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New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 1957

55-Across : System of crossed roads, canals, etc.

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,941
Across
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Under Secretary of State. : HERTER
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Beauty of manner. : GRACE
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Preventer. : AVERTER
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Freebooter. : BRIGAND
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Set off by constrast. : RELIEVE
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Architectural ornament. : ROSETTE
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Unbending. : PRIM
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Employ. : ENGAGE
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Child. : TOT
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Corps for Army training: Abbr. : OTC
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Gaily colored cloth. : BATIK
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Aid to solution. : CLUE
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Idle chatter. : PALAVER
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German mister. : HERR
28
Fish. : SPRAT
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Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
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Persian name. : OMAR
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Correctly. : ARIGHT
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Fata Morgana is one. : MIRAGE
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City on the Dvina. : RIGA
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Harmonized. : TUNED
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Severn tributary. : AVON
44
Dives. : PLUNGES
46
French dancing parties. : BALS
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Of an arm bone. : ULNAR
48
Sandwich filling. : HAM
51
Consumed. : ATE
52
Superficial display. : VENEER
54
Wolf. : LOBO
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System of crossed roads, canals, etc. : NETWORK
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Plaintiff. : ACCUSER
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Keeps in custody. : DETAINS
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Certain animals. : LIONETS
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Script in printing. : RONDE
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Comfortable. : ATEASE
Down
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A famous Marx. : HARPO
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Turn inside out. : EVERT
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Souvenir. : RELIC
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Good condition. : TRIM
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Summer, in France. : ETE
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Unveil. : REVEAL
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Strong drink. : GROG
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Beginning. : RISE
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Ice ___. : AGE
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Rancher. : CATTLEMAN
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Environment. : ENTOURAGE
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Type of payment. : RENTAL
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Slowed up. : BRAKED
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Restrained. : DETERRED
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Put in words. : GIVE
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Order of British knighthood. : BATH
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Part of a song. : CHORUS
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Idolaters. : PAGANS
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Ancient engine of war. : RAM
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Spanish dance. : SARABAND
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Type of armed vessel. : PRIVATEER
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Powerful Leonard Warren role. : RIGOLETTO
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Plug. : TAP
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Highway for Trajan. : ITER
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Puts down heavily. : PLUNKS
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Criterion. : RULE
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Temper. : ANNEAL
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Magsaysay's successor. : GARCIA
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Hebrew prophet. : HOSEA
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Encourages in wrongdoing. : ABETS
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Neuberger's colleague. : MORSE
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Nullify. : VOID
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Irish river. : ERNE
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Moon: Fr. : LUNE
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Languid of look. : WAN
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Portable bed. : COT

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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