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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1956

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,730
Across
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Chessman. : PAWN
5
Use a divining rod. : DOWSE
10
Great composer. : BACH
14
Exchange premium. : AGIO
15
Pungent. : ACRID
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___ sempre (now and always): It. : ORAE
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Bob ___, of baseball. : CERV
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Best seller of 1904. : THESEAWOLF
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Flowerless plant. : TREEFERN
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Simple Simon. : NITWIT
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Italian money. : LIRE
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King who wed Gudrun. : ATLI
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The victor's property. : SPOILS
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Raised the nap on (cloth). : TEASELED
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Thoroughbred. : HORSE
33
Magna ___. : CARTA
34
Cereal spike. : EAR
35
Dismounted. : ALIT
36
Actor Rosenbloom. : MAXIE
37
Blank. : BARE
38
Canine in Dr. John Brown's story. : RAB
39
Band leader. : BASIE
40
Great numbers. : HOSTS
41
Bishops. : PRIMATES
43
Famous family of Thespians. : BOOTHS
44
High Turkish officials. : AGAS
45
11th President. : POLK
46
Humbled. : ABASED
49
Instrument for measuring mountain altitudes. : OROMETER
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Author of 18 Across. : JACKLONDON
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Not possible: Colloq. : NOGO
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___ meridiem. : ANTE
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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A ___ age. : DOGS
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Actress Donna. : REED
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Ballads. : SONGS
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Type of terrier. : SKYE
Down
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Agreement. : PACT
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Father Time, for example. : AGER
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Imaginary finish line. : WIRE
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Member of P. E. N. : NOVELIST
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Sweethearts, for example. : DATERS
6
Earthy clay. : OCHRE
7
Singing bird. : WREN
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Member of the family. : SIS
9
Armadillo or anteater. : EDENTATE
10
Popular campus wear. : BOWTIE
11
In a line. : AROW
12
City in Colombia. : CALI
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Weight. : HEFT
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Variant of Adelaide. : AILSA
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Cabinet. : FILE
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Nest. : AERIE
25
Vigorous. : SHARP
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Arctic. : POLAR
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Small antelope. : ORIBI
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Cabs. : TAXIS
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Slightest. : LEAST
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A planet. : EARTH
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Full ___. : DRESS
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Examples. : CASES
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Arena performers. : MATADORS
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Supporters of literature. : BOOKENDS
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Bakery product. : BAGEL
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Actress Celeste. : HOLM
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Disguised. : MASKED
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Pioneering family. : BOONES
45
Part of a runcible spoon. : PRONG
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Out of harmony. : AJAR
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Ruin. : BANE
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Valhalla dweller. : ODIN
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Carried. : TOOK
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Describing floating island. : EGGY
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___ window. : ROSE
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Recent: Comb. form. : NEO

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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