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New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 6.13, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,223
Across
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Volcano in Martinique. : PELEE
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Ticket speculator. : SCALPER
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Famous lady on horseback. : GODIVA
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Namesakes of Mrs. Durocher. : LARAINES
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Ammonia compounds. : AMINES
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Sweet liqueur. : ANISETTE
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Discoverer of new stars. : TALENTSCOUT
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Stocking ladder. : RUN
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Macmillan's predecessor. : EDEN
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For goodness' ___! : SAKES
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Good golf scores. : PARS
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Paints a word picture. : DESCRIBES
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Parisian nursemaid. : BONNE
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Freighted. : LADEN
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Sidesplitters in the theatre. : FARCES
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Shore bird with long, pointed wings. : PLOVER
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Describing sun glasses. : TINTED
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More relaxed. : LOOSER
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___-face, complete reversal. : VOLTE
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"Rule, Britannia" is ___ composition. : ARNES
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Upset. : DISTURBED
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Printer's term. : STET
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French mail. : POSTE
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Beneficiary. : HEIR
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Holds in the hand. : HAS
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Comedian plus piano. : VICTORBORGE
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Excessive amour-propre. : EGOMANIA
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Rowdies. : TOUGHS
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Osceola was one. : SEMINOLE
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Little maps within big ones. : INSETS
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Tranquilized. : SERENED
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M. P.'s : PEERS
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Brilliantine. : POMADE
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Roman factotums. : EDILES
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Household repository. : LINENCLOSET
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Lined up. : EVEN
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Al Smith or Eddie Cantor. : EASTSIDER
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Slow up. : SLACKEN
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Transportation for campers. : CANOES
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Early Greek theologian. : ARIUS
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Trailing all the rest. : LAST
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What mother used to make. : PIE
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Delight. : ENTRANCE
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Came back. : RETURNED
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Having doors. : GATED
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Sight, hearing, etc. : SENSES
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Side arm. : SABER
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Tenderloin. : PORTERHOUSE
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Speaks with enthusiasm: Slang. : RAVES
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African tribesman. : BANTU
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Latest gimmick in cigarettes. : FILTERTIP
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Overland transportation of 7 Down. : PORTAGES
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Adjective for George Gobel. : LONESOME
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Quick: Mus. : TOSTO
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Eye décor. : LASHES
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Having a view. : VISTAED
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Tractable. : DOCILE
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Singer Erna. : BERGER
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Racing crews. : EIGHTS
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Decorate. : DRESS
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Mexican pine. : PINON
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Weathercock. : VANE
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Humerus. : BONE
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Chief, in Persia. : MIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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