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MASQUERADE PARTY

New York Times, Sunday, December 25, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 700 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,371
Across
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Mädchen's parent. : VATER
6
Imitation. : MOCK
10
Discordant. : AJAR
14
Deep pinks. : DAMASKS
21
Dark yellow. : OCHRE
22
Bristol's river. : AVON
23
___ wolf. : LONE
24
Howling. : ULULANT
25
Part of Straits Settlements. : CHRISTMASISLAND
28
Regal attendants. : RETINUE
29
"As an elephant's ___ . . . " : EYE
30
Kinkajou's specialty. : TAIL
31
Ballerina. : TOEDANCER
33
___ boy! : ATTA
34
Jagged. : EROSE
36
Moves by argument. : SWAYS
37
Unseats. : OUSTS
39
Request. : ASK
40
Minneapolis' five. : LAKERS
42
Max and Buddy. : BAERS
43
F. D. R. was ___ predecessor. : HSTS
44
Center of interest. : HUB
46
Aromatic herb. : ANISE
47
Davenports. : SOFAS
48
Clement Moore. : POET
49
"Spring" is one. : SONATA
52
Fabricate. : MINT
53
Hot ___ wassail. : CIDER
54
Sphygmus. : PULSE
55
Habituates. : INURES
56
Sea moss. : ALGA
57
Hula accompaniment. : UKES
58
"The ___ Friend." : GIRL
59
Demolish. : RAZE
61
College grads. : BAS
62
Eventuated. : RESULTED
64
He wrote "Hobson-Jobson." : HENRYYULE
66
Nucha. : NAPE
67
Former Brazilian money. : REIS
68
Cowboy Autry. : GENE
69
Sobbed. : WEPT
70
Fontainebleau painter. : COROT
71
Arizona Indian. : MOHAVE
74
Heirs in England. : FIRSTSONS
76
They're on gangways. : CLEATS
77
Natives of Kerman. : IRANI
78
Song by 66 Down. : NINA
79
Greek letters. : RHOS
80
Catch. : HAUL
81
Alluvial matter. : SILT
82
TV's weather girl. : CAROLREED
84
Found out. : DETECTED
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Chosen: Abbr. : SEL
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A few. : SOME
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Document. : DEED
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Pigeonhole. : FILE
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Alençon river. : ORNE
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World peace agency. : UNESCO
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Works hard. : PLIES
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Pundits. : SAGES
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Uniformed Englishwomen. : WAAF
99
Tracing instrument. : STYLUS
100
Spare-set. : LANK
101
Composer of "Narcisssus." : NEVIN
102
Army chaplain. : PADRE
103
Man's nickname. : SYD
104
Swedish chemist. : HAGG
105
___ Templar, the Saint. : SIMON
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Kind of woman. : CAREER
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It regulates railroads. : ICC
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Elbowroom. : SPACE
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Composer Franck. : CESAR
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Blended, as colors. : FONDU
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Lozenge. : DROP
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Washington State. : EVERGREEN
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Director Kazan. : ELIA
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Division of Canada: Abbr. : NWT
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Tout ___ (everybody): Fr. : LEMONDE
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Wagnerian singer. : LAURITZMELCHIOR
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Periodic. : ETESIAN
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English river. : OUSE
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Gambler's burden. : IOUS
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English scientist. : HOOKE
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Gives another account. : RETELLS
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Ran. : FLED
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Blackjack in England. : COSH
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Sea birds. : ERNES
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Viva ___. : VOCE
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Full of the misery. : ACHY
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Bridge holding. : THREEKINGS
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"Cap 'n ___." : ERI
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Fix a painting. : RESTORE
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Gettysburg grandmother. : MAMIE
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Athletic field. : OVAL
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Commanding officers. : COS
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Sweaters. : KNITWEAR
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Kegler's milieux. : ALLEYS
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Steinbeck characters. : JOADS
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Two cents in India. : ANNA
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Characteristic of Rudolph and others. : REDNOSES
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Coercion. : DURESS
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On the qui vive. : ALERT
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Wife of Amen. : MUT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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City NW of Los Angeles. : SANTABARBARA
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Author Hamsun and others. : KNUTS
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Filet mignon. : STEAK
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Old-time goblet. : TASS
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Flies high. : SOARS
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Garment workers. : CUTTERUPS
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Part of a hotel. : RESTAURANT
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Strongboxes. : SAFES
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Starred. : SHONE
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Truman's early home. : LAMAR
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Infirm. : ANILE
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Omened. : BODED
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___ Bowl. : HOLLYWOOD
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Burmese Premier. : UNU
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Dickensian character. : SIKES
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Sound of a motor. : PURR
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Stature. : SIZE
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Relative of a samovar. : TEAPOT
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Balance sheet items. : ASSETS
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See 58 Across. : CUTIE
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Ponderosas. : PINETREES
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Gruenther and LeMay: Abbr. : GENS
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Abbreviation on a jet panel. : ALT
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Italian writer. : LEVI
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Proclaiming. : HERALDING
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Strong feeling. : YENS
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Versatile playwright. : NOELCOWARD
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Quiz winner Prato. : GINO
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Ball of thread. : CLUE
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Better half. : MISSUS
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Lustrous pearl. : ORIENT
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It last appeared in 1910. : HALLEYSCOMET
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Milieu for stockings. : FIREPLACE
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Lean-to. : SHED
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Former head of U.S.M.C. : CATES
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Businessmen's group. : NAM
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One of Zeus' offspring. : HELEN
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Speaks lovingly. : COOS
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Fume. : REEK
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Get to work. : DIGIN
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UAW, for instance. : TRADEUNION
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Finnish lake. : ENARE
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Postpone. : DEFER
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Moves swiftly. : SCUDS
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Gift. : FAVOR
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Christopher ___. : SLY
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Nobel Prize author, 1909. : LAGERLOF
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Of meaning. : SEMANTIC
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Native-born Japanese in U. S. : NISEI
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Plume on a helmet. : PANACHE
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Snug harbors. : HAVENS
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Become infuriated. : SEERED
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Helix. : COIL
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Fainéant. : IDLER
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Where Candia is. : CRETE
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Cycle. : PEDAL
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Honey jar. : CRUSE
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Pink. : FLESH
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Attitudinize. : POSE
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Caesar's conquest, 58–51 B. C. : GAUL
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Apteroid birds. : EMUS
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Stirred up. : WOKE
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___ bien. : TRES
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Nothing. : NIL
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Menagerie. : ZOO
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Not vert. : HOR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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