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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,737
Across
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Calendar abbreviation. : NOV
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Disney character. : PLUTO
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Gift for a future Olympics contender. : ICESKATES
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Gift for a lady of leisure. : MULES
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Close harmony for the family. : CHRISTMASCAROLS
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African antelopes. : KOBS
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Island in the Aegean. : IOS
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Wise person. : ORACLE
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Colors. : TANS
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Keen and energetic. : BRISK
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County in SE England. : ESSEX
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Cut of meat. : TBONE
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Bleak. : RAW
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Flowering shrub. : SPIREA
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Before. : ERE
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Island east of Java. : BALI
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Part of a window. : SILL
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___ a dull moment. : NEVER
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Type of officer: Abbr. : ADML
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Selfish emotion. : ENVY
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Refrain syllable. : TRA
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Soap opera. : SERIAL
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Look. : SEE
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Main idea. : POINT
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River in Georgia and Alabama. : COOSA
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Memento. : RELIC
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Former initials of an Army branch. : WAAC
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American dramatist and scenarist. : LAWSON
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Mind the baby. : SIT
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Substance of some feet. : CLAY
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Boughs of holly. : XMASDECORATIONS
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Former name of a city in Spain. : XERES
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Gift for a little girl. : DOLLHOUSE
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Made angry. : IRED
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Variety. : STYLE
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Patriotic society. : DAR
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Popular saint. : NICK
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Eight: Span. : OCHO
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Give, for example. : VERB
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A bushel is equal to four: Abbr. : PKS
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Ancient language. : LATIN
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Extreme. : UTMOST
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Social occasions. : TEAS
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Commune in the Netherlands. : OSS
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Subtle emanations. : AURAS
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Gift for a college girl. : CLOCKRADIO
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Be effective. : TELL
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Existence. : ESSE
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Affectionate, in a certain way. : SISTERLY
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Victor Hugo's middle name. : MARIE
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Angles. : CORNERS
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Cutting tool. : AXE
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Caliber. : BORE
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Letters. : ESSES
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Tip of a holly leaf. : SPINE
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Gift for a bride-to-be. : SILVERWARE
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Aneurin of England. : BEVAN
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Gluck and others. : ALMAS
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Novelist Cather. : WILLA
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Famous New Orleans restaurateur. : ANTOINE
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Painter of "Presentation in the Temple." : BAROCCIO
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Author Ambler. : ERIC
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Gov't agency, 1948–51. : ECA
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Works laboriously. : PLODS
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Curling. : TWIRLY
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Ancient chariot. : ESSED
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Under any circumstances. : ATALL
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Seventy-one. : LXXI
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Yankee: Abbr. : AMER
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Santa's chimney problem. : SOOT
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Emphatic. : LOUD
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Handle: Rom. Antiq. : ANSA
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Hoyle's forte: Abbr. : CDS
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Useful article. : THE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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