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New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,380

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Across
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San Antonio's historic trees. : ALAMOS
7
Harrow parts. : DISCS
12
Light, low-wheeled carriage. : CALASH
13
Phrase meaning "all but." : ONLYNOT
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Seaport city of Mexico. : TAMPICO
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Wind musical instrument. : OCARINA
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Burns' "To a Mouse." : ODE
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Time of Armageddon. : LASTDAY
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Projecting pin. : PEG
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Roped square. : RING
24
Large nonflying bird. : RHEA
25
Flavorous. : SAPID
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Matched up. : MATED
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Early automotive figure. : OLDS
31
Mother of Helen of Troy. : LEDA
32
Consecrate. : ENSHRINE
34
Once upon a time. : ONEDAY
36
Use a wire-tapping device. : EAVESDROP
38
One of the Bowls. : ORANGE
41
Small, single-sailed vessels. : CATBOATS
45
Quarter. : COIN
46
Pip. : SPOT
48
Airplane seat accessory. : STRAP
49
Soft drinks. : COLAS
51
Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
53
Spanish dining hall. : SALA
54
One of 6 Down. : UTE
55
Short melody. : ARIETTA
58
Golfer Hogan. : BEN
59
Mexican police. : RURALES
61
Pouring down. : RAINING
63
City in Washington. : SPOKANE
64
One of the Truexes. : ERNEST
65
Knots. : NODES
66
What Hibok Hibok does. : ERUPTS
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Louisiana Cajun's ancestry. : ACADIAN
2
Bewails. : LAMENTS
3
Matterhorn. : ALP
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G. I.'s favorite call. : MAIL
5
Relative of an Audience Award. : OSCAR
6
Great Western Indian family. : SHOSHONE
7
Thingumbob. : DOODAD
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Peruvian Indian. : INCA
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Destroys. : SLAYS
10
St. ___, French "West Point." : CYR
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Used shears. : SNIPPED
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Lake near Syracuse. : ONEIDA
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Red poppy pin-on time. : TAGDAY
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Singer Mel. : TORME
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Wonder on Mount Palomar. : TELESCOPE
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Valley of Hinnom, near Jerusalem. : GEHENNA
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Mugs in pubs. : ALEPOTS
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Fishing reel attachment. : DRAG
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Classify. : SORT
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Lehman's colleague. : IVES
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Jacks in cribbage. : NOBS
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Important palm. : DATETREE
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Happens. : OCCURS
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Bring to light. : ROOTUP
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Plane's wing flap. : AILERON
42
One versed in Saracen lore. : ARABIST
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Natural gifts. : TALENTS
44
Sound of a rifle shot. : SPANG
47
Balances. : POISES
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Escarole. : SALAD
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Brenda of the "comics." : STARR
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Author Le Sage's middle name. : RENE
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Japanese aborigine. : AINU
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About 14 gallons in Hungary. : AKO
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Knot in wool staple. : NEP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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