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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1956

Author:
Alice Skodzus
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,684
Across
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Ben ___ Williams. : AMES
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Jabberwockian noun. : WABE
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In the same degree. : ALIKE
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Starling's Asiatic relative. : MYNA
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Colors. : HUES
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Color. : CORAL
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Elizabeth and Robert. : BROWNINGS
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Tropical American animal. : COATI
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Business abbreviation. : INC
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___ von Bismarck. : OTTO
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Rumples. : MUSSES
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Gauguin's retreat. : TAHITI
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Demonstrative pronoun. : THOSE
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Bell sound. : TING
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First games of a season. : OPENERS
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A certain storekeeper. : GREENGROCER
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___ score. : TIE
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Campanella and others. : ROYS
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Request. : ASK
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Home of the Bruins. : UCLA
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Verbal contraction. : IVE
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Shutouts, in various games. : WHITEWASHES
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Melon or cat. : PERSIAN
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Ivy League contender. : YALE
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Light refractor. : PRISM
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Republic established 1948. : ISRAEL
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More zestful. : RACIER
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Miss Kett of the comics. : ETTA
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Pair of performers. : DUO
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To the left: Naut. : APORT
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Far from ideal husband. : BLUEBEARD
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Valley of Argolis. : NEMEA
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Construction beam. : IBAR
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Understand. : GRASP
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Processes leather. : TANS
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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A circuit. : AMBIT
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Actress Loy. : MYRNA
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Methuselah's father. : ENOCH
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Tool. : SAW
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Weakfish. : WHITING
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Charley's impersonation. : AUNT
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Sired. : BEGOT
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Sigma. : ESS
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Plaintiff's role. : ACCUSER
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Free. : LOOSEN
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Bianca's sister. : KATE
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Yalies. : ELIS
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Out. : NOTIN
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Be apathetic. : MOPE
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Natives of: Suffix. : ITES
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Winter sport. : HOCKEY
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Tiny bits. : GRAINS
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Design on metal. : ETCH
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Get one's dander up. : RILE
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High ___. : SEAS
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Take hold upon. : GRIP
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Wander over. : ROVE
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Observer. : EYER
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East: Ger. : OST
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Member of the Suez group. : USER
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Controversial source of evidence. : WIRETAP
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Very small degree. : HAIR
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Major-domo's aides. : WAITERS
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1942 Preakness winner. : ALSAB
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Steeples. : SPIRES
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Peach ___. : MELBA
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Peak of the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
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Southeast wind. : EURUS
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U. N. delegate since 1953. : LODGE
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Pealed. : RANG
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Mimic. : APER
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Cloudlike mass at a comet's head. : COMA
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Malaysian "sir." : TUAN
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A short time: Colloq. : BIT
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Common suffix. : ESE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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