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New York Times, Thursday, November 17, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,333
Across
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Cleaning device for rifles. : RAMROD
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Doctrine. : ISM
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Rosewall specialties. : ACES
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Actress Stritch. : ELAINE
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Leading part. : STARROLE
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Raillery. : BANTER
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Paid off. : REDEEMED
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Volga tributary. : OKA
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Blanket garments of Mexico. : SERAPES
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Capture. : BAG
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Sharp angles or turns. : ZIGS
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Castle stronghold. : KEEP
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Hollywood and ___. : VINE
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"Just ___ Those Things." : ONEOF
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___ in, appeared unexpectedly. : BLEW
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Baseballer Slaughter. : ENOS
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Tiny bits. : GRAINS
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Button Gwinnett, for example. : SIGNER
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Compass point. : NNE
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Movie studio. : LOT
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Russian brandies. : VODKAS
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Part of uniform of U. S. Army. : BLOUSE
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Church officers: Abbr. : VICS
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Singer Stevens. : RISE
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Rubbish. : DROSS
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Polynesian god. : ATEO
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Dame Hess. : MYRA
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Stake. : ANTE
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Répondez ___ vous plait. : SIL
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Surrey trimmings. : FRINGES
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I see! : AHA
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Brazilian metropolis. : SAOPAULO
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Footwear. : GAITER
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Accompanied. : ATTENDED
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Natural. : INNATE
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Support. : REST
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Letter. : ESS
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Was conscious of. : SENSED
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Scarf for head and shoulders: Span. : REBOZO
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Chicken ___. : ALAKING
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One in authority. : MANAGER
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Slower: Music. : RIT
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Numbers. : ONES
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John ___ of Hollywood. : DEREK
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Republic established 1948. : ISRAEL
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Great plains of S. E. Europe. : STEPPES
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Acquired. : MADE
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Exist. : ARE
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Threshing machine. : COMBINE
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Mrs. Belmont. : ELEANOR
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Marsh plants. : SEDGES
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Dwelling: Abbr. : RES
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Defiers of authority. : REBS
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An unnamed person or thing. : SOANDSO
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California coastal city. : VENTURA
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Mike ___, tall tale teller. : FINK
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Andy Griffith role. : WILL
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Akin. : NEAR
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___ Book. : GOOD
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Impair the quality of. : VITIATE
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Large cats. : OCELOTS
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Figures of speech. : SIMILES
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Prominent woman golfer. : BERG
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Musical compositions. : SONATAS
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Lover of beauty. : ESTHETE
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Eastern college. : VASSAR
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Church councils. : SYNODS
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Subjected to fire. : SEARED
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Sponsorship. : AEGIS
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Take three strikes. : FAN
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Unwrought. : RUDE
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Compos mentis. : SANE
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Unpopular pupil. : PET
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Caravansary. : INN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 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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