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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1956

Author:
Jules Arensberg
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,731
Across
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Judicial proceedings. : ACTA
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Bones: Lat. : OSSA
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Singer Benzell and others. : MIMIS
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Katherine Hepburn's latest. : RAINMAKER
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"There is nothing like ___." : ADAME
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D.D.E.'s inspection plan. : OPENSKIES
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Sawlike part. : SERRA
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Dull people. : MOPES
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Stimulates. : PRODS
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Obtain. : GET
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Monkshood. : ATIS
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Disburse. : SPEND
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Fluff. : LINT
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Sun Yat-___. : SEN
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Retainers. : FEES
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Threefold. : TRINAL
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Anxieties. : FEARS
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Mature. : OFAGE
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Chair parts. : SPLATS
34
Personable. : COMELY
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Bogs down. : MIRES
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Dice. : CUBES
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Fiats. : EDICTS
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Mountain: Comb. form. : OREO
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Epistolary addenda. : PSS
44
Isthmus. : NECK
45
Hector. : HARRY
47
Marine food fish. : POUT
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Mum. : ALE
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Columbus' birthplace. : GENOA
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Subway that is closed at night. : METRO
51
One who quotes. : CITER
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Boniface. : INNKEEPER
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Finnish lake. : ENARE
56
It will be launched from Cocoa, Fla. : SATELLITE
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French painter. : DEGAS
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Operatic role. : ELSA
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Future flower. : SEED
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
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He wrote "The Muses are Heard." : CAPOTE
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Cravat adornment. : TIEPIN
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Two wives of Henry. : ANNES
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Hard wood. : OAK
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Pilots. : SKIPPERS
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Haruspex. : SEERESS
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Incendiarism. : ARSON
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John Kennedy's state: Abbr. : MASS
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Small fish. : IDE
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Borderline. : MARGINAL
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Statesman in the headlines. : IMRENAGY
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West coast metropolis. : SEATTLE
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Author's work. : MSS
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Culicide. : DDT
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County ___. : SEAT
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"___ but a walking shadow . . . " : LIFES
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Something highly agreeable. : FEAST
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Young lover. : ROMEO
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Golf champion Jack ___. : FLECK
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Paying hobby. : SIDELINE
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Buyer's concern. : PRICETAG
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Ingredient of a certain jelly. : CURRANTS
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Heed. : OBEY
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Threatened. : MENACED
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Of a king's crown. : CORONAL
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Pronoun. : SHE
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Meat dish. : POTPIE
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F. B. I. of France. : SURETE
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Stockpiled. : STORED
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Aromatic seed. : ANISE
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Rinds. : PEELS
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___ de Flandres (fine stoneware). : GRES
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Announcer Allen. : MEL
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Epoch. : ERA
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New Zealand parrot. : KEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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