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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
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Capital of Fiji. : SUVA
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"Three little ___ from school." : MAIDS
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Pillboxes. : HATS
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Central point or pivot. : AXIS
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Tinge deeply. : IMBUE
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Premium on money exchange. : AGIO
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Damage. : LOSS
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Dickens character. : SAIREYGAMP
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Achievements. : TRIUMPHS
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Helps forward. : SERVES
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Gen. Bradley's namesakes. : OMARS
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Grass-cloth plants. : RAMIES
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Filippo ___, Italian saint. : DENERI
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Cut. : SAWED
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One: Lat. : UNA
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Montezuma was one. : AZTEC
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European nation: Abbr. : NETH
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Turkey. : BIRD
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Auricular. : EARED
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Spectacular. : SHOW
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Coal-tar yields. : DYES
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Disclosed. : BARED
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Hornless mouflon. : EWE
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Hot seasoning. : CHILI
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Columnar volcanic rock. : BASALT
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A firing of cannon. : SALUTE
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Great name in science. : CURIE
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Waifs. : GAMINS
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Vies. : CONTENDS
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Friend of a fourflusher. : MOUNTEBANK
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Not assumed. : REAL
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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Congressman at ___. : LARGE
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Actress Moreno. : RITA
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Want. : NEED
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Lacking freshness. : FADED
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Call it ___. : ADAY
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Give tang to. : SALT
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Wife: Lat. : UXOR
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Rainbow chaser. : VISIONARY
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Take on. : ASSUME
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Undervalue. : MISPRIZE
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Oriental nanas. : AMAHS
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Hard: Fr. : DUR
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Child's pastime. : SEESAW
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Torments. : HAGRIDES
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Plant of the amaryllis family. : AGAVE
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Seasons. : TIMES
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Soaks in. : SOPS
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Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
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Name claimed by Naomi. : MARA
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Fleet-footed one. : RACER
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Clumsy player: Slang. : DUB
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Turkish inn. : SERAI
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Console. : TABLE
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One of the classics. : THEAENEID
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Ululate. : HOWL
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Sent regrets. : DECLINED
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Exposed the falsity of: Colloq. : DEBUNKED
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Moist. : WET
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Sidetrack. : SHUNT
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Garment seam. : DART
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Pronoun. : ITSELF
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Saw-toothed range. : SIERRA
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River through Burgundy. : SAONE
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Excite laughter. : AMUSE
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Curt dismissal. : CONGE
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Government operative. : GMAN
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Calling ___. : CARD
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Facts. : DATA
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Put an end to. : SLAY
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Bleat. : BAA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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