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New York Times, Tuesday, June 7, 1955

51-Down : Varieties of a soft mineral.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,170
Across
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Filled closely. : PACKED
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June 14th. : FLAGDAY
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Reached. : ARRIVED
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Centers of atolls. : LAGOONS
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Usual run of things. : ROUTINE
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Historic forest in France. : ARGONNE
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Wildly gay. : MAD
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Branch. : LIMB
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Function for a V. I. P. : DINNER
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Olympian god. : ARES
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Landfall east of Gander. : EUROPE
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White Italian marble. : CARRARA
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Supposition. : IDEA
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Memory book. : ALBUM
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Supports for the Big Top. : MAINGUYS
38
Large waves. : BILLOWS
41
Argentine cowboy. : LLANERO
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Pharmacist's preparation. : EMULSION
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Citizen in action. : VOTER
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Etruscan title. : LARS
46
Appeaser. : SOOTHER
49
Wearing apparel. : ATTIRE
50
Tool; chase. : ETCH
54
Flour, sugar or salt. : STAPLE
58
Sound harshly. : RASP
60
Oriental name. : ALI
61
Lay open to public scorn. : PILLORY
63
German fruit cake. : STOLLEN
65
City in Connecticut. : ANSONIA
66
Witch. : HELLCAT
67
Temporary expedient. : STOPGAP
68
Entrees. : ROASTS
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City in Italy. : PARMA
2
Resounding with noise. : AROAR
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Lacking finish. : CRUDE
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Salesman's outfit. : KIT
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Mischief. : EVIL
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Unit of weight for nylons. : DENIER
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Sunshine State: Abbr. : FLA
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Container for a rendered product. : LARDPAIL
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Texas A. & M. man. : AGGIE
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Ruffian: Slang. : GOON
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Author Byrne. : DONN
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Mrs. Lindbergh. : ANNE
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River NE of Dunkirk. : YSER
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Have scruples. : DEMUR
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Author Stoker. : BRAM
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Racing boats. : SCULLS
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Part of a Civil Service test. : ORAL
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Mr. F. F. Gosden. : AMOS
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Refuse to recognize. : IGNORE
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"People Will Say We're In Love." : DUET
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Orphan Jane. : EYRE
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Hebrew lyrelike instrument. : ASOR
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Actor Walter. : ABEL
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City founded by Pizarro. : LIMA
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Besmear. : BLUR
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Main part of a church. : NAVE
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Purple-flowering vine. : WISTERIA
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Lampblack. : SOOT
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Rouge et ___. : NOIR
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Nonsense. : TRASH
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Miss Prynne. : HESTER
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All ___ (all the time). : ALONG
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Varieties of a soft mineral. : TALCS
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Shoe brace used in sports. : CLEAT
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Reminders. : HINTS
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Saratoga and Hot Springs. : SPAS
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Shading. : TINT
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Additionally. : ALSO
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Plump. : PLOP
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Sport linked to Meadowbrook, L. I. : POLO
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Coral island of the Carolines. : YAP
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Lady Literate in Arts. : LLA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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