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New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,228
Across
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Go in a zigzag course. : TACK
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Roger! : OKAY
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Sum. : TOTAL
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Spanish stewpot. : OLLA
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White frost. : RIME
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Muse. : ERATO
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Phrase meaning "get on with the job." : UPANDATIT
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Lively children: Var. : TIKES
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Swindler: Colloq. : CHISELER
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Pressing. : URGENT
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Villain in Book of Esther. : HAMAN
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Where Malaga is. : SPAIN
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Arrangements. : SYSTEMS
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Part of N. B. : NOTA
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Actor Ameche. : DON
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___ of St. Louis. : SPIRIT
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Main streets: Abbr. : AVES
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Contemporary of Isaiah. : AMOS
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Become known by accident. : LEAK
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Crepuscular insect. : MOTH
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Kitchen utensils. : RICERS
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Transportation systems: Abbr. : RRS
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Passable. : SOSO
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Five-pointed marine mollusk. : SEASTAR
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Ear shell. : ORMER
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Puccini's "La ___." : TOSCA
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Roof timber. : RAFTER
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Shaper of garlands. : WREATHER
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Make a law. : ENACT
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Convict group. : CHAINGANG
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Result. : ENSUE
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City on the Rhine. : BONN
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Secretly busy about. : UPTO
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People of Latvia. : LETTS
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Bends in the middle. : SAGS
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Experiment. : TEST
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Method of typewriting. : TOUCH
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Greek letter. : ALPHA
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Area staked off for mining. : CLAIM
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Where Wichita is. : KANSAS
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Unwritten. : ORAL
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Bird of prey. : KITE
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Moslem ruler. : AMIR
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Notwithstanding. : YET
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Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
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First. : ORIGINAL
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Succeeded to the management of. : TAKENOVER
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Bewildered. : LOST
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Patron saint of France. : DENYS
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Parvenu. : UPSTART
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Strikes. : SMITES
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Scantier. : SPARSER
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Smaller. : TINIER
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Violinist Morini. : ERICA
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Briny drop. : TEAR
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Inquires. : ASKS
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Hoover, Shasta, Hungry Horse. : DAMS
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Novel by Melville. : OMOO
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Slower. : NOTSOFAST
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Way of saving time. : SHORTCUT
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Lucifer. : SATAN
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Bootleg liquor. : ROTGUT
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Apportions. : METES
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Figure. : SHAPE
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Dollars and ___. : CENTS
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Patois. : ARGOT
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Rod and ___. : REEL
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Mrs. Coolidge's middle name. : ANNE
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Injunction to a horse. : WHOA
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Pealed. : RANG
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German "one." : EINS
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Well-known network. : CBS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later.

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