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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

CENTER OF THE STAGE

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 1955

Author:
Maura Jacobson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 163, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 33
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,077
Across
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Saw. : SPIED
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French town. : STLO
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Dress accessory. : SASH
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Mentioned. : NAMED
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Digressions in a speech. : APOSTROPHES
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Beatrice d'___. : ESTE
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Polysaccharide. : INULIN
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Scene of a dramatic wrestling match. : TEAHOUSEOFTHEAUGUSTMOON
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Short for a relative. : UNC
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Khartoum's river. : NILE
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Coach's responsibility. : TEAM
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Entertains at a meal. : DINES
31
Adjective suffix. : INE
32
Migraine-like. : ACHY
34
Tug's job. : DOCKING
36
Caravansary. : SERAI
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O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
38
Georgia ___ Clark. : NEESE
40
Hastened. : HIED
41
Exam. : FINAL
42
Lets go. : FREES
43
"Our Miss Brooks." : ARDEN
44
Re-elected Texas Congressman. : DIES
45
Uprights. : MASTS
46
Journalist (1863–1951). : HEARST
47
Snub. : REBUFF
49
Lace gloves. : MITTS
50
Irish name. : SEAN
51
Group of extras. : MOB
54
Condition: Suffix. : MONY
55
Cookery term. : BASTE
56
Stage prop for Figaro. : SCISSORS
60
Problem in the Southwest. : EROSION
62
"___ Stand." : CUSTERSLAST
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Container. : VAT
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Beauty shop employe. : TINTER
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Result of labor legislation. : BETTERHOURS
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Jotting. : MEMO
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Waves: Fr. : ONDES
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Subject at secretarial school. : LETTERFORMS
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Sea nymph. : SIREN
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Vain show. : POMP
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Snow gear. : WINTERBOOTS
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Adulterate. : DEBASE
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Dry ___. : ICE
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They're evoked by soft music. : TENDERMOODS
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Funny fellow. : PUNSTER
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Gives approval. : CONSENTS
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Holds. : BINDS
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Biblical place. : CANA
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Sigmoid. : ESS
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Mickey Rooney character. : ANDY
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Masaryk's successor. : BENES
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Blackbeard. : PIRATE
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Sky Raiders. : PLANES
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Reuners. : GRADS
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Pilot's records. : LOGS
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Surpluses. : OVERS
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"Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
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Conduits. : MAINS
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Silicate. : MICA
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Held a second session. : REMET
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Canyon mouth. : ABRA
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Cartoonist John and family. : HELDS
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Donas. : SENORAS
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Sundae's rival. : SODA
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Insect egg. : NIT
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Mercenary. : VENAL
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Actress Gertrude. : BERG
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Man's name. : ERNO
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Message: Abbr. : TEL
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Barney Greenwald's case. : CAINEMUTINYCOURTMARTIAL
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N. Y. city. : ELMIRA
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Concerning. : INRE
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Social icebreakers. : PARTYFAVORS
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Type of chair. : SEDAN
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Eastern V. I. P.'s. : AGAS
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If not. : ELSE
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Lancers. : ULANS
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One of Churchill's names. : SPENCER
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Trespassed. : POACHED
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Common suffix. : ISH
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Town near London. : ETON
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Member of a Celtic order. : DRUID
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Harangue. : SPEECHIFY
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Notwithstanding. : THO
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Southpaws. : LEFTIES
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Resort in Flanders. : OSTEND
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Appear. : SEEM
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Jolson's real name. : ASA
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Characters in "Tea and Sympathy." : STUDENTS
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Flights. : HEGIRAS
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American Oriental. : NISEI
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Characters in "Them." : ANTS
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Not speaking. : MUM
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Concealer of goods: Law. : ELOINER
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Famous family. : DIONNES
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Gauguin's South Pacific home. : ATUANA
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Sonja Henie's home. : OSLO
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One way of writing a compass point. : NNEAST
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Eel-like fish. : HAG
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Single. : UNAL
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River into North Sea. : YSER
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Indian hemp: Var. : KIEF
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Women's auxiliaries. : SISTERHOODS
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Islands of Galway. : ARANS
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"Friendly ___." : ENEMIES
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Prescription for the "Thin Man." : FATTERFOODS
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Scene in "Quo Vadis." : FEAST
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Actor James. : DUNN
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Man in a minstrel show. : MISTERBONES
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Hot: Ger. : HEISS
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Clownish one. : BOOR
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Behind-the-scenes brains. : MASTERMINDS
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Rocky cliffs. : SCARS
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Of the forehead. : METOPIC
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Ciudad Bolivar's river. : ORINOCO
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Serfs. : BONDMEN
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Vegetable. : BUTTERBEANS
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City scars. : SLUMS
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Dined too well. : OVERATE
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B. C. ruler. : RAMESES
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K. P. implements. : STONERS
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"Take a Giant ___." : STEP
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French pronoun. : CETTE
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Out of ___. : SORTS
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Curves. : BENDS
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The game of marbles. : MIBS
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Covered with fluff. : LINTY
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Flanders or Holland. : SENATOR
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German Slavs. : WENDS
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The Danube, in Hungary. : DUNA
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Opinion. : TENET
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Sections of a chapter: Abbr. : PARS
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Barbara or Clara. : SANTA
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Part of the coffee break. : CIGARETTE
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Restraining. : BRIDLING
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Little: Ital. : POCO
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Times before important events. : EVES
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Ride gaily. : PRANCE
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Articulated consonants. : LABIALS
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TV sponsor's concern. : AIRTIME
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Roman province. : GALATIA
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Of the tongue. : LINGUAL
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Love. : EMOTION
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Husking bee finds. : REDEARS
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Theatre seats: Brit. : STALLS
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Carte. : MENU
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One of the Pleiades. : MEROPE
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Rugged hero. : HEMAN
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Three shakes. : SEC
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"___ Parade." : ARMY
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Military mix-up: Slang. : SNAFU
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Zorina. : VERA
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Cricket runs. : BYES
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Of speech. : ORAL
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Nest: Fr. : NID
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1933 agency. : NRA
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Pennsy and Santa Fe. : RRS
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650 miles of lakes. : TVA

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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