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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,205
Across
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Great Lakes herring. : CISCO
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Step on the brakes. : SLOWUP
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Commuter's goal. : STATION
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Largest city of West Indies. : HAVANA
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Cake icing décor. : COCONUT
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Be generous to a fault. : OVERTIP
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Leather for saddle shoes. : ELK
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Companion of a gentleman. : SCHOLAR
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Hot-tempered reaction. : IRE
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"Curiosity Shop" girl. : NELL
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Bride of Hercules. : HEBE
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Italian auto city. : TURIN
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Thoughts. : IDEAS
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GOP's opponents. : DEMS
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Eye of TV. : LENS
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Type of log road. : CORDUROY
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Plod slowly. : TRUDGE
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Read the ___ act. : RIOT
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Like blue, green or gray. : COOL
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Wide scarves. : ASCOTS
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A Fred Astaire number. : TAPDANCE
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Juan Ponce de ___. : LEON
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Saturate. : SOAK
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Brenda of the "comics." : STARR
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Fitted with sculls. : OARED
51
FBI agents. : GMEN
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Harrow's rival. : ETON
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Noun suffix. : ULA
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Two-continent region. : EURASIA
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Inspire fear. : AWE
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Bid to play a bridge hand. : DECLARE
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Bringers of tidings. : HERALDS
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Cargo lading devices. : SLINGS
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Ophthalmologist. : OCULIST
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Mental capacity. : SENSES
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Five: Comb. form. : PENTA
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Hen or goose. : CACKLER
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Japanese name. : ITO
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Trespasses. : SINS
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Put in words. : COUCH
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At the exact time. : ONTHEDOT
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Novelist Asch. : SHOLEM
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Rock. : LAVA
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Open. : OVERT
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Man o' ___. : WAR
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Still feeling fresh. : UNTIRED
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Selecting twos, as did Noah. : PAIRING
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Spectacular. : SCENIC
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City on Maumee River. : TOLEDO
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Think: Fr. : PENSE
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Do as told. : OBEY
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Bandit, in Latin America. : LADRONE
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Wail. : ULULATE
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Uniform. : SUIT
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Period. : STOP
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Shirley or Lanny. : ROSS
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Casting gear. : RODS
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Sometime bakery. : CAKESHOP
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Above a whisper. : ALOUD
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Arid, as the moon. : SEALESS
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Small boat. : CORACLE
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City in Iowa. : TAMA
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Name for a child born on Christmas. : NATALIA
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Throngs. : CROWDS
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Admiral King. : ERNEST
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Fairy-tale fright. : OGRESS
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Faculty members. : DEANS
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Relative. : NIECE
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Entreat. : URGE
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___ for one's money (powerful competition). : ARUN
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Shade tree. : LIN
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Substitute: Abbr. : ALT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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