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New York Times, Monday, February 7, 1955

Author:
Elsie Bishop
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,050

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Across
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Islands of the West Indies. : LEEWARDS
9
Dinner. : REPAST
15
Mountaineer's problem. : ALTITUDE
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City in Portugal. : OPORTO
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Fighter. : DUELLIST
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Derby. : BOWLER
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Transgression. : SIN
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Devices for sluicing. : SLUSHERS
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East Indian palm. : SAGO
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Habitat of V. I. P.'s. : DAIS
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___ Domini. : ANNO
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Figure. : ICON
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Basketball team. : QUINTET
30
Period. : ERA
31
A delicate silk material. : TULLE
32
Girl's name. : MABEL
36
Anything sharp or caustic. : VITRIOL
38
Symbolic vegetable. : SPINACH
40
One of the Fords. : EDSEL
41
Medieval helmet. : ARMET
43
Neckwear. : BOA
44
Determines by law. : DECREES
46
Best friends. : PALS
47
Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
50
Wednesday's god. : ODIN
51
Extent. : AREA
52
Household appurtenance. : MATTRESS
54
Cooky container : JAR
56
Attack violently. : ASSAIL
57
White table wine. : SAUTERNE
62
Range of long jagged peaks. : SIERRA
63
Not contested. : UNDENIED
64
Roofer. : SLATER
65
Lacking teeth, as the anteaters. : EDENTATE
Down
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Teen-ager. : LAD
2
Elected: Fr. : ELU
3
It follows printemps. : ETE
4
Cabinet member. : WILSON
5
Mythical king of the Huns. : ATLI
6
Desolation. : RUIN
7
A college degree. : DDS
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"One Friday morn when we ___ . . . " : SETSAIL
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Hardy. : ROBUST
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Series of important events. : EPOS
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Father of Pocahontas. : POWHATAN
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Composer of "House of Flowers." : ARLEN
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Unbending. : STERN
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Trunk. : TORSO
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Telephone workmen. : LINESMEN
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Sift. : SIEVE
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Bitter. : ACRID
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Billy and nanny. : GOATS
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Dunderheads. : DULLARDS
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Status ___. : QUO
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Put into circulation. : EMIT
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Fired clay. : TILE
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Fictional elephant. : BABAR
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Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
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Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
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Singing bird. : REDSTART
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Foot: Latin. : PES
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A certain publication. : REISSUE
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Pertaining to the sky: Rare. : COELAR
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Member of the family circle. : PARENT
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Gather. : AMASS
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Fragrant plant of the mint family. : BASIL
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Uncertain. : ATSEA
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Thomas Hardy character. : JUDE
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Solar disc. : ATEN
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Connecting word. : AND
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Estuary: Span. : RIA
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Relative of 31 Across. : NET
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Netherlands town. : EDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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