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New York Times, Thursday, June 9, 1955

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,172
Across
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Author Uris. : LEON
5
Pay hike. : BOOST
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Quantity of food for a meal. : MESS
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Bien ___ (well beloved): Fr. : AIME
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Ancient birthstone for May. : AGATE
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College course: Abbr. : ECON
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Legal order. : WRIT
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Sax Rohmer's famous character. : DRFUMANCHU
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Take-home pay. : NETWAGES
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Timber in builder's scaffold. : PUTLOG
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Poems to be sung. : ODES
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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Payer of homage. : ADORER
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Where Alice met the Caterpillar. : MUSHROOM
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Kitchen equipment. : SINK
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Ancient religion of Japan. : SHINTO
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Malgré ___ (in spite of oneself): Fr. : LUI
36
Earthquake. : SEISM
38
School subject: Abbr. : ENG
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Scarlett's Butler. : RHETT
41
Gone by. : AGO
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In high spirits. : ELATED
45
Concerning. : INRE
46
Minotaur, Echidna, Chimera. : MONSTERS
48
Cairn terrier, for instance. : RATTER
50
River islands. : AITS
51
___ accompli. : FAIT
52
Took shape. : LOOMED
55
Islands west of Scotland. : HEBRIDES
59
"A soft answer turneth away wrath." : OLDPROVERB
61
Lose interest. : TIRE
62
Experience. : FEEL
63
Actor Cornel. : WILDE
64
Sharp side. : EDGE
65
Ripped. : TORE
66
Nominator. : NAMER
67
Promptly. : SOON
Down
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Grass plot. : LAWN
2
Land of the Fine Gael party. : EIRE
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Pass by. : OMIT
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Radio and TV chains. : NETWORKS
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Wisconsinites. : BADGERS
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Folklore uglies. : OGRES
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Dunderheads. : OAFS
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Sen. Symington. : STU
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Weather phenomenon. : TEMPEST
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Friend and sage adviser. : MENTOR
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : ECCL
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Foreign quarter of London. : SOHO
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Seaworthy. : SNUG
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Curtain-call cry. : AUTHOR
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Cousin of pop. : ADE
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Duelist's pass. : LUNGE
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Tea-growing state in India. : ASSAM
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Artist Rivera. : DIEGO
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Bulbous plant. : ONION
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Candy. : MINTS
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Emitting fragrance. : OLENT
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Bizarre: Fr. : OUTRE
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Bishop's cap. : MITER
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Gets the news. : HEARS
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Profession. : METIER
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Ancient people of Asia Minor. : HITTITES
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Slow up. : LETDOWN
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More monotonous. : DRABBER
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Illustration. : SAMPLE
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Tune. : AIR
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Composer Grofé. : FERDE
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Room beneath a roof. : LOFT
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Post of management. : HELM
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Therefore. : ERGO
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Beheld. : SEEN
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By way of. : VIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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