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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,354
Across
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Football kick or pass. : SPIRAL
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Type of entertainment. : CABARET
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Nevada Senator. : MALONE
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Admire fulsomely. : ADULATE
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Miss Francis. : ARLENE
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Genuine. : BONAFIDE
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Norwegian V. I. P. : LIE
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English kings. : EDWARDS
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German article. : EIN
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Last words of actors' speeches. : TAGS
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Business boomers. : SALES
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The bond of marriage. : KNOT
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Makes believe. : SHAMS
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Hobby. : FAD
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Place in which a case is tried. : VENUE
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Superlatively foxy. : SLIEST
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Little ones. : MITES
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Those born between July 22 and August 22. : LEOS
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Canonical hour, at noon. : SEXT
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Sharp and harsh. : ACERB
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Genus of spider monkeys. : ATELES
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Terrain of "Wuthering Heights." : MOORS
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A number of years. : DAY
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"Well, I ___!" : NEVER
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A double possessive. : OURS
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Large food fishes. : CEROS
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Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
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Bustle. : ADO
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City in California. : SALINAS
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Edge. : LIP
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Trumpet blasts. : TANTARAS
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Flowering plant of pea family. : LUPINE
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Salutation for a love letter. : DEARONE
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Fields and rinks. : ARENAS
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Shores. : STRANDS
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Start. : DEPART
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Deep-blue pigments. : SMALTS
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Outcasts. : PARIAHS
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Not right. : ILLEGAL
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Table delicacy. : ROE
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"Sister ___." : ANNE
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Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
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Mystical art. : CABALA
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Cherished greatly. : ADORED
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Political groups. : BUNDS
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Exclamation. : ALAS
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Britain's air arm. : RAF
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Saint ___, French industrial city. : ETIENNE
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Dull. : TEDIOUS
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Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
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Propels lightly. : WAFTS
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Happy individuals. : SMILERS
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Pa and Ma of films. : KETTLES
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Wise ones. : SEERS
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Shrew. : VIXEN
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Show grief. : SOB
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Contended. : MET
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Continue speaking, in Biblical phrase. : SAYON
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Wild sheep of Africa. : AOUDADS
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Mark of high rank. : CORONET
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Fanny Burney classic. : EVELINA
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Study group. : SEMINAR
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Medieval protective device. : MOAT
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Florida resort city. : DELAND
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Springs (from). : ARISES
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Most mature. : RIPEST
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Leslie of the movies. : CARON
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Menu item. : SALAD
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Name meaning princess. : SARA
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Positive. : SURE
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Nautical man. : TAR
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Zip. : PEP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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