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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,220
Across
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Island off Malay. : SUMATRA
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Financial officer: Abbr. : TREASR
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Faced like piano keys. : IVORIED
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Rudimentary teeth of mollusks. : RADULAE
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Generous act. : GESTURE
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Famous British sculptor. : EPSTEIN
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Nose: Comb. form. : NASI
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Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
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At ___ (antagonistic). : ODDS
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The space-time ___, akin to the fourth dimension. : CONTINUUM
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Festive affairs. : GALAS
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Tells the tale. : NARRATES
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To father. : BEGET
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Explorer on frontier of knowledge. : SCIENTIST
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Fights for honor. : DUELS
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Boy Scouts' opposite number: Abbr. : GSA
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Classical musicians: Slang. : LONGHAIRS
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Rowed. : OARED
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Gem shaped like a convex oblong. : BAGUETTE
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Added building. : ANNEX
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Made impossible in advance. : PRECLUDED
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Play supportively. : ROMP
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Bring a ship into the wind. : LAYTO
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Bishop's title, in the East. : ABBA
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Two ladies loved by Lancelot. : ELAINES
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Persian. : IRANIAN
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Demise. : DECEASE
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Hubs. : CENTERS
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Set a value on. : ASSESS
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Additional items. : ADDENDA
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Finger post. : SIGN
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Color layer of the eye. : UVEA
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Stonecrop. : MOSS
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Magazine piece. : ARTICLE
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German god of Tuesday. : TIU
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Second showings of films. : RERUNS
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Expert. : ADEPT
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Wooden pegs used in shipbuilding. : TREENAILS
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Ecstasies. : RAPTURES
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Editions: Abbr. : EDS
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Place to eat. : AUTOMAT
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Vehicle on runners. : SLED
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Incursion. : RAID
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Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
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In heartfelt manner. : SINCERELY
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Grain of cereal. : OAT
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Coffee dispenser. : URN
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Columbus' birthplace. : GENOA
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Seasoning. : AGING
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M. Poincaré's nickname: Fr. : TIGRE
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English county. : ESSEX
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Native village, in So. Africa. : STAD
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Lily or tulip. : BULB
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Salesman's luggage. : SUITCASES
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Alone on Saturday night. : DATELESS
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Pet fish. : GUPPIES
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Feminine pronoun. : HER
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Low number. : ONE
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Slow number. : ANDANTE
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Loved well. : ADORED
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Erie Canal city. : UTICA
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Sun smitten. : RED
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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Tasty apples, for short. : MACS
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___ entendu (certainly): Fr. : BIEN
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Celtic singer. : BARD
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Handle or loop. : ANSA
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Scotsman's refusal. : NAE
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Connective word. : AND

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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