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New York Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1955

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,297
Across
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Urgency. : HASTE
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Looked for bargains. : SHOPPED
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Thorne Smith character. : TOPPER
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Writer of hard-boiled mysteries. : SPILLANE
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Obtrude. : IMPOSE
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Chinese orange. : MANDARIN
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Fur trapper's reward. : PELTS
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Crew. : GANG
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Unless: Latin. : NISI
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Has debts. : OWES
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Future travel ship. : ROCKET
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Mum. : ALE
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Popinjay. : FOP
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Expensive coats. : MINKS
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Wedding attendant. : USHER
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Mexican beans. : FRIJOLES
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Part of "to be." : ARE
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Zoo worker. : KEEPER
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Most excellent. : FINEST
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Keep watch. : SPY
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Humiliating setback. : COMEDOWN
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Jabber. : PRATE
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Did. : FARED
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Relative of a hind. : DOE
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Tie material. : REP
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Body of Jewish law. : TALMUD
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Bistro. : CAFE
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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"Things are seldom what they ___." : SEEM
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Greens. : SALAD
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Guidebook. : BAEDEKER
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"___ Meredith," 1899 novel. : JANICE
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Refrain of a "King and I" song. : ETCETERA
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Furrowed. : RUTTED
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Goes up and down. : SEESAWS
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System of manual training from Sweden. : SLOYD
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Schoolboy's bane. : HOMEWORK
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Dessert. : APPLEPIE
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Name for a Dalmatian. : SPOTS
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Hardy character. : TESS
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Poetic preposition. : ERE
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Chastises. : SPANKS
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Pivot. : HINGE
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Long practiced. : OLD
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Blueprint. : PLAN
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Ishmael. : PARIAH
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Isolate. : ENISLE
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Important factor in nylons. : DENIER
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Timely warning. : TIPOFF
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Fishing boats. : SMACKS
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"Dead duck." : GONER
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Creator of "Little Orphan Annie." : RILEY
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Gyrated. : TURNED
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Rag doll. : MOPPET
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___ pearl. : SEED
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Witticism. : JEST
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Drew a bead on. : AIMED
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Assembly for discussion. : FORUM
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Fellowship. : SODALITY
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Double-dealing. : TWOFACED
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Shutterbug's device. : CAMERA
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In demand. : NEEDED
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Investigations. : PROBES
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Tell. : RELATE
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Each. : APIECE
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Laughs derisively. : FLEERS
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On one side. : ASKEW
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Part of a poem. : CANTO
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Anacreontics. : ODES
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Author Bellow. : SAUL
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Greek letter. : ETA
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College men: Abbr. : JRS

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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