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ARMCHAIR BAEDEKER

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.64, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 29
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,686
Across
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A random effort. : STAB
5
Polish city now in Ukraine. : LWOW
9
Yum-Yum and friends. : MAIDS
14
Christian sect. : AMISH
19
Half of a Dec 1 sports story. : ARMY
20
Where to find Cork. : EIRE
21
Time for showers. : APRIL
22
Begin. : SETTO
23
International question. : SUEZCANAL
25
Pirate waters. : SPANISHMAIN
27
Female announcer of tidings. : HERALDESS
28
A-Q or K-J. : TENACE
29
Economy spread. : OLEO
30
"Bombs bursting ___ . . . " : INAIR
31
Ode of praise. : HYMN
33
Basil or rosemary. : HERB
35
Where Galilee is: Abbr. : ISR
36
Jelling substance. : PECTIN
38
Goods from Harris. : TWEEDS
40
Character in "All's Well." : DIANA
42
Flight selection. : STAIR
43
Creaking, as from a heavy weight : GROANING
45
Sculptor of "The Minute-man." : FRENCH
48
Inferior rubber tree: Var. : TUNU
49
Calla lilies. : ARUMS
50
Sentimental sounds. : COOS
52
Sierra Nevada scenic spot. : TAHOE
53
Type of pet. : SIAMESECAT
55
Straight. : ERECT
57
Hill near Dublin. : TARA
58
Dutch painter. : STEEN
59
Somewhat pressed for cash. : STRAITENED
61
Beginning of a dress. : PATTERN
65
Wash. : LAUNDRY
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Not taken, as a seat. : UNRESERVED
70
Courage. : HEART
72
Castile and ___. : LEON
73
Blood vessel. : AORTA
74
Ship duties, midnight to 4 A. M. : MIDWATCHES
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___ Joe, frightener of Tom Sawyer. : INJUN
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Beardless wild goat. : TAHR
82
Precincts. : AREAS
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Italian river. : RENO
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Looked overlong. : STARED
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Treating with a chemical. : IODATING
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The Ranch in "Giant." : REATA
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Friendly Indian. : NETOP
91
Red cedars. : SAVINS
92
Flammable material. : TINDER
93
Word of contempt. : BAH
95
"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
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Where to find Yankees: Abbr. : NENG
98
Blackbird. : OUSEL
99
Joel, ___, Obadiah. : AMOS
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Bookworm. : READER
103
Of certain music. : HANDELIAN
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Snake worship. : SERPENTCULT
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Partial rhyme. : ASSONANCE
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Result. : ENSUE
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Nave. : AISLE
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Gaze askance. : LEER
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English river. : TEES
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Inexorable. : STERN
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Lieu. : STEAD
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Former money in Riga. : LATS
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Long ago: Arch. : ERST
Down
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Ribbon for man of distinction. : SASH
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Lawful. : TRUE
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Library of Congress items. : AMERICANA
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Alcibiades' conquest. : BYZANTIUM
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Antenna wire. : LEADIN
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Diner's pal. : WINER
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Old English moneys. : ORAS
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Thieving Taffy's mother. : WELSHWOMAN
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Sailors under canvas. : MASTMEN
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Additional sections of a book. : APPENDICES
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Vast plateau of SW Asia. : IRAN
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"Quilting party" hostess. : DINAH
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Cut. : SLICED
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Mountain ___. : ASH
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Office note. : MEMO
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Fine ___ (intrigue). : ITALIANHAND
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Pens. : STIES
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Verb in a Commandment. : HONOR
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Director René. : CLAIR
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Stroke found on type. : SERIF
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Baker's necessity. : YEAST
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Hereditary dignity: Abbr. : BART
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Signals for conspirators. : PSTS
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Small case. : ETUI
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Brief quiet. : TRUCE
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Sound of anger. : SNORT
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Tidy up. : NEATEN
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Decay of fallen trees. : GREENROT
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Departing guest. : GOER
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Kitchen gadget. : CORER
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Willful. : HEADY
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Goddess of justice: Var. : ASTREA
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Rascal. : SCALAWAG
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Common suffixes. : ESES
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Crowns. : TIARAS
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Arthur Train's legal Mr. : TUTT
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Hungarian farm dogs. : PULIS
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Gift borne by Greeks. : TROJANHORSE
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Right to hold something. : TENURE
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True: Fr. : VRAI
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A people's characteristic spirit. : ETHOS
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John Black's well-known tune. : DARDANELLA
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Where workers congregate. : HIRINGHALL
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Downing Streeters. : EDENS
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Former Paris daily, Le ___. : MATIN
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Fortify with battlements. : CRENELATE
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Star. : HEADLINER
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Heraldic term. : ENTE
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Take to the blue. : SOAR
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Trawls. : NETS
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Village near Utrecht. : DOORN
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Turned aside. : AVERTED
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Up and about. : RISEN
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Subjects of old masters. : PIETAS
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Henry VII, Henry VIII, etc. : TUDORS
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Diamond corners. : BASES
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Catkin. : AMENT
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Unspoken. : TACIT
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Start. : ONSET
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Projecting ridge. : SPUR
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Famous Juliet. : DUSE
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On the main. : ASEA
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No-trump honors. : ACES
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___-ce pas? : NEST
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Poetic contraction. : EEN

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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