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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 63, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 534 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Replaced "Forbus" with the correctly spelled "Faubus" in 14-Down.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,056
Across
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Last home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
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Doubly. : TWICE
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Relative of a butte. : MESA
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___ Grande. : CASA
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Former name of Hussein's land. : TRANSJORDAN
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Declare. : AVER
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Monkshood. : ATIS
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Broke. : IMPECUNIOUS
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Famous precision dancers. : ROCKETTES
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Cream. : TOP
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Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
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Severe critic. : SLATER
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Esteem. : VALUE
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Bring about. : CREATE
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Sparkling. : GLEAMY
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Instruments of correction. : ERASERS
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Jekyll's evil self. : HYDE
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Coin of Manila. : PESO
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Truth: Fr. : VERITE
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Girl's nickname. : TESS
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Soviet press group. : TASS
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Vaticinator. : SEER
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African river. : NIGER
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Sea NE of Australia. : CORAL
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Petronius' lampoon of Nero's court. : SATYRICON
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Red: Italian. : ROSSO
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Wave: Span. : OLA
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Jug. : EWER
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Feudal underling. : ESNE
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Paper holder on a printing press. : GRIPPER
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French genre painter. : MEISSONIER
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Failure: Slang. : DUD
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Not at sea. : ASHORE
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Vex: Scot. : FASH
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Edible part. : MEAT
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Oxfords. : TIES
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Islands: Fr. : ILES
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Paul Richards, for instance. : ORIOLE
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Sward. : SOD
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Glowing. : CANDESCENT
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Washday operation. : RINSING
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Assam hills. : NAGA
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Zinka Milanov role. : AIDA
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Links place. : TEE
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Experience. : TASTE
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Outcome. : RESULTANT
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Silk fibers. : FLOSS
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Foretell. : AUGUR
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The knees-and-elbows oracle. : DIOR
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Sen. Bender's home. : OHIO
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Racing stable gear. : TACK
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Humiliates. : ABASES
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Of gases: Comb. form. : AERO
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Eyes: Poet. : ORBS
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Garbs. : ENROBES
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Voices. : UTTERS
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Famous name in physics. : AMPERE
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Amaryllis plant. : AGAVE
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Christmas décor. : TINSEL
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Estuary of the Amazon. : PARA
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Man's nickname. : LON
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Kindly. : BENIGNANT
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Frustrated desires. : REPRESSIONS
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Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
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Vegetable. : OKRA
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Tourists' mecca. : EMPIRESTATE
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Mild oath. : GOSH
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Suppose: Arch. : WEEN
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Unwashed. : DIRTY
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Tiger mosquito. : AEDES
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Buttonhole. : STITCH
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HQ for National Guard. : ARMORY
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Planned in detail. : MAPPED
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Scarf. : ASCOT
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Modern girl's name. : TONI
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Twists forcibly. : WRINGS
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Words of a witness. : IDO
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Reason enough. : CAUSE
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Subjugators. : ENSLAVERS
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Joan of Arc, for instance. : MARTYR
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Bacchant cry. : EVOE
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Concealing. : SECRETING
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Gov. Faubus' state: Abbr. : ARK
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Disastrous. : CATASTROPHIC
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Former Prime Minister. : ATTLEE
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Old French gentlemen. : SIEURS
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Impose a fine on. : ASSESS
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Southern specialties. : JULEPS
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___ Marie Saint. : EVA
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Eskimo. : AMERIND
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P. I. tribe. : AETA
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Perplexed. : LOST
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College officer: Abbr. : REG
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Early monastic. : ESSENE
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Mythical lady. : INO
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Brews. : ALES
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Curious one. : EYER
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Goddess of strife. : ERIS
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State of ease. : COMFORT
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Genus of shrubs. : OLEARIA
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Fruit. : RAISINS
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Divas' show pieces. : ARIAS
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Morocco port opposite Gibraltar. : CEUTA
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City near Perugia. : SPOLETO
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Makes placid. : SERENES
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Ballplayer Minoso. : ORESTES
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Distaff. : WOMEN
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Demolished. : RASED
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Composer of nine symphonies. : SHOSTAKOVICH
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Short jackets. : ETONS
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City in N.W. France. : DINAN
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Max Perkins, for instance. : EDITOR
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Place. : LIEU
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Alphonse and Léon, French writers. : DAUDETS
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Roman censor. : CATO
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Moroccan seaport. : SAFI
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Money advanced for an enterprise. : GRUBSTAKE
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Sparkled. : GLISTERED
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Time. : ERA
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Wood of a Moroccan tree. : ARAR
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Chicago's center. : LOOP
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Go: Scot. : GAE
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Croaky. : HOARSE
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Container for pekoe. : TEABAG
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Man's name. : ANGELO
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Fireplace devices. : CRANES
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Vacation byproduct. : SUNTAN
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Lively wit: French. : ESPRIT
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Take on new cargo. : RELOAD
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Famous name in literature. : BRONTE
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Comprehends: Colloq. : SENSES
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Implore. : BEG
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Varnish resin. : ELEMI
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Plantation title. : MASSA
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Concerning. : INRE
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Ethereal: Poet. : AERY
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Warning exclamation. : NOW
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Present participle: Abbr. : PPR
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Noun suffix. : ITE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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