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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1957

43-Down : Cut down.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,754
Across
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Military aviation groups. : WINGS
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Job. : POST
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Relative of agate. : SARD
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Nimble. : AGILE
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Short for projectiles, shells, etc. : AMMO
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Indian. : CREE
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Submarine's ear. : SONAR
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Inn. : ROADHOUSE
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Weather man's role. : PREDICTOR
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Round. : ORBED
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Scorches. : SEARS
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Menaces. : THREATS
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Eastern name. : ALI
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City on the Rhone. : LYON
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Commercial abbreviation. : INC
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Soft drinks. : SODAS
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Ones called after another. : NAMESAKES
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"___ There." : OVER
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Folklorish giants. : OGRES
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Hazard. : RISK
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Land of the Bolsheviks. : REDRUSSIA
43
Biblical name. : ADLAI
44
Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Pierce. : STAB
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Scot's chimney. : LUM
48
Naps. : SIESTAS
52
Was concerned. : CARED
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French nobleman. : COMTE
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Orchestral section. : CLARINETS
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Attempted. : UNDERTOOK
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Legendary highwayman of 17th cen. ballad. : DUVAL
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Buttress. : PIER
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Smudge. : GRIME
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Madame ___ Gene. : SANS
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Opera role. : BESS
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Fished for elvers. : EELED
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Insect. : WASP
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Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
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Enneagonal. : NINESIDED
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Forest opening. : GLADE
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Magazine features. : SERIALS
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Glee club program. : PARTSONGS
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Melville South-Sea romance. : OMOO
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Shrewd. : SMART
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Fox: Scot. : TOD
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What you can't tell the players without. : SCORECARD
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Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
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Adjust again. : RESET
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Exploits. : DEEDS
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Noisemakers. : HORNS
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Shout out. : CRY
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Hastens. : HIES
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Hebrew stringed instrument. : ASOR
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Sweetheart. : LOVE
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Opening of the nose. : NARIS
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Electrical devices. : ARRESTERS
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Menu item. : MEATCAKES
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Historic hill near Kitty Hawk. : KILLDEVIL
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Jacob's brother. : ESAU
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Pass lightly over. : SKIM
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Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
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___ den Linden. : UNTER
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Cut down. : ABRIDGE
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River in Switzerland. : AAR
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Porgies. : SCUPS
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City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
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City in Lower Saxony. : EMDEN
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Baking-powder biscuit. : SCONE
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Habituate. : ENURE
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Woodpile. : LOGS
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Docile. : TAME
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Loop on a garment. : TAB

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

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