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New York Times, Monday, August 1, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,225
Across
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Spillane's Mr. Hammer. : MIKE
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Stop or catch a line drive. : FIELD
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Title. : DUKE
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Lake in Asia. : ARAL
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Ann ___. : ARBOR
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Region of the world. : ASIA
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Trademark of a certain TV star. : CANDELABRA
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Thaw. : MELT
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Genuflects. : KNEELS
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Laborious exertions. : EFFORTS
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Remorseful ones. : RUERS
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Metal. : TIN
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A must for the patio chef. : GRILL
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Important trained workers. : ENGINEERS
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Actor Calhoun. : RORY
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Showed mercy. : SPARED
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Pigeon's call. : COO
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Fuss. : ADO
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Medium. : SEERESS
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Ballplayer Gehrig. : LOU
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Brothers. : MEN
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Said to be Jack Benny's most guarded possession. : WALLET
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Stinger. : WASP
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Controlled by an evil spirit. : POSSESSED
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About 11.3 lbs. in the Far East: Var. : KATTY
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Burmese Buddhist. : LAO
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Drawing to a close. : DYING
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Character in "Medic." : INTERNE
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Part of a shoe. : TOECAP
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Ruth's husband: Bibl. : BOAZ
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Showing excessive admiration. : IDOLATROUS
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Amazon cetacean. : INIA
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Part of 16 Across. : NEPAL
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Common suffixes. : ESTS
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"Man of the Year" in science. : SALK
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Former Ambassador to Greece. : GRADY
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Revel. : RIOT
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Connie of baseball. : MACK
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Persia. : IRAN
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Fictional "private eye." : KANE
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Over ninety. : ELDERLY
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Misleading. : FALSE
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Jeff Chandler's real name. : IRA
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Subside. : EBB
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Erudition. : LORE
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Breeziest. : DRAFTIEST
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Youthful crooner. : DAMONE
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Employer. : USER
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Native dress of a clansman. : KILT
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Picnic provisions. : EATS
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Comes upon by accident. : FINDS
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Fends off. : REPELS
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Growled. : SNARLED
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Member of the family. : GRAMP
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Entertainment out West. : RODEO
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Caddie's burden. : IRONS
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Grasping. : GREEDY
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Acclaim. : ECLAT
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Perch. : ROOST
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Describing bad flying weather. : SOUPY
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Spice. : SEASONING
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State under oath. : SWEAR
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Bettor. : WAGERER
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Actor in "Fanny." : SLEZAK
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Half hitch. : KNOT
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Gronchi's country. : ITALY
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Heronlike bird. : IBIS
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Name for a ninth child. : NONA
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Shadow: Slang. : TAIL
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River of central Germany. : EDER
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"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
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Car. : AUTO
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Listen! : PSST
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Wartime agency. : OPA
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Youth. : LAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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