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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B J K Q }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,263
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Javelin. : SPEAR
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Printed program. : CARD
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Feminine possessive. : HERS
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Jouster's weapon. : LANCE
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Form of energy: Abbr. : ELEC
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Felonious act. : ARSON
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Pronoun. : THOU
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Palo ___. : ALTO
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Biography of an actress. : LAURETTE
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Deflect. : DIVERT
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Poetic form. : ODE
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Difficult to deal with. : HARD
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Relative of the civet. : GENET
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Family of Catherine and Cosmo. : MEDICI
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Cut. : SAWN
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Dawn to dusk. : DAY
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Forced; unnatural. : CONSTRAINED
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European capital. : VIENNA
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Organic compounds. : ESTERS
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Popular vocalist. : EDDIEFISHER
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Sen. Neuberger's state: Abbr. : ORE
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Worry. : FRET
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Town on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
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French world of fashion. : MONDE
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Farthest from the van. : REAR
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
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Enrolls. : ENTERS
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Names incorrectly. : MISCALLS
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Man's name meaning champion. : NEIL
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Among. : AMID
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Chorus from "Il Trovatore." : ANVIL
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___ perpetua (Exist forever): Idaho's motto. : ESTO
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Look intently. : GAZE
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Famous Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
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Tunisia's rulers. : DEYS
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Tools. : AXES
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Opposite of firer. : HIRER
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Zigzag skiing, race. : SLALOM
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Show off. : PARADE
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Followed. : ENSUED
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Acidity. : ACOR
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President Coty. : RENE
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Acolyte's robe. : COTTA
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New England college. : AMHERST
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Short for a marsupial. : ROO
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Well-known Denver family. : DOUD
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Rise and fall. : HEAVE
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Senator from Houma, La. : ELLENDER
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Tire repairs. : RETREADS
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Famous dweller in Death Valley. : SCOTTY
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More svelte. : THINNER
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Kindles. : IGNITES
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Challenges. : DARES
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Chilled. : ICED
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Evergreen. : CONIFER
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Plumbers' fittings. : WASHERS
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More secure. : SAFER
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Husband of Poppaea Sabina. : NERO
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Italian. : VERONESE
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Individuality. : IDENTITY
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List separately. : ITEMIZE
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Presaged. : OMENED
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Ensign in "Mister Roberts." : PULVER
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Wipe out past experiences. : UNLIVE
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Baseball great. : SISLER
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Birthplace of Apollo. : DELOS
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Staff officers. : AIDES
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Long story. : SAGA
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Currency. : CASH
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Against. : ANTI
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Highest degree: Abbr. : MAX

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

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