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New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q U }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Western geographic feature. : PLAINS
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Scanty. : SPARSE
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Abounding. : REPLETE
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South American. : CHILEAN
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Account for. : EXPLAIN
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Sen. Knowland's home town. : OAKLAND
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Douglas ___. : FIR
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Crush. : TRAMPLE
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Convey a false impression. : LIE
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College subject: Colloq. : ECON
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Strike heavily. : SMITE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
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Footloose fellow. : ROVER
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City transportation. : ELS
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Follower of Bacchus. : SATYR
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Mr. Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
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Silly fellow. : ZANY
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Exclamation of concern. : ALAS
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Doubtful. : MOOT
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Fruit drinks. : ADES
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Oklahoma footballers. : SOONERS
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Extracts from certain nuts. : COLAS
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Container. : BIN
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Algonquian Indians. : ERIES
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Algerian port. : ORAN
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The keynote. : TONIC
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Disagreement. : SPAT
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Object. : AIM
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Leopardlike animal. : CHEETAH
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Have to pay. : OWE
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Littler. : TEENIER
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Supervise. : OVERSEE
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Writes. : INDITES
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Cognate. : RELATED
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Stirrup-shaped bone of the ear. : STAPES
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Transmission gear ratios. : SPEEDS
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Put forward for consideration. : PREFER
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Reference book. : LEXICON
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Pronounce good. : APPROVE
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Trouble. : ILL
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Clever. : NEAT
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Animates. : STIRS
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Fine-grained rock. : SHALE
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Medieval weapon. : PIKE
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Quite. : ALL
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True state of affairs. : REALITY
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Reasonableness. : SANITY
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Make precious. : ENDEAR
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Substances used in cloisonné. : ENAMELS
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Native Egyptians. : COPTS
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Santee's event. : MILE
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Native of Boulder City. : NEVADAN
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Violent talkers. : RANTERS
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Irritates. : RILES
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Tributary of the Rhone. : SAONE
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Juvenile mecca. : ZOO
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Civil War fighting ship. : MONITOR
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San Francisco Bay city. : ALAMEDA
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Mathematical ratio. : SINE
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Quick and sharp retort. : RIPOSTE
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Water plant. : SEAWEED
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Relatives of the raccoon. : COATIS
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Nehru's milieu. : ORIENT
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Citizens of U. S. A. : BOERS
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Knightly transportation. : STEEDS
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Poetic pronouns. : THEES
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Where stalagmites are found. : CAVES
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Mention. : CITE
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Remedy. : HELP
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Check in growth. : NIP
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Girl's name. : RAE

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