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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1956

Author:
A. H. Drummond, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
A. H. Drummond, Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,729
Across
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Farouk's father. : FUAD
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Jellylike candy. : PASTE
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Program. : PLAN
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Handel contemporary. : ARNE
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Spirit of the air. : ARIEL
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Monte ___, in Pennine Alps. : ROSA
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Renaissance master (1518–94). : TINTORETTO
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Singles. : ONES
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Poet-philosopher (1803–82). : EMERSON
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Beseech. : ENTREAT
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Man with a burden. : ATLAS
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Paraphernalia. : GEAR
26
Hard money. : SPECIE
29
Ghost. : PHANTASM
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British Mediterranean bastion. : MALTA
34
Fitting. : MEET
35
Theatre group. : ANTA
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After zeta. : ETA
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Gist. : SENSE
38
Brought. : GOT
39
Parts of a journey. : LEGS
41
Baghdad ___. : PACT
42
Spectacle. : SCENE
44
Ductile. : TRACTILE
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Gazed. : STARED
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Common past participle. : BEEN
48
Colder and damper. : RAWER
50
Relative of a dactyl. : ANAPEST
53
A few introductory words. : REMARKS
57
Zone. : BELT
58
Chronicler of Joseph (1875–1955). : THOMASMANN
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Dim. : BLUR
61
Type of angler. : EELER
62
O. H. Perry's lake. : ERIE
63
More. : ELSE
64
Philharmonic instruments. : REEDS
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Far advanced. : LATE
Down
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Lachesis or Clotho. : FATE
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___ and Thummim. : URIM
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Last of the Stuarts. : ANNE
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Take away (with "from"). : DETRACT
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___ board. : PAROLE
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Bull ring. : ARENA
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Rest. : SIT
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Head, in France. : TETE
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Extend. : ELONGATE
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In proportion. : PRORATA
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"Masked rider of the plains." : LONERANGER
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On the main. : ASEA
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Cartoonist (1840–1902) : NAST
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Ancient city on the Tiber. : OSTIA
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Lacrosse team. : TEN
24
Handwriting stylist (1800–64). : SPENCER
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Food fish. : SMELT
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English critic essayist (1839–94). : PATER
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Infamous Roman emperor A. D. 218–222. : ELAGABALUS
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Bidding: Arch. : HEST
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Chief Justice, 1941–46. : STONE
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Defeated, in chess. : MATED
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Lunch. : MEAL
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Elizabeth I, for example. : SPINSTER
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English symbol of sovereignty. : SCEPTRE
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Stanches. : STEMS
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Candy. : CARAMEL
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Links place. : TEE
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___ off (renounces). : SWEARS
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Ready for the fray. : ARMED
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Minister's title, in France. : ABBE
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Dickens character. : NELL
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Poetic pronoun. : THEE
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___ avis. : RARA
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Mend. : KNIT
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Koko's weapon. : SNEE
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Scandinavian name. : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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