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New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,685
Across
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Playing field: Colloq. : GRID
5
Alms box. : ARCA
9
Rung. : STEP
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First-class. : AONE
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Coach Little's men : LIONS
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Alaska, for example: Abbr. : TERR
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Greek porch. : STOA
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Trojans' state. : CALIFORNIA
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Sport. : HANDBALL
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Describing marl. : CLAYEY
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Josh. : BANTER
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Day: Span. : DIA
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Windshield ___. : WIPER
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S-shaped curve. : OGEE
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Away from the coast. : INLAND
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Roof edge. : EAVE
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Time abbreviation. : DST
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Deceptive play, so-called from pose taken by player. : STATUEOFLIBERTY
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Peep. : PRY
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Wall: Span. : MURO
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Mr. Gulliver. : LEMUEL
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Hulled corn. : SAMP
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Put away. : STOW
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Wash out. : RINSE
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___ Wiedersehen. : AUF
52
Footrests. : STOOLS
54
Joints. : ANKLES
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Tall fodder grass. : BLUESTEM
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Binocular. : FIELDGLASS
63
First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
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43,560 square feet. : ACRE
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Realty sign. : TOLET
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Frosty. : RIMY
67
Musical pause. : REST
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Variant of Alice. : ALYS
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Up-and-down toy. : YOYO
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Cut. : GASH
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Roster. : ROTA
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Look ___ (pay a brief visit). : INON
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Tired out: Slang. : DEADBEAT
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Alaska-Canada highway. : ALCAN
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Entertainment area. : RIALTO
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Subject of current headlines. : COLLEGEFOOTBALL
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Narrow waterway. : STRAIT
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First down play. : TENYARDRUN
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___ Canal. : ERIE
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Beseech. : PRAY
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Noncom rating. : SFC
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Outworn. : OLD
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Jenny Lind's sponsor. : BARNUM
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Substantial. : REAL
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Small bundles. : WISPS
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Within: Prefix. : INTRA
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Key men, in basketball. : PLAYMAKERS
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___ eye. : EVIL
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Man from Tennessee. : ESTES
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Variety. : STYLE
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___ ex machina. : DEUS
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Crooner Bob or Ray. : EBERLE
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Table scraps. : ORTS
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Secret agent on a mission. : EMISSARY
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Young hen. : PULLET
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Cardinal under Henry VIII. : WOLSEY
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Provided nourishment. : FED
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Expels. : OUSTS
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From a distance. : AFAR
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Agreeable. : NICE
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Relative of 15 Down. : SGT
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Piece of music. : TRIO
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TV award. : EMMY
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Irish county. : MAYO
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Mauna ___. : LOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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