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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 20-Across clue had "duo"; corrected this to "due."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,045

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Across
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Comedy part in an opera. : BUFFO
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Matador's swirling garment. : CAPE
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Old ___. : SALT
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Twig from a willow tree. : OSIER
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Irish isles. : ARAN
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Reception. : LEVEE
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Operatic role. : DESDEMONA
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Uno, due, ___. : TRE
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Momentous. : GREAT
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Shaped like dice. : CUBED
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Speaks bombastically: Colloq. : SPOUTS
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Wisconsin's pride. : CHEESE
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Prayer. : LITANY
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Be a breadwinner. : TOIL
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Sea N. of Iran. : ARAL
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Sans fleece. : SHORN
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Float for a fishing line. : BOB
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Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Duncan Phyfe. : PERIODFURNITURE
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Correspondent's afterthoughts. : PSS
41
Containing fertile soil. : LOAMY
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Combined. : ONED
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Her real name is Eugenia. : JINX
44
Ancestor of the bassinet. : CRADLE
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Labored earnestly. : STROVE
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Resolve. : DECIDE
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Oar support. : THOLE
52
Dr. Van Kleffens of U. N. : EELCO
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Tack. : SEW
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Loser of the Davis Cup. : AUSTRALIA
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King or queen. : TITLE
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Move swiftly. : FLEE
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Chink. : RIFT
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Scrape off. : ERASE
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Ward off. : FEND
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The children's "ambassador." : KAYE
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Fumed. : RAGED
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Desert one's party. : BOLT
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Employer. : USER
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Insignia worn by few. : FIVESTARS
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Retainer. : FEE
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Where the Cascades are. : OREGON
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Midshipman's equal. : CADET
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Zones. : AREAS
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Completed. : PAST
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Position on an eleven. : END
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Gov. King of Hawaii. : SAMUEL
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Clay for a pueblo. : ADOBE
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Roadways. : LANES
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Commerce. : TRADE
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Sea urchins. : ECHINI
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Victor Hugo's "___ Blas." : RUY
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Language allied to Sanskrit. : PALI
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Iowa's pride. : CORN
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Member of a Finnic people. : LAPP
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Angers. : IRES
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Cousin of a standpatter. : TORY
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Seaport of Tunisia. : SFAX
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Sound of hesitation. : HUM
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Bonn's legislative body. : BUNDESTAG
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Russian city. : OREL
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Fictional Adam. : BEDE
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Dickens hero. : OLIVER
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Settled. : DONE
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Amphibian. : TOAD
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Shook up roughly. : JOLTED
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Three hundred. : CCC
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Disturber of the peace. : RIOTER
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Pentagon personnel. : STAFF
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Important northern defense base. : THULE
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World Series player. : ROSEN
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Idolize. : DEIFY
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Flushed with success. : ELATE
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Noted nom de plume. : ELIA
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In addition. : ELSE
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Burdock. : WEED
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Where Hot Springs is: Abbr. : ARK
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Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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