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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1956

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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A surplus, as of goods. : OVERAGE
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Most solid. : DENSEST
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Portuguese island off Morocco. : MADEIRA
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With precision. : EXACTLY
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Puzzles. : ENIGMAS
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Circumscriber. : LIMITER
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Baby girl: Span. : NENA
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Decrees. : FIATS
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Japanese island off Honshu. : SADO
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Readers and writers. : LITERATES
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Legal term for psychiatrists. : ALIENISTS
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River crossings. : FORDS
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Javits' new title: Abbr. : SEN
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Insects. : ANTS
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Jinni of Arabian myth. : AFREET
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Fence picket. : PALING
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Save. : RESCUE
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Refuses to be pinned down. : EVADES
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Farm building. : BARN
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Fiddler crab genus. : UCA
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Stairway post. : NEWEL
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Coming before, in time. : FOREDATED
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Sailor's snappy reply. : AYEAYESIR
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Time of red leaves. : FALL
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Convened again. : RESAT
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Disorder. : MESS
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Elusive one. : AVOIDER
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Phone cut-in. : WIRETAP
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N. Y. City reservoir. : KENSICO
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Usual. : AVERAGE
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Fermented. : YEASTED
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Figurative sign. : OMEN
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Weathercock. : VANE
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Capital near Firth of Forth: Abbr. : EDIN
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Entertain. : REGALE
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Purpose. : AIM
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Horticulturists' concerns. : GRAFTINGS
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Least difficult. : EASIEST
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River mouths. : DELTAS
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Be. : EXIST
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Manufacturers' group. : NAM
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Cutting tool. : SCISSORS
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Feminine name ending. : ETTA
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Coaster. : SLED
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Novice. : TYRO
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Blandishments. : ARTS
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In a silly way. : INANELY
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Sir, in Turkey. : EFFENDI
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Resort city in Colorado. : ASPEN
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Permission. : LEAVE
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Acquired relative. : INLAW
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Shorten further. : RECUT
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Tie score, in tennis. : DEUCE
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Place. : STEAD
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Tending to fix the attention. : ARRESTIVE
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Belief in man's better nature. : IDEALISM
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"Snaps and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails." : BOYS
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Building courtyard. : AREAWAY
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Danish Atlantic islands. : FAEROE
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Weapon suppliers. : ARMERS
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Straight. : ERECT
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Not genuine. : FAKE
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Declare. : AVER
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Solitary. : LONE
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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Shade of green. : SAGE
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Hurried. : SPED
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502. : DII
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Part of the Dept. of Agriculture: Abbr. : REA

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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