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DOUBLE FEATURE

New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 687 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,049
Across
1
Sigma Chi. : FRAT
5
___ opera. : SOAP
9
Coat of arms. : CREST
14
One of Stanky's pitchers. : RASCHI
20
Footsteps in the snow. : SLUSHSLUSH
22
Shout of first-nighters. : AUTHORAUTHOR
24
The Ancient Mariner said it. : WATERWATER
25
He wrote "Three Men in a Boat." : JEROMEJEROME
26
The "Contessa." : AVA
27
Western range. : UINTA
28
Wine cruet. : BURETTE
29
World Series third baseman. : ROSEN
30
Famous first words. : TOBE
32
Walter Alston, for instance: Abbr. : MGR
33
Friend of Fritz. : HANS
34
Many a time. : OFT
36
___ Marquette. : PERE
37
Desire strongly. : CRAVE
39
Alpine falsettos. : YODELS
41
Arises. : COMESUP
44
Famous flight, 622 A.D. : HEGIRA
46
30 days, for instance. : TERM
47
Exclaims. : OHS
48
Heaps of leaves, dirt, gravel, etc. : RAKEFUL
52
Crease-proof fabric. : DACRON
54
Main course. : MEATDISH
57
Worked over. : REDONE
58
Tributary of the Po. : TANARO
60
City on the Orne. : CAEN
61
Japanese cummerbunds. : OBIS
63
Aves. and Sts. : RDS
64
Tennis return. : LOB
67
Stout detective. : NERO
68
Back talk. : SASS
69
Kind of muffin. : BRAN
70
Army groups: Abbr. : BDES
71
Turn over. : UPEND
73
Vaqueros use them. : REATAS
75
Port on Shatt-al-Arab. : BASRA
76
Comb. form for a continent. : AFRO
77
Simple. : MERE
78
Cole Porter hit. : CANCAN
79
Misanthropes. : HATERS
80
Ship's petty officer. : BOSN
81
Taken: Fr. : PRIS
82
Fish-eating mammal. : OTTER
83
Galley ship. : BIREME
84
Where they do the 78 Across. : PAREE
85
Environs for Teller, Bush, et al. : LABS
86
Gear teeth. : COGS
87
Golden ___. : GATE
88
Island of exile. : ELBA
90
Breadwinner. : DAD
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Indian. : UTE
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Sampling of earth. : CORE
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Chief in Belgrade. : TITO
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Lines for fishing lures. : SNELLS
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Ezra Taft Benson is one. : MORMON
98
A city on the Hudson. : NEWBURGH
101
Province. : DOMAIN
104
Far East Russian province. : PRIAMUR
106
Compete. : VIE
107
Frame of mind. : MOOD
109
Circus impresario. : BARNUM
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The church of Rome. : LATERAN
113
Reel. : WINDER
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Clara or Anita. : SANTA
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Wonder drug. : ACTH
119
Haggard novel. : SHE
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Compiègne's river. : OISE
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These: Fr. : CES
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Rustler's quarry. : HERD
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Writer Ford. : COREY
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Namesakes of M. Dantes. : EDMONDS
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Count, for instance. : TITLE
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Disencumber. : RID
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King Richard's fervent wish. : AHORSEAHORSE
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Memorable theatrical call. : ROMEOROMEO
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Marc Blitzstein's latest opus. : REUBENREUBEN
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Perfume from a Philippine tree. : ILANGILANG
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Buries. : INTERS
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Nidificates. : NESTS
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Milliner's stuff. : FELT
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Small coin. : CENT
Down
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Tangy. : FLAVORED
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Turnip. : RUTABAGA
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Norse name. : ASE
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By: Var. : THRU
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Using jive or bop. : SLANGY
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Win the Hambletonian, for instance. : OUTTROT
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PHR
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Certain Louisianians. : CAJUNS
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Regretful people. : RUERS
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Photo. : SHOT
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Start of a nursery rhyme. : TOMTOM
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Rule, in India. : RAJ
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Actor Mischa. : AUER
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Sharpened. : STROPPED
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Preferred. : CHOSE
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Rhodes' specialty. : HOMER
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Rich or Dunne. : IRENE
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Cloth sample. : SWATCH
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Emulate Esther. : SWIM
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Pea jacket. : REEFER
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Coat with raglan sleeves. : BALMACAAN
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Throw out. : EVICT
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Roll call word. : HERE
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Quondam Russian titles. : TSARINAS
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Mission. : ERRAND
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People: Comb. form. : DEMO
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Place for a Vandyke. : CHIN
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Bill Donovan's outfit. : OSS
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Strummers' instruments. : UKES
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What "skookum" means. : AONE
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Pindarics. : ODES
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English novelist. : FORDFORD
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Describing Nemo's adventure. : UNDERSEA
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Rebuked. : LESSONED
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Voice in a travelogue. : NARRATOR
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Pravda's news source. : TASS
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Western stars. : HORSEMEN
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X-ray man. : ROENTGEN
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Packed, as herrings. : BARRELED
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Red Skelton, at times. : LUMPLUMP
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I. L. G. W. U. member. : OPERATOR
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Disease of the Orient. : BERIBERI
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Alpha Centauri. : STAR
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Lessen. : BATE
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___ au rhum. : BABA
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Loch in Scotland. : NESS
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Best players. : ACES
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Reveal. : BARE
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Tropical export. : COCONUTS
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At random. : HITORMISS
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Indonesian island. : BATU
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The Gulf of Sardinia. : PALMAS
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Fleer. : GIBE
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Drop. : BLOB
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That K.O. feeling. : COMA
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Cause of "A Comedy of Errors." : TWIN
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Booted. : SHOD
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Actress Churchill. : SARAH
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Contemporary of Montaigne. : MALHERBE
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A Gabor. : EVA
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Teen-agers' word. : GONE
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The soul. : INNERMAN
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Food substance. : NUTRIENT
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Preside over an appeal. : REHEAR
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Mathematical system. : DECIMAL
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He braves the noonday sun. : MADDOG
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Rhode Island fowl. : REDHEN
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Reams. : WIDENS
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Something remembered. : RETENT
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Mites. : ACARI
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Octavus Roy ___, writer. : COHEN
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TV newsman. : TROUT
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Inchoation. : ONSET
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Plod through mire. : SLOG
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Belgian river. : YSER
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Grimace. : MOUE
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Spheres. : ORBS
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Type of glazed pottery. : TOLE
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Composer Coates. : ERIC
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Region of Morocco. : RIF
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Cheer at a bullfight. : OLE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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