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New York Times, Monday, October 15, 1956

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,666
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Nobel prize winner in literature, 1925. : SHAW
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Cut with a sickle. : REAP
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Angers. : IRES
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Water front. : SHORE
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Transportation for Jason. : ARGO
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Movie director Clair. : RENE
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Electrical wizard. : TESLA
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Hollywood actor. : JOHNWAYNE
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Appraisers. : RATERS
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Famous first word. : DADA
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Conjunction. : NOR
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Asiatic country. : IRAN
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Major battle of Hundred Years' War, 1346. : CRESSY
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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Take down a ___ (humble). : PEG
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Sunday fare. : ROAST
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Knots. : BURLS
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Modern. : RECENT
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Diacritical marks, in Spanish. : TILDES
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Iowa college town. : AMES
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German name of German city. : KOLN
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Fabrics. : CREPES
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Name synonymous with beauty. : HELEN
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Doles out. : METES
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Electrical term. : OHM
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21 plus. : AGE
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Telephone caller. : DIALER
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Con ___ (with spirit): Mus. : BRIO
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Dobbin. : NAG
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Ancestress of Flossy. : EDNA
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See 52 Across. : STORMS
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Well-known first name in the theatre. : CLAUDETTE
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Building material. : ADOBE
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One: Ger. : EINS
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Beverages. : ALES
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Whines. : MEWLS
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Synonym for 31 Across. : LATE
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Smaller. : LESS
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Moira or Norma. : SHEARER
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Person held as a pledge. : HOSTAGE
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Composer of many popular songs. : ARLEN
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Apparel. : WEAR
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British rule, in India. : RAJ
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Wears away. : ERODES
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Terrified. : AGHAST
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Bodies of water. : PONDS
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Man's name meaning "watchful." : IRA
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Br'er Rabbit's foe. : REYNARD
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Exalt. : ENNOBLE
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Fortune teller. : SEERESS
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Gaza ___. : STRIP
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Commercial papers. : WAYBILLS
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Cakes for a teaparty. : SCONES
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Scoundrels: Slang. : RATS
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Repaired again. : REMENDED
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Charles or May. : CAPE
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Carriers: Colloq. : TOTERS
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Shakespearean heroine. : KATE
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Church section. : CHANCEL
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Emblems of royalty. : REGALIA
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Showing good taste. : ELEGANT
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Causes of grief. : SORROWS
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Household gadget. : THIMBLE
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Toast of New York. : MANTLE
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Makes happy. : ELATES
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Well-known name in art. : MOSES
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Utopian. : IDEAL
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Portends. : BODES
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Domesticate. : TAME
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Treat. : USE
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Letter. : ESS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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