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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.67, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 27
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,658
Across
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Spain to Spaniards. : ESPANA
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Of a certain color. : RAVEN
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Livestock for nomads. : CAMELS
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Unselfish one. : SHARER
19
City in Turkey. : ADANA
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Vic Seixas, for example. : AMATEUR
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Popular couple of Italian origin. : PUNCHANDJUDY
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Legal fee. : RETAINER
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Legists: Abbr. : ATTS
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Water nymph. : NAIAD
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Taxes. : STENTS
30
Wind direction. : SSE
31
Part of D. V. : DEO
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Placed at intervals. : SPACED
34
Hollywood first name. : HEDY
35
Knife: Slang. : SHIV
36
Medieval helmet. : ARMET
39
Features of skyscrapers. : ELEVATORS
41
Street in Memphis. : BEALE
42
Handsome So. African irises. : IXIAS
44
Forty-___. : NINERS
45
Trans-Atlantic air terminal. : GANDER
46
Showing promise: Colloq. : COMING
48
Geography supplement. : ATLAS
49
Poetess: Rare. : BARDESS
50
Bearded, as grain. : ARISTATE
52
First wife of Zeus. : LETO
54
Forearm bone. : ULNA
55
Social worker's concern. : FOSTERHOME
57
Even. : STILL
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Title of Mohammed. : IMAM
63
Common suffix. : ENT
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___ day. : RAINY
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Important crops of India. : RABIS
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Grounded bird. : EMU
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Rather poor. : SOSO
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Tales of adventure. : GESTS
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Anatomical model. : HOMUNCULUS
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European. : SLAV
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Hindu festival for Krishna. : HOLI
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Too puritanical person. : BLUENOSE
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Nashua's retreat. : PASTURE
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Natives of Dvinsk. : LETTS
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"The Marines have ___." : LANDED
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Parts of shoes. : UPPERS
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Under: Dial. : ANEATH
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Poet's concern. : METER
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Leg. : SHANK
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Dominate. : OVERSHADE
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Tool for shaping metal. : SWAGE
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Central American country: Abbr. : HOND
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Hurry. : SPUR
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Different: Comb. form. : HETERO
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Mayan Indian. : MAM
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One: Prefix. : UNI
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Improver of the outward man. : TAILOR
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Fiat money. : SCRIP
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Style of dress. : GARB
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Music machines. : PIANOLAS
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Chicago meeting place. : AMPHITHEATRE
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Scalloped, as leaf edges. : CRENATE
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Murmured tenderly. : COOED
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Type of rock formation. : INLIER
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Transferred, as property. : DEEDED
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Among: Fr. : ENTRE
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Is affected by some event. : REACTS
Down
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Spanish sword. : ESPADA
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Comic genius of David Garrick's day. : SHUTER
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Marcel Marceau and others. : PANTOMIMISTS
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Trajectories. : ARCS
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O. T. book: Abbr. : NEH
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Irish islands. : ARANS
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Like a wheel spoke. : RADIAL
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Next to. : ADJACENT
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Palace doings. : VAUDEVILLE
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Boundary. : END
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Prohibitions. : NAYS
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Rushes wildly. : CAREERS
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Satisfaction given for loss. : AMENDS
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Snarly. : MATTY
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Flower arrangement. : LEI
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Awning. : SUNSHADE
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Comes back into position. : RESILES
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Nuchae. : NAPES
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Lapels. : REVERS
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Norse name. : THOR
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Mother of Perseus. : DANAE
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Chief port of NE Honshu. : SENDAI
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Occur. : EXIST
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User of pastels. : TINTER
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Criteria. : TESTS
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___ dance. : BARN
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Seaweed extracts. : AGARAGARS
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Moor hen. : GALLINULE
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Rooms for refreshments. : CAFES
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Maine town. : ORONO
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Untold years. : AEONS
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Persian nightingale. : BULBUL
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Steal. : THIEVE
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Other: Span. : OTRO
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Fictitious person. : MYTH
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Poetic feet, used by Pope. : IAMBS
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Thriller-style. : MELODRAMATIC
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Entertain. : AMUSE
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Pondered. : MUSED
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Rude Anglo-Saxon coins. : SCEATS
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City W of Bruges. : OSTEND
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Cobbler. : SOLER
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Satisfy a need: Colloq. : HITTHESPOT
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Somewhat worn or used. : UNNEW
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Lie in wait. : LURK
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Slip. : LEASH
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Strenuous exercise. : PUSHUP
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Voiceless. : APHONIC
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Toledan. : SPANIARD
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Tom Sawyer's Becky. : THATCHER
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Plucked off. : AVULSED
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Unnoble Roman noble. : NERO
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Desert. : MERIT
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Causing dullness. : OPIATE
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Ridicule. : DERIDE
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Type of room. : GARRET
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Waning fire. : EMBERS
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Side dish. : SALAD
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A Biblical El Dorado. : OPHIR
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Elegance. : TONE
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Derby. : RACE
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Holiday event. : GALA
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Born. : NEE
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Family badge of old Japan. : MON
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Suffix in Chemistry. : ENE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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