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New York Times, Friday, July 1, 1955

39-Down : Lacking enthusiasm.

Author:
Victor Goldfarb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,194
Across
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Cockcrow. : MORN
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Culminations. : ACMES
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Petty dispute. : SPAT
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Video. : ISEE
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Hardship. : TRIAL
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : TINA
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Honest Injun. : TONTO
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Peruse. : READ
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Method of preserving vegetables. : COLDPACK
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Pancakes: Slang. : WHEATS
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Where Munster is. : EIRE
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Purloin. : STEAL
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One of the Allens. : ETHAN
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Brewer's mixture. : SOURMASH
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Introduction. : PROLOG
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Singer Petina. : IRRA
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French pronoun. : MOI
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Apparel in the ring. : HATS
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Abolish again. : REBAN
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Boisterous. : LOUD
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Eight: Prefix. : OCT
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Inexpensive fur. : CONY
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Blur. : SMUDGE
44
Description for Dizzy Gillespie. : REALCOOL
46
Choctaw version of OKs. : OKEHS
47
Injures. : MAIMS
48
Dim. : PALE
50
A gradual slope. : GLACIS
52
Beauty parlor specialty. : COLDWAVE
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Function. : ROLE
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Intended. : MEANT
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Make ___ (be popular). : AHIT
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Freezer. : ICER
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Children's favorite. : ALICE
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Flower. : POSY
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Forty-___. : NINER
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Abbreviated titles. : MMES
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Mixed: Abbr. : MISC
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Haakon's capital. : OSLO
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Part of a movie. : REEL
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Fresh starts. : NEWDEALS
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Oil of rose petals. : ATTAR
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Italian philosopher. : CROCE
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Symbol of luxury. : MINK
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Consume. : EAT
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Minuet movements. : SLOWTURNS
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Sweet Afton, for instance. : STREAM
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A dessert. : PIEALAMODE
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Artist's study: Abbr. : ANAT
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Children. : TADS
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Tree of the Southwest. : PINO
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Goddess. : HERA
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Rail. : SORA
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Official of modern Greece. : EPHOR
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Small quantity. : TRACE
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Food for the Cisco Kid. : HOTTAMALES
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A witch. : SIBYL
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Soft murmuring sound. : SOUGH
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Leather. : HIDES
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Wedding attendant. : GROOMSMAN
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Biblical name. : ENOS
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Lacking enthusiasm. : LUKEWARM
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202. : CCII
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Source of penicillin. : MOLD
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Fine needlework pattern. : LACERY
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___ de Leon. : PONCE
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Fix, as clothing. : ALTER
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Handshake. : GRIP
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In ___ parentis. : LOCO
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Author of "Double Indemnity." : CAIN
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Sceptical sound. : AHEM
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Qui ___. : VIVE
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French seasons. : ETES
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Yale man. : ELI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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