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New York Times, Tuesday, February 8, 1955

Author:
Paula Bauersmith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J P Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Paula Bauersmith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,051
Across
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September, 1954, headline. : EDNA
5
August, 1954, headline. : CAROL
10
Detriment. : COST
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Enter. : GOIN
15
Bouquet. : AROMA
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I should say not! : OHNO
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Relative of a cymbal. : GONG
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___ potatoes. : RICED
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Two-faced one. : LIAR
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Fused, as ore. : SMELTED
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A science. : GEOLOGY
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Time of day. : EVE
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Hawaiian island. : LANAI
26
Charms. : ENTRANCES
30
Fish net. : SNARE
34
Well-known playwright. : LOOS
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Noun-forming suffix. : ION
36
Head nurse, in Britain. : SISTER
37
Bird. : MOA
38
Parts of shoes. : INSOLES
40
Sweep. : OAR
41
Close. : ENDING
43
Change the speed of (an engine). : REV
44
Ye ___ Gift Shoppe. : OLDE
45
Symbols in music. : RESTS
46
Tormented maliciously. : BEDEVILED
48
Mosquito genus. : AEDES
50
Nothing. : NIL
51
Pompous. : STILTED
54
One ___. : ATATIME
58
Leslie Caron's hit film. : LILI
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Girl's name. : ELSIE
61
Cantata melody. : ARIA
62
A word for Jimmy Durante. : INKA
63
Big game. : MOOSE
64
Braves, Cardinals, et al. : NATS
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Of little value or account. : MEAN
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Number. : SEVEN
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___ breeches. : KNEE
Down
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Cake ingredient. : EGGS
2
Condemn. : DOOM
3
Playing card. : NINE
4
Followers of Izaak Walton. : ANGLERS
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Tossing from side to side. : CAREENING
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Uninteresting. : ARID
7
Fabulous bird. : ROC
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Greek letters. : OMEGAS
9
Filled abundantly. : LADEN
10
Our special Ambassador to Vietnam. : COLLINS
11
Where George Bender was elected. : OHIO
12
Catch. : SNAG
13
Reactionary. : TORY
21
Federal power project. : TVA
23
Green spot. : OASIS
25
Namesakes of Poe's "radiant maiden." : LENORES
26
Davis or Rice. : ELMER
27
Not a soul. : NOONE
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Symbols of ugliness. : TOADS
29
Aegean island. : COS
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Island with a central lagoon. : ATOLL
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English novelist. : READE
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Went astray. : ERRED
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Story by Booth Tarkington. : SEVENTEEN
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Small map within a larger one. : INSET
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Influenced. : LED
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Romance language. : ITALIAN
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Fuel container. : OILTANK
46
Liberty Island. : BEDLOE
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By a route. : VIA
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Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
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Slenderize. : SLIM
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Part of a fork. : TINE
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TV panelist Chase. : ILKA
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Contentment: Fr. : AISE
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Where Nishapur is. : IRAN
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Small creature. : MITE
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Leisure. : EASE
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Gold coin: Slang. : SOV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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