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New York Times, Saturday, December 31, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { F Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,377
Across
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J. ___ Thurmond. : STROM
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Crusades for a principle. : JIHADS
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Peruke. : PERIWIG
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City in central Missouri. : SEDALIA
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Humorful bestseller. : ONIONSINTHESTEW
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German pronoun. : DER
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Bowl. : STADIUM
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Summer, at the Sorbonne. : ETE
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What "aetatis" means. : AGED
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Household necessities. : SOAPS
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Famous rabbit. : BRER
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Rich fabrics. : LAMES
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Musical instrument: Colloq. : UKE
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Strydom adherents. : BOERS
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Piece of a crossword. : LETTER
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Gratings. : GRIDS
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A country: Abbr. : RUSS
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Old-time prosperous state. : WEAL
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In front of: Fr. : AVANT
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Fight against. : RESIST
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Proclamation. : EDICT
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___ West. : MAE
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Radio personality. : SNERD
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Spring time. : LENT
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Commonplace. : BANAL
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Growl. : GNAR
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Bitter beer. : ALE
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Shaw's Liza Doolittle. : GALATEA
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
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Ancient legend in modern version. : TIGERATTHEGATES
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Nail polishes. : ENAMELS
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Journalists. : EDITORS
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Furbishes again. : RERUBS
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Aspires. : SOARS
Down
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Where Dakar is. : SENEGAL
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Ancient galley. : TRIREME
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Short for a big city. : RIO
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Concedes. : OWNS
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Drizzles. : MISTS
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Reckless drivers or coachmen. : JEHUS
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The same. : IDEM
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Is affected by. : HAS
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Changed. : ALTERED
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Weight-conscious ones. : DIETERS
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Lumber camp workers. : SAWERS
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Pertaining to the feet. : PODAL
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Non-Moslems. : GIAOURS
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Short stalk: Bot. : STIPE
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Bismarck is its capital: Abbr. : NDAK
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Take away. : DETRACT
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Extremely irate. : BOILING
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Circus feature. : STUNT
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___ hat. : BRASS
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Common suffix. : EST
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Turn to the right. : GEE
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Encircle. : WREATHE
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Quartet girl. : ADELINE
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Condiment. : VINEGAR
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1 Across, for example. : SENATOR
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Business men. : TRADERS
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Click beetle. : ELATER
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Brewing materials. : MALTS
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Course in morphology: Abbr. : ANAT
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Get into a straight line. : DRESS
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False gods. : BAALS
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English industrial center. : LEEDS
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Harry ___, former boxing champion. : GREB
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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Bizarre bird. : EMU
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___ standstill. : ATA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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