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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,097
Across
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Truth. : FACT
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W. F. Cody's prey. : BISON
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Pound down. : TAMP
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Century plant. : ALOE
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Degrade. : ABASE
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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Harbingers. : STRAWSINTHEWIND
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Nocturnal serenaders. : TOMCATS
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Swiss theologian, opposed to Calvin. : ERASTUS
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Go quickly. : HIE
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Accustom. : INURE
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Be displeasing to. : REPEL
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Conjunction. : AND
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Take by force. : WREST
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Desserts. : ICES
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Branch of the Dept. of Justice. : FBI
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Famous name in baseball. : SISLER
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Where Vero Beach is: Abbr. : FLA
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Illicit: Slang. : BOOTLEG
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Compete. : VIE
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More exaggerated: Colloq. : TALLER
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Charged atom. : ION
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German university city. : JENA
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Move quietly. : STEAL
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Schoolroom equipment. : MAP
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Describing certain skirts. : GORED
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Lonesome George. : GOBEL
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African animal. : GNU
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Partners in marriage. : SPOUSES
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Fliers. : SOARERS
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Have a high old time. : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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Make eyes at. : OGLE
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A little before the hour. : TENOF
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Blood condition: Suffix. : EMIA
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Hardy heroine. : TESS
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Old Norse writings. : EDDAS
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Doughboy. : YANK
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Devoted. : FAST
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Voice range. : ALTO
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Crocus bulb. : CORM
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Pursues Miss Dove's profession. : TEACHES
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Sew. : BASTE
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Sacred bird. : IBIS
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___ Jose, Costa Rica. : SAN
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North Sea port. : OSTEND
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Asian political leader. : NEHRU
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Friends of Fido and Rover. : TOWSERS
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Came down. : ALIT
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Hotel item. : MENU
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Seed cases. : PODS
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Lament. : WAIL
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Beetlelike insect. : EARWIG
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Earliest. : INITIAL
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Cracks. : RIFTS
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Acclaim. : ECLAT
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Preacher and writer. : PEALE
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Finnish port. : ABO
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Young eel. : ELVER
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Tire part. : TREAD
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Preposition. : FOR
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Elder: Abbr. : SEN
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Go to waste. : BELOST
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Shear off. : LOP
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Coral island ponds: Var. : LAGUNES
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Trip. : JOURNEY
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Walled city in Iran. : MESHED
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Chew at. : GNAW
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Actress Davis. : BETTE
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Very silly ones: Slang. : GOOFS
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Recognize. : SPOT
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Popular songstress. : PAGE
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Certain pictures. : OILS
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Portico. : STOA
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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Check. : REIN
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Gov. Foss' state: Abbr. : SDAK
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Object. : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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