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New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1955

Author:
Herbert Lisle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,289
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Football play. : PASS
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Cookbook abbreviation. : TSP
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Force. : COERCE
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Spring-flowering plant. : HEPATICA
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Near East capital. : ANKARA
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Very wise. : ORACULAR
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Appeared. : SEEMED
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Shooting-gallery: French. : TIR
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Melba and others. : NELLIES
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___ seul (solo dance): Fr. : PAS
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Nose bag contents. : OATS
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Darling. : DEARY
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Floor covering. : MAT
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Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
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Bill ___, American humorist. : NYE
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Fever. : AGUE
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Ball teams. : NINES
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Certain horses. : PACERS
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Not enough. : SCANTY
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Dodges. : EVADES
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Set free. : REDEEM
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Particle. : SHRED
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Dill. : ANET
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Adam's ___ (water). : ALE
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Burnett heroine. : SARA
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Sides of the wicket: Cricket. : ONS
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Little bit. : CRUMB
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Trading center. : MART
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Performed tricks. : JUGGLED
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"The Conning Tower" man. : FPA
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"The Prince and the ___." : PAUPER
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African animals. : GIRAFFES
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Theatre fare. : OPERAS
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Begins a journey. : ENTRAINS
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Royal authority. : THRONE
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Federal agency for electric power. : REA
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Consider. : RATE
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Picture. : PHOTO
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Light as air. : AERIAL
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Leonidas' land. : SPARTA
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Blackhawk tribesman. : SAC
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Describing floors. : TILED
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Type of triangle. : SCALENE
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Risks a second bet. : PARLAYS
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American League manager. : CASEY
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Numbers. : ONES
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Supplement. : EKE
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Rushed about wildly. : RAMPAGED
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Living being. : CREATURE
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Engineer, builder of New Orleans jetties. : EADS
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Large container. : TUN
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Make wrathful. : IRE
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Poetic forms. : SONNETS
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Type of surfaced road. : MACADAM
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Locale. : SITE
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Letter. : ESS
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Friend of Falstaff. : NYM
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By means of. : PER
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The birds: Zool. : AVES
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Senora: Abbr. : SRA
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Memorial monument in London. : CENOTAPH
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European political leader. : ADENAUER
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A success at the plate. : SLUGGER
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Up-and-down fashion item. : HEMLINE
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Country in revolt: Abbr. : ARG
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Fiber for baskets. : RAFFIA
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About an acre, in Quebec and Louisiana. : ARPENT
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Cause of evil or harm. : CURSE
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Teutonic girl's name. : BERTA
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Cup: French. : TASSE
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Theatrical light: Colloq. : SPOT
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Mrs. MacArthur. : JEAN
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Patriotic organization. : DAR
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Expert. : PRO
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___ East. : FAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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