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STATE OF THE UNION

New York Times, Sunday, May 15, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,147
Across
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Presque ___, Maine resort. : ISLE
5
Sodas. : POPS
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Dave Garroway's program. : TODAY
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Accoutrements. : ROBES
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Song hit of "Flying Colors," Tommy Dorsey favorite. : LOUISIANAHAYRIDE
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Jagged. : EROSE
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Creator of Big Daddy. : TENNESSEEWILLIAMS
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City in Bombay. : POONA
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Named before. : SAID
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Greek letters. : ETAS
27
Hammer heads. : PEENS
28
Wriggler. : EEL
30
Tennis star Rosewall. : KEN
31
Personality facet. : TRAIT
33
Hep. : ONTO
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___ rotation. : CROP
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Duffer's shot. : SLICE
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Pershing's command. : AEF
40
Villein. : SERF
42
Barge. : SCOW
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Decorative neckwear. : SCARF
46
Canadian lake. : STCLAIR
50
Bird word. : PEEP
52
Vocal. : ORAL
54
"Ad ___ per aspera." : ASTRA
56
Size of coal. : PEA
57
Actor Carrillo and others. : LEOS
59
German count. : GRAF
61
Novelist Seton. : ANYA
63
Military misfeasance. : AWOL
64
Part of a chassis. : AXLE
66
Tierra del ___. : FUEGO
68
Calendar abbreviation. : NOV
70
Sanskrit school, in India. : TOL
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Unchanged. : SAME
72
Greets. : HAILS
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Gain. : EARN
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Mischief. : NUISANCE
78
School for Mustangs. : SMU
79
Persian carpet. : ISFAHAN
81
Early English king. : ETHELRED
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This can spoil a pitcher's dream. : ONEHIT
85
Fruit of forgetfulness. : LOTUS
86
Barren. : SERE
87
Protection. : EGIS
88
"Quo ___." : VADIS
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Jaunty headgear. : BERETS
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Changed old car for new. : TRADEDIN
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Wash thoroughly. : BERINSE
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Vied with : RAN
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Keep for a rainy day. : SETASIDE
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Helen. : NELL
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Volcano in Africa. : ELGON
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Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
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Dale Evans' husband. : ROY
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Walton, the piscator. : ISAAK
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Vingt ___, the card game blackjack. : ETUN
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Pacific outpost. : GUAM
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Pooh! : TUSH
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Heroine of a Sanskrit epic. : SITA
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Sun Valley gear. : SKIS
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Cassiterite. : ORE
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Part of Saudi Arabia. : HEJAZ
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Was repentant. : RUED
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Sympathetic response. : ECHO
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Iron Curtain country. : ESTONIA
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Indian redwood. : ROHAN
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And more. : PLUS
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Mary Mapes Dodge hero. : HANS
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Message from Sparks. : SOS
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Financial institution, in Rome. : BANCO
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Grain. : SEED
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Dutch painter Jan van der ___. : MEER
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Yellow. : AMBER
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Rank below Cpl. : PFC
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Aegean island. : IOS
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Japanese pillboxes. : INROS
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Wide-eyed. : AGOG
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Staff member. : AIDE
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He wrote "Hard Cash." : READE
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Hero of 1889 satire. : CONNECTICUTYANKEE
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Desert stopovers. : OASES
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Favorite American folk tune. : ARKANSASTRAVELER
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Usurp. : WREST
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Poker term. : RAISE
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Miss Dartle. : ROSA
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Sister of Ares. : ERIS
Down
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Where Ephesus was. : IONIA
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Horologe. : SUNDIAL
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Position of a golf ball. : LIE
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In ___. : ESSE
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Songs of joy. : PAEANS
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Simple dance. : ONESTEP
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Scrape with the hoofs. : PAW
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Send. : SHIP
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White House family, 1841–45. : TYLERS
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Its course was discovered, 1951. : ORINOCO
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Biblical dispersion of the Jews. : DIASPORA
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Carney's title. : ADM
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Affirms. : YESES
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Facsimile. : REPLICA
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Name in the Hall of Fame. : BOOKERTWASHINGTON
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Slave of yore. : ESNE
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Dramatist O'Casey. : SEAN
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"Every inch a king." : LEAR
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Meaning of the colon in equations. : ISTO
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Author Waugh. : ALEC
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Silence, please!. : TST
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Certain railways. : ELS
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River duck. : TEAL
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Parkman book, 1849. : OREGONTRAIL
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Houses: Sp. : CASAS
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Feudal estate. : FIEF
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Chemin de ___. : FER
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Section of a newspaper. : WANTADS
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Skeptical. : FROMMISSOURI
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Relative of a Zouave. : SPAHI
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Short outfield hit. : TEXASLEAGUER
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Drawer for printer's type. : CALIFORNIAJOBCASE
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French city. : ROUEN
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Dress fabric. : PANNE
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Mt. Holyoke's founder. : LYON
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Unalaskan. : ALEUT
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Black ___. : SEA
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Tipped the ball. : FOULED
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Recess. : ALCOVE
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Puff up. : ELATE
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Namesakes of Miss Garson. : GREERS
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Southern delicacy. : VIRGINIAHAM
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Folds up. : SHUTS
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Fishing nets. : SEINES
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Northern Finnish town. : ENARE
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Declare. : ASSERT
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Gabler and others. : HEDDAS
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Roman factotum. : EDILE
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Watches the late show. : STAYSUP
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"Erin Go ___." : BRAGH
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Spooky. : EERIE
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He wrote "Infant Joy." : BLAKE
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Nine: Comb. form. : ENNEA
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See the sights. : TOUR
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Old exclamations. : LAS
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Sen. Hruska's city. : OMAHA
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Candy. : KISS
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Site of 1952 Olympics. : HELSINKI
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Sound of vexation. : TCH
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Colonnade. : STOA
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Most clownish. : ZANIEST
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Chaperons. : DUENNAS
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Short plays. : ONEACTS
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Western Turk. : OSMANLI
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M/Sgt. : NCO
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Unclouded. : SERENE
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Pancho, the tennis player. : SEGURA
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It dates from 1927. : OSCAR
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Medicos. : DOCS
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List. : ROTA
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Two-wheelers. : BIKES
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German river. : EDER
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Arikara. : REE
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Ship's stem. : PROW
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N. C. Cape. : FEAR
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Leading. : STAR
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Fetter. : GYVE
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___ Plaines. : DES
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___ et labora. : ORA
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Equal: Prefix. : ISO
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Of gases: Prefix. : AER

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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