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New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,405
Across
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Gypsy dance. : FLAMENCO
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Jai ___. : ALAI
13
Traveler between Mars and Jupiter. : PLANETOID
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Nuclear scientist. : FERMI
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Kind of planning. : LONGRANGE
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Packs down. : TAMPS
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Prospero's servant. : ARIEL
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Preserves. : SALTS
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Root and branch. : ALL
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Chinese coin. : TAEL
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John ___, actor. : DEREK
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Zenonian lecture spot. : STOA
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House addition. : ELL
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Cooked perfectly. : DONETOATURN
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On top. : FIRST
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Showed concern. : CARED
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Layers. : LAMINAE
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Mr. Meredith. : BURGESS
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All ___ (from the very beginning). : ALONG
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Spouses. : MATES
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Fenestral glass. : WINDOWPANES
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Thermometer scale: Abbr. : FAH
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Rents. : LETS
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Notches in keys. : WARDS
45
Star in Cetus. : MIRA
46
Mariner's direction. : ENE
47
City of India, in the Himalayas. : SIMLA
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Irreligious one. : PAGAN
49
Topkick. : SARGE
51
Parts of grandfather clocks. : PENDULUMS
53
Dutch painter. : STEEN
54
Actress Alberghetti. : ANNAMARIA
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Spotted. : EYED
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Ship routes. : SEALANES
Down
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Kind of wreath. : FLORAL
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Former French premier. : LANIEL
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Broadway backer. : ANGEL
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Blackbird. : MERL
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Twaddle. : NONSENSE
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King-size smoke. : CIGARET
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Short poem. : ODELET
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Time for matinees. : AFTS
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Author Tom ___. : LEA
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Part of a motor. : ARMATURE
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Beseeches. : IMPLORES
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Symbol of a political dinner. : PLATE
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Thousand ___. : ISLANDS
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Boxing term. : TKO
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Dickens character. : DORA
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Bachelor parties. : STAGS
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Australian wild dog. : DINGO
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Suitor of Lydia Languish. : ACRES
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Talent scout's forte. : FINDS
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Unruly. : LAWLESS
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Make unfriendly. : ALIENATE
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California resort. : MONTEREY
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Relative of a babushka. : BANDANNA
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Indians. : UTES
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Maria Riva's mother. : MARLENE
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1914–1919. : WWI
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The plains of Argentina. : PAMPAS
40
Pattern. : FIGURE
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Dumas swordsman. : ARAMIS
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White goose of Hindu myth. : HANSA
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Strydom's predecessor. : MALAN
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Mail. : SEND
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Cougar. : PUMA
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Opposite of "haw!" : GEE
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Edible pea of India. : DAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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