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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,341
Across
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In snug harbor. : SAFE
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Game. : POLO
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Thigh bone. : FEMUR
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Melange. : OLIO
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Like a lyric poem. : ODIC
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Thrill of a lifetime. : FIRSTLOVE
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Harangues. : RANTS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Fuses again. : REMELTS
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Pieces for a game. : SET
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The one here. : THIS
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Winds of Texas. : NORTHERS
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Book of memories. : ALBUM
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Put out a batter. : RETIRE
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Rivers: Span. : RIOS
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First ___. : AID
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Slapped. : CUFFED
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Trolley haven. : CARBARN
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Fantastic insurance policy, Costain's subject. : TONTINE
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Overelaborate. : ORNATE
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Leftover scrap. : ORT
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Sometimes it's scrap. : IRON
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Involving no money. : NONPAY
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Botched up. : MESSY
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Unforgettable structure. : LANDMARK
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Tangy. : TART
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Carplike fish. : IDE
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Wagnerian divas. : ISOLDES
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Fiddlesticks! : BAH
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De facto capital of Bolivia. : LAPAZ
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The skipper's second in command. : FIRSTMATE
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Yawning. : AGAPE
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Javanese silk. : IKAT
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Our information organization. : USIA
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Irish and Scotch. : CELTS
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Young sheep. : TEGS
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Part: Abbr. : SECT
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Compassionate. : SOFT
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Et ___. : ALII
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Eldest. : FIRSTBORN
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Dawn goddess. : EOS
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Pulaski's countrymen. : POLES
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Round-the-world solo flier. : ODOM
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Brightened up. : LIVENED
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Tropical American wild cat. : OCELOT
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Indicating a new movie. : FIRSTRUN
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Time. : ERA
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Clergyman's house. : MANSE
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Complete. : UTTER
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Pauses. : RESTS
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Add decorations. : TRIM
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Ribbed dress fabric. : TRICOT
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Manage economically. : HUSBAND
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Carrying more weight. : HEFTIER
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Violin bow: Ital. : ARCO
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Truth twister. : LIAR
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First third of a dog. : RIN
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Grounds for battle. : ARENAS
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Exchange for a single. : FIRSTBASE
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A rival of Methuselah. : ENOS
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Contradict. : DENY
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Sprays. : ATOMIZES
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Effort. : TRY
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Resembling a hard wood. : OAKLIKE
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Business motive. : PROFIT
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Upright spar. : MAST
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Spring flower. : LILAC
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Saying. : ADAGE
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Home of the Gurkhas. : NEPAL
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Tryouts. : TESTS
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Haul. : DRAG
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Of the kind of: Suffix. : ATIC
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Anger. : HEAT
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Apropos. : APT
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Greek letters. : MUS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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