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New York Times, Monday, January 24, 1955

12-Across : Antidote for icy pavements.

Author:
Richard E. Lawlor
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,036
Across
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Elderly kill-joy. : FOGY
5
Speedy plane or ship. : CHASER
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Actress Palmer. : LILLI
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Antidote for icy pavements. : ROCKSALT
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Vigorous, in Old English. : HARDIE
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Accomplisher. : ACHIEVER
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Standout war pilot. : ACE
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Something electric for cold nights. : BLANKET
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Miss Gardner. : AVA
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___ Sea of Antarctica. : ROSS
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Loses moisture. : DRIES
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Jewel. : GEM
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Girl's name. : ANITA
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Florida islet. : CAY
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Cub. : WHELP
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Pertaining to the stars. : SIDEREAL
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Italian pronoun. : MIO
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Symbol of power. : SCEPTRE
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Catalogs again. : RELISTS
38
A trio. : III
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Spell of freezing weather. : COLDSNAP
40
Place for a billet-doux. : POSTE
43
Weep. : SOB
44
Pore in a leaf. : STOMA
45
Agent: Abbr. : AGT
46
Single-masted craft. : SLOOP
48
Water bird. : SWAN
49
Eskimo ___. : PIE
50
Refuge from icy blasts. : SHELTER
52
Clerk: Abbr. : CLK
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Time of day: Poet. : EVENTIDE
55
Communications. : CABLES
57
Detroit's team (see 6 Down). : REDWINGS
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Reference book. : ATLAS
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Easy ___. : STREET
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Necessity. : NEED
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Where folks keep warm. : FIRESIDE
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Hoary. : OLD
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Slickly loquacious. : GLIB
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Product of the earth. : YIELD
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Concerning the skull. : CRANIAL
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Winter sport. : HOCKEY
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Gives pain. : ACHES
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Brief, pointed theatrical. : SKIT
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Suffix indicating origin. : ESE
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Lay waste. : RAVAGE
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Economical with words. : LACONIC
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Evenly horizontal. : LEVEL
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Vagrant. : TRAMP
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Persecute with petty annoyances. : HARASS
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Alms boxes. : ARCAE
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___ up (increase speed). : STEPIT
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Man's nickname. : ARTIE
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Uncharted regions. : WILDS
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Raises. : HOISTS
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Joseph Lincoln's Cap'n. : ERI
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Ott or Parnell. : MEL
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Almost-human automaton. : ROBOT
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What Nevada means. : SNOWCLAD
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Mexican corn-meal cakes. : TAMALES
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Chastises. : SPANKS
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Least torrid. : COOLEST
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Product of Canada. : PAPER
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Rib of a Gothic arch. : OGIVE
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Mounts for knights-errant. : STEEDS
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Dog-drawn ice vehicle. : SLEDGE
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Glitter. : SHINE
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Relative of the hickory. : PECAN
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Show signs of life. : STIR
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Evaluate. : RATE
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Northwest Territory: Abbr. : NWT
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Wheat: French. : BLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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