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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,361
Across
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Talk incessantly. : BUZZ
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Member of the family. : MAMMA
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Kitchen V.I.P. : CHEF
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Vanity case. : ETUI
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Arabian gazelle. : ARIEL
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Of flying. : AERO
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Dish of spiced meat, herring, etc. : SALMAGUNDI
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Christmas cards. : MAIL
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Pollex. : THUMB
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Wandered aimlessly. : MEANDERED
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Famous Mississippi bridge. : EADS
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Dormouse. : LEROT
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"My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
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Land of the Gaels. : EIRE
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___ Antonio. : SAN
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Tillers of the soil. : FARMHANDS
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Of a European people: Comb. form. : GRECO
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Star of the past, ___ Nethersole. : OLGA
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Type of income. : RENTS
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Hawaiian island. : OAHU
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People of Arabia. : OMANI
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Laundry accessory. : WASHBASIN
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Sunburn. : TAN
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Solace of cows. : CUDS
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American Pilgrim family. : ALDENS
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Peace goddess. : IRENE
51
Rebuff. : SNUB
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Wild hog. : RAZORBACK
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : ELLIE
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Copied. : APED
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Compressed spheres. : ELLIPSOIDS
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Slough. : MIRE
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Lights of Main Street. : NEONS
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Early Western arm. : COLT
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Rendezvous. : TRYST
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Bent piece of wood, used as a brace. : KNEE
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Utmost. : BEST
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Where Orem is. : UTAH
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Warlike native of S. Africa. : ZULU
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Ethel Merman's family name. : ZIMMERMAN
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Short for a periodical. : MAG
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Cuckoopints. : ARUMS
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Golconda. : MINE
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Winners at a form of competitive golf. : MEDALISTS
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Adjuster. : ALINER
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Carved gem. : CAMEO
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The wild pansy. : HEARTSEASE
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Ashtabula's waterfront. : ERIE
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Pen. : FOLD
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Put to shame. : ABASH
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Residue. : DREG
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Exclamation of distress. : DEAR
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In preparation. : AFOOT
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Board game. : HALMA
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Labor-union officials. : ORGANIZERS
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Ferber and Best. : EDNAS
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"My ___ back!" : ACHIN
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Substantives. : NOUNS
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Follower of F. D. R. : NEWDEALER
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Highway police procedure. : ROADBLOCK
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Native of S. E. Asia. : SHAN
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Refrigerator. : ICER
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Sailors. : BLUES
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Not bowed. : UNBENT
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Exhibition of horsemanship. : RODEO
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Pelts. : SKINS
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Sloping passageway. : RAMP
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Samoan seaport. : APIA
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Surfeit. : CLOY
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Celebrity. : LION
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Trivial. : IDLE
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Italian family. : ESTE
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Look here! : PST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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