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New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,328
Across
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German POW camp. : STALAG
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Darts: Colloq. : SCOOTS
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Hybrid garden flower. : TEAROSE
14
Sojourns. : TARRIES
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Whittier's "saddest" of words. : ITMIGHTHAVEBEEN
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Small part of a lakh. : RUPEE
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Becomes dry. : SERES
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___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
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Tarzan's friends. : APES
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Oscar or Emmy. : AWARD
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In the ___. : PINK
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June bug. : DOR
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In secret. : PRIVY
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Novelette. : CONTE
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Sanctify. : ENSHRINE
29
John Dos ___. : PASSOS
30
Looked at. : EYED
31
Adriatic seaport. : BARI
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Fuel for the R. A. F. : PETROL
35
Apple ___. : FRITTERS
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Abdul was one. : AMEER
40
Hair. : CRINE
41
Seine. : NET
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Bifocal. : LENS
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Unisonous music. : CHANT
44
Burn to a crisp. : CHAR
45
Southern constellation. : ARA
46
Thwack. : WHANG
47
Laminated rock. : SHALE
48
Part of a book. : TABLEOFCONTENTS
51
Ovoid. : ELLIPSE
52
Plaster murals. : FRESCOS
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Nicked. : DENTED
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More pinguid. : FATTER
Down
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Attack. : SETUPON
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Meddles. : TAMPERS
3
Heavenly Ram. : ARIES
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Box. : LOGE
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Bat wood. : ASH
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Hears rumors (with "of"). : GETSWIND
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Bespangled. : STARRY
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Collapsed (with "in"). : CAVED
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Tinstone and stibnite. : ORES
10
Globe. : ORB
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Gentlemen's accessories. : TIEPINS
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Investigate. : SEEINTO
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Philippic. : TIRADE
15
Garter and moccasin. : SNAKES
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Throw. : HEAVE
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Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
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Fix firmly. : POSIT
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Compeer of Sousa. : PRYOR
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Menu. : CARTE
28
"___ a how-de-do!" : HERES
29
Make-up. : PAINT
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Carry to a successful end. : BRINGOFF
32
Taste. : PALATE
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Variety of beryl. : EMERALD
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Defensible. : TENABLE
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Money for Faure. : FRANC
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Magnify. : ENHANCE
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Land dealer. : REALTOR
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Ictus. : STRESS
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Fretted. : CHAFED
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Preferred. : CHOSE
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Treasure box. : CHEST
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Indulged in lachrymation. : WEPT
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Printer's term. : STET
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Author Yutang. : LIN
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Historical bluebird. : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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