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New York Times, Tuesday, February 1, 1955

Author:
E. E. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,044

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Across
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Greek Premier. : PAPAGOS
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Charles. : PRINCE
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Eisenhower's home town. : ABILENE
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19th century war. : CRIMEAN
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Choral composition. : CANTATA
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Most optimistic. : ROSIEST
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Business abbreviation. : EST
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Grooved a board, in carpentry. : RABBETED
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Pump. : SHOE
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Dodger star. : REESE
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Lawyer's assets. : CLIENTS
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Fixes. : SETS
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Sounds of sorrow. : BOOHOOS
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Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
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Persian. : CAT
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Strictness. : RIGOR
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Quit. : LEAVE
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Familiar. : OLD
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Legal officials: Abbr. : DAS
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Illegal occupant of a throne. : USURPER
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Stronghold of a castle. : KEEP
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Food fish. : SNAPPER
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Girl's name. : EDNA
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West German state. : HESSE
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Drive off: Colloq. : SCAT
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Guiding principle. : POLESTAR
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Cinder. : ASH
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A condiment. : VINEGAR
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Prince, now aged 21. : AKIHITO
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Fans. : ADORERS
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Venerator. : REVERER
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Verb inflections. : TENSES
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Temblors. : TREMORS
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Ambles. : PACES
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Steed for a cowboy. : PINTO
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High, in music. : ALT
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Apparatus. : GEAR
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Smallest of the Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
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Construction men of the Navy. : SEABEES
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Remonstrance. : PROTEST
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Singer Stevens. : RISE
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Ammonia compounds. : IMIDES
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Born. : NEE
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En tout ___. : CAS
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Adjectival suffix. : ENT
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Helmet plumes. : CRESTS
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Golfer Hogan. : BEN
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Type of chamber used for recording effects. : ECHO
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A quick summary: Colloq. : RECAP
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Verse. : STAVE
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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U. N. lady. : LORD
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Exceeded. : BROKE
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Removed the squeak. : OILED
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Utah city. : OGDEN
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A great number: Colloq. : SLUE
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Transgresses. : ERRS
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Squared blocks of building stone. : ASHLARS
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Curls the lip. : SNEERS
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Parvenu. : UPSTART
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Martin in December, Rayburn in January. : SPEAKER
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Plot element in many spy stories. : PAPERS
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Onager. : ASS
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Capital city. : CAIRO
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Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
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U. N. delegate from Iceland. : THORS
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Double curve. : OGEE
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Split. : RIVE
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Liquid container. : VAT
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Fresh-water fish. : IDE
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Sine qua ___. : NON
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Slight clearing of the throat. : HEM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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