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New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1955

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,258

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Across
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Sounds at shearing time. : BAAS
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Repeats. : SAYS
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Shallow part of a river. : SHOAL
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End at. : ABUT
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Legal term. : PLEA
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___jet engine. : TURBO
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Pitcher-catcher conversation. : BASEBALLSIGNALS
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Former Belgian Queen. : ASTRID
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Perched. : LIT
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Crook in a tree branch. : KNEE
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Civil War soldier. : REB
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Law office: Abbr. : CONST
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Watchdog's warning. : GRR
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Turkish officers. : AGAS
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The Sacred ___. : COW
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Department of France. : AUBE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Bundle of hay or straw. : TRUSS
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Swell. : NIFTY
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Summer show spots. : DRIVEINTHEATRES
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Robin in an old song. : ADAIR
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Hammers. : TOOLS
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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Writer of humorous verse. : NASH
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___ de plume. : NOM
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Equal. : PEER
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General's nickname. : MAC
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Former opera star. : EAMES
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Common verb. : WAS
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Gumbo. : OCRA
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Useful idea. : TIP
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Women's college at Cambridge, England. : GIRTON
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Babbitt's business. : REALESTATETRADE
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Charles Wilson's middle name. : ERWIN
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Valentine's aide. : EROS
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Of the ear. : OTIC
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Dieter's meal. : SALAD
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Vaudeville short. : SKIT
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Princess Victoria Mary of ___. : TECK
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Rum cake. : BABA
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Swimming stroke. : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
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Metric measures. : STERES
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Plane of 1917. : SPAD
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___ hail. : ALL
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Great wildlife sanctuary. : YELLOWSTONEPARK
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Black buck. : SASIN
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Sterling: Abbr. : STG
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Sizable slice. : HUNK
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Its capital is Bloemfontein. : ORANGEFREESTATE
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More competent. : ABLER
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Last one in. : LOSER
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Neckwear. : BIB
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"___ a boy!" : ITSA
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The referee's toll. : COUNT
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Albacore's cousins. : TUNAS
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"A wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
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Encircle. : GIRD
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"Le dernier ___." : CRI
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Small piece. : BIT
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Laconic. : TERSE
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Chases away. : SHOOS
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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River through a low country. : YSER
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___ media. : VIA
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Slippery ___. : ELM
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Pillbox and stovepipe. : HATS
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Feathered pet. : PARROT
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Customs. : MORES
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Sidewalk: Span. : ACERA
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Small creatures. : MITES
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Maker of epigrams. : WIT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Adventure. : GEST
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Pertaining to poetry. : ODIC
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Narrow strip of land. : NECK
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Finis. : END
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Thee: Fr. : TOI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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