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New York Times, Saturday, October 27, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,678
Across
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Church seats. : PEWS
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French romancer. : DUMAS
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Twitches. : TICS
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Theatre sign. : EXIT
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Eulogy. : ELOGE
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Great favorite. : IDOL
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Farm division. : ACRE
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Not ever. : NEVER
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Full-blown. : RIPE
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Wound thread into a ball. : CLEWED
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Folded paper container. : ENVELOPE
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Nissen or Quonset. : HUT
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Paid competitor. : PRO
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Jinx's partner. : TEX
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Money under a plate. : TIP
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Voracious. : EDACIOUS
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Join rope ends. : SPLICE
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Authorizes as an official. : DEPUTIZES
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Tier of shoes. : LACER
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Presiding officer of town meeting. : MODERATOR
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Cloud the luster. : BEDIM
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Oil. : LUBRICATE
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Peaceful. : IRENIC
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Renderers of lip service. : MOUTHERS
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Sister. : NUN
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The birds and beasts are there. : ZOO
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To a ___ (exactly). : TEE
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Wheel mark. : RUT
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Leftovers. : ODDMENTS
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Black-and-blue mark. : BRUISE
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Terrible. : DIRE
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Plural possessive. : THEIR
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Man's nickname. : NATE
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The universal particle. : ATOM
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Thread a pulley. : REEVE
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Ottoman flag. : ALEM
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Curtain fabric. : LENO
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Having weapons. : ARMED
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Gets benefit from. : USES
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Turned informer: Slang. : PEACHED
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Keep out. : EXCLUDE
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Secret phone inlet. : WIRETAP
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Goulash. : STEW
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Treelike in form. : DENDROID
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Rubber tree. : ULE
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Change of address. : MOVE
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Person acting for another. : AGENT
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Waits on. : SERVES
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Vibrating sound: Scot. : TIRL
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Senseless. : IDIOTIC
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Thicket of small trees. : COPPICE
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Pullman. : SLEEPER
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Characterize briefly. : EPITOMIZE
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Unethical user of another's work, friendship, etc. : EXPLOITER
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Blackbird or thrush. : OUZEL
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Aromatic flavoring seed. : CUMIN
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Laboratory substance. : SERUM
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Tree of the pine family. : LARCH
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Wooden shoe. : SABOT
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Of excellent stock. : TRUEBRED
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Having two nodes. : BINODAL
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Learned. : ERUDITE
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Tree: Comb. form. : DENDRON
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Antennas. : AERIALS
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Fund official. : TRUSTEE
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Regards. : ESTEEMS
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Against. : CONTRA
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Different one. : OTHER
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Office note. : MEMO
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Appear. : SEEM
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Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
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Verbal contraction. : IVE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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