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A LITTLE LEARNING

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1957

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 634 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 167, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1957, The New York TimesNo. 2,749
Across
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Imitators of a Venetian adventurer. : CASANOVAS
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Ancients' Hyrcanium Mare. : CASPIAN
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Shreds. : WISPS
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Withdrawn personality. : INTROVERT
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Section after Preamble. : ARTICLE
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Wide-awake. : AWARE
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Panicky runner. : STAMPEDER
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Medicament sans medicine. : PLACEBO
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Semblance. : COLOR
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French company: Abbr. : CIE
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Book of Herodotus' "History." : ERATO
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Omar's "and the ___ is Lies." : REST
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Companion to "ran." : ALSO
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Nobel Institute site. : OSLO
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Careless of others. : SELFISH
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Tailor's leftover. : SNIP
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O'Neill character. : ORIN
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Mercator's product. : MAP
43
Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
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Those not of a certain profession. : LAITY
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River of Kenya. : TANA
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Missouri fairgrounds city. : SEDALIA
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Harbor sight. : SCOW
52
Type of servant. : AMAH
53
Paired. : MATED
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Never-fading flower: Poet. : AMARANTH
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Louis XIV's retreat. : TRIANON
58
Readjust, as a fiddle. : RETUNE
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Classic wanderer. : ROM
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Dispassionate. : STOIC
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Turkey portions. : NECKS
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Probes anew. : RETESTS
64
Symbol of smallness. : ATOM
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Cause for Jovian bolt. : ANGER
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Old English refusal. : NAY
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"And thereby hangs a tale." : PUN
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Certain Americans. : NISEI
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Dressed monkishly. : HOODED
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Farm belt city. : CENTRALIA
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Push aside. : AVERT
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City Champlain founded. : THREERIVERS
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Levels off. : EVENS
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Name for Kublai Khan's empire. : CELESTIAL
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Pledges. : SWEARS
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M. Hilaire Germain Edgar. : DEGAS
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Symbol of wildness. : OAT
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Bronze piece. : SOU
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Yorkshire region. : LEEDS
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Demand. : SALE
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All young Richards. : DICKIES
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Edomites' capital. : PETRA
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Soft silk. : SURAH
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___ plate. : TIN
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Rules of conscience. : ETHICS
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Things of overawing greatness. : COLOSSI
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Settle to the bottom. : SEDIMENT
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Clouded, as a color. : DIRTY
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Band site. : MALL
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Hints. : TIPS
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Mountain ridges. : DIVIDES
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First letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Essex and Percy. : EARLS
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Abijah's son. : ASA
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Squeaky syllable. : EEK
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Irish tax. : CESS
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Scene of ancient fire. : TROY
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Goddess of corn. : DEMETER
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Greek vowels. : ETAS
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Diverse field. : ART
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Conjunction. : THAN
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Mythical fair one. : PERI
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Hungarian actress Massey. : ILONA
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New York time. : EST
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Historian Hippolyte Adolphe. : TAINE
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Central Texas city. : COLEMAN
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Cervantes' famed steed. : ROSINANTE
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American painter. : ENNIS
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Italian term for a 1 Across. : AMOROSO
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Focal point. : EPICENTRE
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Jerky strokes, in sports. : STABS
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Quieter. : SERENER
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Figure in authority. : SENESCHAL
Down
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Western Kid. : CISCO
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Those disagreeing. : ANTIS
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Mme. de ___. : STAEL
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Projection. : ARM
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Modern American refusal. : NOPE
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During. : OVER
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Certain scriptures. : VEDAS
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Sharp ridge. : ARETE
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Constitutionals. : STROLLS
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Zodiac sign. : CAPRICORN
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City on Rhone delta. : ARLES
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Hide away: Slang. : STASH
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Ancient Scot. : PICT
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Penguin environment. : ICE
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Native of Durazzo. : ALBANIAN
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Stone implement. : NEOLITH
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City on Brazos River. : WACO
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___ Jima. : IWO
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Baking soda. : SALERATUS
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Eye-catching. : PROMINENT
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Caballeros' specialties. : SERENADES
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Hidden viewer. : SPY
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Islam's 2d Caliph. : OMAR
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Truth. : FACT
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Aesop's legendary home. : SAMOS
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Grass for Mexican baskets. : OTATE
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Famous ocean crosser. : PINTA
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Adjective for Lincoln. : LANKY
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Adirondack lake. : SARANAC
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Showing feeling. : EMOTIVE
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Elizabethan maiden. : DAMOSEL
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God in "The Egyptian." : ATON
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Austrian delicacy. : WIENERWURST
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Diva's goal. : MET
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Stovepipe. : HIGHHAT
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Evangeline's home. : ACADIE
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Regular payment. : RENT
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The churl, originally. : CEORL
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Enclosures for animals. : RUNS
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Simple. : MERE
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Caviar. : ROE
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Medusa's slayer. : PERSEUS
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Early Arkansas traveler. : DESOTO
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Roman version of 120 Across. : CERES
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Shreveport's river. : RED
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Prayers. : AVES
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Bequeathed. : LEGATED
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Queued up. : INALINE
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Pleasant responses. : ASSENTS
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Aunts: Sp. : TIAS
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___ d'Aosta, region of Italy. : VAL
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Baby's playthings. : TOES
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Makes a deal. : SELLS
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American Scott. : DRED
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Cause of Rev. Davidson's downfall. : SADIE
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Inscribes. : DEDICATES
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Wayfarer. : ITINERANT
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Queen who abdicated, 1654. : CHRISTINA
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St. ___, B. W. I. : KITTS
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Aloof. : ICY
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Mistress Flinders. : POLLY
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Anatolia. : ASIAMINOR
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Honey container. : HIVE
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Gilda's song. : CARONOME
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Latin "self." : IPSE
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Sen. Mansfield. : MIKE
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Musical gourds. : MARACAS
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Swift's forte. : SATIRES
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Biblical word ending. : ETH
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Very eager beaver. : DEMON
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Remove from memory. : ERASE
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Make romantic move. : ELOPE
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Turpentine extract. : ROSIN
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Extra inning. : TENTH
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Stars to the Romans. : ASTRA
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Damascene material. : STEEL
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Angel Clare's wife. : TESS
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Dumas ___. : PERE
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French Mardi Gras site. : NICE
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Scottish "once." : ANES
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Writing point. : NIB
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TV singer Denise. : LOR
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Army unit: Abbr. : ANC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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