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New York Times, Monday, October 8, 1956

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across
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Vagabonds. : TRAMPS
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Espouses. : ADOPTS
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Scene of fermentation. : BREWERY
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Garishly illuminated. : OVERLIT
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Girder worker. : RIVETER
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Tell. : NARRATE
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Preceding times. : EVES
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Decree. : FIAT
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Headdress. : MITRE
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Make known. : AIR
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Fine: Slang. : PEACHY
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Fur for coats. : SEAL
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One of Santa's team. : DASHER
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Hodgepodge. : MESS
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Consumed. : ATE
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Snow-rain combination. : SLEET
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Besiege. : BELEAGUER
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Asiatic sea. : ARAL
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Operatic solo. : ARIA
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New synthetic pastry used for display cakes. : STYROFOAM
40
Recess. : NICHE
44
Pleased exclamation. : AHA
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Fine linen or cotton. : LAWN
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Arrive at. : ATTAIN
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Watch over. : TEND
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Monkey of India. : RHESUS
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An explosive. : TNT
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Gathered with great care. : RAKED
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Tools. : AWLS
55
Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Workshop. : ATELIER
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Ambitious one. : ASPIRER
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Simulate. : PRETEND
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Crazy-quilt makers. : PIECERS
62
___ no. : YESAND
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Scene of Jean Valjean's flight. : SEWERS
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Of slight importance. : TRIVIAL
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Turn about. : REVERSE
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Inspires reverence. : AWES
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Convened. : MET
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Favor. : PREFER
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Republic of Asia. : SYRIA
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Hollywood first name. : AVA
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Skin: Suffix. : DERM
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Root used in cosmetics. : ORRIS
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Level reached by quiz contestant. : PLATEAU
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Test, in chemistry. : TITRATE
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Worker with a certain metal. : STEELER
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Covers with crumbs. : BREADS
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Running away: Slang. : ONTHELAM
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Zenith. : ACME
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Gasoline. : PETROL
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River of Flanders. : YSER
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Parliamentary exclamation. : HEAR
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November 1 is their day. : SAINTS
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Boastful one: Slang. : BLOWHARD
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Walk. : GAIT
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At a distance. : AFAR
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A province. : SATRAPY
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Helen Hayes ___. : THEATRE
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Headliners of October. : YANKEES
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Over again. : ANEW
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Supplier of food. : CATERER
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Prevents. : HINDERS
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Begins. : ENTERS
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Menzies, for example. : AUSSIE
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Greek letter. : DELTA
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Rebuffs. : SLAPS
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Ich ___ (I serve): Ger. : DIEN
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Rodents. : MICE
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Finis. : END
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Bench with a back. : PEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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