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New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,283
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Author of "Grandfather Stories." : ADAMS
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Build. : REAR
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Small amount: Brit. colloq. : SPOT
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Air Force unit. : GROUP
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Fearsome creature. : OGRE
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Scarlett's plantation home. : TARA
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Current bestseller. : AUNTIEMAME
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Out of harmony. : AJAR
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Full of spirit. : METTLED
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Composed. : SEDATE
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Fish. : EEL
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Early. : BETIMES
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Pottery fragment. : SHARD
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Needle: Comb. form. : ACU
30
Aviation control group. : CAA
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Headliner of last week. : IONE
32
He wrote "Why Johnny Can't Read." : FLESCH
34
Move restlessly about. : GAD
37
Walden ___. : POND
38
Vaquero's rope. : REATA
39
Zoo structure. : CAGE
40
Belgian city. : SPA
41
Fell into disuse. : LAPSED
42
Controversial island. : AMOY
43
___ Dai, of Vietnam. : BAO
45
For each. : PER
46
Leavings. : DREGS
47
Sound effect device on a pipe organ. : TREMOLO
50
Coat material. : FUR
51
Native rock salt. : HALITE
52
Man from Lisbon or Madrid. : IBERIAN
56
Worthless. : IDLE
57
Recent Geneva visitor. : EISENHOWER
60
Property claim. : LIEN
61
Give sparingly. : DOLE
62
Common European shad. : ALOSE
63
Is situated. : LIES
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Litigant. : SUER
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Disappears. : MELTS
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___ Khan. : AGA
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Cylindrical box for packing goods. : DRUM
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First-class. : AONE
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Talked indistinctly. : MUTTERED
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Acted with ill will. : SPITED
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European capital. : ROME
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Mild expletive. : EGAD
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Equip. : ARM
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Dodger star. : REESE
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October meccas. : STADIA
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Show with "Hernando's Hideaway," "Hey There," etc. : PAJAMAGAME
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Talk magniloquently. : ORATE
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Noxious plants. : TARES
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Building wing. : ELL
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Make a drawing. : ETCH
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Term of address to a little boy. : BUSTER
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Small tastes. : SIPS
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Animal act equipment : HOOP
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Poe classic. : ANNABELLEE
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Near East metropolis. : ALEPPO
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End. : CEASE
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Brother. : FRA
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No gentleman. : CAD
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Eagerly interested. : AGOG
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Tripolitan rulers. : DEYS
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Small carriage. : CARRIOLE
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Plunder. : LOOT
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City on the Somme River. : AMIENS
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North Carolina industrial center. : DURHAM
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Shaft of a horse-drawn vehicle. : THILL
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Circle lines. : RADII
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English manufacturing city. : LEEDS
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Swamp. : FEN
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Capri, for example. : ISLE
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Contents of a seidel. : BEER
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Serious military offense. : AWOL
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Abode. : NEST
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Symbol of debt. : IOU
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Legal matter. : RES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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