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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,066
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Bath and Brighton. : SPAS
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Showing surprise. : AGAPE
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Baneful influence. : EVIL
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Eating place on a roundup. : CHUCKWAGON
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Flaring star. : NOVA
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Authority on pronunciation. : ORTHOEPIST
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Mr. Atlee. : CLEM
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"___ these truths . . . " : WEHOLD
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People of the Alps. : TIROLESE
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Vincent Lopez's theme song. : NOLA
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Hybrid of bison and cow. : CATALO
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Girl in "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
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The richest part. : FAT
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Flower part. : PISTIL
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Mohammed ___ of Pakistan. : ALI
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Rich beverage. : COCOA
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Creator of Captain Nemo. : VERNE
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Early Dickens. : BOZ
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Gallery ornament. : ART
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Harsh cleanser. : LYE
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Genus of fiddler crabs. : UCA
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Author's aid. : AGENT
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Geographic phenomena. : ISLES
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Singable words. : LYRICS
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Dine. : EAT
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Let it stand. : STET
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A group of worshipers. : CHURCH
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Literate pronoun. : WHOM
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Old-time photographer. : TINTYPER
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Sobriquet for a prizefighter. : MAULER
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Concept. : IDEA
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Foreordain. : PREDESTINE
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Stronghold. : FORT
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Periods of night work. : LATESHIFTS
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Floating ice. : FLOE
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January: Span. : ENERO
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Treetop hideaway. : NEST
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Harbor boat. : SCOW
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Study of skull bumps. : PHRENOLOGY
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Granter of a privilege. : AUTHORIZER
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School: Lat. : SCHOLA
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Greatly impressed. : AWED
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Mountain pass. : GAP
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Fast and excitedly: Music. : AGITATO
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Set down. : POSIT
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Deceive into difficulty. : ENTRAP
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Hem in. : ENCLOSE
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Field mouse. : VOLE
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Modern American composer. : IVES
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Limping. : LAME
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Nut used for soda flavor. : KOLA
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Evergreen trees. : OLIVES
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Prickly pears. : CACTI
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Intrigue. : CABAL
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Favoring. : FOR
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Realistic. : TRUETOLIFE
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Growths of value, sometimes unearned. : INCREMENTS
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Rested against. : LEANT
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Appealing, as a song. : CATCHY
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Deity of Islam. : ALLAH
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Still. : YET
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To wink. : NICTATE
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Hide. : SECRETE
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Limber. : SUPPLE
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Surround. : SHUTIN
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Tried for re-election. : RERAN
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Gov. Langlie's state: Abbr. : WASH
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Quarrel. : TIFF
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Object of devotion. : IDOL
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Not the noblest Roman. : NERO
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In the middle: Comb. form. : MESO
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Be tranquil. : REST
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German article. : DER

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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