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New York Times, Friday, November 4, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,320
Across
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Eats ravenously. : WOLFS
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Bunk! : BLAH
10
Part of an atoll. : REEF
14
Architects's drawing: Fr. : EPURE
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Resort near Venice. : LIDO
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Butterine. : OLEO
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Arthurian knight. : BALIN
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Loosen. : UNDO
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Part of China's boundary. : YALU
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All babies are ___ at birth. : BLUEEYED
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Press cylinder. : PLATEN
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Beetle in "The Gold Bug." : SCARAB
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Ready for anything. : ALERT
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Keep quiet! : TST
30
Porthos to Aramis. : AMI
31
"Scholar" in Sarah Hale poem. : LAMB
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The makings of an omelette. : OEUFS
35
Compartmental café dish. : BLUEPLATE
40
Petty officer. : MATE
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Kin of bassoons. : OBOES
42
Javanese tree. : UPAS
43
Rare occasions. : BLUEMOONS
45
Get ready to drive. : TEEUP
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Bird with a weird cry. : LOON
47
Part of KKK. : KLU
49
Farm enclosure. : STY
50
France's chief naval station. : BREST
53
Pithy expression. : SAYING
56
Oregon industry. : LUMBER
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Scene of White House receptions. : BLUEROOM
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Indigo. : ANIL
63
Coin of India. : ANNA
65
Acress Paget. : DEBRA
66
Island group in the Philippines. : SULU
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Petty officer's bluejackets. : CREW
68
Very coldly. : ICILY
69
Blunted rapier. : EPEE
70
Features of little pitchers. : EARS
71
Spouts. : NOSES
Down
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Actor Clifton. : WEBB
2
Fire ___. : OPAL
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Humdinger. : LULU
4
French ___. : FRIES
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Iroquois group. : SENECAS
6
Prizes. : BLUERIBBONS
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : LINDA
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Append. : ADD
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Basketball target. : HOOP
10
Smalt. : ROYALBLUE
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Banish the blues. : ELATE
12
Fisherman. : EELER
13
Source. : FOUNT
21
Root vegetable. : YAM
23
Furniture store item. : LAMP
25
Controls over stock market sales. : BLUESKYLAWS
27
Grant's ___. : TOMB
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Fur. : SEAL
29
Ballerina's skirt. : TUTU
32
Postmaster General's initials. : AES
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Is down in the mouth. : FEELSBLUE
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Actor Chaney. : LON
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Baboons. : APES
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Tense. : TAUT
39
Catch sight of. : ESPY
41
Third quarter score. : OOO
44
Speck. : MOTE
45
Dialed a program. : TUNEDIN
48
Home of the Blackbirds: Abbr. : LIU
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Sated and indifferent. : BLASE
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Golfer's approach to the green. : RUNUP
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M. de Becque. : EMILE
54
One of the Yokums. : ABNER
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El ___, artist. : GRECO
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Go like a blue streak. : RACE
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Kimono sashes. : OBIS
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Wreath on a knight's helmet. : ORLE
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The "Say Hey Kid." : MAYS
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Blue Eagle measure. : NRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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