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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,365
Across
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Ancient storyteller. : AESOP
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Destroyer. : SHIP
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Neck symptom. : PAIN
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Narrow gorge with a stream. : FLUME
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Modern section of Istanbul. : PERA
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Island city of Fukien. : AMOY
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Senatorial first name. : ALBEN
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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___ board. : TOTE
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Church title: Abbr. : REV
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Staff of the U. N. : SECRETARIAT
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Leave out. : ELIDE
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Swiss canton. : URI
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Make good. : ARRIVE
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Twister. : TORNADO
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Obsolete. : PASSE
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Roundup. : RODEO
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Cause of high words. : IRE
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Revise. : EDIT
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Window glass. : PANES
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Where the Yellow River flows. : ASIA
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Big city of S. A. : RIO
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Alphabetic person. : MOPER
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Son of Zeus and Europa. : MINOS
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Affronts. : INSULTS
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Mighty. : POTENT
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Suffix indicating a hydrocarbon. : ENE
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Too fresh. : SASSY
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Subject of current controversy. : COEXISTENCE
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Small: Suffix. : LET
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Smell ___. : ARAT
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Food plant. : TARO
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Restraint. : LEASH
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Concerning. : INRE
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Eastern prince. : AMIR
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Musical term. : LENTO
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State, for example: Abbr. : DEPT
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Torn. : RENT
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Berry plant. : ELDER
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To a distance. : AFAR
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Jeune fille. : ELLE
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Subject of current controversy. : SUBVERSION
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Cockney's flat. : OME
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Thinking deeply. : PENSIVE
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Cookery item. : SPICE
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Gentleman: Ger. : HERR
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Dies ___, Latin hymn. : IRAE
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Puts out to graze. : PASTURES
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Pro ___. : PATRIA
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Mine: French. : AMOI
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Veto word. : NYET
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Netherlands town. : EDE
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River of the Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
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Careen. : LIST
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Copyist. : APER
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Spokes of a wheel. : RADII
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Color effects. : TONES
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Ratibor's river. : ODER
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Realm of fantasy. : DISNEYLAND
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Mythical hunter. : ORION
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Absorbed. : RAPT
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Orient. : EAST
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Mariner's guide. : POLESTAR
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Islets. : AITS
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Star back on Broadway. : MUNI
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River into the Rhine. : MOSELLE
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"Lucia" has one. : SEXTET
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Stout boot. : PAC
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Relative of the "raspberry." : SNORT
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Commander of a Spanish fortress. : CAID
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Department of France. : ORNE
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Frontier marshal. : EARP
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Non-feral. : TAME
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Where the Shannon flows. : ERIN
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Italian family name. : ESTE
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Norse god. : THOR
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Wriggler. : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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