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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1956

Author:
Geraldine Rayment
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Geraldine Rayment has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Pictures. : MOVIES
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Candles. : TAPERS
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He captured a famous smile. : DAVINCI
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Fluster. : AGITATE
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Member of a well-known college. : ELECTOR
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Small pitcher. : CREAMER
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Chocolate ___. : BAR
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See 3 Down : OLIVIER
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French city in the Pyrénées. : PAU
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Canyon mouth, in the Southwest. : ABRA
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Sloping passage. : RAMP
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Mock. : TAUNT
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Antelope. : GNU
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Bring into being. : BEGET
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Actor Borgnine. : ERNEST
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Castle-builders. : DREAMERS
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An element. : MANGANESE
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Person of lasting fame. : IMMORTAL
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Looked suggestively. : LEERED
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Substantives. : NOUNS
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Fictional child. : TIM
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Flat. : STALE
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Move forward. : NOSE
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Buttes. : MESAS
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___ in the back. : STAB
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Common verb. : ARE
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Hollywood. : FILMDOM
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Ignited. : LIT
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Test by a chemical process. : TITRATE
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Liquid used in dyes. : ANILINE
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___ General, pre-French Revolution assembly. : ESTATES
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Box office term. : MATINEE
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Misanthropes. : HATERS
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Wears away. : ERODES
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Southwest coast of India. : MALABAR
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Spread swiftly throughout. : OVERRUN
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Old ___. : VIC
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Preposition. : INTO
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French school. : ECOLE
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Begetting. : SIRING
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Disinclined to talk. : TACITURN
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Be in accord. : AGREE
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Arch support. : PIER
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Act wildly. : RAMPAGE
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Type of trunk. : STEAMER
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Argument. : DEBATE
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Bursts forth. : ERUPTS
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Wanton destruction. : VANDALISM
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Cup-shaped flower. : ANEMONE
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Sits again. : REMEETS
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Despots. : TSARS
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A diamond has three. : BASES
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Explosive. : TNT
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Electric ___. : EEL
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Describing certain railroad crossings. : GATELESS
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Natural. : INNATE
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Style of architecture. : MOORISH
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Operatic role. : MUSETTA
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Light, tarred rope. : RATLINE
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Two who loved Launcelot. : ELAINES
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Creditor. : DEBTEE
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___ Defarge. : MADAME
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Carpenter's box. : MITER
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Relative of radar. : SONAR
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Final outcome. : FATE
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Thread: Comb. form. : MITO
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"Brother ___." : RAT
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Top. : LID

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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