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New York Times, Tuesday, March 8, 1955

36-Across : Jack Benny's impersonation.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,079
Across
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Gleason or Gobel. : COMIC
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Jauntily careless. : RAKISH
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Greatest rail center of U. S. : CHICAGO
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Where the Valley of 10,000 Smokes is. : ALASKA
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Something that turns. : ROTATOR
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When to hear soap operas. : DAYTIME
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One of the "Little Women." : AMY
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Region for a winter holiday. : TROPICS
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Weights: Abbr. : LBS
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Man's nickname. : NICKY
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Retreat. : NOOK
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Where the money goes. : SLOT
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Knot in wood. : KNAR
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Madame ___ Gene (Mistress Don't Care). : SANS
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Picture. : SCENE
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Native of Aleppo. : SYRIAN
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Alters one's course. : DEVIATES
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Call it a day. : STOP
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"___ we meet again." : TILL
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Jack Benny's impersonation. : TIGHTWAD
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Ocular inspections. : STARES
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Spenser's name for Ireland. : IRENA
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Wander. : ROVE
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Portion out. : DEAL
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Bye-bye. : TATA
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See 50 Across. : MAMA
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Actress Wood. : PEGGY
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Numerical prefix. : UNI
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Judge or official in an Italian town. : PODESTA
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Brewery product. : ALE
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Free from hypocrisy. : SINCERE
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Sallies. : SORTIES
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Fireman. : STOKER
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Contrariwise. : AGAINST
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Household appurtenances. : TOWELS
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Tea, moss, damask, etc. : ROSES
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Vehicle for urban use. : CITYCAR
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Edible tuber. : OCA
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Man's nickname. : MATTY
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Halo around the sun. : CORONA
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Source of entertainment. : RADIOSET
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O dear! : ALACK
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Miss Francis and others. : KAYS
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Spider. : SKILLET
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Good flavoring for split pea soup. : HAMBONE
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Irritable persons. : CRANKS
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Hulled corn. : HOMINY
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___ Park. : ESTES
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Walden ___, Concord, Mass. : POND
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Important Hindu deity. : KRISHNA
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Old form of attack by climbing ladders. : SCALADE
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Cap on K2. : SNOW
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Sediment. : SILT
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Two-jawed holding device. : VISE
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Easter ___. : PARADERS
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"___ Andronicus." : TITUS
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Student of Persian culture. : IRANIST
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Manage to enter. : GETINTO
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Curved roof. : DOME
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Recovers. : REGAINS
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Colonel's insignia. : EAGLES
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Most cunning. : SLYEST
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1,413 women. : VASSAR
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Relative of the mushroom. : MOREL
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Turkish coins. : PARAS
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Small dog. : PEKE
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"Thursday's child has far ___." : TOGO
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Farm animal. : COW
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___ beam. : TIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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