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Herbert Ettenson
Herbert Ettenson

ALPHABET SOUP

New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1955

82-Across : ___ Dai.

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 570 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 25
Herbert Ettenson has 87 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,266
Across
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Normandy town. : STLO
5
Chicken feed. : MEAL
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Tinstone and silver glance. : ORES
13
Albanese specialty. : ARIA
17
Ethereal fluid of Greek myth. : ICHOR
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Hebrew title. : ABBA
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Author set in lower case. : EECUMMINGS
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Sultan's name. : MURAD
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Coarse weed. : DOCK
24
Choice cut of meat. : TBONESTEAK
25
Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PRED
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Ancient language: Abbr. : ARAM
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Peccadilloes. : FAULTS
28
Overornate. : ARTY
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Twilight. : EVE
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Side: Comb. form. : LATERO
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Invests in office. : SEATS
34
Alphabetic letter. : TEE
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Throws off the track. : DERAILS
38
Matador's quarry. : TORO
40
Greek temple. : NAOS
42
Ancient mystic. : ESSENE
43
Heavy blows. : THUMPERS
46
Buckle. : CLASP
50
Creator of J. Alfred Prufrock. : TSELIOT
52
Where Ike commanded. : ETO
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Purchase of 1867. : ALASKA
54
Malacca. : CANE
56
British relative of Webster's: Abbr. : OED
57
Annoying insect. : GNAT
58
Mr. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
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Important blood substance. : RHFACTOR
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Narrow shoe size. : TRIPLEA
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College dormitory. : HALL
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Zany. : OAF
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Dickens lad. : TIM
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Pickle sauce. : BRINE
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Doctors' group. : AMA
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St. or Ave. : RTE
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Eagerly expecting. : ATIP
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Part of a violin. : GSTRING
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Thoroughly. : FROMATOZ
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Mexican wrap-around. : SERAPE
78
Bothers. : AILS
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Nothing. : NIL
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Type of machine gun. : BREN
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Meddle (with "with"). : TAMPER
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___ Dai. : BAO
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Spire. : STEEPLE
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Lazy ___. : SUSAN
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Solar balneations. : SUNBATHS
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Win back. : RETAKE
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Source of obsidian. : LAVA
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Modified plant. : ECAD
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Revolver. : FIREARM
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Copy. : APE
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Metric measure. : LITER
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Threefold. : TREBLE
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Son of: Prefix. : MAC
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Heavy blow: Colloq. : BASH
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City on Lake Superior. : DULUTH
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Urge on. : GOAD
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Snack. : BITE
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Luxury liner. : USSAMERICA
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Weight unit. : GRAM
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Actress Harris. : JULIE
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Oyster season. : THERMONTHS
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On earth. : HERE
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Works of a current cartoonist. : ARNOS
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___ meridiem. : ANTE
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Pursue. : SEEK
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Letters used with geometry problems. : QEDS
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British Wave. : WREN
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Highway hazards. : SCURVES
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Fundamentals of education. : THREERS
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Put into a carrier. : LOAD
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Civil War general. : ORD
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Shirting material. : MADRAS
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Mosquito boat. : EBOAT
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System of reading. : ABCMETHOD
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"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
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Mountain chain of Greece. : OETA
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Puzzle. : REBUS
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___ maternelle (kindergarten): Fr. : ECOLE
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Army summer clothes. : SUNTANS
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Mornings. : AMS
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
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Neutral. : INERT
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Taw. : AGATE
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Retard. : IMPEDE
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Washington V. I. P. : MESTA
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Terrier. : SKYE
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Shaded walk: Fr. : ALLEE
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Organize. : FORM
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Decisive defeat. : ROUT
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Pedestal part: architecture. : SOCLE
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Volcano. : AETNA
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Lepidopter. : INSECT
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Première. : OPENING
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Cut. : SLASH
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Pinafore. : TIER
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Storehouse: Fr. : ETAPE
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Moslem unit of weight. : ROTL
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Phoenician Aphrodite. : ASTARTE
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Comedian Red. : SKELTON
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___-vous francais. : PARLEZ
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Appears large. : LOOMS
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Davy Crockett was there. : ALAMO
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___ Thierry. : CHATEAU
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States positively. : AFFIRMS
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Happy visages. : GRINS
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Barbecues. : ROASTS
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Paper ___. : TIGER
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Something having three projections. : TRILOBE
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Former Governor of Penna. : EARLE
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Aherne or Donlevy. : BRIAN
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Single-footer. : AMBLER
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Pontifical. : PAPAL
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Verboten. : TABU
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Old exclamations. : FIES
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Relative of a hogback. : ARETE
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Castigatory. : PENAL
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To the ___ (to an extreme). : NTHDEGREE
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Headliner. : STAR
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Nosed. : PRIED
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Dione and Titan are ___ rings. : SATURNS
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Wonder drug. : ACTH
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Creator of Tigger and Piglet. : AAMILNE
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Food in the field. : KRATION
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Toastmasters. : EMCEES
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Used in TV. : VIDEO
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Sweethearts. : FLAMES
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Be contiguous. : ABUT
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Eastern title. : PASHA
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Germany's "Pittsburgh." : ESSEN
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Choice part of a group. : ELITE
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Pleated lace. : RUCHE
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Set of officers. : BOARD
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Doris of tennis. : HART
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___ force. : TASK
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Rough pronunciation. : BURR
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Title of 20 Down. : MME
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Center of operations: Abbr. : GHQ
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Mandible. : JAW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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