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New York Times, Tuesday, August 16, 1955

Author:
Thomas Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,240
Across
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Hammer's nailpuller. : CLAW
5
Out of harmony. : AJAR
9
Early submarine. : UBOAT
14
Food plant. : RICE
15
Walter De la ___. : MARE
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In the interval. : SINCE
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First in line. : EARLYBIRD
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Prunes mss. : EDITS
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Composed. : WROTE
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Relating to place. : LOCAL
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Bunk. : COT
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Gun-battle sight. : BEAD
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Gamblers. : WAGERERS
28
Burn partially. : CHAR
30
Arrange. : DISPOSE
32
Cereal plant. : OAT
33
Portly. : FAT
34
Arrangement. : SETUP
38
Baleful influence. : EVILEYE
40
Maker of a famous gold salt-cellar. : CELLINI
42
Ornamentation. : DECOR
43
Pick up the check. : PAY
44
Coin of Israel. : MIL
45
Weight-lifter. : CROWBAR
49
Garden party. : FETE
50
The Galaxy. : MILKYWAY
53
Vault. : LEAP
55
Poetical composition. : ODE
56
TV comedian. : BERLE
58
Mandatory documents. : WRITS
61
"___ man put asunder." : LETNO
63
Pie mixture. : MINCEMEAT
65
Greek mythological figure. : LAMIA
66
Open, as a parcel. : UNDO
67
Light tan. : ECRU
68
Slumbered. : SLEPT
69
Mexican money. : PESO
70
Senior member. : DEAN
Down
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Racing shell occupants. : CREW
2
Truth-stretcher. : LIAR
3
Gymnastic. : ACROBATIC
4
Confusion or turmoil. : WELTER
5
Title for Miss Frances Willis. : AMB
6
Coop up. : JAIL
7
Way-markers. : ARROWS
8
Porter. : REDCAP
9
Without purpose. : USELESSLY
10
A club, for instance. : BID
11
Temporarily shelved. : ONICE
12
Bit player. : ACTOR
13
Trial runs. : TESTS
18
College team yell. : YEA
22
In the past. : AGO
25
Unforgettable June date. : DDAY
27
Film unit. : REEL
28
University student. : COED
29
Comprise. : HAVE
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Native: Suffix. : ITE
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River transportation. : FERRYBOAT
35
Watch. : TIMEPIECE
36
One. : UNIT
37
Fortune: Colloq. : PILE
39
Wrestling hold. : LOCK
40
Trained worker with figures. : CPA
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Ike's engineer brother. : EARL
46
Part of I. O. U. : OWE
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Prepare for action. : WARMUP
48
Writer's recognition. : BYLINE
49
Sent out to the minor leagues. : FARMED
50
Gangsters' girls. : MOLLS
51
A perfect type. : IDEAL
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"___ Call You Sweetheart." : LETME
54
Animal. : EWE
57
Book ___. : ENDS
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"Gone With the Wind" locale. : TARA
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Bewilder. : STUN
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Small bit. : NIP
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Sound of surprise: Brit. : COO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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