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WORD ANATOMY

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,287
Across
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Lisbon's river. : TAGUS
6
Cars running on rails. : TRAMS
11
Family member. : PAPA
15
Lathers. : SOAPS
20
Large city of Honshu. : OSAKA
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Asian capital. : HANOI
22
Writer St. John. : ADELA
24
Impermissible. : TABOO
25
In close intimacy. : CHEEKBYJOWL
27
Hard candy. : JAWBREAKERS
29
Himalayan ibex. : KYL
30
Relating to man. : HUMAN
31
By a route. : VIA
33
Cheroot: Var. : SEGAR
34
Zodiac sign. : LEO
35
Relaxes. : EASES
36
Rudiments. : GERMS
38
Indents a coin: Var. : NURLS
40
Confuses: Colloq. : RATTLES
43
Asian people. : KOREANS
45
Exalt. : ELEVATE
49
A dandy. : ADONIS
50
Old-time carriage. : SHAY
51
Cashmere ___. : GOAT
53
Ancient stone slabs. : STELES
54
Well-known literary middle name. : CONAN
55
Australian tennis star. : HOAD
56
British socialist. : FABIAN
58
Furtive one. : SNEAK
59
Work unit. : ERG
60
Gull-like bird. : TERN
61
Small chrysanthemums: Colloq. : POMS
62
Oriental. : RUG
64
Irish sweetheart. : GRA
65
Reprove. : SNUB
67
Like a drowned ___. : RAT
68
Wild plum. : SLOE
69
Hubbub. : STIR
70
Silver: Abbr. : STER
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Percolated. : SEEPED
73
Photo. : SHOT
74
For Hawaii and Alaska? : STATEHOOD
76
Hip bones. : ILIA
77
Star performer. : HEADLINER
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___ veiling. : NUNS
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Clutching. : SNATCHING
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Duty. : ONUS
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Costumes. : HABITS
85
Noun suffix. : ANCY
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Nation. : LAND
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1.38 acres, in Poland. : MORG
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Male generic nickname. : BUD
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Surpasses. : CAPS
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Czech province: Abbr. : BOH
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Easter ___. : EGG
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Cold winter wind. : BISE
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Tree trunk. : BOLE
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Pile. : NAP
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Regions. : AREAS
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Bristly. : SETOSE
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Ace third baseman. : KELL
102
Chaplain: G. I. slang. : PADRE
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Allen and others. : STEVES
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Condemn. : DOOM
107
Two-winged fly. : GNAT
108
Melodious. : ARIOSE
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Natives of Thule. : ESKIMOS
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Instructed. : TRAINED
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Disdained. : SCORNED
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Restrain. : DETER
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Mere trifle. : STRAW
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Hasten. : HURRY
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Question. : ASK
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Serious. : STAID
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Lettuce. : COS
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Girl's name. : SONIA
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Profitable. : FAT
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Precarious way of life. : HANDTOMOUTH
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Smite ___ (attack unsparingly). : HIPANDTHIGH
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Ooze. : EXUDE
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Be conspicuous. : STARE
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Harden. : ENURE
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Tidal flow. : EAGRE
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Gas ___. : METER
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Moved smoothly. : SLID
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Passé. : DATED
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Spread out. : SPLAY
Down
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Part of a clock sound. : TOCK
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Light-gray. : ASHY
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Man of Isle of Man. : GAEL
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Music-maker. : UKE
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Island in Sea of Okhotsk. : SAKHALIN
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Mint plants. : THYMES
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Javanese rulers. : RAJAS
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Presently. : ANON
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Cut down. : MOW
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Describing moonlight. : SILVERY
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Broadway hit (with "The"). : PAJAMAGAME
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Political group. : ADA
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Seats. : PEWS
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Senatorial first name. : ALBEN
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Cinema comers. : STARLETS
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Relative of the beech. : OAK
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Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
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Reflect deeply. : PORE
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Fairish. : SOSO
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Debate. : ARGUE
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Highway vehicles. : BUSES
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Noblemen. : EARLS
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Choler. : IRE
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Peak near Catania. : ETNA
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Spur. : GOAD
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Relatives of upstarts. : SNOBS
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Swedish man's name. : SVEN
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Rushes. : RACES
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Bedecks. : ADORNS
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Attitude of whimsical disbelief. : TONGUEINCHEEK
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Asian title. : KHAN
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Monkey. : SAI
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Without ___ (lacking sound reasons). : ALEGTOSTANDON
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Wept. : TEARED
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Glacial ridge. : ESKAR
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Species. : SORT
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Cossack. : TARTAR
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Chief. : HEAD
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Untrammeled. : FOOTLOOSE
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Night: Fr. : NUIT
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Molasses. : TREACLE
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Work monotonously. : PLOD
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Explosive weapon. : GRENADE
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Stop!: Naut. : BELAY
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Tangled mass. : SHAG
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Saintes: Abbr. : STES
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Of sound waves. : SONIC
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Abyss. : PIT
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Propel. : SEND
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Comfortable. : SNUG
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Nave. : HUB
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Depended (on). : HINGED
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Concerning. : INRE
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Angry sounds. : SNORTS
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Witches. : HAGS
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Actor Henry. : HULL
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Not dense. : SPARSE
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Bring down. : ABASE
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Mated unsuitably. : MISMATCHED
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Dart off. : BOLT
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Dispatch. : SPEED
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Clodhoppers. : BOORS
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Globule. : BEAD
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Eager. : AVID
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Period of instruction. : SEMESTER
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Small child. : TOT
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Identified. : KNEW
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Allots. : PRORATES
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Sprightly. : AIRY
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___ voce. : SOTTO
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Struck teeth together. : GNASHED
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Caustic. : ACRID
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Furrows. : SEAMS
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Tax office: Abbr. : IRO
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Basked and tanned. : SUNNED
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Donnybrooks. : RIOTS
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Late British statesman. : HOARE
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Interjection. : AHEM
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Kind of greenish-blue. : SAXE
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Author Hamsun. : KNUT
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Cover for hole in boiler. : SPUT
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Austrian statesman. : FIGL
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City on the Jumna river. : AGRA
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Pronoun. : THEY
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Famous initials. : DDE
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Three: Comb. form. : TRI
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Once ___ blue moon. : INA
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Chance. : HAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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