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New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,347
Across
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Potatoes: Colloq. : SPUDS
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Up to it. : ABLE
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Tangled mass. : SHAG
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Role in "I Pagliacci." : TONIO
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Secluded valley. : GLEN
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Number of votes recorded. : POLL
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Tocsin. : ALARM
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Taking the future into consideration. : LONGRANGE
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Use a straw. : SIP
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Magic door opener. : ELECTRICEYE
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Practical joke. : HOTFOOT
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Jane and Goodman. : ACES
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Boniface's establishment. : INN
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Lively versions of minuets. : GAVOTTES
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Furlough. : LEAVE
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Gronchi's capital. : ROME
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Lake city. : ERIE
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Post Office device. : DATER
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Warwick's river. : AVON
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Northern France. : NORD
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Dark. : EBON
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Drying compartments. : OVENS
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John Wilkes Booth. : ASSASSIN
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Adequate. : DUE
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Roman or boldface. : TYPE
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Informal meal. : POTLUCK
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Chuck Conerly specialty. : FORWARDPASS
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Scotch refusal. : NAE
55
Rugs. : ORIENTALS
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Menon's country. : INDIA
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Greek wine pitcher. : OLPE
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Miss Saint and others. : EVAS
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Dishearten. : DAUNT
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Secretary. : DESK
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Fleurets. : EPEES
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Hide away: Slang. : STASH
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March of Dimes concern. : POLIO
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Maladroit. : UNAPT
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Adm. : DIR
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Person of importance. : SOMEONE
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Shoelace tip. : AGLET
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Political group. : BLOC
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Season the French call carême. : LENT
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Albrecht Dürer was one. : ENGRAVER
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Feature of the future. : SPACETRAVEL
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Epithet for a possible candidate. : HONESTAVE
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Swinburne to his friends. : ALGY
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Singing group. : GLEE
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Puerto ___. : RICO
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Actor Chaney. : LON
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Certain working conditions. : FIVEDAYWEEK
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Boarded. : GOTON
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Sobeit. : AMEN
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Without: Poet. : SANS
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Yakutsk's river. : LENA
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Mythical marksman. : EROS
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Landing fields. : AIRSTRIPS
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Nobel Prize physicist. : RABI
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Turncoat. : DESERTER
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Absolute limit (with "the"). : OUTSIDE
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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Solfeggio syllables. : DOS
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Archaic. : PASSE
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Inordinate. : UNDUE
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A certain high-speed minesweeper. : CAINE
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English odist. : KEATS
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Good cheer. : FOOD
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Heraldic field. : ORLE
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TV's Garroway. : DAVE
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Schedule. : PLAN
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Forty winks. : NAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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