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NUMBER, PLEASE

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 62, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 562 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,210
Across
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Entitle to enter. : ADMIT
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Singles. : ONES
10
The third season. : FALL
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Eminent Ohioans. : TAFTS
19
Tennis score. : DEUCE
20
Word for Dec. 25. : NOEL
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Samoan capital. : APIA
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In motion: Dial. : AGOIN
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On the boorish side. : UNMANNERLY
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Where thousands gamble. : MONTECARLO
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Wallop. : LAM
28
Places for ticket holders. : SEATS
29
Least harsh. : MILDEST
30
Thrice, in music. : TER
31
Three-paneled altarpiece. : TRIPTYCH
33
Invoice clerks. : BILLERS
34
Jekyll's alter ego. : HYDE
35
Go-getter's biggest thrill. : FIRSTMILLION
37
College course: Abbr. : ECON
39
Major Baltic seaport. : GDYNIA
41
French schools. : ECOLES
42
Worshipful. : ADORING
45
Hunting cry. : HOICK
46
Memory: Comb. form. : MNESIS
47
Man in trouble over 3,000 ducats. : BASSANIO
48
Trade mark of one of the Seven Dwarfs: 2 wds. : ASNEEZE
50
Military award. : DSO
51
Hound. : CUR
52
Opera tableau. : SCENA
53
Young sheep. : TEG
54
Sphere. : ORB
56
Where the elated walk. : ONAIR
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Become angry. : SEERED
59
Moral code. : TENCOMMANDMENTS
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___ as silk. : ASFINE
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Printed score. : MUSIC
67
Anthology of sayings. : ANA
68
Western Indian. : OTO
71
Life. : BEING
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Not here: Abbr. : ABS
73
Hero of 1819 tale. : RIP
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Of certain large lizards. : IGUANID
78
Fellow hard to shake off. : BARNACLE
80
Start nine holes. : TEEOFF
82
High explosive, for short. : NITRO
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African spear. : ASSEGAI
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Lacks: 2 wds. : HASNOT
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Brazilian gentleman. : SENHOR
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Allowance for waste. : TRET
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Reporters, at large. : FOURTHESTATE
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Strengthens. : MANS
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Certain frescoes, in Florence. : GIOTTOS
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Household device. : DOORSTOP
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June quote. : IDO
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Battleship group. : GUNCREW
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Dark: Poet. : SWART
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Aussie beast, for short. : ROO
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An occult offspring. : SEVENTHSON
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Words in 48-point type. : SCAREHEADS
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Actress Verdugo. : ELENA
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He: Lat. : ILLE
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French river. : AIRE
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Banishment. : EXILE
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Rent again. : RELET
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Not often: Archaic. : SELD
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Mary ___ Lincoln. : TODD
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Gave frugally. : DOLED
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Full-grown. : ADULT
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Yugoslav coin: Var. : DENAR
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Preserving, Egyptian style. : MUMMIFYING
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Amazon tributary. : ICA
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Nice bowling. : TENSTRIKE
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Type of play. : ONEACT
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Vikings. : NORTHMEN
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Fellows hard to hold. : EELS
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Full of guile. : SLY
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Fundamental social units. : FAMILIES
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Handsome young men. : APOLLOS
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Basswood. : LINDEN
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More advanced. : LATER
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Savoir-faire. : TACT
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Eastern VIP. : AGA
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"Oh, Susannah" singer. : FORTYNINER
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Describing floors. : TILED
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Night howl. : SNORE
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Cover artist McMein. : NEYSA
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Ancient British chariots. : ESSEDS
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Boulevard of golden dreams. : MILLIONAIRESROW
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___-nez. : PINCE
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Beauty from the earth. : BLOSSOMS
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Greeley and Mann. : HORACES
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Cool. : ICED
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Pamper and pet. : COSSET
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Bath landing on the Ganges. : GHAT
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Before-or-after meals item. : DOSE
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Swiss river. : AAR
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Clementine's shoe size. : NINE
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Spur on. : GOAD
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Liquid metal: Abbr. : MERC
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U Nu's country. : BURMA
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Section having postal number. : ZONE
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Spanish hero. : CID
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Melon filled with ice cream. : BOMBE
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Gaffers. : ANCIENTS
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Mississippi hazard. : SNAG
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Metal workers. : TINNERS
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Betroth. : ENGAGE
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Greek letters. : MUS
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Star of Pegasus. : ENIF
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Ambassador Eban. : ABBA
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The seven ___. : SEAS
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Author's biggest thrill. : FIRSTNOVEL
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Part of the "Grand Canyon Suite." : ONTHETRAIL
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Lavender. : ODOR
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Catcher of forty thieves. : ALI
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Relative of "bah." : POOH
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Dug up. : UNEARTHED
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Words thrown out of school. : AINTS
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String for the bow. : CATGUT
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Tensed. : TAUTENED
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Gen. Schuyler's HQ against Burgoyne. : FTEDWARD
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Breakfast treat. : HOTROLL
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Five-and-ten. : STORE
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Sailors' quarters, for short. : FOCSLE
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Flew high. : SOARED
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Moneygrubber. : MISER
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Character in Strauss opera. : ADELE
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"___ Steps," Sheldon bestseller. : INHIS
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Great amount (often plural). : OODLE
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Sat for. : POSED
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Summer insect. : GNAT
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Shadow: Comb. form. : SCIO
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Compass point. : ENE
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Seventh day: Abbr. : SAT
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Outside: Prefix. : EXO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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