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New York Times, Monday, August 15, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,239
Across
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Cloudlike mass around a comet. : COMA
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Ancient Semite god. : BAAL
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He wrote "The Master Builder." : IBSEN
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Mild expletive. : EGAD
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Where the Storting sits. : OSLO
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Halter. : NOOSE
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Irritate. : RILE
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Pause. : STAY
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Loafer. : DRONE
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Where Northwestern University is. : EVANSTON
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Eschewed certain foods. : DIETED
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24 Down is one. : SENATOR
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Harness. : GEAR
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Jardiniere. : URN
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Type of ticket. : TRANSFER
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Famous ANTA star. : HAYES
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Scene of action. : ARENA
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Political group. : ADA
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Omnia vincit ___ (love conquers all). : AMOR
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Shouts. : CRIES
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Musical symbol. : CLEF
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Farm storage place. : MOW
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Author of "Cry the Beloved Country." : PATON
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One of the seven Ohio Presidents. : GRANT
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Résumé of a book or course of study. : SYLLABUS
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Aviation control group. : CAA
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Engineer Sikorsky. : IGOR
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Cheated. : TRICKED
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Anything that attracts. : MAGNET
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More dashing. : SWANKIER
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Insect in the final adult stage. : IMAGO
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Neck ailment. : PAIN
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Small opening. : PORE
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Physician of the 2d century. : GALEN
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City in west Siberia. : OMSK
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Patriot of '76. : OTIS
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Allotment. : SHARE
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Unpopular pupils. : PETS
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Infant's "playthings." : TOES
Down
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Pluto's mother-in-law. : CERES
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Gothic arch. : OGIVE
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South African ex-Premiere. : MALAN
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European political leader. : ADENAUER
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A leading U. S. port. : BOSTON
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Mary ___, former Hollywood star. : ASTOR
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All-American Ameche. : ALAN
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Actress Myrna. : LOY
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Where the post-office, Santa Claus, is. : INDIANA
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Certain tools. : BORERS
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Part of the smog problem. : SOOT
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Feudal underling. : ESNE
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Obligation. : NEED
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Vessels: Abbr. : STRS
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Dizzy and Daffy. : DEANS
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Rhode Island legislator. : GREEN
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The Graces and the Fates. : TRIOS
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Famous canine. : FALA
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British notable. : EDEN
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Float. : RAFT
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Meat counter items. : HAMS
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Island off Chinese coast. : AMOY
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Dismal cry. : YOWL
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One of the Rubinsteins. : ARTUR
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Well-known name in 5 Down. : CABOT
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Eccentric. : CRACKPOT
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The beginning. : PAGEONE
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Advantage. : GAIN
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Delay. : LINGER
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Crosspatches. : CRANKS
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Dickens hero. : TWIST
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City of a million in Honshu. : KIOTO
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Causing fear. : EERIE
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___ rehearsal. : DRESS
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Jet planes. : MIGS
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Carnival. : GALA
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The aforesaid thing. : SAME
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___ fly. : POP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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