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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1955

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { C Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,279
Across
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Expansive. : VAST
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Humdinger. : ONER
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May Whitty and Myra Hess. : DAMES
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Burrow. : MINE
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Vacuous. : INANE
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Hangouts. : STAMPINGGROUNDS
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Jones of no-hit fame. : SAM
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Artist's milieu. : ATELIER
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___ Plaines. : DES
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"Sheik of ___." : ARABY
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Pack down. : TAMP
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Resin: French. : BRAI
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City on the Truckee. : RENO
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Cry of approval. : BRAVO
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Favored. : LIKED
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King of Norway. : HAAKON
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Women's club. : SOROSIS
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Muddlers. : HASHERS
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Baked. : OVENED
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Odalisk's milieu. : HAREM
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Excitement. : FEVER
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Know: Spanish. : SABE
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Object of devotion. : IDOL
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Important card in Canasta. : TREY
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Relative of mocha. : JAVA
47
Opposite of a cathode. : ANODE
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Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Innate aptitudes. : TALENTS
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Dwelling: Abbr. : RES
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Retreat: Colloq. : PULLINONESHORNS
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Ibsen's Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Carpenter's tool. : VISE
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Toy named for a president. : TEDDY
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Pre-eminent. : STAR
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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College in Poughkeepsie. : VASSAR
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Gazing. : ASTARE
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Bluejacket. : SEAMAN
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Robert Burns hero. : TAM
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Overlook. : OMIT
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The gay ___. : NINETIES
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Member of NATO. : ENGLAND
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Administration. : REGIME
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Compeer of Balenciaga. : DIOR
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Babylonian god. : ANU
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Herb with large forked root. : MANDRAKE
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Attempt. : ENDEAVOR
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U. N. meetings. : SESSIONS
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Stipend. : PAY
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Corded fabric. : REP
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Nonsense: Slang. : BOLONEY
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Supercilious intellectual. : BRAHMIN
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Highway mishap. : SKID
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Supply center. : BASE
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Bohemian river. : ISER
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Relative of the cottontail. : HARE
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Easy job: Slang. : SOFTSPOT
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Musical work. : OVERTURE
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Told a secret. : REVEALED
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Part of "Carmen." : HABANERA
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Underprivileged person. : HAVENOT
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Drawing-rooms. : SALONS
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Dickensian character. : DORRIT
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Andersen's birthplace. : ODENSE
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Diminish. : LESSEN
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Singer Peerce. : JAN
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Wood for bats. : ASH
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Shipshape. : TIDY
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Peter the Great. : TSAR
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Stripling. : LAD
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Eggs. : OVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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