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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 1955

18-Across : Original crooner.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,202
Across
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Author's productions. : MSS
4
Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
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Tenor James. : MELTON
14
Signature of a well-known actor. : EEHORTON
16
Paul Richards, for instance. : ORIOLE
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"The Seven ___." : YEARITCH
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Original crooner. : VALLEE
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Nostrils. : NARES
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Hepburn and others. : KATES
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Stripling. : LAD
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1,125,000 members of an Order. : ELKS
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Former Czech statesman. : BENES
25
Officers of the Guard. : OGS
26
He traveled with a donkey. : RLS
27
Co-workers. : FORCE
28
Fireplace. : GRATE
30
West Coast Senator. : MORSE
31
Chatters. : PRATES
32
Coy. : DEMURE
35
Irritating persons. : RILERS
36
More foolish. : INANER
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Posts. : MAILS
39
Cowboy colleagues. : PARDS
40
Seasonal song. : CAROL
41
Short railroad track: Abbr. : SDG
44
Of a cell: Comb. form. : CYT
45
Incendiary. : FIRER
46
False god. : BAAL
47
___ loss (puzzled). : ATA
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Game. : BINGO
49
Hooded snake. : COBRA
50
Shade tree. : LINDEN
52
Adlai's abode. : ILLINOIS
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Natural. : INNATE
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Unsophisticated remarks. : NAIVETES
56
Active forces. : AGENTS
57
Beauty parlor items. : SETS
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Shipbuilder's word. : SNY
Down
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New Jersey notable. : MEYNER
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"___, nor be afraid!"—Rabbi Ben Ezra. : SEEALL
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Experts: slang. : SHARKS
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Gray: Fr. : GRIS
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Ex-Giant star. : OTT
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Chairs. : ROCKERS
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Heighten. : ENHANCE
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Excites. : MOVES
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Periods of time. : ERAS
10
Abner's sobriquet. : LIL
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Where travelers pay. : TOLLGATE
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Shrub like the wild olive. : OLEASTER
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Requisite. : NEED
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Mesabi Range product. : ORES
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___ off. : TEE
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Destructive insect. : BORER
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Exams. : ORALS
27
Links cries. : FORES
28
Place to eat. : GRILL
29
Letter. : ESS
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South Dakota Senator. : MUNDT
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Monastery official. : PRIOR
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Slope. : DIP
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Congressional business. : ENACTING
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Du Maurier bestseller. : MARYANNE
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Limits. : MARGINS
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Interstices. : AREOLAE
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Ohio city: Abbr. : CIN
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Peasants' shoes. : SABOTS
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Gulf of the Caribbean. : DARIEN
43
Expressionless, as a stare. : GLASSY
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Payments for certain tickets. : FINES
46
Femur. : BONE
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Zona Gale's Miss Lulu. : BETT
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The non-military: Abbr. : CIVS
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Actor Dailey. : DAN
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Set fire to. : LIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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