
38
Something essential. : MUST
39
Gov. Shivers. : ALLAN
41
City on the Rio Grande. : LAREDO
42
Admirals' domains. : FLEETS
44
Chose wrongly. : ERRED
45
Water bird. : SWAN
46
Corncob. : PIPE
47
Friable clay. : BOLE
48
Hawaii's chief city. : HILO
49
Begrudge. : ENVY
50
High ___. : SEAS
53
Norwegian statesman. : LIE

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

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