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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 1955

54-Across : Class of words in grammar: Abbr.

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 156, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 616 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 178, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,357
Across
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Released on security. : BAILED
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Spat. : TIFF
11
Uraeus décor. : ASPS
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Related on the mother's side. : ENATIC
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Verdi opera. : ERNANI
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Sacred peak in China. : OMEI
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Dam. : MARE
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Cunningly vicious horse. : LADINO
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Jockey club official. : HANDICAPPER
27
Symbol on U. N. flag. : OLIVEBRANCH
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Unclose: Poet. : OPE
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Choreographer of "Oklahoma!" : DEMILLE
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Untwisted. : RAVELED
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Converse fondly. : COO
33
Cooking fat. : LARD
35
Rich: Span. : RICO
36
Dodger and family. : SNIDERS
38
Resulted. : CAME
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Pat McCormick's specialty. : DIVES
41
Florida county. : DADE
43
Erg, for instance. : UNIT
44
Palatial furniture. : THRONES
47
Riot: Fr. : EMEUTE
49
Word books. : LEXICONS
51
Standee's support. : RAIL
52
Air Force supersonic missiles. : RASCALS
54
Class of words in grammar: Abbr. : DECL
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Novelist Welty. : EUDORA
58
Indians. : ERIES
60
Owner of a solar boat. : CHEOPS
64
Apocryphal book. : ESDRAS
65
Unchanging things. : CONSTANTS
69
Type of shoes. : SABOTS
71
___ lazuli. : LAPIS
73
Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
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Ornament with rosette: Arch. : ROSACE
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Minneapolis suburb. : EDINA
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Flexible. : LITHE
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Cabinets for decanters. : CELLARETTES
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Auguste of France. : RODIN
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Works of a French artist. : DORES
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Gaping. : ASTARE
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Wagnerian heroine. : SENTA
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To: Colloq. : AND
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Aspersions. : SLURS
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Periodical feature. : SERIAL
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Amphibians. : SEAPLANES
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Ants. : EMMETS
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Churchman. : DEACON
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Plagiarize. : STEAL
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Of the backbone. : SPINAL
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Oxfords. : TIES
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Printer's slip. : ERRATUM
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Relevant. : APPOSITE
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Widow Robbins, in "Porgy." : SERENA
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Thinnest. : LEANEST
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Departing traveler. : GOER
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Source of obsidian. : LAVA
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Voiceless consonants. : SURDS
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Other. : ELSE
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Most incredible: Colloq. : TALLEST
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Movie: Span. : CINE
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Hillmen of Arakan. : MRUS
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Part of R. S. V. P. : SIL
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Succeed. : PREVAIL
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Hint. : INKLING
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Tavern tap. : ALE
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Vaudeville number. : ADAGIODANCE
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Member of the Felidae. : DOMESTICCAT
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Spotted animals. : GENETS
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Cake decorator. : ICER
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Call it ___. : ADAY
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Abyssinian banana. : ENSETE
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Candidate for the pound. : ESTRAY
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Smaller. : LESS
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Smooth: Phon. : LENE
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Highway worker. : ROADER
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Looker-on. : BEHOLDER
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Giant river fish of S. America. : ARAPAIMA
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Invigorates. : INNERVES
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Man or boy. : LAD
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Kitchen utensil. : DICER
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Kind of crossword. : TOPICAL
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Burst inwardly. : IMPLODED
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Consider. : FEEL
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Excites. : FIRES
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Cupid, in art. : AMORINO
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Character in "The Talisman." : SALADIN
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Hedge plants. : PRIVETS
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Break off. : SEVER
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Dresden's river. : ELBE
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Ointment. : NARD
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Ohio college town. : ADA
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Commodity container. : TINCAN
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Wages. : INCOME
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City near Albany, N. Y. : COHOES
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Among. : AMID
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English cinema center. : ELSTREE
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Cards. : DEUCES
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Power plants of Nautilus and Sea Wolf. : NUCLEARREACTORS
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Sen. Allott's state. : COLORADO
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Jump. : START
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Officer: Colloq. : EXEC
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Frau's home. : HAUS
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Rebus propounder. : RIDDLER
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Inventer Howe. : ELIAS
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German pronouns. : ICHS
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Finger Lake. : SENECA
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River in Virginia. : RAPIDAN
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Stupid. : ASININE
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Feminine suffix. : STRESS
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Hautboy. : OBOE
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Newels. : POSTS
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The roll call for Cow Palace. : STATES
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Sneezles and wheezles. : COLDS
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St. Louis Browns' successors. : ORIOLES
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Contract bid. : NOTRUMP
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Seasoned. : SALTED
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Episodes. : SCENES
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Beaches. : SANDS
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Irish county. : CLARE
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Millionaire's home. : ESTATE
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Character in "Winter's Tale." : HERMIONE
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Perfume. : ESSENCE
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Diva's showpiece. : ARIA
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Copycats. : APERS
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Grandmother of Timothy: Bib. : LOIS
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Guardian spirits. : LARES
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Old-time warning. : ALARUM
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Makes knotted lace. : TATS
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Having narrow grooves. : SLOTTED
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Shaggy phantom, in "Topper." : NEIL
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Gasworks smokejack. : STACKMAN
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Tiered. : TERRACED
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Move like a wave. : UNDULATE
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Lower jaw muscle. : MASSETER
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Glimpsing. : AGLANCE
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Keeps orderly. : POLICES
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Bobbies. : PEELERS
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Harmful power, in an ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
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18th century novelist. : LESAGE
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Leaves out. : ELIDES
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Obliquely. : ASLANT
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Cuckoos. : ANIS
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Benefit. : AVAIL
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Type of wave. : TIDAL
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Century plant. : PITA
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Bright. : ROSY
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Knob. : NODE
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Opera expert Prato. : GINO
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Language: Abbr. : GER
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G. A. R.'s opponents. : CSA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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