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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,353
Across
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Beginning at. : FROM
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Native of the Moroccan coast. : RIFF
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Pueblo dweller. : HOPI
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Noted Italian writer. : LEVI
14
Of a time. : ERAL
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Relative of a bicuspid. : MOLAR
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Declare in too strong terms. : OVERSTATE
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The Colosseum, for instance. : ARENA
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Descriptive of a heavy downpour. : CATSANDDOGS
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Listless musing. : REVERIE
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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Verily. : AMEN
26
Case for toiletries. : ETUI
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Hatred: Prefix. : MIS
31
Let enter. : ALLOW
33
Impressive. : GRANDIOSE
35
Boor. : LOUT
36
Business upturns. : BOOMS
37
Native of the Philippines. : SULU
38
Controversial government policy. : FREETRADE
40
Studio prop. : EASEL
41
Use a comptometer. : ADD
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Bridle path. : RIDE
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Pteroid parts. : ALAE
44
Opposite of nord. : SUD
45
Construction man. : ERECTOR
48
Ethel Merman vehicle. : CALLMEMADAM
53
Mrs. Jackie Robinson. : RAE
54
Profound: Poet. : ADEEP
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Extirpate. : ERADICATE
57
Chateau products. : WINES
58
City near Dayton. : LIMA
59
Unlocks: Poet. : OPES
60
Sojourn. : STOP
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Old-time goblet. : TASS
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Victim of feudalism. : ESNE
Down
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Puzzle: Colloq. : FLOOR
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Skits, songs, dances, etc. : REVUE
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Rated too high. : OVERVALUED
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Me: German. : MIR
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Engage the services of. : RETAIN
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Wrathful. : IRATE
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Dietary substances. : FATS
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Chigger. : FLEA
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Tartar clan. : HORDE
10
Vegatable oil churned with skim milk. : OLEO
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Heartache. : PANG
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She died with Cleopatra. : IRAS
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European capital. : MADRID
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Metal fastener. : SCREW
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Parts of speech. : NOUNS
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Behave theatrically. : EMOTE
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Disintegrate. : ERODE
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Hazards for the unwary. : MOUSETRAPS
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Seagirt land. : ISLE
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Pas ___, solo dance. : SEUL
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Esparto grass. : ALFA
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Lady in our U.N. group. : LORD
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Herdman's stick. : GOAD
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Character in "Ivanhoe." : ISAAC
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"Father of the ___." : BRIDE
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Good bridge cards. : TRUMPS
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Gum resin. : ELEMI
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Plowed fields, in the Southwest. : ARADAS
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Result of watching Nancy Berg's program. : SLEEP
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Cheddars' cousins. : EDAMS
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Avenaceous. : OATEN
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Nimble Dodger. : REESE
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Strident sounds. : CAWS
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Tunnel in a mine. : ADIT
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Soft, light fabric. : LENO
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Blend. : MELT
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___ da capo. : ARIA
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College in Cedar Rapids. : COE

Answer summary: 1 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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