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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
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,742
Across Down
1. 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
76. Frolics. : SPREES
77. Daren't: Dial. : DASNT
80. Island of NW Indonesia. : NIAS
81. Member of FDR's Cabinet. : HULL
82. La Pucelle's family. : DARCS
86. Military group: Abbr. : IRC
87. Manger. : STALL
89. Producer of "Wizard of Oz." : LEROY
90. Informal affirmative. : YEAH
91. Barge. : SCOW
93. Single: Comb. form. : UNI
94. Character in Goethe poem. : DOROTHEA
97. 506. : DVI
98. Personified force. : MOTHERNATURE
101. Steward of a monastery. : CELLARER
103. Variations. : ALTERNATIONS
104. Stamp on gold and silver. : HALLMARK
105. Strata. : LAYERS
106. Composition. : ESSAY
107. Aims. : DESIGNS
1. Just. : SQUARE
2. Bryant's middle name. : CULLEN
3. Western star. : RITTER
4. Part of a halberd. : AXE
5. Gateway. : PORT
6. Cause: Comb. form. : ETIO
7. 1,800-mile river. : RIOGRANDE
8. Hiding places. : CACHES
9. Additional. : OTHER
10. Contract in wrinkles: Var. : SHIR
11. Egyptian sun-god. : TEM
12. Strengthens and tempers. : ANNEALS
13. Where Ismailia is. : EGYPT
14. Letters. : ARS
15. Monopolizes (with "up"). : SEWS
16. Exclamation of amusement: Var. : TEEHEE
17. Sea: Comb. form. : OCEANO
18. Private traders, under former Soviet policy. : NEPMEN
20. Lines on a cricket field. : CREASES
22. Saw: Comb. form. : SERRI
27. Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
31. Product of Maine. : LOBSTERS
33. Ou, for example. : DIPHTHONG
34. Considers hastily. : SCANS
37. Spaniards. : LATINS
39. Finishing stroke. : COPESTONE
41. Track. : RUT
43. Payments: Abbr. : REMS
44. English dramatist (1728–74). : GOLDSMITH
45. Move in ripples. : PURL
46. Editor's concern. : WORDAGE
47. Small vegetable. : ONIONET
48. Aim again. : REPOINT
49. Cheerful aspect. : SUNNINESS
50. Part of a ship. : HELM
51. Descendant of Esau. : EDOMITE
52. Softens in temper. : RELENTS
53. Evening parties. : SOIREES
55. Bandicoot, for example. : MARSUPIAL
56. Spooky. : EERY
59. Rod Cameron's middle name. : BART
60. ___-die : NEVERSAY
62. Sailing vessel. : BARK
63. Assisted. : HELPED
65. Little: Ital. : POCO
66. Varnish used on cloth. : DOPE
68. Signs used in printing. : FISTS
69. Shirley Temple. : CURLYHEAD
71. Manage: Colloq. : RUN
73. Stain. : SPLOTCH
75. Ally. : FILIATE
76. Region of Portuguese Timor. : SURO
77. Bleak. : DISMAL
78. City near Decatur, Ill. : ARCOLA
79. Small dog. : SCOTTY
80. Wife of Balder. : NANNA
81. Cause of Cranmer's downfall, 1556. : HERESY
83. Something that arouses anger. : REDRAG
84. Underground chamber. : CAVERN
85. Practices evasion. : SHIRKS
88. Reverses. : TURNS
89. John Ridd's bride. : LORNA
92. Exclamation of delight. : WHEE
94. Twosomes. : DUOS
95. Swiss measure. : ELLE
96. ___ well. : ALLS
99. Transgress. : ERR
100. Poetic contraction. : TIS
102. 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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