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WORD HUNT

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 1955

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 148, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.01, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 74-Across clue had "Leader"; changed it to "leader."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,350
Across
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Advertiser's concern. : MEDIA
6
Gov. Gary's state: Abbr. : OKLA
10
For this case only. : ADHOC
15
Book of the Bible. : AMOS
19
It's sometimes candied. : ORANGEPEEL
21
Type of building exterior. : BROWNSTONE
23
Natives of Morocco. : TANGERINES
24
Cook of the Hispaniola. : JOHNSILVER
25
A substitute for: Suffix. : ETTE
26
Dictum: Colloq. : SAYSO
27
Ancestor of Noah. : ENOS
28
Graylags. : GEESE
29
___ hold. : TOE
30
Child, in the Philippines. : BATA
31
Cape at tip of Avalon Peninsula. : RACE
33
First word of 106 Across. : THE
34
Quickly: Fr. : VITE
35
Duty. : PART
36
___ lux (let there be light): Lat. : FIAT
38
Boyle's ___. : LAW
41
Give gratuitous advice: Colloq. : KIBITZ
44
Depression. : DENT
45
Cellini, for example. : GOLDSMITH
47
Wading bird. : EGRET
48
Years without end. : EONS
49
Gypsy gentlemen. : RYES
50
Mine: Fr. : AMOI
51
Nautical term. : ALOW
52
Firmness. : IRON
53
Bucephalus. : STEED
55
Slumbered. : SLEPT
56
Pull. : TOW
57
Retreat. : IVORYTOWER
59
Mizzen royal. : SAIL
60
"Moonlight" and "Pathetique." : SONATAS
62
Arthurian knight. : BALAN
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Fingers. : PINKIES
66
___ entendu. : BIEN
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Symbol of speed. : BLUESTREAK
69
144: Abbr. : GRO
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Greek letter. : THETA
72
Nickname for a thin man. : SLATS
73
Impair. : HARM
74
Band leader Fields. : SHEP
75
Military organization: Abbr. : ROTC
76
Grand. : EPIC
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Be bad for. : HURT
78
Put together unskillfully. : BOTCH
79
Phrase for an athlete. : INTHEPINK
81
"An empty bubble." : FAME
82
Reliable. : TRUSTY
83
Cloud region. : SKY
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Furnish. : LEND
85
Roll over, as waves. : COMB
86
Trappings. : GEAR
87
Incidental. : BYE
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Keep clear of. : SHUN
89
Scope for action. : PLAY
90
Average: Abbr. : AVG
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Large square folio. : ATLAS
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___-pie (from head to foot). : CAPA
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Walt Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
100
Scent. : ODOR
101
Foreign Office report on Maclean-Burgess case. : WHITEPAPER
103
Part of the Sermon on the Mount. : GOLDENRULE
105
Mystery story trickery. : REDHERRING
106
Good example of iambic pentameter. : GRAYSELEGY
107
Certainties. : YEAS
108
Harangue. : ORATE
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Certain speeches: Abbr. : SERS
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Gaucho's weapon. : BOLAS
Down
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Song. : MOTET
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Her symbol is the lyre. : ERATO
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Poet Rossetti. : DANTE
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Prize-winning playwright. : INGE
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Time of life. : AGE
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Somniferous. : OPIATE
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British crown colony. : KENYA
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Robert and Fitzhugh. : LEES
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The outs. : ALSORANS
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Ignoble. : ABJECT
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Pilotless airplane. : DRONE
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Well, well! : HOHO
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Acknowledges. : OWNS
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Credit notes: Abbr. : CNS
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Species of tamarisk. : ATLEE
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Actuate. : MOVE
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Some persons. : ONES
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Withered. : SERE
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
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Spectacles. : SIGHTS
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Deck post. : BITT
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Gleason's friend. : ART
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Children. : TADS
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Object. : VIEW
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First postage stamp ever issued: Colloq. : PENNYBLACK
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Anteroom. : FOYER
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TV program, "___ Three Lives." : ILED
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Conspicuous positions. : LIMELIGHTS
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Over. : ATOP
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Least bit. : WHIT
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English poet. : KEATS
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A kind of dwelling. : IGLOO
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Dessert. : BROWNBETTY
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Postern. : DOOR
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Gardener's asset. : GREENTHUMB
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U. N. delegate from Beirut. : MALIK
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Marc Antony's friend. : EROS
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Turgenev. : IVAN
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Resting surfaces. : SOLES
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Poetic contraction. : TWAS
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Declined. : SANK
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Willow. : ITEA
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Snug. : TAUT
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Mongkut's kingdom. : SIAM
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Letter. : AITCH
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Forward. : PERT
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Assemble. : ERECT
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Knowledge: Comb. form. : SOPHY
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Subterfuge. : BLIND
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Scarce. : RARE
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Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
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Bird sound. : HONK
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Short ride. : SPIN
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Poor. : SOUR
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Type of foil. : EPEE
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Short form of a short order. : HAMNEGGS
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Animal sound. : BRAY
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Residence of René Coty. : ELYSEE
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Succés ___ (smash bit). : FOU
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Plagues. : TEASES
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Censure. : CHARGE
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Miss Cooper. : GLADYS
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Thermae. : BATHS
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Used up. : SPENT
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Hemingway character. : PILAR
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Biblical name. : ADUEL
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Gorki's waterfront. : VOLGA
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Historic English family. : GREYS
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Wrong. : AWRY
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Pronoun. : THEE
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Girl's name. : LIDA
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Writer of mysteries. : CARR
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Upolo port. : APIA
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Learning. : LORE
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Plinth. : ORLO
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Old hand. : PRO
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Pointed end. : NEB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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