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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,372

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Across
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Political group. : BLOC
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Uncanny. : WEIRD
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Limelight performance. : SOLO
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Janus-faced one. : LIAR
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Modify. : ALTER
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Composer Novello. : IVOR
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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State flower of New Mexico. : YUCCA
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Nancy of TV. : BERG
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Vigil. : WATCH
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A part of every Xmas pageant. : SHEPHERDS
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Shoshonean Prancer and Vixen. : HOPI
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Family of Indian. : DEER
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Meddle in others' affairs. : INTERLOPE
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One of the minor prophets. : MICAH
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Conjunction. : NOR
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Sound. : SANE
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Thinly spread. : SPARSE
38
Jack-in-the-pulpit, for instance. : ARUM
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Man's name meaning laughter. : ISAAC
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Black: Fr. : NOIR
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Member of a family. : PARENT
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Harvest. : CROP
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Confusion. : ADO
48
Oarlock. : THOLE
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Systematized. : REGULATED
51
Ann or Charles. : CAPE
53
River in Eastern Europe. : URAL
54
One of the world's great shrines. : BETHLEHEM
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Gentle touch. : NUDGE
62
Jai ___. : ALAI
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Split. : RIVED
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Speedometer mark. : MILE
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About two lbs. : KILO
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Daughter of Zeus. : IRENE
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Joyeux ___. : NOEL
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Employer. : USER
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Opposite of presto. : LENTO
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Greek god. : ARES
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Sounded the trumpet. : BLEW
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Tobacco-drying compartment. : OAST
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Symbol of Xmas. : CRECHE
5
Distance. : WAY
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Evasions. : ELUSIONS
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Have a hankering. : ITCH
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Move back. : RECEDE
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Hanging. : DRAPE
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Native of Kamchatka. : SIBERIAN
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Done. : OVER
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Title. : LORD
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Clubs or unions: Abbr. : ORGS
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___ d'oeuvres. : HORS
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Cordage fiber. : HEMP
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Braid. : PLAIT
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Not suitable. : INAPT
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Short form of Honoria. : NORAH
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Cape Cod town. : TRURO
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Theme of the angels' song. : PEACE
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Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
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Apart. : ASIDE
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King in the year one. : HEROD
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Cleanse. : SCOUR
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One of the Three Kings. : MELCHIOR
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Reasoning. : ARGUMENT
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Actress Patricia. : NEAL
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Design. : PLAN
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Engage again. : REHIRE
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Girl graduate. : ALUMNA
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Hazard. : PERIL
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Oil center on the Caspian. : BAKU
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Town in ancient Greece, now in ruins. : ELIS
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Story. : TALE
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Level. : EVEN
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Confrere of Balmain. : DIOR
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Part song. : GLEE
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Lampreys. : EELS
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Gloria in Excelsis ___. : DEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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