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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1956

Author:
John M. Holmes, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
1
Venetian blind part. : SLAT
5
Brisk. : SPRY
9
Saddle-horse. : HACK
13
Hellespont swimmer’s sweetheart. : HERO
14
Fictional captain. : QUEEG
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Important government agency. : USIA
17
Biblical name. : ADAM
18
First name of Dickens villain. : URIAH
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A science: Abbr. : BIOL
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Nonstop talker. : GABBLER
22
Poisonous plant. : HENBANE
24
Inlets. : RIAS
25
Indian name. : RAU
26
Thread holder. : SPOOL
28
Joe Miller’s claim to fame. : JOKEBOOK
33
Out of breath. : BLOWN
34
Former Barbary state. : TUNIS
35
Stationary: Abbr. : STA
36
Fabric. : LAWN
37
Fabric. : LINEN
38
The “Deacon’s Masterpiece.” : SHAY
39
“Honest ___.” : AVE
40
Athletic gatherings. : MEETS
41
Cubic meter. : STERE
42
The “hideaway” man. : HERNANDO
44
Raid. : FORAY
45
Long practiced. : OLD
46
Assisting officer. : AIDE
47
Language of the year one. : ARAMAIC
51
Baking crock. : BEANPOT
55
Island republic. : CUBA
56
Dynamite-inventing prize-giver. : NOBEL
58
City in Bihar, India. : GAYA
59
City or lake in Switzerland. : THUN
60
Overused term of approval. : GRAND
61
Journey by ox cart. : TREK
62
Companion of crafts. : ARTS
63
Fathers. : DADS
64
Thin vapor. : HAZE
Down
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Heavy rough nap. : SHAG
2
Mythical Spartan queen. : LEDA
3
Native of the Near East. : ARAB
4
Hero of 1857 book. : TOMBROWN
5
High-pitched sound. : SQUEAL
6
Low, vibratory sounds. : PURRS
7
Part of the conjugation of “res.” : REI
8
Affirmative: Slang. : YEAH
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Restaurant sound effect. : HUBBUB
10
Where 58 Across is. : ASIA
11
Bud of a plant. : CION
12
Colewort. : KALE
15
Cucumber. : GHERKIN
21
British symbol. : LION
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Scotch negatives. : NAES
26
___ driver. : SLAVE
27
Political strength. : POWER
28
Group of political intriguers. : JUNTO
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Singles. : ONES
30
Actor Michael. : OSHEA
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Eared seal. : OTARY
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Popular comedian. : KAYE
33
Nonsense: Slang. : BLAH
34
7-7, for instance. : TIED
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Affording. : LENDING
38
Longest English one-syllable word. : STRENGTH
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Actress Powers. : MALA
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___ Springs, Idaho. : SODA
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___ land. : NOMANS
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Gracie ___. : FIELDS
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Evening: Ger. : ABEND
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___ part (dissemble). : ACTA
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Major industrial region, in Europe. : RUHR
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Border on. : ABUT
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Unit of measurement. : CORD
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Type of crude rubber. : PARA
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Hear ye! : OYEZ
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Obtain by leasing. : TAKE
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Whiffenpoof refrain. : BAA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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