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New York Times, Wednesday, April 20, 1955

55-Across : Escape.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,122
Across
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Stretch. : EXPANSE
8
Hut. : SHACK
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Open-air social event. : BARBECUE
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The Duchess of Windsor. : WALLIS
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Ousters. : EVICTORS
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Heroine of Balfe opera. : ARLINE
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Edge. : RIM
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Western city. : SPOKANE
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Well-known movie monogram. : MGM
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Part of a plant. : LEAF
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Subjects of English courses. : EPICS
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Female Hindu slave. : DASI
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Mr. Gardner and others. : ERLES
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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Small, in legal terms. : PETIT
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Regret. : RUE
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Systematize. : ORGANIZE
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Game birds. : PLOVERS
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Remarks upon. : NOTICES
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Respectful. : REVERENT
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Compete. : VIE
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Foretokens. : OMENS
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Army post in California. : ORD
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Musical groups: Abbr. : ORCHS
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Downey's nickname. : MORT
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Outdoor social gatherings. : FRIES
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Ornamental slash. : SLIT
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Officeholders. : INS
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Escape. : GETAWAY
57
Explorer Johnson. : OSA
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Its diameter is 72,000 miles. : SATURN
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Elia Kazan, for instance. : DIRECTOR
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Resembling Paradise. : EDENIC
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Easter finery. : STRAWHAT
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Lyric poem. : EPODE
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Bed canopies. : TESTERS
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Last name of Ray or Bob. : EBERLE
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Spanish saint of 16th century. : XAVIER
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First. : PRIMAL
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Block letters. : ABC
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Spider webs. : NETS
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Range. : SCOPE
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Mythical princess with a well-known namesake. : EUROPA
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Graceful birds. : SWANS
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Small animal. : HARE
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Every bit. : ALL
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Pertaining to weather conditions. : CLIMATIC
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Describing certain cigarettes. : KINGSIZE
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Hudson Bay native. : ESKIMO
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Descendants of Shem. : SEMITES
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Tree fruit. : ACORN
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Glowing. : FERVENT
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Units of weight for threads of silk, rayon, etc. : DENIERS
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Petitioners. : SUERS
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Courtyard. : PATIO
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Shivers, for instance: Abbr. : GOV
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"Oh, ___ Me." : PROMISE
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Hot weather drink. : LEMONADE
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Transgress. : OVERSTEP
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Emit explosive sounds. : SNORT
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Musical chords. : TRIADS
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Former Governor Clinton. : DEWITT
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Invest. : CLOTHE
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Puts ___ in (becomes meddlesome). : HISOAR
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Jumps. : STARTS
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Avoid giving a direct reply. : FENCE
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French river. : SARRE
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Grating. : GRID
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Certain votes. : YEAS
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One: Span. : UNO
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Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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