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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 1956

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 577 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 31
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,742
Across
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Device for removing dirt from shoes. : SCRAPER
8
___ Rica. : COSTA
13
Town in Pennsylvania. : EASTON
19
Visionary. : QUIXOTIC
21
City of the Violet Crown. : ATHENSGREECE
23
Beyond what is manifest. : ULTERIOR
24
What Mr. Gamfield wanted Oliver Twist to be. : CHIMNEYSWEEP
25
High in pitch. : ALT
26
Conjointly. : TOGETHER
28
Marshall initiated it. : ERP
29
Counterfeit. : SHAM
30
Lively dance. : REEL
32
Thinner. : RARER
33
Target game. : DARTS
35
Chemical suffix. : ENE
36
Register. : ENROL
38
In its present condition. : ASIS
39
Having eyelashes: Comb. form. : CILI
40
Legendary King. : CREON
42
Harry Elmer ___. : BARNES
44
Hall is the ___ National Chairman. : GOPS
45
City in France. : PAU
46
Wool fabrics. : WORSTEDS
49
College student: Colloq. : SOPH
50
Certain horses. : HUNTERS
54
Former. : ONETIME
55
Animal drivers. : MULETEERS
57
___ gratias. : DEO
58
Matures. : RIPENS
59
Place for a concert. : BANDSHELL
60
___ me tangere. : NOLI
61
Posterns. : DOORS
62
Play, speak, etc. in small towns. : BARNSTORM
63
A day: Comb. form. : HEMER
64
Blackbirds. : ANIS
65
Stinginess. : PARSIMONY
66
Andy of Hollywood. : DEVINE
67
Clay, for instance: Abbr. : GEN
68
Happening. : FORTUNING
69
French author. : COLETTE
70
___ Forest, in Scotland. : ETTRICK
72
Man's nickname. : PETE
73
Quash. : SUPPRESS
74
Recreation center. : USO
75
Search for. : FISH
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Frolics. : SPREES
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Daren't: Dial. : DASNT
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Island of NW Indonesia. : NIAS
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Member of FDR's Cabinet. : HULL
82
La Pucelle's family. : DARCS
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Military group: Abbr. : IRC
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Manger. : STALL
89
Producer of "Wizard of Oz." : LEROY
90
Informal affirmative. : YEAH
91
Barge. : SCOW
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
94
Character in Goethe poem. : DOROTHEA
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506. : DVI
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Personified force. : MOTHERNATURE
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Steward of a monastery. : CELLARER
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Variations. : ALTERNATIONS
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Stamp on gold and silver. : HALLMARK
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Strata. : LAYERS
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Composition. : ESSAY
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Aims. : DESIGNS
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Just. : SQUARE
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Bryant's middle name. : CULLEN
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Western star. : RITTER
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Part of a halberd. : AXE
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Gateway. : PORT
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Cause: Comb. form. : ETIO
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1,800-mile river. : RIOGRANDE
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Hiding places. : CACHES
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Additional. : OTHER
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Contract in wrinkles: Var. : SHIR
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Egyptian sun-god. : TEM
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Strengthens and tempers. : ANNEALS
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Where Ismailia is. : EGYPT
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Letters. : ARS
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Monopolizes (with "up"). : SEWS
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Exclamation of amusement: Var. : TEEHEE
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Sea: Comb. form. : OCEANO
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Private traders, under former Soviet policy. : NEPMEN
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Lines on a cricket field. : CREASES
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Saw: Comb. form. : SERRI
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Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
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Product of Maine. : LOBSTERS
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Ou, for example. : DIPHTHONG
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Considers hastily. : SCANS
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Spaniards. : LATINS
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Finishing stroke. : COPESTONE
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Track. : RUT
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Payments: Abbr. : REMS
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English dramatist (1728–74). : GOLDSMITH
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Move in ripples. : PURL
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Editor's concern. : WORDAGE
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Small vegetable. : ONIONET
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Aim again. : REPOINT
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Cheerful aspect. : SUNNINESS
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Part of a ship. : HELM
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Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
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Softens in temper. : RELENTS
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Evening parties. : SOIREES
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Bandicoot, for example. : MARSUPIAL
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Spooky. : EERY
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Rod Cameron's middle name. : BART
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___-die : NEVERSAY
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Sailing vessel. : BARK
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Assisted. : HELPED
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Little: Ital. : POCO
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Varnish used on cloth. : DOPE
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Signs used in printing. : FISTS
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Shirley Temple. : CURLYHEAD
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Manage: Colloq. : RUN
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Stain. : SPLOTCH
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Ally. : FILIATE
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Region of Portuguese Timor. : SURO
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Bleak. : DISMAL
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City near Decatur, Ill. : ARCOLA
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Small dog. : SCOTTY
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Wife of Balder. : NANNA
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Cause of Cranmer's downfall, 1556. : HERESY
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Something that arouses anger. : REDRAG
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Underground chamber. : CAVERN
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Practices evasion. : SHIRKS
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Reverses. : TURNS
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John Ridd's bride. : LORNA
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Exclamation of delight. : WHEE
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Twosomes. : DUOS
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Swiss measure. : ELLE
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___ well. : ALLS
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Transgress. : ERR
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Jack Horner's last words. : AMI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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