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New York Times, Monday, July 11, 1955

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,204

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Across
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Bivalve. : MUSSEL
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Expressed pleasure. : SMILED
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Endanger. : IMPERIL
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Queen Mab's successor. : TITANIA
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Glittering ornament. : SPANGLE
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U. S. currency. : ONECENT
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Color. : TINT
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Chess champion unbeaten from 1894 to 1921. : LASKER
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Intersected. : MET
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Man's name: Abbr. : ERN
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Forward an application. : ENTER
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Combining form meaning stone. : LITE
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Thinks. : DEEMS
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Papa. : DAD
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Mangels. : BEETS
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Device for measuring liquids. : DROPPER
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Sidepiece in a shoe. : GUSSET
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Arabian tambourine. : TAAR
35
Baseball scores. : RUNS
36
Derisive. : SNEERY
39
Annoys. : PESTERS
42
Parts of houses. : WALLS
43
Sailor. : HAT
44
Zoo performers. : SEALS
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Summers in Paris. : ETES
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Motherless calf in a range herd. : DOGIE
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Drop lightly. : DAP
50
Understand: Slang. : DIG
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Bestowers. : GIVERS
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Loblolly. : PINE
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Avoiding direct reply. : EVASIVE
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Dais. : ESTRADE
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Port of French West Africa. : SENEGAL
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Zealous. : DEVOTED
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Hofbrau equipment. : STEINS
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Household linen. : NAPERY
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Obscured. : MISTED
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Called the plays. : UMPIRED
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Wrench. : SPANNER
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Transmitted. : SENT
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Unit of work. : ERG
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City north of Arras. : LILLE
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Tended the furnace. : STOKED
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Prospector. : MINER
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Roman road. : ITER
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Resin. : LAC
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Antagonists. : ENEMIES
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Half a room. : DINETTE
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Swimmer of the Hellespont. : LEANDER
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Certify. : ATTEST
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Symbol on Arizona's flag. : STAR
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Tenant under contract. : LESSEE
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Newfangled inns. : MOTELS
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Booms. : SPARS
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Baseball plays. : BUNTS
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Wages. : PAY
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Mr. Bell of the Redlegs. : GUS
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Inactive. : RETIRED
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Europeans. : SWEDES
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First inhabitants. : NATIVES
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Tasteful. : ELEGANT
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Attendant. : PAGE
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Fan out. : RADIATE
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Cause for legal action. : SLANDER
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Wretched houses. : HOVELS
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Prompt. : SPEEDY
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Low couch. : DIVAN
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City 37 miles N of Cologne. : ESSEN
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Colette heroine. : GIGI
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Sustain. : PROP
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Receive. : SEE
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Muscle Shoals corporation. : TVA

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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