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New York Times, Friday, February 4, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Docile relative of the rhino. : TAPIR
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Sharp, sibilant sound. : HISS
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Flowers, in florists' parlance. : MUMS
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Transjordan seaport. : AQABA
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Remarkable: Scot. : UNCO
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Over again. : ANEW
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Dangerous game. : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Obvious. : PATENT
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Man's name. : IRA
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Losing tennis strokes. : NETS
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Rutgers' symbol. : SCARLET
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Schnauzer or saluki. : DOG
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Hullabaloos. : DINS
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City in Gelderland. : EDE
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Revise. : EDIT
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Early Chinese poet. : LIPO
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The unforgotten Miss Janis. : ELSIE
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Site for U. S. Air Force Academy. : COLORADOSPRINGS
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Native of Basra. : IRAQI
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Diving bird. : COOT
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Babylonian sun-god. : UTU
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Fine sand in a river. : SILT
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Kinsman: Abbr. : BRO
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Lists of starting players. : LINEUPS
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Bobbing up and down. : AHOP
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Actress ___ Marie Saint. : EVA
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Samoan seaport. : APIA
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Where the midnight choo-choo goes. : ALABAM
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Patriotic song. : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Tenor's specialty. : ARIA
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Stadium syllables. : RAHS
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One's own children. : DEARS
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The Harp, a constellation. : LYRA
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Roy Rogers' real surname. : SLYE
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Waterproofed canvas. : TARP
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Water: Latin. : AQUA
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After. : PAST
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Creator of Hedda and Nora. : IBSEN
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Showered. : RAINED
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18 Down was one. : HUN
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Concerning: Latin. : INRE
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Dundee's indigenes. : SCOTS
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Fountain. : SOURCE
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Girl's name. : MAE
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Conjunction denoting time. : UNTIL
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Rhythm, in England. : METRE
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Result of toil. : SWEAT
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Role in "Sign of the Pagan." : ATTILA
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New Governor of Pennsylvania. : LEADER
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Sly and malicious: Slang. : SNIDE
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Object of veneration. : RELIC
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Numerical combining form. : DECI
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Quality of spice. : ODOR
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Site of the Coolidge Dam. : GILA
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Recognizes: Colloq. : SPOTS
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Small, brimless hat. : TOQUE
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Rome's seaport. : OSTIA
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Would-be V. I. P. : SNOB
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Author Gouzenko. : IGOR
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___ perpetua (may it last forever): Idaho's motto. : ESTO
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Code of ceremonies. : RITUAL
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New York residential suburb. : PELHAM
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Cloth gaiters. : UPPERS
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World's largest coal-shipping port. : TOLEDO
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Of Blackstone's profession. : LEGAL
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Decorator's shade. : IVORY
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Opposite of zenith. : NADIR
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Fiber used for cordage. : SISAL
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Qualifying phrase: Abbr. : PAREN
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Very pale. : ASHY
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Oblique line. : BIAS
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Israeli port. : ACRE
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Pole. : MAST
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Whiffenpoof refrain. : BAA
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Norse name. : ASE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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