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New York Times, Monday, August 8, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,232
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Sleeveless relatives of caftans. : ABAS
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Relating to a facial feature. : NASAL
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Symbol on a green flag. : HARP
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Tight. : TAUT
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Remark made sotto voce. : ASIDE
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Relative of the yucca. : ALOE
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Wagnerian role. : ELSA
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Noisily hilarious. : UPROARIOUS
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Fertilizer substances. : NITRATES
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Dark red. : GARNET
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Plant exudation. : RESIN
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Cloudy. : SUNLESS
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Cutting tool. : CHISEL
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Long, wearying period. : SIEGE
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Mauna ___, volcano. : LOA
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Tool for drilling holes. : AUGER
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Try. : ESSAY
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___ Elizabeth Alice Louise. : ANNE
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Judaic feast. : SEDER
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For ___ (certainly). : SURE
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Middle: Law. : MESNE
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Saint of January 21. : AGNES
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Ovine sound. : BAA
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One of the Geneva conferees. : FAURE
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Hitchhikers' signalers. : THUMBS
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Appoints. : ASSIGNS
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___ Vista, scene of Zachary Taylor's victory, 1847. : BUENA
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Becomes old and dry. : STALES
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Having margins. : BORDERED
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Break. : SEPARATION
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Creeper. : VINE
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Greedy. : AVID
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Character in "The Forsyte Saga." : IRENE
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Father of Cainan. : ENOS
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Ate well. : DINED
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Brooklyn pitcher's nickname. : NEWK
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Sun disk. : ATEN
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Pacific island. : BALI
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At last they have a peace treaty. : AUSTRIANS
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Impolite looks. : STARES
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Sister of the Seawolf. : NAUTILUS
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Tree with fluttering leaves. : ASPEN
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Baronets. : SIRS
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Commotion. : ADO
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Association of men or teams. : LEAGUE
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Describing a Mexican dog. : HAIRLESS
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Solitary. : ALONE
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Gay blades. : ROUES
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Nuisances. : PESTS
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Grazing land. : RANGE
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On a cruise. : ASEA
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Lady of allure. : SIREN
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Littleneck. : CLAM
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Bog plant. : SEDGE
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Parts of a mechanism. : GEARS
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Jules Verne's dream come true. : SUBMARINE
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Desert steed. : ARAB
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Certain votes. : YEAS
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Rake with gunfire. : ENFILADE
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Yielded, as a profit. : RETURNED
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Ardent. : EAGER
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Cast off. : SHED
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Not mentioned. : UNSAID
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Rough. : UNEVEN
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Neighbor of Burma and Tibet. : ASSAM
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One of the Allens. : STEVE
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Savory. : SAPID
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Also a "king of the wild frontier." : BOONE
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Well: French. : BIEN
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Plenty: Archaic. : ENOW
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Piece of furniture. : DESK
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Numerical prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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