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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,727
Across
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Headdress. : FEZ
4
Get up. : ARISE
9
Recognize: Colloq. : SPOT
13
Man's nickname. : PETE
14
Mock-up. : MODEL
15
Third power. : CUBE
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Elvis Presley number. : HEARTBREAKHOTEL
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First words of a revived popular song. : ITSONLYASHANTY
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Colors. : HUES
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Military group: Abbr. : ORC
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Goes suddenly: Colloq. : SCOOTS
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Practical wisdom. : PRUDENCE
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Wagner of baseball fame. : HONUS
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Round. : MOONY
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Exclamations of surprise. : OHS
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Affirm. : AVER
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Unit of weight. : POUND
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Insurgent: Colloq. : REB
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Jogs. : TROTS
38
Garden tool. : SPADE
39
Textile fabrics. : DRYGOODS
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Pictures. : SCENES
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Believer in: Suffix. : IST
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Last. : WEAR
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Song by David Guion. : HOMEONTHERANGE
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Familiar words by John Howard Payne. : NOPLACELIKEHOME
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Thin, pointed sword. : EPEE
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Expression of hearty approval: Colloq. : AMEN
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Departed. : WENT
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Relative of a drawstring. : LACER
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Number. : TEN
Down
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Measures of length. : FEET
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Greek letters. : ETAS
3
Moment of crisis. : ZEROHOUR
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Goes easily. : AMBLES
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Actor Calhoun and others. : RORYS
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Notion. : IDEA
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Heavy swells. : SEAS
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Large dog, originating in Norway. : ELKHOUND
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Type of lighting fixture. : SCONCE
10
Stroke in golf. : PUTT
11
Comply with. : OBEY
12
Far off: Comb. form. : TEL
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Alpha Delta ___. : PHI
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Small pieces of hardware. : TNUTS
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Courageous. : HARDY
22
Fragment of pottery. : SHARD
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Envelop. : COVER
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"It was ___ the village clock . . . " : ONEBY
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Looks sullen. : POUTS
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Mr. Colman and others. : RONS
27
"___ is an island . . . " : NOMAN
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Rebuke. : CHIDE
29
Prominent name in politics. : ESTES
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Humor. : MOOD
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Diplomatic etiquette. : PROTOCOL
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Headgear. : OPERAHAT
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"Stick close to your desks and never go ___ . . . " : TOSEA
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Frighten. : SCARE
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Tool for boring holes. : GIMLET
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Searcher. : SEEKER
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___ Christmas. : WHITE
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Anthony ___. : HOPE
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Give access to. : OPEN
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
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Obsolete Spanish coin. : TLAC
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Alaskan mining town. : NOME
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Justice Department employes. : GMEN
50
Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Regenerated. : NEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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