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New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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Across
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Any white peak. : SNOWCAP
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Customer's complaint. : SQUAWK
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House-door gadget. : PEEPHOLE
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Creator of Mr. Darcy. : AUSTEN
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Court battles. : LAWSUITS
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Powerful switch hitter. : MANTLE
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Warp yarn. : ABB
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Divided into plots. : PLATTED
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In the style of. : ALA
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Spotlight for one. : SOLO
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Farm building. : SILO
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Penned in. : STIED
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Figure of speech. : TROPE
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Plies the needle. : SEWS
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Ampersands. : ANDS
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Sufficient. : ENOUGH
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Fiend. : DEMON
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Rustproof paint pigment. : REDLEAD
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Malleable. : DUCTILE
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Plant fungus. : ERGOT
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Buenas ___ (good afternoon): Span. : TARDES
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Cockcrow. : DAWN
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Relative of okay. : SURE
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Animal fats. : SUETS
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Sister of Clio. : ERATO
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Spanish nobles. : DONS
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Match. : MATE
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Lord Boyd ___, Nobel man. : ORR
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Small night clubs. : BISTROS
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Man's nickname. : LEN
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Faded. : DIMMED
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Become excited. : TAKEFIRE
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Less than willing. : AVERSE
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Indulges oneself. : EGOTIZES
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Biblical waters. : REDSEA
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Devoid of tension. : RELAXED
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Carried by the water. : SEABORNE
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Fresh talent. : NEWBLOOD
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Harvest goddess. : OPS
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Beat: Dial. : WHUP
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Meshes of danger. : COILS
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Ranges of central Asia. : ALTAIS
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Pounded prescriptions. : PESTLED
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Ditto. : SAME
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Four in the family. : QUADS
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Our sea service monogram. : USN
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Achieve. : ATTAIN
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Brimmed up. : WELLED
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Pounds dough. : KNEADS
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Cover walls. : PLASTER
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Hauled away. : TOWED
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Rich and flashy. : OPULENT
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Behavior problem. : TANTRUM
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Hungarian city. : EGER
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Particle of soot. : SMUT
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Crones. : HAGS
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So. Amer. tubers. : OCAS
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Mamie's family. : DOUDS
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Imagine as perfect. : IDEALIZE
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Hand printed. : LETTERED
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Preservers of the Dead Sea Scrolls. : ESSENES
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Gaited horse. : TROTTER
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Tree made famous by Kipling. : DEODAR
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Be successful. : ARRIVE
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Grew friendly. : WARMED
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Infuriate. : ENRAGE
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Portly. : OBESE
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Czech gymnastic group. : SOKOL
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Notion. : IDEA
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Bristle. : SETA
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Married woman. : MRS
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Establish. : FIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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