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New York Times, Tuesday, January 4, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,016

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Across
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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Ditch or moat. : FOSS
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Fabric. : DENIM
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Angelic symbol. : HALO
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"Miss Sadie Thompson." : RITA
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"___ Lucy." : ILOVE
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Skip over. : OMIT
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Port on the Potomac. : ALEXANDRIA
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Northern Manhattan. : UPTOWN
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Burst open. : POP
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Celtic man's name. : OWEN
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Prestige. : FACE
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Most closely akin. : NEAREST
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Popular radio and TV character. : JOEFRIDAY
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A publication: Colloq. : MAG
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Certain types of trains. : ELS
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Salt, in France. : SEL
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More orderly. : TIDIER
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Famous 2,350-year-old pledge. : HIPPOCRATICOATH
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World-wide cultural organization. : UNESCO
43
Conjugation of "to be." : IAM
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Sandy's negative. : NAE
45
Lion or tiger. : CAT
46
Entree at a pizzeria. : ANTIPASTO
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Men in blue. : SAILORS
52
Blue-pencil. : EDIT
53
Silent one. : CLAM
54
Durocher's predecessor. : OTT
56
"Santa ___," song for Christmas. : NATALE
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Erase. : OBLITERATE
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Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
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Southwestern city. : TULSA
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Flower. : IRIS
66
Item of U. S. foreign aid. : LOAN
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One spelling of America's commonest name. : SMYTH
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Finishes. : DOES
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Special atmosphere. : AURA
Down
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Red China's spokesman. : CHOU
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Sloping passageway. : RAMP
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Came down. : ALIT
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Came down. : GOTOFF
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San ___. : FRANCISCO
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Fuel. : OIL
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Riser plus tread. : STEP
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Dresden is its capital. : SAXONY
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The tumult and the shouting. : DIN
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Any fabulously rich place. : ELDORADO
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King Haakon's people. : NORWEGIANS
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Campus plants. : IVIES
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Denoted. : MEANT
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The killer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
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Contest by force. : WAR
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German river. : EDER
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Pertaining to ammonia compounds. : AMIC
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A king of Israel. : JEHU
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Man's name. : OLIN
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To a marked degree. : ESPECIALLY
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Popular cartoonist. : ALAIN
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Lack of daring. : TIMIDNESS
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"L'___, c'est moi!" : ETAT
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Current: Comb. form. : RHEO
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King David was one. : PSALMIST
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Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
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British Poet Laureate (1692–1715). : TATE
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Former Queen of the Belgians. : ASTRID
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___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
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Warrior king of 1st century. : ATTILA
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Subjects of Elizabeth II. : SCOTS
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Holder for records. : ALBUM
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Fish delicacy. : ROE
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Elephant's ear. : TARO
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Double-tongued one. : LIAR
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One of the Hurricanes. : EDNA
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Where Papeete is: Abbr. : TAH
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Bond. : TIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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