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BON VOYAGE

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 686 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,315
Across
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Abrupt declivities. : SCARPS
7
Riparian plant. : SEDGE
12
Phase. : STEP
16
New area for travel. : SPACE
21
City in India. : ELLORE
22
Dutch ___. : TREAT
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British composer. : ARNE
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French for "woe is me!" : HELAS
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Marie Dressler role. : TUGBOATANNIE
27
Movie "tough guy." : GEORGERAFT
29
Camel's-hair material. : ABA
30
Crash a party. : BARGEIN
31
Creator of Dennis the Menace. : KETCHAM
32
Depot: Abbr. : STA
33
Et ___. : ALII
34
To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Make-believe. : SHAM
37
Card game. : SKAT
38
Revolving fan in a blower. : WAFTER
41
More remote. : FARTHER
44
Creator of Mike Hammer. : SPILLANE
46
Conductor Kurtz. : EFREM
47
Sink a putt. : HOLE
48
First: Abbr. : INIT
50
"I drew my snicker ___!" : SNEE
51
Girl's name. : LOIS
52
More firm. : SURER
53
He put in at Put In Bay. : PERRY
55
Cheroot. : SEEGAR
59
Nautical diary. : LOG
60
Sets of type. : FONTS
61
Be defeated: Colloq. : LOSEOUT
63
Sword: Ital. : SPADA
64
Describing certain flowers. : STARLIKE
66
Sec. Benson's middle name. : TAFT
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Sound akin to splash. : PLOP
69
Evaded a tag. : SLID
70
Lugubrious. : TEARY
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Stand by. : WAIT
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Spectator. : VIEWER
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Grassland. : LEA
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Drank a toast to. : PLEDGED
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Old-fangled. : ARCHAIC
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Snobbery. : HAUTEUR
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Josh. : RIB
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Lake in N. Y. : GEORGE
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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Panoply. : ARRAY
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Scholar's abbreviation. : IBID
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Residue. : DREG
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Suffixes used with fruits. : ADES
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Use incorrectly. : MISAPPLY
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Gold lace. : ORRIS
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"Bulldogs." : YALEMEN
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"Main Street" heroine. : CAROL
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Street in Paris. : RUE
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It's SE of Suez. : REDSEA
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Apportions. : METES
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Black and lustrous. : RAVEN
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Actress Freeman. : MONA
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Bread crumbs. : ORTS
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Throw down the gauntlet. : DARE
107
Oklahoma city. : ENID
108
Viands. : FOODS
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Jerome Kern classic. : SHOWBOAT
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Scenarios. : SCRIPTS
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Square peg in a round hole. : MISFIT
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Anna or sol. : COIN
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Walls: Fr. : MURS
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Relative of a Bunsen burner. : ETNA
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Pielet. : TART
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100%. : ALL
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Paid a call. : VISITED
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Executed badly. : MISDONE
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Son of Jacob. : GAD
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William Henry Harrison. : TIPPECANOE
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Scene of John Brown's raid. : HARPERSFERRY
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Stacks up. : HEAPS
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Vex. : GALL
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Umpteen. : STEEN
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Lagoon Islands. : ELLICE
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German man's name. : ERNST
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Greek underground, W. W. II. : ELAS
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Presidential nickname. : TEDDY
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Svelte women. : SYLPHS
Down
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Italian silk. : SETA
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Group of sportsmen. : CLUB
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Hold up. : ROB
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Trifle for Univac. : PROBLEM
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It's prescribed in thalassotherapy. : SEAAIR
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Smoker. : STAG
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Thalassic flyer. : ERNE
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Silk tester. : DENIERER
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Opposed: Poet. : GAINST
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Summer in St. Lô. : ETE
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Pundit. : SAGE
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Waste allowances. : TRETS
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Sailor Arden and others. : ENOCHS
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Could be. : PERHAPS
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Passenger on the Ark. : SHEM
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By. : PER
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Where Anchorage is. : ALASKA
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Garment worn in the Levant. : CAFTAN
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House, lawn and swimming pool. : ESTATE
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Mudlarks. : GAMINS
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Most sagacious. : KEENEST
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Roscoe ___, stuttering comedian. : ATES
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Camel. : SHIPOFTHEDESERT
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Hibernates. : SLEEPS
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Herbert George ___. : WELLS
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In progress. : AFOOT
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Pelican's cousin. : FRIGATEBIRD
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Metier. : FORTE
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Brews. : ALES
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Settlings. : LEES
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Copacetic. : HUNKYDORY
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Hotbed of hurricanes. : TROPICS
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Went to an evening affair. : SOIREED
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Feast of the Nativity. : YULE
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Where to find "stet" and "dele." : GALLEYPROOF
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Parting word. : ADIEU
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Relative of loran. : RADAR
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Famous illustrator. : FLAGG
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Not of clergy. : LAIC
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Blond. : TOWHAIRED
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___ cent. : RED
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Fodder plant. : TARE
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Canadian U. N. representative. : PEARSON
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Moved in wobbly manner. : WAGGLED
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Guests at the captain's table. : VIPS
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Bucolic. : RURAL
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Antecedent. : PRIOR
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Cuba ___, kind of drink. : LIBRE
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Word of agreement. : AMEN
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Spigot. : TAP
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Paper measure. : REAM
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Cast off. : DISOWN
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Fined. : AMERCED
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Song thrush. : MAVIS
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Washday in France. : LUNDI
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Ferment. : YEAST
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Bosnian. : SERB
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Jargon. : CANT
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New age. : ATOMIC
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Fixed up. : REPAIRED
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Maximal. : MOST
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Wienerwurst. : SAUSAGE
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Operetta by Friml. : FIREFLY
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Tongue-lash. : SCATHE
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"___ than thou" attitude. : HOLIER
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Crankcase section. : OILPAN
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Threefold. : TRINAL
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Resident. : INMATE
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Parsonages. : MANSES
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Garment worn by Calpurnia. : STOLA
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Rocky hill. : TOR
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Gilet. : VEST
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Nine-eyes and petromyzont. : EELS
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Went faster. : SPED
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Gainsay. : DENY
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Suitcase. : GRIP
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Roguish. : ARCH
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Aniline and eosin. : DYES
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Epistolary addenda. : PPS
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F. D. R., ___, D. D. E. : HST
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House wing. : ELL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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