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New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 1955

21-Across : Asylums.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,356
Across
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Upper, in Berlin. : OBER
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Horner's reward. : APLUM
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Made the shrill cry of a bird. : CREW
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Bishop of Rome. : POPE
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Dark brownish-gray. : TAUPE
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Girl in a popular song. : LOLA
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Tardy one. : IOOCLOCKSCHOLAR
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Pure. : ABSOLUTE
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Asylums. : HAVENS
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Brewery items. : VATS
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Confusing network. : MAZE
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Trees. : ASPENS
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An intensive meaning "really." : HONESTLY
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Cigar type. : CLARO
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Unanimous. : SOLID
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Pioneer trade-in. : REO
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A rabbit. : CONY
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Red-blooming shrub. : SUMAC
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Acme. : PEAK
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Style: French. : TON
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Measure. : RULER
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End. : CEASE
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Goes cave exploring. : SPELUNKS
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Brother. : FRATER
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Snappish. : EDGY
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Lamina. : LEAF
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Red gem. : SPINEL
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Suggests. : CONNOTES
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Trotters' direction. : CONTRACLOCKWISE
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Part of A. M. : ANTE
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Stir. : ROUSE
56
European. : LETT
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Element. : NEON
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Fire residue. : EMBER
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Shushes. : SSHS
Down
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Suffix meaning eye defect. : OPIA
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Dunderhead. : BOOB
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Series of great events. : EPOS
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Comeback. : RECOVERY
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Discordant. : ATOUTS
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Covenants. : PACTS
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Book of New Testament. : LUKE
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Promotes. : UPS
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Lather, for instance. : MECHANIC
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Spicy buds. : CLOVES
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Part. : ROLE
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Spirit. : ELAN
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Struggles. : WARS
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___ Estacado, large plateau of Texas and N. M. : LLANO
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Put through initiation capers. : HAZED
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Grinding. : MOLAR
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Salesman's assets: Abbr. : ACCTS
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Relative of a cutter. : SLOOP
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Soft cloth. : PANNE
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Apartments. : HOMES
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Doctor. : TREAT
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Let. : LEASE
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Ox harnesser. : YOKER
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Two-wheeled vehicle. : SULKY
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Light phenomenon. : SUNGLARE
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Vain birds' mates. : PEAFOWLS
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Less refined. : RUDER
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Operate by a handle. : CRANK
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Of a holy period. : LENTEN
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Practicer of an ancient sport. : FENCER
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Irresponsible. : LOOSE
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What TV cameras do. : SCAN
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Mealy bread. : PONE
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Preposition. : INTO
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Billy. : CLUB
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Bonds. : TIES
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ESTH
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Clutches of eggs. : SETS
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Naval rank: Abbr. : COM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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