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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,264
Across
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Upright windlass. : CAPSTAN
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Of plant life. : BOTANIC
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Typical example. : EPITOME
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Olympic team member. : ATHLETE
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Sawtooth ridges. : SIERRAS
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Brightened. : CHEERED
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Hindu costume. : SARI
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Back financially. : STAKE
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City on the Tiber. : ROME
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Old-time prospector in the West. : DESERTRAT
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Solicitous one. : CARER
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Disadvantages. : DRAWBACKS
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Not forming an angle. : AGONIC
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Notable pseudonym. : ELIA
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Pronoun. : HIM
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Clumsy fellow. : LOUT
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Takes a chance. : RISKS
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Desert "monster." : GILA
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Vexation. : IRE
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Boat for poling. : PUNT
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Ennobles. : EXALTS
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Incredibly bizarre. : FANTASTIC
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"Plain and Fancy" sect. : AMISH
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Render less serious by giving excuses. : EXTENUATE
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Ancient language: Abbr. : HEBR
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Go fishing. : ANGLE
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Strain. : SIFT
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Strain for effect. : OVERACT
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Former Italian colony on the Red Sea. : ERITREA
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Any Kentucky VIP. : COLONEL
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Rubber dealer, for cars. : TIREMAN
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Gossip. : HEARSAY
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Pirates of olden days. : SEARATS
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Irish luck. : CESS
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Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
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Wharf. : PIER
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Raucous. : STRIDENT
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Craggy height. : TOR
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Collect. : AMASS
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Snuggled down. : NESTED
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Subordinate impertinence. : BACKTALK
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In a different way. : OTHERWISE
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Article. : THE
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A watchword: Span. : ALERTA
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Fictional Wolfe. : NERO
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Detailed note. : ITEM
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Yield. : CEDE
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Commanding attention. : ARRESTING
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Assam silkworm. : ERI
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Bankers' association. : ABA
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Where Knight is Governor: Abbr. : CALIF
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Greek market place. : AGORA
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City where Joan of Arc was doomed. : ROUEN
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A hot pepper. : CHILI
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Black Watch costume. : KILTS
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Great hit. : SMASH
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Lobsters, shrimps, crabs. : CRUSTACEA
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With concentration. : INTENTLY
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Gambler. : GAMESTER
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Peace: Latin. : PAX
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Totem pole. : XAT
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Sheer panic. : TERROR
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Flat diamond facets. : CULETS
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High nests. : AERIE
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German shout of approval. : HOCH
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Bacchanalian cry. : EVOE
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Ancient king of Hungary. : BELA
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Marie Wilson role. : IRMA
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Difficult trick. : FEAT
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Browns. : TANS
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Solution: Abbr. : ANS
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Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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