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New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 1955

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,074
Across
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Exploits. : FEATS
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Mr. Dithers, for instance. : BOSS
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Kiln. : OAST
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Emblem of New Hampshire. : LILAC
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Vault. : LEAP
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Isinglass. : MICA
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Home strategist. : ARMCHAIRGENERAL
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TV offering. : WESTERN
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Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
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First word of "Home, Sweet Home." : MID
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___ qua non. : SINE
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Impetuous people. : HOTHEADS
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Grant and Harrison. : ACTORS
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Slip. : ERROR
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Baldwin or Jonathan. : APPLE
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"Sketch Book" character. : RIP
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What Rome wasn't buillt in. : ADAY
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Castor and Pollux. : STARS
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Hard ornamental stone. : JADE
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___ Sea. : RED
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Glove material. : SUEDE
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Ballroom dance. : CONGA
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Quivering motion. : TREMOR
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"Not As a ___." : STRANGER
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Greek god. : ARES
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Aurora. : EOS
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Repeating. : ITERANT
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Girl's name. : NATALIA
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Unwelcome touring companions. : BACKSEATDRIVERS
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Concerning. : INRE
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Floor coverings: Brit. colloq. : LINOS
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Distasteful. : SOUR
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Yard. : SPAR
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Outcome. : EVENT
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Crack. : FLAW
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Where William H. Taft, 3rd, is Ambassador. : EIRE
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Charitable gift. : ALMS
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Savoir-faire. : TACT
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Crafty one. : SCHEMER
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Beginning of many a romance. : BLINDDATE
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Poet's contraction. : OER
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Stories. : SAGAS
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Certain policemen. : SPECIALS
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Menu item. : OMELET
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Light-hearted. : AIRY
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Shoo! : SCAT
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Falsehood. : TALE
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Albanese specialty. : ARIA
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Present occasion. : NONCE
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Vital part. : HEART
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Condition. : ORDER
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Clientele. : TRADE
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Hog caller's word. : HOY
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World War I planes. : SPADS
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Zoo attraction. : ORANG
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Range of hills. : RIDGE
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Fishing implement. : SPEAR
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Son of James II of England. : PRETENDER
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Reliability. : SURENESS
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Man's name. : JON
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Rails. : SORAS
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Former kingdom of Spain. : CASTILE
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License plate. : MARKER
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Bellow. : ROAR
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Character. : STAMP
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Wood ___. : IBIS
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Pueblo Indian. : TANO
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Color. : ECRU
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Tel ___. : AVIV
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Nonaspirate, as a consonant. : LENE
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Household appliance. : IRON
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Hyson or gunpowder. : TEA

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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