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ALPHABETICS

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 1956

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 596 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,679
Across
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Even chance. : TOSSUP
7
City SW of Corinth. : SPARTA
13
Sobriquets. : BYNAMES
20
Form of annuity. : TONTINE
21
Interval. : PERIOD
22
Unfolds: Colloq. : EVOLUTES
24
Commodity. : ARTICLE
25
Bristle of wheat. : ARISTA
26
Of a famous Latin poet. : HORATIAN
27
Emblem on Cuban flag. : STAR
28
Trespass. : INTRUDE
30
Hayfork part. : PRONG
32
Buddhist church in Japan. : TERA
33
Salutation. : SIR
34
Roman roads. : ITERS
35
Apportioned. : RATIONED
38
___'easter. : NOR
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Yukon peak, Mount St. ___. : ELIAS
41
Patron saint of Spain. : DIEGO
44
Device in a trumpet. : VALVE
45
Recorded event. : ANNAL
47
Grassy plains of S. A. : LLANOS
49
What the Delaware was, Christmas, 1776. : CROSSABLE
51
Grasping. : GREEDY
52
Australian plover. : SANDLARK
54
Bubbling up. : ABOIL
55
City on the Willamette. : SALEM
57
Bison's pride. : MANE
58
German fruit and nut bread. : STOLLEN
60
Of a certain brotherhood. : MASONIC
64
Actress Young. : LORETTA
67
One of the "Rivals." : ACRES
68
At a distance. : AFAR
70
Island off Jutland. : ROMO
71
Macaw. : ARA
72
Head of Senate Judiciary Committee. : EASTLAND
74
Coat with brass. : BRAZE
75
Namesakes of Biblical king. : ASAS
76
Softened. : TAMED
78
Bizarre. : OUTRE
79
Auk of Alaska. : ARRIE
80
Forms into dross. : SLAGS
81
Harrow's rival. : ETON
82
Incompetent. : UNFIT
83
Drugget. : FLOORMAT
85
Governor of Utah. : LEE
86
Chips off old blocks. : SONS
87
Animal: Fr. : BETE
88
Sudden turn in a river. : ELBOW
89
British surveyor in India. : EVEREST
91
Faithless one. : TRAITOR
93
Plants again. : RESEEDS
95
One of the Warren girls. : NINA
96
Fescue. : GRASS
98
Be very conspicuous. : STARE
99
Verbs in Hebrew grammar. : STATIVES
103
Short poem. : SONNET
106
Parental. : ANCESTRAL
109
End of the game, in Rugby. : NOSIDE
110
Cartel. : TRUST
111
Malign. : SMEAR
112
Founder of a city in Oregon, 1811. : ASTOR
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Reappear. : RECUR
115
Wing ___ or wahoo. : ELM
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Helmsman. : SEAPILOT
119
Youthful years. : TEENS
121
Tennis point. : ACE
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Baker's shovel. : PEEL
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Islamic teacher: Var. : MULLA
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Site of the Masters Tournament. : AUGUSTA
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Between Kukla and Ollie. : FRAN
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Mistletoe is one. : PARASITE
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City of Formosa. : TAINAN
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Echo. : ITERATE
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Worker on cloisonné. : ENAMELER
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Accommodate. : OBLIGE
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Devastates. : RAVAGES
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Cunning. : SLYNESS
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Stopped. : RESTED
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Overjoyed. : ELATED
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Mexican cake. : TORTILLA
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Beatrice Lillie is one. : ONTARIAN
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Tumult. : STIR
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___ transit. : SIC
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Not kindled. : UNLIT
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Flattened by hammering. : PEENED
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More thinly scattered. : SPARSER
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Where Oroya is. : PERU
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Waterless. : ARID
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Part of a step. : RISER
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Little one. : TOT
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Of flexible nature. : ADAPTABLE
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Devolves on. : BEHOOVES
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One of the Dionnes. : YVONNE
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Name on a Scandinavian postage stamp. : NORGE
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Comic character. : MUTT
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St. ___-du-Mont, Paris church. : ETIENNE
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Ship's route. : SEAROAD
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Ornaments on academic caps. : TASSELS
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Ill-natured. : SNARLY
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Treat's companion. : TRICK
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Brooklet. : RILL
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Out-of-the-way. : ISOLATED
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Profits. : AVAILS
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Faces. : DARES
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Last words of "Pat-a-cake." : ANDME
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Porgy's means of locomotion. : GOATCART
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Character in "Vanity Fair." : OSBORNE
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Living in a wood. : NEMORAL
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Comet's driver. : SANTA
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Repaired boots. : SOLED
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Showy display. : GLARE
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Logical arguers. : REASONERS
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Overwhelming wonder. : AMAZEMENT
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Brinier. : SALTIER
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Waterway to New York City. : NARROWS
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Cash register ring-up. : NOSALE
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Reflects. : IMAGES
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Pamper. : COSSET
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Newest. : LATEST
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Keynoter. : ORATOR
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Novel of 1885. : RAMONA
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Pleasing. : FAIR
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Topknot. : TUFT
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Poultry farm devices. : BROODERS
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One-stripers. : ENSIGNS
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Province of Canada. : ALBERTA
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Clarion-voiced ones. : STENTORS
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Pre-snorkel vessel. : UBOAT
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Tiny circus performers. : FLEAS
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Of the birds. : AVIAN
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Inlet: Span. : ESTERO
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Grow. : RAISE
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Allowances for waste. : TRETS
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Department store installation. : ESCALATOR
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Pieces of needlework. : SAMPLERS
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Wild plums. : SLOES
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Home of Dr. Primrose. : VICARAGE
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Lettered. : EDUCATED
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Tranquil expanses. : SERENES
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Extensive treeless plain. : STEPPE
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City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
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V or X or L. : NUMERAL
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Phantom dog in "Topper." : NEIL
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Harmonized. : ATTUNED
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Fries lightly. : SAUTES
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Go away. : RETIRE
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Nellie Forbush's hero. : EMILE
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Full dress. : TAILS
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Province of U. S. A. : NATAL
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Archbishop inspiration of Willa Cather novel. : LAMY
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Army section. : UNIT
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Challenge. : GAGE
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Campus club. : FRAT
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Japanese coins. : SEN
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
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Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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