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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Side post of a doorway. : JAMB
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Jet. : SPURT
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Ragout. : STEW
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Building beam. : IBAR
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"Gay" capital. : PAREE
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Part of a comet. : COMA
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___ fide. : BONA
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Contemporary political leader. : EISENHOWER
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Top subject on U. N. agenda. : SUEZCANAL
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Confess frankly: Colloq. : OWNUP
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Annoys. : IRKS
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Very soft mineral. : TALC
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North wind. : BOREAS
28
Describing a tempo. : OVERSLOW
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Harsh and sharp. : ACERB
33
Kind. : BRAND
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Compass point. : ENE
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Monocle. : LENS
36
Finnish islands. : ALAND
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Gaelic. : ERSE
38
___ Paulo. : SAO
39
Roofing material. : SLATE
40
Gathered together. : RAKED
41
Do editorial work. : ANNOTATE
43
Explosions. : BURSTS
44
Rigid version of the foil. : EPEE
45
Show satisfaction. : GRIN
46
North Carolina Senator. : ERVIN
48
Star of early films. : POLANEGRI
53
Contemporary dramatist. : SEANOCASEY
55
Moved stealthily. : SLID
56
Specially prepared. : MADE
57
River of the Argonne. : AISNE
58
Large bulrush. : TULE
59
Historic times. : ERAS
60
Gentle. : BLAND
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"Things are seldom what they ___ . . . " : SEEM
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Sails. : JIBS
2
Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
3
Shaggy thatch. : MANE
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Old-time heating devices. : BRAZIERS
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Pronounces. : SPEAKS
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Effort. : PAINS
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Major or Minor. : URSA
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Spool. : REEL
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Big ___. : TEN
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Shows displeasure. : SCOWLS
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Public officials. : TOWNCLERKS
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Nonflying bird. : EMEU
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Distort in telling. : WARP
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Miser's pride. : HOARD
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Find fault with: Colloq. : CRAB
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Cultivate. : TEND
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Raft material. : BALSA
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Vast amount. : OCEAN
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Site of annual rodeo. : RENONEVADA
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Speak pompously. : ORATE
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Flat part of a feather. : VANE
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Beginning. : ONSET
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Dandelions, daisies, etc. : WEEDS
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Blurt out. : BLAT
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Winglike structures: Zool. : ALAE
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Pledges or token payments. : EARNESTS
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Girl with notebook: Colloq. : STENO
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Overthrow. : RUIN
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Reckons. : OPINES
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Made a loud, harsh sound. : BRAYED
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One of the Fords. : GLENN
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___ Howard, former British ambassador. : ESME
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Opposite of van. : REAR
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Container. : PAIL
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Peak near Olympus. : OSSA
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Stick. : GLUE
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Vex: Colloq. : RILE
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The same. : IDEM
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Truck driver's compartment. : CAB

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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