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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,661
Across
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Visitors from abroad. : ALIENS
7
Perfect example. : PARAGON
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Part of Yugoslavia. : BOSNIA
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Wryly humorous. : IRONICAL
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Its capital is Amman. : JORDAN
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What one must be to vote. : LITERATE
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O. W. I. wartime production. : USA
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Mob-scene extras. : SUPES
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Large, convex molding. : TORUS
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Ridge of coral. : REEF
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Factions. : SIDES
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Letter "opener." : SIRS
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Chou ___, Chinese Red chief. : ENLAI
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Boys: Span. : NINOS
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Scottish "no." : NAE
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Sing without full voice. : CROON
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Entertain. : REGALE
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Willow or birch flower. : CATKIN
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Touch gently. : CARESS
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Tidbit. : MORSEL
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Turpentine product. : ROSIN
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Fumble. : ERR
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Ten: Lat. : DECEM
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House plants. : FERNS
49
Football kick. : DROP
51
Speedy car. : RACER
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Noted. : SEEN
54
Highest peak in Canada. : LOGAN
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Starchy roots. : TAROS
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Descendants of Eve. : ADAMITES
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Working. : ACTIVE
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Quite reserved. : RETICENT
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Oklahoman. : SOONER
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Namesakes of a "Porgy and Bess" character. : SERENAS
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Very English, as to suits. : TWEEDY
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Renounce. : ABJURE
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Relax. : LOOSEN
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Where Lydda is. : ISRAEL
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Stoppage. : END
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Isle W. of Sumatra. : NIAS
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Healthy: Latin. : SANUS
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Crowded aboard. : PILEDIN
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Resurrected. : ARISEN
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Twaddle. : ROT
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Dill. : ANET
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Early forms of helicopter. : GIROS
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Simple wind instruments. : OCARINAS
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White keys of a piano. : NATURALS
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Party to a contract. : LESSEE
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Tree of the southwest. : PINON
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Data. : FACTS
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Wading birds. : SORAS
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Provoked. : IRKED
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Type stroke. : SERIF
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Tanker. : OILER
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Hereditary factors. : GENES
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Rusts. : CORRODES
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Assume undue authority. : ARROGATE
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Person of promise: Slang. : COMER
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Applelike fruit. : MEDLAR
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Selects new actors. : RECASTS
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Chain or linked series. : CATENA
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Fret for love. : REPINE
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Gave courage to. : NERVED
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Derisive. : SNEERY
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Tableland of central Asia. : PAMIR
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Pot ___. : ROAST
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Attractive. : NICE
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Barge. : SCOW
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Not a dozen. : TEN
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Type of dance. : TOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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