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New York Times, Friday, August 26, 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: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,250

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Across
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Undermines. : SAPS
5
Twangy. : NASAL
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Book of the Bible. : ACTS
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Constant. : TRUE
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Cow Palace is one. : ARENA
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Secular. : LAIC
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Pilots' problems. : AIRPOCKETS
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Girl in uniform. : SPAR
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Harmless reptile. : GARTERSNAKE
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Time division. : ERA
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Breakfasted. : ATE
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Cooling application. : ICEBAG
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Roman household goddess. : VESTA
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I love: Latin. : AMO
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British Nobel Peace Prize winner. : ORR
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Quondam. : ONCE
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Waterfall in Yosemite. : BRIDALVEIL
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City in Peru. : ICA
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Jazzy music. : RAGTIME
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Part of a sock. : TOE
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Entrant at Churchill Downs. : DERBYHORSE
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Plant of the mustard family. : COLE
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Passing hobby. : FAD
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Material for evening wear. : NET
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Better balanced. : SANER
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Toby and Tom. : UNCLES
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Eat. : SUP
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Coin of Peru. : SOL
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Maximilien of France. : ROBESPIERRE
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Drooping unevenly. : ALOP
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Seedy. : DOWNATHEEL
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Land of Belgae and Helvetii. : GAUL
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Native of Unalaska. : ALEUT
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Dutch town. : EDAM
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Remnants. : ENDS
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Suiting. : SERGE
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___ contendere, defendant's plea. : NOLO
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Male animal. : STAG
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"The Bell Song." : ARIA
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Good motor sound. : PURR
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Having partitions. : SEPTATE
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Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Clumsy boats. : ARKS
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Witnessed. : SEEN
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Broadway group. : ANTA
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Late British Socialist leader. : LASKI
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Dark and Kaline. : ALS
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Island, part of Nova Scotia. : CAPEBRETON
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Royal headgear. : TIARA
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Rawboned person. : SCRAG
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Mountain chain in Greece. : OETA
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___ des beaux-arts. : ECOLE
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Pitcher Palica. : ERV
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Vacant. : VOID
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Wispy sight in the skies. : SCARFCLOUD
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Element in air. : ARGON
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Bishop's headgear. : MITRE
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Poet. : ODIST
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Scrooge's cry. : BAH
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Hercules' captive. : IOLE
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Malign look. : LEER
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___ Cup, in golf. : RYDER
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French dance. : BAL
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Petrel or skua. : CAPEHEN
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Basic costume. : SUIT
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Treatment. : USAGE
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Hale's hapless hero. : NOLAN
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Bottled beverages. : SODAS
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Flash flood, in Britain. : SPATE
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Tree trunk. : BOLE
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Washstand pitcher. : EWER
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Secure. : SNUG
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Perform agaain. : REDO
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Existing. : REAL
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St. ___, patron of sailors. : ELMO
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Plurals: Abbr. : PLS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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