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New York Times, Monday, January 17, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,029
Across
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Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
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Valuable tropical plants. : PALMS
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Actor Arnaz. : DESI
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Moslem title. : AGHA
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Former Harvard president. : ELIOT
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Particle. : ATOM
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Former Brazilian money. : REIS
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Bridge bid. : SIXNOTRUMP
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Tool for pounding. : PESTLE
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Sapphira's husband. : ANANIAS
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A seesaw. : TEETER
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Before. : ERE
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Pay raise. : INCREASE
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Former English actor. : ARLISS
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Ex-member of McCarthy's group. : COHN
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Dye. : TINGE
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Tuck's companion. : NIP
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___ loss (uncertain). : ATA
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Flavoring agent. : ANISEED
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A fiver. : VEE
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Mayan Indian. : MAM
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Unbound. : LOOSE
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Major Baltic port. : RIGA
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Dismisses. : EXPELS
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Resident of northern New York. : UPSTATER
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Give: Scot. : GIE
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Spain, in Spain. : ESPANA
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Shaded walk. : ALAMEDA
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Arched upper surface of foot. : INSTEP
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Lone Ranger's "Away we go." : HIHOSILVER
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Adjutant. : AIDE
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Ardor. : ELAN
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There it is: Fr. : VOILA
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Fir fruit. : CONE
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Oak fruit. : MAST
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Actor Tom. : EWELL
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Bite or nibble: Dial. : KNAP
Down
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Triangular instrument. : HARP
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An arch. : OGEE
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Jacoby or Culbertson. : WHISTCHAMP
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Oriental. : EASTERN
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100 centimos. : PESETA
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Eastern name. : ALI
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A year in Nero's reign. : LIX
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Girl's name. : MONA
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Circa 12 million years ago. : STONEAGE
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Rye grass. : DARNEL
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Needle case. : ETUI
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Entire body of animal or plant. : SOMA
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Katzenjammer Kids. : IMPS
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Covered with pitch. : TARRED
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V. I. P. in Virginia. : LEE
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Summer: Spanish. : ESTIO
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Second printing. : REISSUE
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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Toll free. : NOTAX
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Bid. : INVITATION
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Long, wearying period. : SIEGE
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Skindiver's implement. : SPEAR
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Turnips: Scot. : NEEPS
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Nations united. : ALLIES
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Downward plunge. : NOSEDIVE
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Search thoroughly. : RANSACK
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Beethoven overture. : EGMONT
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Type of football kick. : SPIRAL
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Color. : TAN
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Pause-filling sound. : AHEM
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Actress Lee. : LILA
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Exclamations. : AHAS
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Below: Naut. : ALOW
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Relative of Carol and Hazel. : EDNA
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Bird sound. : PEEP
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Contend. : VIE
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Building wing. : ELL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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