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CATEGORICAL

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 542 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,042
Across
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Conestogas. : WAGONS
7
Famous name in music. : CARUSO
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Has vigor and freshness. : BLOOMS
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Large peninsula. : ARABIA
20
One of a fezzed order. : SHRINER
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Character in "Little Women." : LAURIE
22
Beaver. : RODENT
23
Seaport of Mexico. : TAMPICO
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Apprehension. : ARREST
25
Noggin. : MUG
26
Mainstay of a church choir. : ORGANIST
28
Detective Carter. : NICK
30
Snell material. : GUT
31
Secondhand. : USED
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Straighten. : ALIGN
34
Parting of the way. : FORK
35
Put forth. : POSE
36
Broadway musical. : PETERPAN
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Derivative of Ceylon moss. : AGAR
41
One grieving. : MOURNER
43
He plays Hopalong. : BOYD
44
"Anastasia," for instance. : DRAMA
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See 64 Across. : AUTO
46
Pastry. : TARTS
49
Wearing a mask. : MUMMING
51
Indonesian island. : TIMOR
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Sarah Bush's stepson. : ABE
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Tapiocalike food. : SALEP
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Large sharks. : MAKOS
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Barrier reef formation. : CORAL
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Mountain peak: Italian. : CIMA
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Milieu of Amos or Andy. : TAXICAB
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Pertinent. : RELATIVE
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Fragrance. : ODOR
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Orléans' river. : LOIRE
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Actress Markey. : ENID
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Frigate of 1862. : MERRIMAC
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Showy flower. : RUELLIA
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Bell sound. : DONG
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A felony. : ARSON
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Man's adversary. : SATAN
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Clear out. : ELOPE
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Letter. : CEE
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Andy's smoke. : SEGAR
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Early name of Algeria. : NUMIDIA
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Refuse. : DROSS
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Tarzan's friends. : APES
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Coincide. : FITIN
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Frederik IX is one. : DANE
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Sewing machine part. : SHUTTLE
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Trabert specialties. : ACES
99
Warlike Indian. : COMANCHE
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Shape of Mauna Kea. : CONE
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Man's name. : OTIS
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Cut of steak. : TBONE
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Landing area of Nov. 1942. : ORAN
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Tiny tunneler. : ANT
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Sounds of scorn. : BAHS
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Conquerors of K2. : ITALIANS
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Paltry leftover. : ORT
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Overlaid. : ROOFED
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Formed of thin plates. : LAMINAL
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Where the Iron Gate is. : DANUBE
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Heroine of Balfe opera. : ARLINE
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Appearances. : ASPECTS
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Writ server: Law. : ELISOR
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Wisconsin's symbol. : BADGER
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Populace. : MASSES
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Angry ones. : RAGERS
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Put life into. : WARMUP
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Inflame. : AROUSE
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Thingumbob. : GADGET
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British honor given to Landy. : OBE
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Boy: Span. : NINO
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Principality. : SATRAPY
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Chinese name. : CHANG
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On intimate terms. : ARMINARM
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Saws along the grain. : RIPS
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Army corps. : UNIT
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Official: Abbr. : SEC
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Town N. of Bangor. : ORONO
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Type of theatrical skit. : BLACKOUT
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Frolic. : LARK
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Where Neuberger won. : OREGON
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Maltreat. : MISUSE
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Gordon ___. : SETTER
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Tint. : STAIN
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Willing. : GLAD
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TV role. : IRMA
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___ limit. : DEBT
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Gov. Lausche. : FRANK
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Advanced. : PROMOTED
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Antarctic explorer. : ROSS
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Third in any series. : GAMMA
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Good-humored. : AMIABLE
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Textile city in N.Y. : UTICA
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Poe's detective. : DUPIN
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Mt. Rainier overlooks it. : TACOMA
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Sojourners. : ABIDERS
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Contrition. : REMORSE
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Cortines constituent. : MEXICAN
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Vegetarian animal. : GORILLA
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Probable discovery of Columbus. : ORINOCO
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Deep gorges. : RAVINES
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Source of energy. : ATOM
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Scoriae. : LAVAS
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___-comic. : SERIO
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Veins in mines. : LEDGES
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Usurp. : ARROGATE
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Of pottery. : CERAMIC
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Entrechat. : LEAP
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Liquid fat. : OLEIN
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Not suitable. : INAPT
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Act in concert. : UNITE
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Limestones. : TUFAS
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Name for stormy weather. : EDNA
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Machine-gun part. : RELOADER
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Far-away place. : DISTANCE
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Site of annual rodeo. : RENO
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He lived 912 years. : SETH
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Spanish lady. : DONA
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Reviser. : AMENDER
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Egyptian charm. : SCARAB
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Girl's name. : HONORA
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Countless. : UNTOLD
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Freezing units. : COILS
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Well-known playwright. : CROUSE
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Cherish (a thought). : HARBOR
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Sets foot in. : ENTERS
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Moslemism. : ISLAM
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Cries, as a calf. : BLATS
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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They raise hob. : IMPS
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School emblems. : TIES
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Parlor: Span. : SALA
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Fruit tree. : FIG
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Fit ___ fiddle. : ASA
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Dress stone. : NIG

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