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New York Times, Friday, July 15, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,208

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Across
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Hearts. : SUIT
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Fleecy frisker. : LAMB
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Contrary. : CROSS
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Of speech. : ORAL
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Third planet from the sun. : EARTH
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Bamboolike thicket. : CANEBRAKE
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Crowning jewels. : TIARA
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Inclined. : SLOPED
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Made of imagination. : INVENTED
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Compete. : VIE
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Fresh as the morning. : DEWY
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Banker's specialty. : LOAN
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"Our country, ___ wrong!" : RIGHTOR
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Grain of cereal food. : OAT
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Mailed. : SENT
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An epic poem. : EPOPEE
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Runs through "white water." : SHOOTSTHERAPIDS
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Flatfish. : TURBOT
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Rug feature. : NAP
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Furry purse worn with kilts. : SPORRAN
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"This ___ own, my native land!" : ISMY
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Italian bell town. : ATRI
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A quarter acre. : ROOD
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Gallery work. : ART
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K. C. ball team manager. : BOUDREAU
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Dotes on. : ADORES
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See 49 Down. : ANNIE
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Memorize. : MNEMONIZE
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Filch. : STEAL
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Storm girl. : EDNA
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Great book. : EPIC
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Calloused. : HORNY
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Military awards: Abbr. : DSCS
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Old-time cars. : REOS
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Indians. : SACS
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Single. : UNAL
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Maker of new methods. : INNOVATOR
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Male costume jewelry. : TIEPIN
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Nobleman. : LORD
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Macaw. : ARA
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Doing the town. : MAKINGTHEROUNDS
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Turn pale. : BLENCH
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Whale. : CETE
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Start of a shower. : RAINDROP
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Make speeches. : ORATE
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Broadcast. : STREW
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Sun-shielded. : SHADY
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Old-time social affair. : BEE
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Man of experience. : VETERAN
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"___ Misbehavin'." : AINT
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Disoriented. : LOST
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Honolulu's island. : OAHU
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Reconstruct art work. : RESTORE
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Popular ring gem. : OPAL
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Sojourn. : STOP
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Neat suit pattern. : PINSTRIPE
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Dutch cheese. : EDAM
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Catch sight of. : ESPY
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Glassy volcanic rock. : OBSIDIAN
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Antique oath. : EGAD
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Wandered. : ROAMED
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Laundry worker. : IRONER
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
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Gothic bard. : RUNER
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With 55 Across, an "Oklahoma" girl. : ADO
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Depend. : RELY
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You love: Lat. : AMAS
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Mr. Pinza. : EZIO
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Very short times. : SECS
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Reference work: Abbr. : ENC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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