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New York Times, Tuesday, August 2, 1955

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,226
Across
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American inventor. : MORSE
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Where Canton is. : OHIO
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Dickens girl. : DORA
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Northern constellation. : ORION
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Rajah's lady. : RANI
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Armadillo. : APAR
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Piquancy. : SAVOR
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Stormy. : INCLEMENT
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Symbol of false friendship. : IAGO
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Fire-prevention canine. : SPARKY
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Based on choice. : SELECTIVE
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Once ___ while. : INA
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Of speech sounds. : PHONETIC
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Twitch. : TIC
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Volcano of the Sierra Nevadas. : LASSEN
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Legal term. : RES
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Mineral in thin layers. : MICA
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Uncover. : EXPOSE
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Anglo-Saxon freeman. : THANES
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Lindbergh's nickname. : SLIM
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Disencumber. : RID
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Argue about terms: Var. : HIGGLE
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Government official: Abbr. : SEC
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Highly regarded. : ESTEEMED
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Yellow bugle. : IVA
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Soaks. : SATURATES
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Actor Truex. : ERNEST
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Oriental deer. : RUSA
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French island. : ILE
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Came on stage again. : REENTERED
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Thrush. : ROBIN
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The present month: Abbr. : INST
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Stratagem. : RUSE
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Belief. : CREDO
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Common suffix. : NESS
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Fish traps. : NETS
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Vindictive person. : HATER
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Lawgiver. : MOSES
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Antagonist. : RIVAL
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Variant of Sault, in Sault Sainte Marie. : SOO
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Adorns. : ENRICHES
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Derivation. : ORIGIN
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Where Dartmouth is. : HANOVER
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Made a legal entity: Abbr. : INC
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Paintings. : OILS
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Rock rabbit or hyrax. : DAMAN
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In working order. : OPERATING
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Opposite of file. : RANK
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Overdecorated. : ARTY
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Saga. : EPIC
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Penance seekers. : ATONERS
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English town, site of racecourse. : EPSOM
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Parisian summer. : ETE
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Suez or Panama. : ISTHMUS
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North Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
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Name of two Senators. : CASE
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Minus. : LESS
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Bar connecting wheels. : AXLE
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Piquancy. : SPICINESS
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One of the Gabors. : MAGDA
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Religious group leader. : HIERARCH
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Start of a love letter. : DEAREST
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Direction. : EAST
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Musical studies. : ETUDES
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Gives expression to, as feelings. : VENTS
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Lhasa is its capital. : TIBET
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Omit. : ELIDE
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Mexican male. : SENOR
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Land of the "Minstrel Boy." : ERIN
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Friend of Henri and Pierre. : RENE
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Sea bird. : TERN
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Bemoan. : RUE
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___ et labora (pray and work): Lat. : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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