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A FEW WELL-CHOSEN WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, January 15, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,392
Across
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Intonation. : CHANT
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Pronounced in a certain way. : PALATAL
13
Round-up apparel. : CHAPS
18
Presidential middle name. : GROVER
19
Set apart. : ISOLATE
20
Bootlaces. : LACETS
22
When woman suffrage was achieved. : NINETEENTWENTY
24
Erroneous. : UNTRUE
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Simple sugar. : OSE
26
First V. P. to succeed to the Presidency. : TYLER
27
Sideslipped. : SKIDDED
29
Monkey. : SAI
30
Little lass. : MISSY
32
River near Mt. Ararat. : ARAS
34
Noun ending. : STER
35
Contumely. : SCORN
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This: Span. : ESTE
38
Bridges of N. H. : STYLES
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One of a set. : UNIT
42
Status quo ___. : ANTE
43
Huron's neighbor. : ERIE
45
Burden. : LOAD
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___ point. : PETIT
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Rode a hired horse. : HACKED
52
Encumbered. : SADDLED
55
State in Mexico. : SONORA
58
Opera heroine. : ARLINE
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Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
60
Decatur's ship. : INTREPID
62
___ Mountain. : STONE
63
Part of an oar between handle and blade. : LOOM
64
A popular Margaret. : OBRIEN
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Conclusion. : END
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Yegg's haul. : SWAG
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Dickens girl. : DORA
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Kept fast. : HELD
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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State tree of Connecticut. : OAK
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Brotherhoods. : ORDERS
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Prestige. : FACE
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Stadium ramp. : AISLE
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Slier. : CRAFTIER
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Catacombs figure. : ORANT
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Young codfish. : SCRODS
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Tribe of Heber. : KENITE
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Saratoga ___. : SPRINGS
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Sweet oranges. : CHINOS
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Rubbish. : DROSS
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Float. : RAFT
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Orne part. : CAEN
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Counts up. : ADDS
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Infinitive. : TOBE
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Red rockfish. : TAMBOR
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___ Zeppelin. : GRAF
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Vaquero's rope. : REATA
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Historic flattop. : WASP
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Ointment. : NARD
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City near Mantua. : ASOLA
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Witticism: Slang. : GAG
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Control. : MASTERY
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Smallest. : LEAST
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Japanese sash. : OBI
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Melodeons. : ORGANS
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Maintenance man. : TROUBLESHOOTER
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Haberdashery purchase. : TIEPIN
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Appraised. : EVALUED
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Queen of fiction. : ELLERY
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Gnawed away. : EROSE
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Takes offense. : RESENTS
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Vigilant. : ALERT
Down
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Turning point. : CRISIS
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Open and aboveboard. : HONEST
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Gubernatorial nickname. : AVE
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Like lace. : NETTY
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Card. : TREY
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Grove of trees. : PINERY
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Starry. : ASTRAL
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Noted cartoonist. : LOW
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Ingredients of shandygaff. : ALES
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Amtracks. : TANKS
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Frame of mind. : ATTITUDE
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City in Holland. : LEYDEN
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Pointer. : CLUE
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Card players. : HANDS
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Vaudeville turn. : ACT
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Popular TV program. : PERSONTOPERSON
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Senator Symington. : STUART
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Kobold. : GNOME
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Exhilarate. : ELATE
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Percolate. : DRIP
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Begging leave. : SEEKING
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Infrequently. : SELDOM
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Queeg's command. : CAINE
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Body of partisans. : SIDE
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Flavored drink. : SODA
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Examined. : TESTED
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Singer. : ALTO
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Rent in twain. : TORN
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Ottoman. : HASSOCK
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Goods of aesthetic design. : ARTWARE
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Type of melodrama. : CLOAKANDDAGGER
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T. D. makers. : SCORERS
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Booming. : AROAR
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Manages. : DIRECTS
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Romantic Italian hero. : RINALDO
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Formal speech. : ADDRESS
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Khartum's river. : NILE
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Rich source of ore. : LODE
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Narcotic from hemp. : BHANG
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Most vapid. : DRIEST
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Outdoor jaunts. : AIRINGS
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Actor Kruger. : OTTO
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Rail. : SORA
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Chinese game. : FANTAN
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Wish ardently. : ACHE
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___ base. : FIRST
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Fissure. : RIFT
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Bare cliff. : SCAR
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Marmalade. : PRESERVE
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Farm animals. : SOWS
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Musical climaxes. : CODAS
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Patois. : ARGOT
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Term of affection. : DEARIE
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Dough. : BATTER
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Polo stick. : MALLET
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___ Hill, scene of Bunker Hill battle. : BREEDS
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Fan. : ROOTER
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Dr. Schweitzer. : ALBERT
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Titania. : FAIRY
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River: Lat. : AMNIS
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Canoes with lateen sails. : PROAS
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Bikini. : ATOLL
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Editors' group. : ASNE
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Christmas. : YULE
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African tree. : SHEA
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Volcano of Mindanao. : APO
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Hair-do. : BUN
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Arena "bravo!" : OLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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