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New York Times, Friday, January 27, 1956

40-Across : Wife of Abraham.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,404
Across
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Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
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Between Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
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Priggish. : SMUG
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Full of : Suffix. : ULOUS
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River in France. : OISE
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Center part. : CORE
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Camper's equipment. : FLASHLIGHT
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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Fancy goldfish. : FANTAILS
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Anthony Trollope's "Doctor ___." : THORNE
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Japanese apricots. : UMES
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Performer on a wind instrument. : FLUTIST
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Drive away. : DISPEL
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Fragrant resins. : ELEMIS
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Tributary of the Danube. : OLT
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Lorna of fiction. : DOONE
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Come in. : ENTER
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Prize fight decisions. : TKOS
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Servicewomen. : WAVES
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Tennessee Senator. : GORE
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Wife of Abraham. : SARAI
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Steam turbine part. : ROTOR
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Triumph. : WIN
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Mousy character. : MICKEY
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Delicate gradation. : NUANCE
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Kind of newspaper. : TABLOID
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___ Salut, French cheese. : PORT
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Rub with oil. : ANOINT
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Stately Spanish dance. : SARABAND
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Astound. : STUN
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Get better. : CONVALESCE
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Chinatown group. : TONG
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Pierette to Pierrot. : AMIE
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Prevent legally. : ESTOP
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Remnants. : ENDS
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Opposite of reveille. : TAPS
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Geological term. : STOSS
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Added syllable: Abbr. : SUFF
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___ prima (at once): Italian. : ALLA
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Soughing sound. : MOAN
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Break off, as a friendship: Slang. : BUSTUP
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Abashed. : ASHAMED
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Fencing swords. : FOILS
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Fishing outfits. : RIGS
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Fallout over Etna. : ASH
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Sting. : NETTLE
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Scampering off. : SCOOTING
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Washington's headquarters, 1777 and 1779-80. : MORRISTOWN
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Monitor lizards. : URANS
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Relative of the civet. : GENET
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Hide oneself. : LIELOW
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Actor Cronyn. : HUME
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London's street of newspapers. : FLEET
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Sign of ellipsis. : DOTS
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Actress Chase. : ILKA
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Held up by weather. : STORMBOUND
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Ambassador. : ENVOY
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Equipped for sculling. : OARED
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The Red navigator. : ERIC
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French man's name. : RENE
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Lloyd's Register items. : SAILINGS
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State south of Arizona. : SONORA
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Image. : ICON
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Police in 38 Down. : RURALES
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Famous Club of Addison and Steele. : KITCAT
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Under most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
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Discrimination. : TASTE
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Dancer and choreographer Dolin. : ANTON
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Lays asphalt. : PAVES
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Dissever. : SNIP
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Noncoms. : NCOS
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Branches of a business: Abbr. : DEPS
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Boxer turned actor. : OMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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