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New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 1955

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,108
Across
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Formosa's capital: Var. : TAIPEH
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Pieces of leather. : STRAPS
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Malenkov's successor. : BULGANIN
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Island in the headlines. : QUEMOY
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Section of a film. : EXPOSURE
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Describing some bookbinding. : UNSEWN
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Move with speed. : TEAR
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Spanish lariats. : REATAS
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Sure: Dialect. : SHO
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Aide-de-camp: Abbr. : ADC
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Describing certain coats. : BELTED
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Poetic name for a goddess. : DIAN
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Gov. Williams' nickname. : SOAPY
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Adjective suffix. : ILE
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Plunder. : BOOTY
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Satire. : IRONY
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Indian dwelling. : WIGWAM
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French general of World War II. : KOENIG
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Former child star. : COOGAN
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Package. : PARCEL
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Author of an epic. : DANTE
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Scottish writer (1798–1874). : INNES
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Pole on a golf course. : PIN
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Where Pocatello is. : IDAHO
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Moslem officials. : AGAS
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Simple. : RUSTIC
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Chemist's workroom. : LAB
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Singer Cole. : NAT
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Seven stars in Ursa Major. : DIPPER
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Impel. : MOVE
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Girls named after the peace goddess. : IRENES
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Obliterations. : ERASURES
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Comfort. : SOLACE
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Refrain from interfering with. : LETALONE
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Dealer in trinkets. : TOYMAN
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Abhor. : DETEST
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Black tie. : TUXEDO
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Glossy black cloth. : ALPACA
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Dads. : PAS
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Come into use. : ENURE
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Mercenary. : HIRELING
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Small group. : SQUAD
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Large casks. : TUNS
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Legal point. : RES
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Site of a Midwestern college. : AMESIOWA
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Father of Pocahontas. : POWHATAN
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What "glad" is to "joyful." : SYNONYM
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Greek letters. : BETAS
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Tidily. : NEATLY
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Precise point. : TEE
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Former Governor of South Carolina. : BYRNES
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Obstinately determined. : DOGGED
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Single things. : PIECES
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Relating to life. : BIOTIC
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Garage item. : OIL
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Triumphed. : WON
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Inhabitant of Australia. : KANGAROO
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Elaborately. : ORNATELY
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Loped. : CANTERED
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Master of the "88." : PIANIST
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Clear away. : DISPEL
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Young seal. : PUP
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Legendary king of Babylonia. : ALOROS
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"You ___ changed a bit." : HAVENT
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Fleshy. : OBESE
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Ascended. : RISEN
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
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Pack animal. : MULE
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Manufacturers' group. : NAM
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Posed. : SAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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