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WORD-CATCHER

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 666 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 186, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,063
Across
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Zoo attraction. : BEARCUB
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French philosopher. : ABELARD
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Discourse upon. : DISSERT
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On the way. : ENROUTE
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Entertainment time. : MATINEE
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Shunner. : AVOIDER
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Dealings outside the law. : RACKETS
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Cloisonné surfaces. : ENAMELS
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Choppy cross-current. : RIPTIDE
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Girl's name. : AVA
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Remove pitch. : DETAR
31
Hay grasses. : TIMOTHIES
33
Part of a giant's threat. : FUM
34
Sharp flavor. : TANG
36
Firmly fixed. : RIGID
38
Richly crowned. : TIARAED
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An Azores island. : PICO
40
Accustom: Var. : ENURE
42
Indianapolis star. : RACER
44
Garnish. : ADORN
45
Holy: Latin. : SACER
46
Book of New Testament. : STMARK
48
Thief, from the Yiddish. : GANEF
50
Center of a hurricane. : EYE
51
Poets' concerns. : METERS
52
Novelist Stoker. : BRAM
54
Chemical compound. : NITRIDE
56
Berne's river. : AARE
57
Overturned. : CAPSIZED
61
Countenance. : MIEN
62
Guilty, evidently. : REDHANDED
67
British honor: Abbr. : OBE
68
Province of Egypt: Var. : FAYUM
70
Remnants. : ENDS
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Able to change or conform. : ADAPTIVE
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Celtic singer. : BARD
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Despots. : NEROS
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Quotes. : CITES
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Feudal lords. : LIEGES
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Whitened. : BLUED
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Popular-style residences. : RANCHHOUSES
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It divides Paris. : SEINE
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Forfeits. : LOSSES
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Lowed. : MOOED
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Excavation in a mine. : STOPE
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A ripple of interest. : STIR
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Legislative. : ENACTIVE
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Where D. H. Lawrence worked. : TAOS
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"And I'll be in Scotland ___ ye." : AFORE
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Opposite of syn. : ANT
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Putting into circulation. : RELEASING
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Declares emphatically. : VOWS
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Legendary inhabitants of Ireland. : FIRBOLGS
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Unless: Lat. : NISI
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Founder of art center in N. Y. : ROERICH
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Tennis shots. : LOBS
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Unbearable: Colloq. : DEADLY
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Golf score. : PAR
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Former Mormon leader and Senator. : SMOOT
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Negligent. : REMISS
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___ of the Blest. : ISLES
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Jakarta is ___ capital. : JAVAS
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Type of energy. : SOLAR
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Noun suffix. : STER
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Pictures. : DEPICTS
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Kilt. : PLEAT
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Girl in an old song. : NITA
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Brothers. : MEN
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Renders unfit to drink. : DENATURES
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Change. : ALTER
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Moslem sacred book. : ALCORAN
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State of having wings. : ALATION
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Bound by an armistice. : TRUCIAL
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Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
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Revealed a secret. : TATTLED
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Put into motion. : ACTUATE
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Songbird. : TANAGER
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Rubbers. : ERASERS
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Settled snugly. : NESTLED
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Chides. : BERATES
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Forward!: Fr. : ENAVANT
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Secret. : ARCANUM
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Korean soldier. : ROK
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Signaled. : CUED
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Speak. : UTTER
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Put into brisk action. : BESTIR
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___ Beauty. : AMERICAN
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Censorial action. : BAN
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Curb. : LIMIT
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Cause of pallor. : ANEMIA
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Put a new film in. : RELOADED
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A naval greyhound. : DESTROYER
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Where Balboa first saw the Pacific. : DARIEN
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Creeper-clad. : IVIED
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Morsels of appeasement. : SOPS
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Have a place. : SIT
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Structure. : EDIFICE
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Calorie counter. : REDUCER
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Earthly quakes. : TREMORS
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Amalekite king. : AGAG
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Former envoy to Lebanon. : HARE
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Snatches. : GRABS
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Fabric. : DENIM
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Certain inventors. : PATENTEES
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Hilly region of Morocco. : ERRIF
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Knot again. : RETIE
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Ancient deity. : SERAPIS
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"Waterfront" director. : KAZAN
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Type of portal. : FRENCHDOORS
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Taj ___. : MAHAL
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Annie ___, founder of Barnard. : MEYER
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Indian: Span. : INDIO
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Total. : ADD
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Deep-dish fruit pie. : COBBLER
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Pearly shellfish. : ABALONE
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A reading. : PERUSAL
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Heartwood. : DURAMEN
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Slacken. : EASEOFF
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Of the fingers. : DIGITAL
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"Some Enchanted ___." : EVENING
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Black Rock and Mojave. : DESERTS
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Single: Prefix. : MONO
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Symington and Erwin. : STUS
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Line below the main part of type. : DESCENDER
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Highlander. : SCOT
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This: Span. : ESTA
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Minor points. : DETAILS
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Throw with effort. : HEAVE
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Mar. : SPOIL
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Mollycoddle. : SISSY
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Fault. : ERROR
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Edward ___. : VII
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Does the crawl. : SWIMS
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Waned. : EBBED
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Be pulled down. : GRAVITATE
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Kitchen utensil. : SCOOP
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Founder of the Ottoman Empire. : OSMAN
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Prophetic. : ORACULAR
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Dutch gin. : HOLLANDS
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Remove upright spars. : DISMAST
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Heroine of "Great Expectations." : ESTELLA
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Needlepoint lace. : ALENCON
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Family man. : PAPA
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Chinese money of account. : TAEL
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Sign in a certain way. : INITIAL
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Surfeit. : SATIATE
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A speedboat. : SEASLED
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Sen. Capehart's colleague. : JENNER
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Geologist's concern. : STRATA
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Flexible cane. : RATTAN
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Patriot of Franklin's day. : DEANE
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Paving blocks. : SETTS
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Widow's right: Scots Law. : TERCE
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Sediment. : DREG
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Drip: Dial. : SILE
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Wheel's marks. : RUTS
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Eggs. : OVA
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Trim. : CUT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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