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POTPOURRI

New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 514 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,238
Across
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Forbes Field players. : PIRATES
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Roman boxer's hand covering. : CESTUS
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Short snooze. : CATNAP
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Early recluse. : EREMITE
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Part of the globe. : ORIENT
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Salt of an acid. : OLEATE
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Reading desk. : LECTERN
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Unhappy state. : MISERY
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Sports headliner. : SANTEE
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Undivided. : ONE
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___ Islands. : SEA
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Silky, twilled fabric. : MESSALINE
30
Peak. : ALP
31
Shade. : TINT
33
"Now hear ___." : THIS
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Honeysuckle. : VINE
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Critic Faure. : ELIE
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Pantomiming. : ACTINGOUT
40
Heroine of "The Sun Also Rises." : BRETT
42
More foxy. : SLIER
43
St. Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
44
Trial balloon. : FEELER
45
Characters in "Iolanthe." : PEERS
46
Enrages. : MADDENS
49
Prominent impresario. : BING
50
Plant with red fruit. : SUMAC
52
Arabian gazelles. : ARIELS
53
Abbess of Whitby and others. : HILDAS
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Stylish garments. : DUSTERS
59
Church images. : ICONS
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Necessities of the 1890's. : GASMANTLES
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Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
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The S in U. S. : SAM
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French river. : ORNE
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Swiss river. : AARE
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For shame! : FIE
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Raw materials. : ORES
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Classic Greek statue by Myron. : DISCOBOLUS
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Tuscan city. : SIENA
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Knobby. : NODULED
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Exchanged. : TRADED
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Thames boatman. : PUNTER
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"City of light." : PARIS
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Reared. : BRED
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Setters of values. : PRICERS
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Wined and dined. : FETED
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Grand ___. : RAPIDS
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Clio's sister. : ERATO
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Mimics. : APERS
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Playwright Clifford. : ODETS
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Site of Puget Sound navy yard. : BREMERTON
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Cacophonies. : DINS
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Emulate Mme. Defarge. : KNIT
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Tobies. : JUGS
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Meerschaum. : PIPE
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City N W of Lima. : ICA
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Troublemaker. : DISRUPTER
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Milton's brother. : IKE
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Gov. Williams' middle name. : MENNEN
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Enough to spoil a shutout. : ONERUN
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The sun: Poet. : DAYSTAR
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Yalu port. : ANTUNG
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Christian creed. : NICENE
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Along the way. : ENROUTE
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Headlands. : NESSES
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Talked disrespectfully. : SASSED
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Walked rapidly. : STEPPED
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Court game. : PELOTA
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Peaceful. : IRENIC
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Modern. : RECENT
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Danish county. : AMT
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Draws. : TIES
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Team that beat the "Damn Yankees." : SENATORS
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Perpetrate. : COMMIT
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Indians. : ERIES
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Sibilant sound. : SISS
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Drivers' places. : TEES
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Disentangle. : UNRAVEL
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Saints who lived on pillars. : STYLITES
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Town on the Loire. : COSNE
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Seed wings. : ALAE
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Events in the decathlon. : TEN
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Girl's name. : NATALIE
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Setting of "La Boheme." : ATELIER
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Frogs. : PEEPERS
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Gate crashers. : INTRUDERS
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Seven-time U. S. tennis champion. : TILDEN
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Color. : HUE
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Chooses. : ELECTS
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Seasonal songs. : NOELS
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Processes cotton. : GINS
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Creator of famous masks. : BENDA
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Unfilial daughter. : REGAN
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Resorts. : SPAS
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"Mr. Roberts," for example. : FILM
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Home for 97 Down. : MAISON
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Winner of five Derbies. : ARCARO
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Greek warrior at Troy. : DIOMED
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Divide. : BISECT
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Think deeply. : MUSE
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Young Brinker. : HANS
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Became vapid. : STALED
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In carnival dress: Fr. : ENFETE
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Actress Luise. : RAINER
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Javelins. : SPEARS
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They're found in bowls. : GRIDIRONS
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Extol. : LAUD
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Stettin's river. : ODER
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Extras. : SUPERS
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Ordinary course. : ORBIT
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Sweet singers. : BARDS
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Poems. : ODES
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Staff. : SUITE
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Legalized, as a company: Abbr. : INCORP
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Boys. : LADS
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Baby carriage. : PRAM
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Implements for pressing. : SADIRONS
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Has authority. : PRESIDES
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"Party of One" author. : FADIMAN
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Of common gender: Gram. : EPICENE
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Occupants. : TENANTS
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Flower. : PETUNIA
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Unit of energy. : ERG
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Sun-tanned. : BURNED
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Caper. : TITTUP
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Poppy product. : OPIATE
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Approached. : NEARED
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Davy Crockett and others. : KINGS
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___ fille. : JEUNE
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Sandy tract: Brit. : DENE
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Hungarian city. : PECS
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___ bien. : TRES
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Great philosopher. : KANT
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Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
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Greek letters. : NUS
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Mop up. : SOP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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