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New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,363
Across
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Botanist's interest. : FLORA
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Not pass. : FAIL
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Law school alumni. : LLBS
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Kept from rusting. : OILED
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Miss Wilson's role. : IRMA
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Pinion: Fr. : AILE
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Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
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Patch a wall or ceiling. : REPLASTER
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Cobbler's form. : SHOELAST
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All things considered: Colloq. : ATTHAT
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Doorway's horizontal beam. : LINTEL
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American dramatist. : ODETS
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Twist the truth. : LIE
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Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
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Plant of the carrot family. : AMMI
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Two under par. : EAGLE
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Tragedy at Little Big Horn. : LASTSTAND
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On a cruise. : ASEA
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Strongholds. : FORTS
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Chinese bigwig. : CHOU
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Top man of the British Admiralty. : FIRSTLORD
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Part contributed by one. : SHARE
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Troupe's trip. : TOUR
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Trojans from L. A. : USC
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Racket. : BAT
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First to stab Caesar. : CASCA
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Quarter. : SECTOR
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Sergeant's command. : ATEASE
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New Year's Day. : THEFIRST
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Choicest goods. : FIRSTLINE
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Emulate 44 Down. : FLEER
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Let forth. : EMIT
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Ach! : ALAS
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Actress Verdugo. : ELENA
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Ecclesiastic city in France. : SENS
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Bulk. : MASS
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Team race. : RELAY
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Governor at Pierre. : FOSS
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Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
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Butterine. : OLEO
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Merrymaking. : REVEL
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Girl in an old song. : ADELINE
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Locations from stores. : FIRSTFLOORS
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Sharp crest. : ARETE
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Young scamp. : IMP
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Part of a refrain. : LALA
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Where bitter-enders fight. : LASTDITCH
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Pliant. : LITHE
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Barnyard sound. : BLEAT
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Murals by a Spanish painter. : SERTS
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"___ For Peace." : ATOMS
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Chemical suffix. : ANE
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Subject of a Browning monologue. : LASTDUCHESS
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Oliver Wendell Holmes' "The Last ___" : LEAF
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City of 100,000 Rumanians. : IASI
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Elbe tributary. : EGER
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Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
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Final efforts on which everything is ventured. : LASTCASTS
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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The Pequod's last captain. : AHAB
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Ballerina Kaye. : NORA
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Song for Melton and Albanese. : DUET
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Penicillin chases it. : FLU
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Hail to the honored guest. : TOAST
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Cynical one. : SCOFFER
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___-Marguerite, island off Cannes. : STE
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Relatives of taverns. : CAFES
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"And ___ to every purpose under the heaven." : ATIME
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Canary's relative. : SERIN
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Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
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Valley on moon. : RILLE
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Once a part of Iran. : ELAM
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Section of film. : REEL
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Familiar contraction of señora. : SENA
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Salver. : TRAY
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Dock group. : ILA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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