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New York Times, Friday, December 2, 1955

22-Across : Old ___, the Devil.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
David Steinberg notes:

Original 32-Across clue had "anthing"; corrected it to "anything."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,348
Across
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Prominent golfer. : BOROS
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Heroes of 1918. : AEF
9
Big name in steel. : OLDS
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Clay for brickmaking. : ADOBE
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"Ye ___ tea shoppe." : OLDE
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True: Poetic. : LEAL
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Home of the Yankees. : NEWENGLAND
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Gibson's middle name. : DANA
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Person whose warnings are disregarded. : CASSANDRA
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All: Latin. : OMNIS
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Base in Greenland. : ETAH
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Old ___, the Devil. : SCRATCH
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Heart of the matter. : NUB
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Relative of R.O.T.C. : OCS
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Collars or jackets. : ETONS
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Worshipers of anything new. : NEOLATERS
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Decline. : WANE
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Muddle. : ADDLE
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Old World cheese. : EDAM
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Ireland. : THEOLDSOD
42
Face the new day. : ARISE
43
Cover. : LID
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Nabobs: Slang. : NOBS
46
Thackeray's "___ Newcomes." : THE
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Mount Vernon's river. : POTOMAC
51
Dickens' Miss Dartle. : ROSA
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Representation. : IMAGE
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Nearly neutral gray. : OLDSILVER
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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A modern tongue. : NEWENGLISH
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Golden and Bronze. : AGES
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Scent. : ODOR
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Two words from Hamlet. : NOTTO
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Creator of GOP elephant. : NAST
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Compass direction. : WSW
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Charger. : STEED
Down
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Judge's bench. : BANC
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Music halls. : ODEA
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Certain streets. : ROWS
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Corpulent. : OBESE
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Groups of 96. : SENATES
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Winged. : ALAR
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Mrs. Stengel and namesakes. : EDNAS
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Nourished. : FED
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Rembrandt, for instance. : OLDMASTER
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Inclined. : LEANT
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Jutlandish. : DANIC
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Reduce drastically. : SLASH
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Practiced persons. : OLDHANDS
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Midge. : GNAT
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Killer whale. : ORCA
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A certain old king. : COLE
24
Salamander. : NEWT
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Gov. Lee's state. : UTAH
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Old Mother Hubbard's request. : BONE
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Induced to proceed. : LEDON
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Coiner of words. : NEOLOGIST
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It "changeth." : OLDORDER
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Prepare news for print. : EDIT
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Imprudent. : RASH
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Captain Hook's assistant. : SMEE
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Po tributary. : ADDA
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Source of vitamin C. : LIME
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Designates. : ASSIGNS
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Petty officer, for short. : BOSN
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Italian. : PISAN
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Next after psi. : OMEGA
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Domesticates. : TAMES
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Certain students. : COEDS
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Give a share of. : ALLOT
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City Poland ceded to U.S.S.R. in '45. : LWOW
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Speedy: French. : VITE
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Beatrice d'___. : ESTE
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Rose-red: Comb. form. : RHOD
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Today. : NOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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