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VERBAL VAGARIES

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,399
Across
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Waterfront of Buenos Aires. : PLATA
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Edith's follower. : FLORA
11
___ Flow. : SCAPA
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Maintain. : ARGUE
21
Cheerful. : ROSECOLORED
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Only living species of its genus. : HOMOSAPIENS
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Kind of jam. : APPLEBUTTER
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Not informed. : UNINITIATED
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Monoplane Winnie ___. : MAE
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Airplane. : JET
29
Diving birds. : LOONS
31
Works with a shuttle. : TATS
32
Shale product. : TAR
33
Tennis maneuvers. : STROKES
36
Sham attack. : FEINT
37
Must for a college football coach. : WINS
38
Church court. : ROTA
39
Snare. : PIT
40
Truths. : FACTS
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Clumsy ones. : OAFS
42
Conducts. : WAGES
43
Treated. : DOSED
46
Man's nickname. : BERT
47
Little Gavroche, for example. : WAIF
48
Substitute for currency. : TOKEN
49
All-American Ameche. : ALAN
50
Breakwaters. : MOLES
51
Large, clumsy boats. : ARKS
52
Square-meshed net. : FILET
53
___ and kin. : KITH
54
Uninteresting. : ARID
55
Attacked with sharp words. : BLISTERED
57
Flowering vine. : HOP
60
Jacqueline Cochran. : AVIATRIX
62
Sin, in theology. : DEBT
63
Campus girl. : COED
64
Juicy fruit. : PEAR
65
Cheese-making ingredients. : RENNETS
66
___ cracker. : SODA
67
Cherished. : FOND
68
Originator of tricky political device. : GERRY
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Opportunity. : DAY
70
Climbing, flowering plants. : SWEETPEAS
72
Monte Rosa. : ALP
73
Western state capital. : SALEM
76
Pronoun. : THIS
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Go on loudly. : RANT
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Threw forth. : ERUPTED
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Bible name. : OBED
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Favor. : BOON
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Savings item. : BOND
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Theater section. : PARTERRE
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United Nations notable. : DAG
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Christian festival. : PENTECOST
89
One of the Delanos. : SARA
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Support zealously: Slang. : ROOT
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In agreement. : ATONE
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Contemporary of Cuyp and Douw. : HALS
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Throws. : CASTS
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Vogue: Fr. : MODE
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Sweetheart. : FLAME
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Red ___. : CENT
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Soothe. : HUSH
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Treacherous person. : VIPER
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Arrangement. : SETUP
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A damage, in law. : TORT
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Michigan ___. : STATE
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Card game. : GIN
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Headman: Abbr. : PRES
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Nomadic Moslem. : KURD
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Mrs. Harriman. : MARIE
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Noisy. : BLATANT
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Receptacle. : URN
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Notch in a key. : WARD
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Foretell. : AUGUR
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Barnyard sound. : BAA
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___ World. : NEW
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Diversionary devices. : REDHERRINGS
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Anything insignificant. : SMALLCHANGE
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Crossbar on ship's masthead. : TRESTLETREE
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Household accessory. : TAPEMEASURE
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Varieties. : SORTS
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Lizette Reese sonnet. : TEARS
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Describing January. : SNOWY
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Serb name for Spalato. : SPLIT
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Park transportation. : PRAMS
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Former Yankee pitcher. : LOPAT
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Old coin of Turkey. : ASPER
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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First–rate. : ACE
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Shafts. : FLUES
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Former U. S. tennis star. : LOTT
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Scrap. : ORT
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Chooses again. : REELECTS
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Dexterous. : ADROIT
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Railroad switch. : SHUNT
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Studies. : CONS
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Bon ___. : AMI
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High priest. : PONTIFF
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Pakistanis. : ASIANS
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Honeybee genus. : APIS
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Estuary: Sp. : RIA
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Informal party. : GETTOGETHER
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Left on the plate. : UNEATEN
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Name in the Apocrypha. : ESDRAS
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___ d'art. : OBJET
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Barristers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Sides of the wicket. : ONS
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Generous. : OPENHANDED
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Young animal. : KID
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Got on. : FARED
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Article of attire. : WAISTCOAT
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Search through carefully. : RAKE
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Famous feline. : FELIX
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Dumbarton ___. : OAKS
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Treeless plain. : WOLD
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West African seaport. : DAKAR
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Evergreen tree. : OLIVE
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Silk cloth. : SATIN
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Former King in Sophia. : BORIS
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Holy ___. : WRIT
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Obligated. : TIED
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Borgnine role. : MARTY
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Web-footed sea bird. : ALBATROSS
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Actor MacMurray. : FRED
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Anglo-Saxon historian. : BEDE
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From here to eternity. : EONS
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Blade, loom, handle. : OAR
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Crowbar. : PRY
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Join together. : TEAM
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Game animals. : DOES
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Kind of candy. : PEPPERMINT
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Animal tender. : SWINEHERD
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Repel (with "off"). : FEND
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Great quantity. : GLUT
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Guess. : SHOT
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Engine puff. : PANT
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Historic city of N. France. : ARRAS
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The ground. : SOD
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Arab garb. : ABA
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Money. : LEGALTENDER
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___ poem. : TONE
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Planet. : EARTH
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Walk. : TROOP
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Hinder. : DETER
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Well: Comb. form. : BENE
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Short arrow. : BOLT
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What Davy Crockett is to some. : PASSE
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Magnificence. : POMP
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Song of Songs: Abbr. : CANT
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Cooked in a certain way. : SAUTE
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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Job for Sam Rayburn. : CHAIRMAN
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Italian man of letters. : FERRERO
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Smokeless gunpowder. : CORDITE
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Travel direction. : VIA
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Jets. : SPURTS
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Aircraft cockpit. : TURRET
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Decline in value. : SAG
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Obligations. : TRUSTS
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Covered with frosting. : GLACE
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Sen. Mundt. : KARL
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Mt. Helicon dwellers. : MUSES
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Soothing. : BALMY
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Destroy the force of. : ANNUL
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Silent movie siren. : NEGRI
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Bird call. : TWEET
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Foes of Amendment XVIII. : WETS
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Antiquing device. : AGER
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Boasted: Slang. : BLEW
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Headline initials. : HST
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Agency of F. D. R. era. : NRA
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Overseas mailing symbols. : APO
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Takes. : HAS
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Example of 99 Across. : ASP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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