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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,370
Across
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Arab waters. : REDSEA
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Smallest of the thrushes. : REDWING
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Trial. : ORDEAL
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Children's game. : REDROVER
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People of Asia. : TATARS
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With the rim forward. : EDGEWISE
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Describing a harvest moon. : BLOODRED
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Greek letter. : ETA
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The very top. : ACME
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Around: Prefix. : PERI
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Taffy was one. : THIEF
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Tearing apart. : RIVING
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Birthplace of St. Paul. : TARSUS
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Fans. : DEVOTEES
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Bakes in a kiln again. : REFIRES
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111. : CXI
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Vernal harbinger. : REDROBIN
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Dividing wall. : SEPTUM
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Florida tree. : ORANGE
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Coral or pink. : SHADE
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KP item. : SPUD
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White whale's chaser. : AHAB
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Beverages. : ALES
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Craggy rising. : TOR
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Provide footnotes. : ANNOTATE
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Italian painter. : ANGELICO
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Indian. : REDMAN
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Specified individually. : ITEMIZED
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Desert phenomenon. : MIRAGE
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Began anew. : RESUMED
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Designated. : SLATED
Down
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Buncombe. : ROT
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Time. : ERA
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Substance used to prevent disease. : DDT
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W. W. II engineers. : SEABEES
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Peer. : EARL
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News prophet. : ALSOP
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Where Denison Dam is. : REDRIVER
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Brink. : EDGE
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___ Scott. : DRED
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Exclamation of surprise. : WOW
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College plants. : IVIES
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Settles snugly. : NESTS
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Numerous. : GREAT
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Children's tale figure. : REDRIDINGHOOD
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Across, for Poe. : OER
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Product from flowers. : ATTAR
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His portrait is on $10,000 bills. : CHASE
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Stuck. : MIRED
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Representative: Abbr. : AGT
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Rage. : FUROR
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N. Y. Senator. : IVES
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Certain features. : NOSES
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Biblical land. : SEBA
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Outer: Anat. : ECTAL
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Give out. : EXUDE
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Monkeys. : SIMES
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Backed. : FINANCED
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Wand. : ROD
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Legendary lady of Crete. : PHAEDRA
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Consume. : EAT
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Means of progression. : STAIR
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Bridge, in Florence. : PONTE
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Presses. : URGES
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Products of fermentation. : BARMS
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Mohammedan teacher. : ALIM
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Milt Gross' "___ Baby." : NIZE
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Linden tree. : TEIL
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Bird. : EMU
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Doily. : MAT
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Seniority. : AGE
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Infernal figure: Colloq. : NED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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