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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,376

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Busy housewife. : CLEANER
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Special talents. : FLAIRS
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Limited supply. : SHORTAGE
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Type of sharply pointed arch. : LANCET
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Calypso island. : TRINIDAD
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Bluest of blue. : INDIGO
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Spoilage. : ROT
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Conducted. : PILOTED
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Hearer. : EAR
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Brother song team. : AMES
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Tombigbee. : RIVER
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Atoll. : ISLE
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Biblical weeds. : TARES
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Mr. McCrary. : TEX
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Appear. : ENTER
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List. : ITEMIZE
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Native of Antioch. : TURK
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Cherry color. : CERISE
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Typewriter part. : RIBBON
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Small fry. : TADS
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Extraterritorial area. : ENCLAVE
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Pack animal. : CAMEL
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Shout for attention. : HEY
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Links parts. : HOLES
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Dregs. : LEES
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Excise affairs. : TAXES
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Tangy. : TART
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Skill. : ART
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Describing certain eyes. : WIDESET
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Devotee of the new. : NEO
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Winter wear. : MITTEN
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One symbol of prosperity. : MOTORCAR
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Least ruddy. : PALEST
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Forecasters. : PROPHETS
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Icy rains. : SLEETS
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Stretching muscles. : TENSORS
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Salt of a certain acid. : CHROMATE
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Street-corner idler. : LOITERER
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Sea eagle. : ERN
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On tiptoe. : ATIP
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Lowest point. : NADIR
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Liberté, ___, fraternité. : EGALITE
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Submerged again. : REDOVE
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William Bridgeman, for example. : FLIER
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Earth. : LAND
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Also. : AND
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Most wintry. : ICIEST
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Entertain well. : REGALE
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Keeper of supplies. : STORER
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Layered, like rocks. : STRATIC
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Written portion. : TEXT
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Descendants of Shem. : SEMITES
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Desk blemish. : INKBLOT
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Fiber for rugs. : SISAL
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Author Remarque. : ERICH
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British letter. : ZED
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Coffee pot. : URN
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Tightrope walker. : BALANCER
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Puts on pounds. : OVEREATS
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Wise men. : NESTORS
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Fish delicacy. : SHAD
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Architect's mistake. : EYESORE
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Grips firmly. : CLAMPS
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Rabbit-ears item. : AERIAL
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Spunk or spirit. : METTLE
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Release. : EXEMPT
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Colors. : TINTS
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___ Hall University. : SETON
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Pioneer land. : WEST
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The best. : TOPS
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Quoits mark. : TEE
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Greek letter. : RHO

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