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New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1956

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { B K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,394
Across
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Pres. Cleveland. : GROVER
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Jean Valjean's pursuer. : JAVERT
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Army man. : PRIVATE
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Liberate. : DELIVER
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Frayed. : RAVELED
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Balky. : RESTIVE
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Proves: Law. : AVERS
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Fellow. : CHAP
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British colony. : ADEN
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To the point. : TERSE
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Whacks. : RAPS
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Finish. : END
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Differently. : ELSE
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Toward the beginning. : FORE
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Slight coloring. : TINGE
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Part of a Biblical chapter. : VERSE
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Stepped it. : DANCED
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Anne of ___, wife of Henry VIII. : CLEVES
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Bay State Governor. : HERTER
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Purplish red. : CLARET
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Bill of fare. : CARTE
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Port. : HAVEN
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Domestic. : HOME
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Part of an ounce. : GRAM
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Common verb. : ARE
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South Dakota's Governor. : FOSS
44
Beg. : CRAVE
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Province of Pakistan. : SIND
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Standard quantity. : UNIT
48
Afterward. : LATER
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Support. : ENDORSE
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Overacting. : EMOTING
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Having a thinner tone. : REEDIER
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Income. : REVENUE
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Walked. : STRODE
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Large hammer. : SLEDGE
Down
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Pebbles. : GRAVEL
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Mississippi and Missouri. : RIVERS
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Rigorous to an extreme. : OVERSEVERE
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"___ Triste." : VALSE
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Summer: Fr. : ETE
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A friend in war or peace. : REDCROSS
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Small, powerful autos. : JEEPS
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Than: German. : ALS
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Life: Latin. : VITA
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Indication. : EVIDENCE
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Vindicator. : REVENGER
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Had a general direction. : TRENDED
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Babble. : PRATE
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Hanging. : DRAPE
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Rodent. : HARE
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Annoy. : FRET
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Acrid. : TART
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Unified. : INTEGRATED
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Poetic time of day. : EVEN
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"___ Mable." : DERE
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Goodman's instrument. : CLARINET
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Pale purple. : LAVENDER
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Burrowing animals. : HAMSTERS
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Small naval vessels. : CHASERS
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"___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
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Sharpener. : HONER
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Class. : RATING
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Way of approach. : AVENUE
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Combine. : MERGE
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Signal flare. : FUSEE
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Dried flower bud. : CLOVE
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One with passé ideas. : DODO
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Get ___ of. : RID
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Actor Ferrer. : MEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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