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New York Times, Friday, January 14, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 18-Across clue had "Butterfield"; corrected this to "BUtterfield."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,026

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Across
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A Spanish holiday. : FIESTA
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Persecutor. : BAITER
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Pulpy fruits. : MANGOES
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Forgive (an offense). : CONDONE
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Magnetize. : ATTRACT
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Conversational quips. : RETORTS
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Take the helm. : STEER
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Author of "BUtterfield 8." : OHARA
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Sports instructor. : PRO
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Remitted. : SENT
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Cuts. : SNIPS
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Grizzly. : BEAR
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Two-way curve. : ESS
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People with a long record of peace. : SWISS
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Final statement of account. : AUDIT
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Hardest to climb. : STEEPEST
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Wading bird. : HERON
30
Complete assortments of letters. : ALPHABETS
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A friendly chat: Colloq. : VISIT
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Platforms around masts. : MAINTOPS
38
Heavenly body. : COMET
39
Red Sea city near Mecca. : JIDDA
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Buzzer. : BEE
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Jungfrau and Mt. Blanc. : ALPS
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Beulah ___, Hollywood actress. : BONDI
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Blurt out. : BLAT
44
Fiddler crab genus. : UCA
45
Recipient. : DONEE
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Gleam. : GLINT
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Member of the rush hour. : SARDINE
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Gaudily ornate. : BAROQUE
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Tempts. : ENTICES
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Praise. : TRIBUTE
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List of names. : ROSTER
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Five faculties. : SENSES
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Most profitable. : FATTEST
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Deep. : INTENSE
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White-plumed bird. : EGRET
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Glide high. : SOAR
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Sleuth. : TEC
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Amaze. : ASTONISH
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Young Churchill fought them. : BOERS
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Theatrical group. : ANTA
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Expression of agreement. : IDO
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Submarine munition. : TORPEDO
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Take railroad passage. : ENTRAIN
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A source of aid. : RESORT
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The people, in toto. : MASSES
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Dice game. : CRAPS
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Anti-___ cold tablets. : HISTAMINE
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Cleaned up. : SWEPT
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Exploded. : BURST
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Division in a party. : SPLIT
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Sicilian volcano. : AETNA
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Loosens. : EASES
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Johanna Spyri's heroine. : HEIDI
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Collector's items. : BADDEBTS
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What Popocatepetl is. : VOLCANO
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Lends. : IMPARTS
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Indirect. : OBLIQUE
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Small rewards: Slang. : PEANUTS
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Long seat. : SETTEE
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Producer. : CAUSER
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Early naval hero. : JONES
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Laughable blunder. : BONER
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Lumps. : BLOBS
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Cut in cubes. : DICE
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Vestige of a Cheshire Cat. : GRIN
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On ___ (they say): Fr. : DIT
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Have being. : ARE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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