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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,352

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Across
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Angler's prize. : BASS
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Mild oath. : BEGAD
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Sirius. : STAR
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A successful password. : OPENSESAME
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What "skookum" means. : AONE
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Push-button technology. : AUTOMATION
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Rawboned. : SPARESET
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Deposed. : OUSTED
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Makes lace. : TATS
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Tie silk. : SURAH
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Singer Roberta. : PETERS
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He wrote "Way of the World." : CONGREVE
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Mohammedan nobles. : AMIRS
31
Uhlan's weapon. : LANCE
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Persian chief. : MIR
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Wins at rummy. : GINS
34
Department of France. : AISNE
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Mata ___. : HARI
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Shoe leather. : ELK
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Slithering. : SNAKY
38
Gate of a chateau. : PORTE
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Be affected by a blow, à la the comics. : SEESTARS
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Rowdydow. : RUCKUS
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Lengths of film. : REELS
43
Escapade. : LARK
44
Smooth in manner. : URBANE
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Over. : FINISHED
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Panorama. : VIEW
51
Narrow escape. : CLOSESHAVE
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She: Span. : ELLA
54
Kind of TV set. : TABLEMODEL
55
Cohort. : ALLY
56
Mugginses. : ASSES
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Belém's river. : PARA
Down
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Neckpieces. : BOAS
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"Since Hector was ___." : APUP
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Prickle. : SETA
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Violent winds: Colloq. : SNORTERS
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Jungle denizens. : BEASTS
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Tennessee's favorite son. : ESTES
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Movement. : GAIT
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Inform against. : DENOUNCE
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Arabian windstorm. : SARSAR
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Follow orders strictly. : TOETHEMARK
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"The Diary of ___ Frank." : ANNE
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Supreme Court Justice. : REED
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Defames. : SMEARS
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Beseech. : URGE
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Small boy. : SONNY
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Leaves. : PAGES
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Pinza role in "South Pacific." : EMILE
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Peter Pan's friend. : TINKERBELL
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Hogsheads. : CASKS
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Taste for artistic objects. : VIRTU
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Iroquoians. : ERIES
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Untruthers. : LIARS
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Literary excerpts. : ANALECTA
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Place of business for certain "lend-lease" deals. : HOCKSHOP
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British gun. : STEN
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Meticulosity. : PURISM
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Plan for the St. Lawrence. : SEAWAY
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Hindu princesses. : RANEES
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Rouget de ___, composer of "Marseillaise." : LISLE
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Part of the eye. : UVEA
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Runnel. : RILL
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Watch pockets. : FOBS
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"Humpty Dumpty ___ great fall." : HADA
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Incessantly. : EVER
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Place ___ Concorde. : DELA
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Spanish article. : LAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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