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New York Times, Thursday, September 1, 1955

Author:
Hamilton Bidwell
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hamilton Bidwell has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,256
Across
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Choice thing. : PLUM
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Sometimes a crowd. : THREE
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Kind of school. : PREP
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Western city, pop. 32,497. : RENO
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Harvests. : REAPS
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Concerned with aircraft. : AERO
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Tolstoy hero. : IVAN
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Live. : EXIST
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Former Portuguese money. : REIS
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Cucurbits. : GOURDS
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Political slogan word of former years. : NORMALCY
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Scraps. : ORTS
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Post. : MAIL
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Was attractive (to). : APPEALED
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Barked shrilly. : YELPED
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French month. : MAI
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Hibernaters. : BEARS
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West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
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Part of B. A. : ARTS
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Energy. : STEAM
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Frivolous exclamation. : LALA
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Wild plums. : SLOES
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Filled to repletion. : SATED
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Scotland Yard department. : CID
49
Capital group. : SENATE
51
Certain performances. : MATINEES
53
Shortening. : LARD
55
Distinguished person. : NAME
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A warning to book borrowers. : EXLIBRIS
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Lure. : LEADON
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See 5 Across. : TRIO
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Name of a spirit or sylph. : ARIEL
67
Tear down. : RAZE
68
Mountain pool. : TARN
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Audacity: Colloq. : NERVE
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Novel of 1816. : EMMA
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Potato buds. : EYES
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Fear. : DREAD
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"___ gone." : REAL
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Punctilious one. : PRIG
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On the left: Comb. form. : LEVO
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Fifth President. : MONROE
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Braced frameworks. : TRESTLES
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Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
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___ check. : RAIN
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___ Downs. : EPSOM
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Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
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Similar. : PARALLEL
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Spool of film. : REEL
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Author Ambler. : ERIC
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Flower. : POSY
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Dull. : DRAB
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Manner. : MIEN
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Two on the aisle. : SEATS
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Pile up. : AMASS
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Ici on ___ Français. : PARLE
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Peg for a mountaineer's rope. : PITON
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Fond hope. : DREAM
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What atoms are for. : PEACE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : ELLIE
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Couples. : DYADS
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Mephisto. : SATAN
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Seals. : SEALIONS
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Coated, as with zinc. : METALLED
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Pierce. : STAB
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Type of novel. : DIME
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Message. : ERRAND
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First word of well-known hymn. : NEARER
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More terrible. : DIRER
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Type of photograph. : XRAY
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Foreign money. : LIRE
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Father. : SIRE
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Lady. : DAME
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Frank Baum character. : OZMA
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Man's name meaning a champion. : NEAL
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Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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