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URBANE WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 6, 1955

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,322
Across
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Elephant's-ears. : TAROS
6
Jeopardy. : PERIL
11
Devices for lowering lifeboats. : DAVITS
17
Star of "Silk Stockings." : AMECHE
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Straightened. : ALINED
21
Former Basque kingdom. : NAVARRE
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Popular TV sleuth. : BOSTONBLACKIE
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Developer. : EVOLVER
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Tropical bird. : ANI
26
G and S characters. : PIRATES
27
Full: French. : PLEIN
29
List sent to a buyer: Abbr. : INV
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Foolhardy. : RASH
32
Office stampling apparatus. : DATER
33
Paddock dwellers. : FOALS
34
Pay (with "up"). : ANTE
35
Primitive rapier. : ESTOC
37
German article. : DER
38
Quick-tempered. : HASTY
39
Political symbol. : TIGER
40
Subject of Judy Garland song. : TROLLEY
42
Hawk's home. : AERIE
43
Spike. : BARB
44
Echo was one. : OREAD
45
Carpenter's tool. : MALLET
47
Most placid. : CALMEST
50
Excavated. : DUG
51
To go: French. : ALLER
52
Role in "La Forza del Destino." : DONCARLO
53
African capital city: Abbr. : ALG
56
Aquatic mammal. : SEALION
58
Yield. : BEND
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Paving stone. : SLAB
60
German song. : LIED
62
Phenomenon of World War II. : TOKYOROSE
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Locality. : SITE
65
Hautboy. : OBOE
66
Word to bind a bargain. : DONE
67
Andiron. : FIREDOG
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Uncle in old song. : NED
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Actress Gingold. : HERMIONE
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Relative of a weasel. : OTTER
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River through Lake Thun. : AAR
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French forest. : ARGONNE
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Touched gently: Poet. : CAREST
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Pore in a leaf. : STOMA
81
Hors d'___ (useless): Fr. : ETAT
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Movements, in music. : MOTOS
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She sings Dalila. : STEVENS
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Drakes and ganders. : MALES
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Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Here: French. : ICI
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Appreciation. : SENSE
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Shepherd-prophet. : AMOS
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Gaelic name. : EAMON
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Great surprise: Poet. : AMAZE
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British gun. : STEN
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Managed. : RAN
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___ Marbles, British Museum treasures. : ELGIN
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Fish hawks. : OSPREYS
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Bible name. : IRA
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Give support to. : INDORSE
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Damon Runyon character. : NATHANDETROIT
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Beautified. : ADORNED
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Give allegiance (to). : ADHERE
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Name famous since 1934. : DIONNE
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Shipping center on the Loire. : NANTES
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Actor Clift. : MONTY
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Emerges. : RISES
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Silk used in upholstering. : TABARET
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Aida's father. : AMONASRO
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Part of an electric circuit. : RESISTOR
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Page size: Abbr. : OCT
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Establishment. : SHOP
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Liking. : PALATE
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Spreader of joy. : ELATER
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Kitchen utensil. : RICER
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School supplies. : INKS
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Frangipani garland. : LEI
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Confederacy President. : DAVIS
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River near Rugby. : AVON
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Lace. : VAL
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"Count Your Blessings" man. : IRVINGBERLIN
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___ et quarante, card game. : TRENTE
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Tray. : SERVER
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Lady of Camelot. : ENID
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Set down. : DEPOSIT
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Sen. Kilgore's colleague. : NEELY
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Photographer of Lincoln. : BRADY
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___ show. : LATE
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Perforated. : HOLED
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Traveler. : FARER
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Term in meteorology. : AIRMASS
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Santa ___. : CLAUS
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Part of the Faust legend. : HELENOFTROY
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Soft mineral. : TALC
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Keenness. : EDGE
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Steel, for instance. : ALLOY
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Collar. : BAND
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Senator from Reno. : MALONE
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Equally. : ALIKE
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Formed into a geometric shape. : CONED
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Bluish gray. : SLATE
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Pepys' sign-off, "And so ___." : TOBED
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Imperial Valley. : DESERT
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Word of greeting. : ALOHA
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Book: Latin. : LIBER
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He sings Amfortas. : GEORGELONDON
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In agreement. : ATONE
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Prosaic ones. : BORES
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Reduces in rank. : DEMOTES
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Ceremonies. : RITES
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A prohibition. : DONT
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Kiln. : OAST
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Hero of Saratoga campaign, 1777. : GATES
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___ much. : INAS
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Made of cereal. : OATEN
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Strolls. : ROVES
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Famous Italian poet. : COLONNA
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Short references. : MENTIONS
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Like a goose. : ANSERINE
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Musetta's friend. : MIMI
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Glazed. : SIZED
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Legislatures. : SENATES
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Contralto Anderson. : MARIAN
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Heroine of "Private Lives." : AMANDA
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Was agitated. : RAGED
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Communicate. : IMPART
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Ed Norton. : CARNEY
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Someone ___ (another's). : ELSES
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Ghastly. : ASHEN
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Scanned. : EYED
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Eagle. : ERNE
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Roman emperor. : OTHO
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Displace. : STIR
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Fragment. : ORT
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Duncan's rank: Abbr. : ADM
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Reine's spouse. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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