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New York Times, Friday, October 28, 1955

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,313

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1
Business category. : COST
5
Unlocks: Poet. : OPES
9
Milan landmark (with "La"). : SCALA
14
Rani's nurse. : AMAH
15
Carnival. : FETE
16
Weeds sowed among the wheat. : TARES
17
Inscrutable expression. : POKERFACE
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Pineapple. : ANANA
20
Sappho, for instance. : POETESS
21
Model of excellence. : PARAGON
23
Parisienne friend. : AMIE
24
Want ___. : ADS
25
Kept steady. : POISED
28
Oh boy! : BROTHER
32
Make a fluff. : ERR
33
Opera hero. : TENOR
36
New Zealander. : MAORI
37
Full of years. : AGED
39
Articles of furniture. : SOFAS
41
Chanted. : SUNG
42
Title of Sarawak queen. : RANEE
44
Valentina's forte. : STYLE
46
Dress stone. : NIG
47
___-toothed. : SNAGGLE
49
Eludes. : EVADES
51
Henri Quatre. : ROI
52
Breslau's river. : ODER
53
Mourns over. : BEWAILS
57
Starts burning. : IGNITES
61
Missions of the Commandos. : RAIDS
62
Hope for the home-hunter. : TOLETSIGN
64
Something of value. : ASSET
65
More than. : OVER
66
Feisal of Saudi Arabia. : EMIR
67
Mourning bands. : WEEDS
68
Contests by force. : WARS
69
Scottish loch. : NESS
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1
Well-known Al. : CAPP
2
Melville novel. : OMOO
3
Japanese beverage. : SAKE
4
Greek letters. : THETAS
5
Cause of gridiron penalties. : OFFSIDES
6
"___ porridge hot." : PEASE
7
And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
8
Percolate. : SEEP
9
Pinnacle of success. : STARDOM
10
Seven-card melds. : CANASTAS
11
"To ___ and a bone . . . " : ARAG
12
Light fabric. : LENO
13
"Bald ___ egg." : ASAN
18
Sat again. : REMET
22
Alpine river. : AAR
25
Boscs. : PEARS
26
Relative of a harmonium. : ORGAN
27
Spenser's Ireland. : IRENA
28
Animal sound. : BRAY
29
Pursue. : HOUND
30
Actor Truex. : ERNIE
31
Author of "Green Grow the Lilacs," basis of "Oklahoma!" : RIGGS
34
Snout. : NOSE
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"___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT
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Corrupted. : DEGRADED
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Drivers of heavy winter vehicles. : SLEDGERS
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Opposite of altruists. : EGOISTS
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Outcome. : EVENT
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Abner's epithet. : LIL
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Up. : ARISEN
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Vessel at Aruba. : OILER
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Excellent: Scot. : BRAW
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Affluence. : EASE
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Discreet. : WISE
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Pack. : STOW
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Call on the gridiron. : TIME
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Athena's shield. : EGIS
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Portuguese titles: Abbr. : SNRS
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Eggs. : OVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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