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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1956

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,743
Across
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Is full of activity: Colloq. : HUMS
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River in Italy. : TIBER
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Family quarrel. : SPAT
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Standard amount. : UNIT
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Speechify. : ORATE
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Rock akin to obsidian. : LAVA
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Vortex. : EDDY
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Opera heroine. : TOSCA
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Golf club. : IRON
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Aid for farmers. : SOILBANK
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Yawning. : GAPING
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Slithering. : EELY
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Moist and chilly. : DANK
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Capital in the headlines. : WARSAW
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Paper money. : BANKNOTE
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Bitter herb. : RUE
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Recorded. : TAPED
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Scold: Slang. : HOPON
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Character in "The Last Hurrah." : ADAM
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Part of R. D. : RURAL
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Acid ___. : TEST
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Nappy. : PILED
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Convene anew. : RESIT
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Word prefacing maiden name. : NEE
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Famous middle name in literature. : SOMERSET
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Edna Millay's alma mater. : VASSAR
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A well-known Smith. : KATE
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Little ___. : NELL
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Shanty. : LEANTO
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Part of Scotland. : LOWLANDS
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Eye. : OGLE
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In another place: Lat. : ALIBI
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Rock 'n' roll word. : COOL
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Rock of ___. : AGES
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Mammal of tropical America. : TAPIR
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Cabbage. : KALE
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Eosin and anilin. : DYES
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Fine chinaware. : SPODE
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Cast off. : SHED
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Colors. : HUES
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Destroy. : UNDO
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South of France. : MIDI
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Sen. Bridges. : STYLES
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U. N. concern. : TOTALWAR
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Ridicule. : IRONY
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Apricate. : BASK
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And so forth. : ETC
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Ronald ___, actor. : REAGAN
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Noose. : SLIPKNOT
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___-mutuel. : PARI
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English river. : AVON
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Sharp flavor. : TANG
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Patrolman's concern. : BEAT
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Egyptian symbol of life. : ANKH
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Baby talk syllables. : DADAS
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Stoles. : WRAPS
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Part of TV. : AUDIO
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Sphere. : REALM
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Type of hat. : BERET
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Leads off. : OPENS
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Destination of the Owl and the Pussycat. : TOSEA
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Join. : ENTER
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Thick soup. : PUREE
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Humility. : MEEKNESS
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Go-getter. : LIVEWIRE
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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High. : TALL
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Summer ermines. : STOATS
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Sportswear. : SLACKS
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Bridge player's dictum. : NOBID
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Weigh down. : LOAD
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Descriptive of nogs. : EGGY
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Great Chinese poet. : LIPO
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Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
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Handout. : DOLE
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Toboggan. : SLED
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Track circuit. : LAP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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