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FACT AND FICTION

New York Times, Sunday, November 13, 1955

65-Across : Excessive devotion to.

Author:
Grace Hoster
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,329
Across
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Late, great statesman. : HULL
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Sum-doer. : ADDER
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Bride and groom. : PAIR
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The town that wanted a bell. : ADANO
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Area for jury selection. : VENUE
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A witch's sailboat. : SIEVE
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Poem: Poet. : RUNE
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Polite. : CIVIL
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Type of yeast. : TORULA
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Romeo's rival. : PARIS
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Given a name. : IDENTIFIED
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Outer edge. : RIM
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Dismantle a well driller. : UNRIG
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Treats as a V. I. P. : LIONIZES
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Self-respect. : FACE
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Relative of Sandy. : ALEC
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Regions: Abbr. : TERRS
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Subtle. : NICE
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Well-known Philadelphia family. : WIDENER
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Relative of a bey. : PASHA
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Mountains. : PEAKS
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Gave temporarily. : LENT
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Correlative. : NOR
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Mars. : ARES
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His "sake" is often invoked. : PETE
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Scott was one. : SCOT
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Irascible. : TESTY
57
Type of chair. : MORRIS
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Last words. : THEEND
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Coach Blaik. : EARL
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Ibsen's "doll." : NORA
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Excessive devotion to. : IDOLATRY
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Range of the Rockies. : TETON
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More squeamish. : DAINTIER
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Italian river. : ADDA
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Sage. : HERB
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___ mutton. : LEGOF
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Nautical direction. : NBE
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Began. : LED
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Cuts. : SLITS
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___ pearl. : SEED
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Anger: Dial. : RILE
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Stitch, in Chaucer's day. : SEWE
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Boast of the kobold in German legend. : MYNAMEISRUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Ointment. : NARD
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Bring up the ___. : REAR
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Backdrop. : SCENE
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Poplar: Poet. : ASP
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Ananias story. : LIE
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Raised off the bottom, as an anchor. : ATRIP
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Cause to move. : SEND
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___ breve. : ALLA
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Extremely venomous. : VIRULENT
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Rope fiber. : SISAL
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Strong man. : STRAPPER
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Unyielding. : IRON
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See 146 Down. : SCAT
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Composer Ethelbert's family. : NEVINS
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Narrow shoes. : ALASTS
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My love. : DEARY
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Repeat. : ECHO
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Wine aroma: Fr. : SEVE
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Relative of a joist. : STUD
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Shape of the abalone. : EAR
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Skips school: Brit. slang. : TIBS
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Vouchsafe. : DEIGN
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Gourd. : MELON
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Hunter of game. : STALKER
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Top. : ROOF
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Miss Marsh of the whodunits. : NGAIO
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One of the Delanos. : SARA
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___ Pompilius, king of Rome. : NUMA
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Burton, Minton, et al. : JUSTICES
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Above: Prefix. : HYPER
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Average. : PAR
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Brief biographies. : OBITUARIES
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The blind mice. : THREE
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Saint in "Second Nun's Tale." : CECILY
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Where Swansea is. : WALES
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Obsolete dill. : ANET
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His Honor. : COURT
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Italian city. : UDINE
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Winter hitches for kids. : SLEDS
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Ground glass. : LENS
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Like the hunting set. : HORSY
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Gold coins: Abbr. : SOVS
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God with winged shoes. : HERMES
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Burmese Premier. : UNU
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Pen-and-ink girl. : LULU
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Slanted. : LEANT
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Reach high. : ASPIRE
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Drawing instrument. : DIAGRAPH
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Article: Ger. : DER
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"___ be thou my Good."—Milton.­­ : EVIL
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Piny exudate. : RESIN
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Royalty. : PRINCES
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The listeners. : AUDIENCE
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Byron's Donna ___. : INEZ
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Start afresh. : RENEW
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Chemist's combining form. : ACI
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What Kipling's Kangaroo wanted to be. : DIFFERENT
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Of the birds. : AVIAN
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Relative. : NIECE
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More experienced. : OLDER
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There!: Fr. : VOILA
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Bunker. : TRAP
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Chinese dynasty, same as Chin. : TSIN
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Fabrics. : REPS
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Gusher's product. : OIL
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Quack. : CHARLATAN
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Trapshooting. : SKEET
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Companion of dash. : DOT
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Tenor solo. : ARIA
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___ wool. : STEEL
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One of the Bufonidae. : TOAD
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Balt. : ESTH
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Big doings. : ENTERPRISES
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He's here today, gone tomorrow. : TRANSIENT
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Good place for growth. : SOIL
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Magnolia. : TREE
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Railroad center. : YARD
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Noxious vapor. : MIASM
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Quizzically. : ODDLY
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Sculptor in the Louvre. : RODIN
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British car equipment. : TYRES
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Stray calf. : DOGIE
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Suitworthy scandal. : LIBEL
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Dwelling. : RESIDENCE
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Reptiles. : NEWTS
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Well-known Yogi. : BERRA
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Endings used with song, slug, etc. : FESTS
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Not notable. : SMALL
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Pieces of music. : DUETS
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Wild oats of a kind. : ESCAPADES
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Indians. : ERIES
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Noted watercolorist. : MARIN
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Ringlet. : TRESS
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Giant seaweeds. : KELPS
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Waterway. : INLET
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Comes close to. : NEARS
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Greedy. : AVID
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Father. : SIRE
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Outrigger. : PROA
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Asphalted. : PAVED
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Confound it! : DRAT
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Not connected. : UNRELATED
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Small-scale diplomacy. : TACT
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Become gay. : LIVEN
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Dye ingredient. : ALUM
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Symbol of bad luck. : THIRTEEN
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Horses. : NEIGHERS
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Beast of burden. : YAK
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Mitch Miller and others. : OBOISTS
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Bit. : SNIP
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Grate: Span. : REJA
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Group: Abbr. : SOC
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Sparkling mood. : GAYETY
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Rabbits: Fr. : LAPINS
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Papal cape. : ORALE
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Not a one. : NARY
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Falls in flakes. : SNOWS
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Shylock's friend. : TUBAL
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Out ___ (definitely not safe on base.) : AMILE
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Bucolic. : RURAL
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Go and get it. : FETCH
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Room in early Roman house. : OECUS
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___ die. : SINE
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Drive away. : SHOO
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Fix over. : REDO
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The Senate: Abbr. : USS
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Robot play. : RUR
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Not a G. I.: Abbr. : CIV

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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