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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,067
Across
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Sidewalk edge in London. : KERB
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Part of a coat. : LAPEL
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Algerian city. : ORAN
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Eastern name. : OMAR
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Faisal's people. : IRAQI
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Irk: Colloq. : RILE
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Heroine of "Strange Interlude." : NINA
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Player not on the regular team. : SCRUB
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Popular public figure. : IDOL
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Green monkeys. : GRIVETS
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Historic castle in Sussex. : ARUNDEL
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Circus potable. : ADE
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Full: Spanish. : PLENO
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Spanish dance. : FANDANGO
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A particular expedient. : TACTIC
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Dialect. : IDIOM
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Dill seed. : ANET
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Killer whale. : ORCA
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Calendar abbreviation. : NOV
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Dressen's predecessor. : SHOTTON
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Purpose. : AIM
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Irving Bacheller hero. : EBEN
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Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
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Girl's name. : ALINE
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French painter. : RENOIR
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Tropical bird. : FLAMINGO
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Scenic resort in Alberta. : BANFF
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Silent. : MUM
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Resembling. : SIMILAR
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Navy missile. : TORPEDO
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Product of Australia. : WOOL
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Asian V. I. P. : NEHRU
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Beasts of burden. : OXEN
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Great name in art. : DURER
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Liquid measure. : PINT
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Does too much talking. : GABS
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Author of "The Flowering Peach." : ODETS
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Graham of football. : OTTO
Down
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"King ___." : KONG
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Title in Hejaz. : EMIR
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Title in Sarawak. : RANI
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Characteristic of D'Artagnan. : BRAVADO
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Take advice. : LISTEN
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Rainbows. : ARCS
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Bogey. : PAR
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Match. : EQUAL
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Opera-goer's must. : LIBRETTO
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River in Venezuela. : ORINOCO
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Lorna Doone's friend. : RIDD
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Relative of the yucca. : ALOE
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Miss Gwyn. : NELL
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Cheeses. : EDAMS
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One: Italian. : UNA
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Bishop. : PONTIFF
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Much above the average. : FINER
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Building material. : ADOBE
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Scottish actor. : NIVEN
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Old Bailey. : GAOL
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"Mule ___." : TRAIN
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Sugar, water, flavoring. : ICING
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Opposite of intaglio. : CAMEO
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Useful abbreviation. : ETAL
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The man with the hideaway. : HERNANDO
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City in Belgium. : NAMUR
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Post ___. : NOBILLS
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Crocodile River of South Africa. : LIMPOPO
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Adjective suffix. : IAL
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What Colette wrote about. : AMOURS
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Famous Austrian. : FREUD
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Gulp: Slang. : SWIG
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Trivial thing. : IOTA
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Biblical land. : MOAB
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Waste allowance. : TRET
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Subway sign. : EXIT
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Fender flaw. : DENT
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Preposition. : ONTO
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Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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