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New York Times, Friday, January 13, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,390
Across
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Take things easy. : COAST
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Necessity for Friday the 13th. : LUCK
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Tennis star Lewis. : HOAD
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Mrs. Phil Harris. : ALICE
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Biblical giant. : ANAK
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Symbol of exile. : ELBA
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Prominent has-been. : PERON
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Associate of Bret Harte. : MARKTWAIN
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Wiley or Emily. : POST
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Red deer. : HINDS
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Well-known playwright. : LOOS
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Overflow theatre customer. : STANDEE
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Mental condition. : MORALE
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Actor in the "Golden Arm." : STANG
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___ doing (busy). : UPAND
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Farmyard sound. : BAA
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Contemporary of Anatole France. : GUYDEMAUPASSANT
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Compass point. : SSE
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Natural resources. : ORES
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Symbol of freshness. : PAINT
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Richard Evelyn and Harry Flood. : BYRDS
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Largest city of Brittany. : NANTES
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Institutional managers. : MATRONS
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Rigorous. : HARD
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"Robin ___," old-time song. : ADAIR
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"Dombey and ___." : SON
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Actor in "Hot Tin Roof." : IVES
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Associate of Leigh Hunt. : JOHNKEATS
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Name on best-seller list. : PEALE
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Musical instrument. : OBOE
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Ornamental pattern. : FRET
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Sprightly. : AGILE
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Western Indians. : REES
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Headgear. : TAMS
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Relative of radar. : SONAR
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Contemporary cartoonist. : CAPP
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Bread spread. : OLEO
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Mentions publicly. : AIRS
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___ Yard, London street. : SCOTLAND
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Playing card. : TEN
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Users of prayer wheels. : LAMAS
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Sleeper. : CAR
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Initials dating from 1865. : KKK
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Cutting. : HEWING
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Baltic island. : OLAND
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"___ With Me." : ABIDE
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Valse. : DANSE
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"Holier ___ thou." : THAN
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Hoof part. : TOE
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"Ye ___ Gifte Shoppe." : OLDE
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Intercepts. : STOPS
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Familiar leave-taking. : TATA
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Companions of porringers. : MUGS
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Work. : OPUS
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TV star. : RAYE
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Swampy places. : SLUES
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National League team. : CARDS
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Attract. : BAIT
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Actress Baxter. : ANNE
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Men of law: Abbr. : ATTS
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Period of the day. : MORN
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Engage in fisticuffs. : SPAR
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City in California. : SANDIEGO
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Pickling materials. : BRINES
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English royal house. : YORK
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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John Eisenhower, for example. : MAJOR
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Building material. : ADOBE
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Western resort mecca. : TAHOE
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Large gatherings. : HOSTS
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Check. : STEM
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Without efficacy. : VAIN
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Miss Cinders. : ELLA
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Wise one. : SEER
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Salamander. : EFT
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Constellation. : ARA
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___ seul (solo dance): Fr. : PAS

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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