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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1955

6-Down : Cut.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,366
Across
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Float. : RAFT
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Violin. : AMATI
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Exclamations of vexation. : TCHS
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Playwright Nichols' hero. : ABIE
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"A ___ Is a Sometime Thing." : WOMAN
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Bad news on the football scoreboard. : OOOO
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American novelist. : HERMANWOUK
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Bone. : ULNA
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Jefferson Davis' V. P. : STEPHENS
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TV and radio celebrities. : EMCEES
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Conducted. : LED
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Gather. : REAP
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State of NE India. : ASSAM
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Professional degree. : DDS
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Sound of anger. : SNORT
34
Smokey. : BEAR
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Florentine painter. : GIOTTO
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Government agency. : REA
38
Weapon. : ARM
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Poem by Sir Walter Scott. : MARMION
40
Spigot. : TAP
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Title. : SIR
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Silvery. : ARGENT
43
The Venerable ___. : BEDE
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Ancient. : HOARY
46
Time belt. : EST
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Involves in difficulties. : MIRES
48
New ___. : YEAR
50
Marble. : MIG
51
Miami Beach feature. : CABANA
53
Showing prejudice. : SLANTING
58
Jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
59
Edwin Donald of the outfield. : DUKESNIDER
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Ancestor. : SIRE
62
Genus of firs. : ABIES
63
Talking bird. : MYNA
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Aurore Dupin. : SAND
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Wash out. : RINSE
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Type of school: Abbr. : ELEM
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Fan sounds. : RAHS
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Encourage. : ABET
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Vehemence. : FIRE
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Crusader. : TEMPLAR
5
Bearded, as grain. : AWNED
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Cut. : MOWN
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Radio fixture. : AMOS
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Printshop apparatus. : INKER
10
Jimmy Durante's favorite pet. : TOUCAN
11
American composer. : COLEPORTER
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Provided that. : SOAS
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Interjection. : AHEM
22
Middle line or plane. : MESON
25
Disconcert. : ABASH
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___-comic. : SERIO
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Democratic party luminary. : SAMRAYBURN
28
Sad song. : DIRGE
29
Stately buildings: Poet. : DOMES
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Task assigned. : STINT
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English novelist. : READE
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Parts of Venetian blinds. : TAPES
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Elongated fish. : GAR
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Very small amount. : TOT
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Man from Chichen Itza. : MAYAN
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Highest level in vaudeville. : BIGTIME
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Bored out. : REAMED
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Senator Thye's state: Abbr. : MINN
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Detecting device. : RADAR
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Billiard shot. : MASSE
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Buchanan's Secy. of State. : CASS
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Musical composition. : ARIA
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Derma. : SKIN
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Residue. : LEES
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Pastoral poem. : IDYL
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Baby boy: Span. : NENE
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Something written: Comb. form. : GRAM
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Where: Latin. : UBI

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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