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New York Times, Monday, March 14, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,085
Across
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Nasal sound effect. : SNEEZE
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A condenser of articles. : DIGESTER
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Rather sluggish. : TORPID
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Cut figure eights. : ICESKATE
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Off the straight and narrow. : ERRING
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Expurgated. : CENSORED
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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Moroccan town facing Gibraltar. : CEUTA
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Tidal wave in a river mouth. : EAGRE
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Foot wipers. : MATS
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Impediments. : DRAGS
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Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
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Roofing material. : SLATE
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Place. : STEAD
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Famous little fellow. : TIM
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Bandy pros and cons. : ARGUE
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Sailor's delight. : BREEZE
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Family of many singing birds. : OSCINES
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Fashionable in silhouette. : SLENDER
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A prey to anxiety. : FEARER
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Conjecture. : GUESS
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Roly-poly. : FAT
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A contagious expression. : SMILE
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New Orleans Bowl. : SUGAR
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Sheriff's badge. : STAR
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Hit. : SMOTE
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Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
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Long-snouted animal. : TAPIR
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"A violet by a ___ stone . . . " : MOSSY
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Burro. : ASS
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Modern building material. : ALUMINUM
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A sentimentalist. : SOFTIE
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Kitchen staple. : GELATINE
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Corollary of crime. : ARREST
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Valued. : ESTEEMED
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Dough raisers. : YEASTS
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Mists over. : STEAMS
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Teacher's college: Colloq. : NORMAL
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Printing mistakes. : ERRATA
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Finial. : EPI
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Metal used for galvanizing. : ZINC
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Bordered. : EDGED
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Lay down the law. : DICTATE
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Geological period. : ICEAGE
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Military title: Abbr. : GEN
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Imported toast. : SKOAL
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Used as a bull's-eye. : TARGETED
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Immortalize. : ETERNIZE
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Last word of the 19th Psalm. : REDEEMER
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Bear: Latin. : URSUS
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Step. : STAIR
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Shade of night. : SABLE
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Sea birds. : ERNES
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Black tie or white tie. : DRESS
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Origins. : GERMS
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Behind the scenes. : OFFSTAGE
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Stories by Conrad. : SEATALES
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Carrier's plane launcher. : CATAPULT
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Animal fats. : SUETS
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Took a dim view. : GLOOMED
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Nonallergic. : IMMUNE
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Fireplaces. : GRATES
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Baseball play. : ASSIST
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Replaces. : RESETS
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Fissures. : RIMAE
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Lionel Trilling specialty. : ESSAY
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Ordained procedure. : RITE
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The good old days. : YORE
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Steal: Archaic. : NIM
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Monk's title. : FRA

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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