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CATCHWORDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 1956

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,714
Across
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Derrick uprights. : MASTS
6
Confederate general. : BRAGG
11
Emerson's middle name. : WALDO
16
Forty winks. : SHUTEYE
18
Thread. : LISLE
19
Where the sophisticated have been. : AROUND
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Breakfast item. : HOTCAKE
22
Japanese in U. S. : ISSEI
23
Tennis star. : TRABERT
25
Refrain of French song, "ça ___." : IRA
26
Indian statesman. : MENON
28
Wrestlers on same side in certain events. : TAGTEAM
30
___ Galahad. : SIR
31
Turners' machines. : LATHES
33
Members of A. M. A. : MDS
35
Indian statesman. : NEHRU
36
Slogan used in 20 Down. : GIVE
37
___ liner. : OCEAN
38
Palindromic title. : MADAM
40
Army law: Slang. : REG
41
Tennyson hero. : ARDEN
42
Miss Lamarr. : HEDY
43
Orchestra conductor from Budapest. : DORATI
44
Most whimsical. : FANCIEST
46
"___ et mon droit." : DIEU
48
Teacher's concern. : TESTPAPERS
51
Country festivity. : BARNDANCE
55
Be elevated. : SOAR
56
Puts under contract. : BINDS
59
Gold: Span. : ORO
60
Bavarian king. : OTTO
61
Marked by force. : DINTED
63
Hollywood actor. : DEREK
65
Type of exam. : ORAL
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Symbol of aid. : HELPINGHAND
70
Crazy. : ZANY
71
Star of "Bigger Than Life." : MASON
73
Events. : DOINGS
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Part of 29 Down. : SIAM
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With: Ital. : CON
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Bessemer ___. : STEEL
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Unfeigned. : REAL
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Maritime worker. : STEVEDORE
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Working period between 4 P. M. and midnight. : SWINGSHIFT
85
Loblolly. : PINE
86
18th century philosopher. : ROUSSEAU
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Reached the highest point. : NOONED
91
Great name in music. : BACH
95
Cloister. : ABBEY
96
Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
98
Home-run leader, 1946–52. : KINER
99
Deceit. : GUILE
100
Rip-roaring time. : TEAR
101
Made public. : BARED
103
100 stotinki. : LEV
104
Boy Scout group. : PATROL
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One of the Westmores. : ERN
106
Daily. : PERDIEM
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What is given in return. : WAGES
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Type of message: Abbr. : TEL
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Long time. : DOGSAGE
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___ Flow, Orkney Island channel. : SCAPA
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Worn down by friction. : ATTRITE
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Member of B-vitamin group. : NIACIN
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___ de ville. : HOTEL
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Stable implement. : GROOMER
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Picture. : SCENE
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Regional. : AREAL
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Before now. : SINCE
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Changed. : MUTATED
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Flying group: Abbr. : ATC
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Bluejackets. : SEAMEN
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Little ones. : TYKES
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Attended. : SEEN
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Campus specialty. : BLINDDATE
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___ de veau. : RIS
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Collect bit by bit. : GLEAN
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German physicist. : GEIGER
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Delaware ___. : WATERGAP
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Chilean pianist. : ARRAU
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Soil. : LOAM
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Name. : DUB
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What "Gangway" means. : ONESIDE
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Biblical place of tranquility. : SHILOH
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He said, "Carpe diem." : HORACE
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Fund-raising campaigns. : DRIVES
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Soap opera heroine Helen. : TRENT
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Mosque of ___. : OMAR
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Part of the globe. : THEFAREAST
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Composer of "The Creation." : HAYDN
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Surfeit. : SATE
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French cape on Strait of Dover. : GRISNEZ
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Set up and ready for use. : MOUNTED
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Hypothetical being. : MISSINGLINK
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Caustic. : ACRID
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Thomas Mann's "___ in Venice." : DEATH
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State: Abbr. : NEB
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Words of agreement. : IDO
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Hearth implement. : TONGS
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Trajectory. : PATH
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Part of a derrick. : BOOM
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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Entree. : ROAST
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Group on parade. : COLORGUARD
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Athenian lawmaker. : DRACO
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Mister: Span. : SENOR
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Daughter of Jacob. : DINAH
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Third largest river in Europe. : DNIEPER
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Author of "Cappy Ricks." : KYNE
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"Happy Fella" music man. : LOESSER
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Bakery products. : PIES
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French painter. : DAVID
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Of current interest. : NEWSY
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Favorite subject of many coeds. : MEN
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Oslo statesman. : LIE
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Epithet for a general. : STONEWALL
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Introduction. : DEBUT
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Sholem Asch novel (with "The"). : NAZARENE
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Outwit. : FOIL
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Deserved: Colloq. : RATED
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King of Mommur. : OBERON
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Natives of Africa. : UBANGIS
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River into Gulf of Finland. : NEVA
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Aviation term. : AIRTIME
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Author of "The African Giant." : CLOETE
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Mary Martin's daughter. : HELLER
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Character in "Teahouse." : GEISHA
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Frenchman's name. : GASTON
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Originate. : BEGIN
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Home furnishings. : DECOR
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Dutch pianist. : PETRI
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Measure of length. : PACE
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Petty officer. : MATE
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Bits of comic business. : GAGS
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Gen. LeMay's command. : SAC
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___ jacket. : PEA
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Flier of Valley of Diamonds. : ROC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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