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New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Exponent of night life. : TOMCAT
7
Woodland path. : TRAIL
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Baltimore ballplayer. : ORIOLE
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Connecticut U's football team. : HUSKIES
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Starry. : STELLAR
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Wires of a radio. : ANTENNA
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Game. : TAG
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Put in proper order. : ARRANGE
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Familiar name at Yale. : ELI
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Interjection. : ALAS
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Mummer's disguise. : MASK
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Latin. : ROMAN
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Blockheads. : DUNCES
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Concordat. : PACT
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Golf club. : SPOON
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Umpire's signal. : SAFE
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People. : ONES
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Giant of folklore. : OGRE
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Birds of prey. : OWLS
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Coarse hominy. : SAMP
42
Important river of Asia. : AMUR
44
Librettist Hammerstein. : OSCAR
48
Siouan Indian. : OTOE
49
Relative of the juniper. : FIR
50
Holiday in July. : FOURTH
51
Glides in to the runway. : LANDS
53
Thatch palm. : NIPA
55
In music, movement: It. : MOTO
56
"I ___ Camera." : AMA
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Irregularity. : ANOMALY
60
Penn ___, town near Rochester, N. Y. : YAN
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Plastic candy. : CARAMEL
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Dagwood's helpmate. : BLONDIE
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Compass about. : ENCLOSE
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American ___. : LEGION
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Divisions of a race. : HEATS
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Shallots. : ONIONS
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Add together. : TOTALUP
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Spanish condiment. : OREGANO
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Wire measurement. : MIL
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Soft drink ingredient. : COLA
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Danger signals. : ALARMS
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Earth: Latin. : TERRA
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"___ the Memories," popular song. : THANKSFOR
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Ladder footpiece. : RUNG
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Flower. : ASTER
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Mr. President. : IKE
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Football player. : LINEMAN
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Entwine. : ENLACE
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Patron figures of nations. : SAINTS
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Towns: Dutch. : STADS
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Continent. : ASIA
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Dug out, with a shovel. : SCOOPED
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Nocturnal marsupial. : OPOSSUM
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Part of Gr. Brit. : ENG
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Sea gull. : MEW
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Dwellers in the Everglades. : SEMINOLES
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Britain's fliers. : RAF
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Game at cards. : LOO
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Consolation. : SOLACE
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Cossack leader. : ATAMAN
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Large orange-brown butterfly. : MONARCH
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___ and Thummim. : URIM
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Wartime airport near London. : CROYDON
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Arrives at. : ATTAINS
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Lyons' river. : RHONE
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Prostrate. : FALLEN
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Where Pago Pago is. : SAMOA
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Spanish man's name. : PABLO
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Den. : NEST
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Berra's nickname. : YOGI
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"Cakes and ___." : ALE
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Island of the Cyclades group. : NIO

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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