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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1956

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,732
Across
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Saddle horse. : HACK
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Opening. : SLOT
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Magnitude. : BULK
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Winglike structures. : ALAE
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TV celebrity. : STEVEALLEN
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Cheerful; bright. : ROSY
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Branch of the Rockies. : TETONRANGE
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Unpopular pupil. : PET
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"___ and the Man". : ARMS
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Remove all marks of. : ERASE
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Indians. : INCAS
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Shade. : TONE
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Look closely at. : REGARD
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Gov. Russell's constituents. : NEVADANS
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Saw. : ADAGE
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Jungle growths. : VINES
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Bird call. : COO
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Cause for sorrow. : PITY
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Noted Whittier alumnus. : NIXON
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Tug's tow. : SCOW
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___ de France. : ILE
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Scrooge. : MISER
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Birds. : GEESE
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Talks at length. : DESCANTS
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American dramatist. : MILLER
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Belt. : AREA
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Communications medium. : CABLE
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Please greatly. : CHARM
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Be excessively fond of. : DOTE
49
Inexperienced. : RAW
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Middle East key city. : CAIROEGYPT
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Texas city. : WACO
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Showing limited knowledge in a particular field. : ILLITERATE
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Caesar's reproachful words. : ETTU
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Conversational phrase. : ISEE
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Rhee's men. : ROKS
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Lectern. : DESK
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Musical instrument. : HARP
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South African plant. : ALOE
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Rebukes. : CASTIGATES
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___ West. : KEY
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Arrests. : STEMS
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Assigns by contract. : LETS
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Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
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Big ___. : TEN
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Uttered loudly. : BLARED
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Triangle sides. : LEGS
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Joint. : KNEE
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Prized musical instrument. : STRAD
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Scenes of contests. : ARENAS
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Haifa's neighbor. : ACRE
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Hero of Hungary. : NAGY
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Aria singer. : TENOR
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Dutch ___. : OVEN
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Swift. : RAPID
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Roman official. : EDILE
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Water fairies. : NIXES
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Hasten. : ACCELERATE
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Snare. : NOOSE
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Agriculturalist. : SOWER
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Outlook. : VISTA
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The Muses. : NINE
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Deal in. : SELL
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Woodchuck. : MARMOT
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Taunt. : GIBE
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Debbie's baby daughter. : CARRIE
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Dull finish. : MATTE
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People of 52 Across. : COPTS
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Early in the 3d century. : CCII
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Family of painters. : HALS
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Malayan tribesman. : DYAK
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Book of New Testament. : ACTS
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Contemporary novelist. : WOUK
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
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Unite. : WED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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