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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,692
Across
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Barren expanse. : SAHARA
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S. S. Van Dine character. : VANCE
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Joins, as rope. : SPLICES
13
Carriers. : PORTERS
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With any hold or approach. : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Rio de ___, African colony of Spain. : ORO
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Foils: Slang. : STOOGES
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : ISA
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Jogging pace. : TROT
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Fortified. : ARMED
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Electrical device. : PLUG
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Principle. : TENET
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Infusion. : TEA
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Max and others. : BAERS
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Friend in Roman legend. : DAMON
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Overthrow. : UNHORSE
32
Certain theatre employes. : PROMPTERS
34
Exterminator's device. : RATTRAP
36
Wanting: Colloq. : MINUS
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Communes in modern Greece. : DEMES
40
Where Topeka is: Abbr. : KAN
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Fiber for rope-making. : SISAL
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"___ a little nut tree . . . " : IHAD
45
American writer (1898–1943). : BENET
47
Chinese wax. : PELA
48
Gratuity. : TIP
49
Hurled. : PITCHED
51
Larsen. : DON
52
Take an irrevocable step. : CROSSTHERUBICON
55
Tragic beauty for the Middle Ages. : HELOISE
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County seat (with Rome) or Oneida County. : UTICANY
57
Ox-eye. : DAISY
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Tones down. : SOBERS
Down
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Boxed. : SPARRED
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City at base of the Alleghenies. : ALTOONA
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___, haec, hoc. : HIC
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German exclamations. : ACHS
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Gaucho's rope. : REATA
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Make up a variety of goods. : ASSORT
7
Expressed a preference. : VOTED
8
Bowlike objects. : ARCS
9
To the ___ power. : NTH
10
Composer Chaminade and namesakes. : CECILES
11
Obliteration. : ERASURE
12
Actress Martha. : SCOTT
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One type of spectacular. : PAGEANT
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Unexpected obstacles. : SNAGS
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Deserved rebuke: Slang. : COMEUPPANCE
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Lured. : TEMPTED
23
Vegetable. : PARSNIP
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Wrongful acts in law. : TORTS
27
Former King of Bulgaria. : BORIS
29
Conjunction. : NOR
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Edge. : HEM
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___ best of. : MAKETHE
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Employed again. : REHIRED
35
Popular tune, "Pretty Little Poppy." : AMAPOLA
37
Subject of many a commercial. : USEDCAR
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Large social cabins on ships. : SALOONS
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Get rid of: Slang. : DITCH
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Prominent Indian and family. : NEHRUS
43
Singer Ross. : LANNY
45
Bryan Grant of tennis fame. : BITSY
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German: Comb. form. : TEUTO
49
Greek letters. : PSIS
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Version of a sacred book: Abbr. : DBIB
53
___-disant (self-styled): Fr. : SOI
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Dessert. : ICE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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